Engineering Apprenticeships NZ

Engineering Apprenticeships NZ

what we do

ATNZ is a provider of high-quality apprenticeships and industry-relevant training programmes that develop the future skilled labour force of the engineering and manufacturing industries in New Zealand. We concentrate equally on employers and those who want to work in the industry.

Apprenticeship Training New Zealand

Our focused and supportive approach to training develops your future workforce, teaching them the skills required to grow the industry in the decades ahead, serving both the needs of the industry and those who aspire to work in it.

Companies engaging with ATNZ often report significant positive effects on their revenue, cost-effectiveness, compliance, sustainability, innovation, health and safety, enhancing their recruitment pipeline, employee satisfaction and retention.

ATNZ can provide managed apprenticeships that suit you, whether you want to become an apprentice, host an ATNZ apprentice, upskill your existing team, or employ new talent to take through an apprenticeship. ATNZ is the perfect solution.


become an apprentice

We know what it takes to succeed in engineering. All our ATNZ Account Managers started their careers as an apprentice. We don’t expect you to have loads of skills and experience when you begin. We teach that. We look for people with great attitudes and a passion for making and fixing things.

At ATNZ, we care for our apprentices. We will pair you up with a dedicated Account Manager, who will visit you at least ten times a year, is always available on the phone and will mentor you through your apprenticeship.



Training apprentices and upskilling your team members are the best way to ensure you have the skilled labour force you need for the future of your business. Not only is the current labour market exceptionally tight, but the engineering and manufacturing industries are also rapidly changing. To achieve sustained growth, you need to ensure your workforce is trained for how the industry will be in the future. Not how it is now.

ATNZ has been training apprentices since 1999. ATNZ-trained apprentices achieve a higher completion rate than non-ATNZ engineering and manufacturing apprentices. This higher success rate results from the superior support we provide to companies and the pastoral care, coaching and mentoring given to apprentices.

Whether you host an ATNZ apprentice or engage us to train your team, partnering with ATNZ is the best way to develop your workforce for the future.


ATNZ Talent Pool

We understand that finding great talent is one of the biggest challenges faced by the Engineering Sector in New Zealand. That’s why we’re here to help you find the right candidate for your business.

At ATNZ, we believe investing in apprentices and trainees is one of the best ways to ensure a steady pipeline of skilled workers for every business. We run nationwide advertising campaigns across social media platforms and Trade Me to attract people to engineering as a profession. Every week, we screen around sixty people to find those with the right attitude and skill set to become the engineers of the future.

We allow you to search for candidates in your area, filtering the search by category, role type, experience level, and availability. You can browse through the profiles of our talented candidates and find the perfect fit for your business.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know. We have an extensive network and can help you find the right fit for your business.

we do apprenticeships across

Level 4 Mechanical Engineering
Fabrication Engineering Course
Refrigeration Engineer Apprenticeship
refrigeration and
air conditioning
building services
Chat to us about whether a career
in engineering is right for you