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Federation Farmer Apprenticeships

Federated Farmers and Primary ITO have teamed up on the Federated Farmers Apprenticeship Dairy – a new apprenticeship to rapidly grow people capability in the industry.

Apprentices will ‘earn while they learn’, develop their skills on-job and grow their careers. Employers will enjoy motivated staff, and learn and grow throughout the apprenticeship too.


Step 1


Registrations of interest are open from people looking to become an apprentice, and from employers who either want to recruit new apprentices, or who have current staff keen to become an apprentice. Once your registration has been received, we’ll be in touch to discuss if being an apprentice or an employer could work for you.

Step 2


If you’re an apprentice, you’ll be trained by a Federated Farmers member and employer who is invested in helping you to succeed.

Step 3


If you’re an apprentice you’ll work alongside your employer to grow your skills on-job, attend local learning events and gain NZQA-recognised qualifications.

Register to become an apprentice

As an apprentice, you’ll work with and be trained by a Federated Farmers member and employer who is invested in helping you to succeed. You’ll ‘earn while you learn’, work and learn in an exciting and innovative environment, and be part of your local farming community. Your local Primary ITO Training Adviser can talk you through the options of getting started in the industry if you’re not yet working on a farm.

Joinery Apprenticeship available in Ashburton

Ashburton Joinery are looking for the following apprentice.

  • Looking for someone keen to learn the joinery trade
  • Open to age but quite keen on getting someone young
  • Would like some experience but would also consider taking someone on who has no experience
  • Manufacture and install kitchens
  • Would prefer a male apprentice
  • Would like someone with a drivers licence and transport but would consider someone on a learners licence

If you know of anyone suitable can you please have them contact Billy Nolan on 029 770 5479.

Civil Infrastructure Jobs for Māori school leavers

Downer is looking for students  finishing school or have recently left and interested in civil infrastructure. They are looking for people to join Whakatipu Tētēkura which is a pre-employment training programme plus  full time employment at Downer.

What’s on offer:

  • Full time employment with career opportunities in front line crew positions nationwide;
  • Attend a one week residential programme – part marae based part classroom based (all costs covered by Downer)
  • An introduction to the infrastructure industry
  • Life skills training and qualifications to get you prepared for your new role
  • Ongoing workplace, mentoring and qualification support

To be eligible you must be Māori between the ages of 17 – 23 and they are ideally looking for students who have a full class 1 driver’s license. We have roles nationally.

They are interviewing now! Email

Whakatipu Tetekura Poster

Bakers Apprenticeship

A bakers apprenticeship is available. Please come and see Careers office if interested.

Painting Apprenticeship

A painting apprenticeship is available for pupils to apply to. Please see Mr Agnew for more details.

Future Leaders Cadetship

Are you an ambitious Year 13 student looking to leave school early and start your career?
If you’ve got leadership potential, Future Leaders might have the perfect opportunity for you!Similar to an apprenticeship, this Supply Chain Industry Cadetship offers young people a more hands-on entry into the workforce than tertiary study, and the best part is – it’s FREE!

A brief overview:

  • Only 3 spaces available for the Christchurch region
  • 4 week Cadet Preparation Course at our premises in Wellington
  • Food, accommodation, travel and course costs all covered
  • 1 week Workplace Transition Module
  • Full-time employment under a 2 year Cadetship
  • Ongoing support and mentoring from both Future Leaders and employers
  • Range of employers – anyone from small local logistics companies to large international organisations like Harvey Norman and Coca-Cola Amatil
  • Shifting job roles to gain exposure to different areas – anything from warehouse operations or logistics to health and safety or project management
Applications close Friday 3 May

Joinery Apprenticeship

See Mrs Bailey if you are keen for a joinery apprenticeship with Aspen Joinery.

AJ Hackett Bungy NZ – variety of positions available

AJ Hackett Bungy NZ are hiring:

  • Photo & Video Specialists for the Kawarau site
  • Ride Masters for the Nevis & Kawarau sites
  • Jump Controllers for the Queenstown sites
  • Ride Operators for the Nevis & Kawarau sites
  • Kitchen Hand/Short Order Cook for the Bungy Cafe
  • Part Time Cleaner/Groundskeeper for the Nevis & Kawarau sites


Check out the job opportunities at the job board (don’t panic if the roles aren’t listed yet, they should be in a couple of weeks!) or apply directly to the Heidi Gillingham at (making sure to reference that you’re studying at Middleton Grange School)