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If you would like to consider undertaking an apprenticeship with us you'll need:

  • L2 NCEA 8 credits (or more in each subject) in Maths, English and Industry related Science
  • to have a minimum of a restricted manual drivers licence and a car
  • at least New Zealand Residency
  • good colour vision.

We also accept adult applications so get in touch using the form below.

Register your interest with us today if you have the above and are keen to start an electrical apprenticeship with Etco.

If you have any questions at all, big or small, call us on 0800 275 3826

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Apprenticeships

 

Gain a valued qualification

Qualifying as an electrician will provide you with entry into an industry where there is a high demand for tradespeople. The sector provides job security and a range of career options and even travel, because New Zealand qualifications are recognised in most countries.

Get paid while you learn

Start earning from the outset in a trade where qualified electricians are well paid. You’ll receive a combination of practical and theoretical training and a lot of support and mentoring from Etco tutors and coordinators who are all experienced electricians.

Challenge yourself and grow

You'll encounter a wide range of jobs and situations, which keeps things interesting and stimulating. And you will encounter heaps of challenges that will extend you, from learning how to problem solve to responding to increasing on-the-job independence.

Enjoy diverse work opportunities

This is your doorway to an exciting and rewarding career in a growing industry that is now so diverse and technology-driven the opportunities and rewards are only limited by your desire and enthusiasm to succeed.

 

Domestic sector

Your on-the-job training will change day by day as your gain experience indoors and outdoors. You could be wiring a new sound system, retrofitting new data cabling or wiring a new home. Your work will touch every part of people’s daily lives, including lighting, television, refrigeration, music and the internet.

 

Commercial and industrial sectors

This part of the sector is highly diverse, covering industries such as marine, manufacturing, technology, industrial and commercial. The type of work opportunities are endless; maintaining large industrial operations, designing electrical installations, working in power stations, testing equipment for safety and more.

Coordinators and tutors

Auckland coordinators
Auckland coordinators
Fah Parker, Greg Eeles, Marc van der Voorn, Steve Mills, Wayne Shannon
Auckland tutors
Auckland tutors
James Creswell, Koos Stapelberg, Stuart Murphy
Gary Woodward
Hamilton coordinator
Gary Woodward
Rotorua tutors
Rotorua tutors
Stephen Hayward, Steve Gardner
Taranaki coordinator
Taranaki coordinator
Nigel Chantler
Wellington coordinator
Wellington coordinator
David Newton
Wellington tutors
Wellington tutors
John Hutton, Paul Burn
Christchurch coordinators
Christchurch coordinators
Ken Hay, Mike Webster
Dunedin coordinator
Dunedin coordinator
Matthew Munro
Dunedin tutors
Dunedin tutors
Steve Brook, Werner Mueller
Invercargill coordinator
Invercargill coordinator
John Whitaker

Testimonials

Blair Pussell
Blair Pussell
Graduate of the new Future Leaders Programme

Over my apprenticeship, Etco has provided me with the skills to succeed, the opportunities to grow and enhance both my skills and knowledge as well as a person. Backed up by excellent support, knowledge and the belief that I can succeed in the electrical industry has made me into the person I am today.

chabb chia
Chabb Chia
Winner of the Commercial/Domestic category of the Master Electricians Challenge 2016

Chabb would have to be one of the most dedicated, conscientious employees I have had, and an absolute pleasure to have on site. He has a great future in the industry. – Dave Burt, Team Cabling.

Kathryn Roy
Kathryn Roy
EIS - Automation & Electrical Specialists

The first female apprentice hired by Southland electrical company EIS, Kath didn’t find being in a minority as daunting as others originally thought it might be. “Women aren’t often encouraged to seek a career in manual trades” mentions Kath. Something we, at Etco, hope to change.

Desiré Notley
Desiré Notley
McLaren Stainless

Desiré is a sought-after apprentice in the Hawkes Bay area. With her great eye for detail, she has proved that she is a valuable member of any team. Desiré works for McLaren Stainless in Hastings and is involved in installing PLC programs, commissioning variable speed drives and undertaking factory testing.

Harmony Court
Harmony Court
Leck Electrical

A hard-working apprentice and winner of the M.E. Challenge, Harmony's host company Leck Electrical has remarked that she is the best apprentice they have ever employed. During the Master Electrician Prelims, Harmony paid particular attention to detail and excelled at the testing element of the competition. Something that other competitors struggled with.