Why should I take on an apprentice?

An apprentice is an investment in your business, as well as the trades industry. You’ll be laying the foundations for loyal employees who are trained to your standards. And by training the next generation of tradies, you’ll be future-proofing your business and helping to fill Auckland’s shortage of skilled tradespeople.

An apprentice can also bring youthful energy and a new perspective to your team. You’ll have an employee who’s continually growing and adding to their skills, with minimal downtime because the majority of an apprentice’s training is done on the job.

Plus, training others helps you fine-tune your skills and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry.

Why hire an MPTT trainee?

MPTT Auckland trainees have already been coached on how to succeed in the workplace, which means there’s less you need to teach them on the job.

Through one-on-one mentoring, we help ensure trainees:

  • have a driver licence
  • are trained in worksite safety
  • have work experience so they can hit the ground running
  • show initiative
  • manage their time well
  • actively work towards their career goals
  • understand what employers are looking for

We support our trainees even after you hire them, helping them stay motivated and continue doing their best work at no cost to you. You’ll get an employee you can rely on, who understands that a good work ethic is crucial to their success.

By getting behind MPTT Auckland, you’ll also be supporting your community by embracing diversity. Auckland’s Māori and Pasifika population is growing, and having a team that reflects this helps show your organisation’s commitment to social change.

How can I find an MPTT trainee?

Use our Industry Sign-Up form to find trainees who are looking for work or an apprenticeship. Just let us know you’re looking for an employee, and we’ll help you find a keen and capable MPTT employee who suits your workplace and the role you’re looking to fill. Our navigators work closely with the students and coach them to become ready to work. Because of their personal relationship, they’re ideally positioned to help you find the right person for the job.

You can also sign up for our Work Experience Programme which is a good place to start and is a win for both employers and our trainees. It gives our trainees the opportunity to get some experience under their belt and employers the chance to see them in action.