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If you are considering undertaking an apprenticeship with us you'll need:

  • 8 credits in NCEA Level 2 (or more in each subject) in Maths, English and Science (preferably an 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 accept adult applications so get in touch using the form below.

You can register your interest with us if you fulfill the requirements listed above and you’re 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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What qualifications do I need?

An Electrical Training Company apprenticeship is all about continuing education. Our aim is to make the pathway into an apprenticeship with a host company as seamless as possible.

Qualified electricians are in high demand in New Zealand and internationally.  It’s a great career choice – challenging, interesting and well paid.

When you choose to become an Electrical Training Company apprentice you’ll:

  • Be employed and trained by the largest and most respected provider of electrical apprentices in New Zealand
  • Spend time on placement with different host companies across a range of industries
  • Learn the electrical skills you'll need through on-the-job experience and off-job training
  • Be supported by the best mentors and tutors in the business
  • Earn while you learn – no training fees throughout the apprenticeship, and no student loan to repay once you’re fully qualified!

You’ll study towards gaining a New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4) on the National Qualifications Framework.

When you apply, we'll meet with you to explain the process, assess your suitability and answer any questions. Based on the outcome of these discussions, we’ll make a decision about whether you're suitable to enter our apprentice programme.

Candidate checklist 

  • A minimum 8 NCEA credits (or equivalent) in level 2 or higher in English, or Level 2 Literacy.
  • A minimum 8 NCEA credits (or equivalent) in level 2 Maths, i.e. Algebra, Pythagoras & Trigonometry.
  • A minimum 8 NCEA credits (or equivalent) in level 2 Science: preferably an industry related science.
  • Able to pass a colour vision test.
  • Evidence of New Zealand residency or citizenship.
  • Evidence of a manual driving licence.
  • Ready access to a vehicle to get to and from work and night school.