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We are still accepting and processing applications however they will be deferred until we return to Alert Level 2 as advised by the Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Government.

We continue to welcome your applications and our phone lines are remaining open if you would like to discuss the benefits of becoming an Etco apprentice with one of our friendly recruitment administrators on 0800 275 3826.

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

  • L2 NCEA 8 credits (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 also 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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Earn while you learn

 
 
We don't just train our apprentices, we employ them, which mean you will be paid while you're training.

Getting paid throughout your apprenticeship means:

  • A student loan isn't needed
  • No training fees during your apprenticeship
  • You’ll learn from the best and do the practical and theory components at the same time, so you can become registered in the shortest possible time

The Electrical Training Company will also provide, free of charge:

  • A full set of tools issued at the ELITE induction programme for you to keep
  • A tablet, to help you access our e-learning system for your off-job studies, issued at the ELITE induction programme for you to keep
  • A full set of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), which we maintain at no cost to you throughout your apprenticeship

However you measure it, our apprentices consistently become the best electricians - they score extremely well in exams and regularly take out top honours in national electrical awards and competitions.

That means, as an Etco-trained electrician, your ability to negotiate the best wages are significantly improved. And a New Zealand Electrician’s Registration is internationally recognised, providing qualified electricians with the opportunity to travel and work around the world.

Typically, electricians with one to five years’ experience will earn $50,000 - $65,000 per year, while electricians with six or more years’ experience will earn $65,000 - $80,000 per year. Some of our Auckland-based newly qualified apprentices earn more than $100,000 a year because of the high demand for electricians.