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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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What will I study?

 
 
A typical Electrical Apprenticeship is 3½ years - 3 years of off-job training, concurrently with 3½ years of on-job training.

An apprenticeship is a combination of two types of training.

On-Job Training

This happens as part of your day to day work. It involves working with and assisting a registered electrician and being shown how to do the job. By watching, learning and progressively doing more of the job yourself, you will reach a level of competence where you can do the job unaided.

Off-Job Training

It is important that you understand not only HOW to do the job competently and safely, but also WHY it must be done a certain way. This is done by completing courses of study and ultimately sitting EWRB Electrical Theory and Regulations exams in your final year. This will involve study at home and attending Etco evening classes and block courses. You will complete on-going assignments, assessments and final examinations.

By the time you have finished your 3½ years training you will have gained:

  • National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) Level 4.
  • Electrician’s Registration issued by the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

Please note that under the Electricity Act, an electrician must have an Electrician’s Registration (not just NCEEE) in order to carry out electrical work for reward.