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. We strive to ensure that Etco apprentices get exposure to Domestic, Commercial and Industrial environments; whereas other apprenticeships may confine the apprentice to a limited range of work and therefore limited opportunities at the end of the apprenticeship.
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.