• Enjoyable role producing unique education furniture
  • Long term role - looking for someone to grow with us
  • Competitive compensation and rewarding team culture

Want to work in a team environment where your woodworking skills will make a real difference in supporting kiwi kids to learn and grow?

About the Employer 

Mō Te Kaitukumahi  

Play’n’Learn is a family-owned company who design, create and manufacture furniture and resources for Early Childhood Education centres

They are inspired every day by the altruistic and positive work that teachers do in caring for and educating the citizens of our future.

Their team culture is family oriented, positive and enthusiastic with an emphasis on Health and Safety, Wellbeing, Quality and Customer Service.

There is public transport available to the job location.

About the Opportunity

Mō Te Huarahi  

Play’n’Learn is searching for a hands-on detailed person to assist their team in manufacturing plywood furniture and undertake an apprenticeship

 This would mainly involve routering, sanding and coating plywood along with assembly where required.

You’ll be working within a tight-knit family based team who go above and beyond to help and support you along the way.

Your tasks and duties will include; 

  • Using tools of the trade to create furniture for the education sector
  • Assembly of the units where required
  • Will need to be fit and well as well as able to lift plywood sheets and working tools.
  • A rewarding task for those practically minded.

About You


Do you

  • Want to earn while you learn?
  • Are you committed to 3-4 years study?
  • Do you have NCEA English and Maths
  • Are resilient, self-motivated with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Are physically fit - manual handling will be required
  • Have good communication skills
  • Show mechanical aptitude
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Enjoy being creative


Ngā Hāora  

Hours can be worked out to suit your requirements. Pay rates will be based on experience.


Te Tohu  

NZ Apprenticeship in Furniture – Cabinetmaking – Level 4

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of hazard and risk management, quality requirements, and customer service to operate in a furniture manufacturing environment.

- Implement specific aspects of operational management that impact on the profitability, process improvement, or productivity of a furniture making business.

 Graduates of the Cabinetmaking strand will also be able to:

- Cost out cabinetmaking jobs.

- Assemble a range of furniture components.

- Set and operate machinery and equipment using advanced technical skills to manufacture components to meet customer and production requirements.

 Graduates of the Furniture Finishing strand will also be able to:

- Cost out furniture finishing jobs.

- Set up and maintain finishing product spray equipment and finish furniture.

- Prepare for and use specialist techniques to finish furniture in order to meet customer and production requirements.

Apply now if you are looking for a career in which there are endless opportunities.