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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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Electricians are in high demand

New Zealand is experiencing an ongoing building boom, with high demand for new homes and businesses. And that means qualified electricians are needed throughout the country. And your qualifications can travel with you because many countries will recognise your New Zealand qualifications.

We take electricity for granted, but without the people who install and maintain the equipment, our hi-tech world would come to a grinding halt. So a career in the electrical industry is a career choice that really does make a difference.

The industry is now so diverse and technology-driven that the many opportunities and rewards on offer are only limited by your drive and enthusiasm. 

If you thrive on intellectual challenges, are a problem solver, don’t mind hard work, and are interested in constantly improving your knowledge and keeping abreast of new technologies, then this is the ideal career choice.