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Apprenticeship Trades

When you've got a trade, you're set for life.

Life in an Apprenticeship Trade role

Learning the craft, skills and and techniques of your trade will be your calling. You'll be shown the ropes, from the basics, all the way up to advanced capabilities. With our on-the-job training, you'll get real-world, transferable skills. With experienced guides giving you their advice, there's no better way to become expert at the trade you love.

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Get the skills you need

Apprentice Trade roles are hands-on, but you'll need problem-solving smarts too.

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Military Factor

All full time members of the NZ Defence Force receive an added portion to their salary known as Military Factor. This additional compensation recognises the unique nature of military service and the commitment you make to serve your country. This can include short notice postings around the country and overseas. You will be directed at times to be continuously alert, undertake arduous and hazardous duties, and be exposed to adverse working environments exclusive to military life. This also includes the exercise of military skills not recognised by market comparisons. The part you play in our Defence Force and your commitment to our country will be financially rewarded.

Access to your Service marae or tūrangawaewae

Sponsored tertiary study programmes at all levels

Free access to gyms and swimming pools on camp and bases

Opportunities to travel

Free and subsidised medical and dental care

Subsidised food and accommodation on camps and bases

Free and subsidised insurance cover

Help to buy a home and save for retirement

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Apprenticeship Trades Roles

4 Roles available in the Apprenticeship Trades specialisation across All services

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