Do I need to be employed to be an apprentice/trainee?

To do an apprenticeship or traineeship with Competenz, you need to have a job in an industry that we work with.

Either:

  • You are employed in New Zealand (for apprenticeships, you must be employed in the industry you wish to complete your apprenticeship in) OR
  • You are a self-employed contractor working in New Zealand under an arrangement with an organisation in the nature of employment OR
  • For traineeships only - you are volunteering in New Zealand under an arrangement with an organisation in the nature of employment, where the Tertiary Education Commission has granted permission for you to access funded training as a volunteer.

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