ABOUT ATNZ

The ATNZ story

ATNZ was created as a trust in 1999 to provide dedicated and focused training for apprentices in the engineering and manufacturing industries.

From humble origins in Hawkes Bay, ATNZ expanded quickly to become a national organisation and is now New Zealand’s largest employer of apprentices in mechanical engineering and related industries. ATNZ employs over 370 apprentices throughout New Zealand, hosted by over 170 companies.

The passion and dedication of our Account Managers set ATNZ apart from other providers. Our approach is one of customised support and mentoring of our apprentices, which results in a higher completion rate, typically in a faster time.

Our company name is Apprentice Training New Zealand 2010 Trust. We trade under the name ATNZ.

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PTE establishment

ATNZ, formerly a subsidiary of the Competenz ITO, became a stand-alone Trust in 2021 due to the disestablishment of ITOs under the government’s reform of vocational education (RoVE).

In August 2022, ATNZ achieved NZQA registration as a PTE, which will commence operations in January 2023. This registration enables us to provide our apprenticeship programmes and other training to create a more robust, future focussed workforce for the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

PTE registration also allows us to provide the industry with the flexibility of non-employed apprenticeships for an annual fee and our well-established hosting model. These two options, which both include customised apprentice mentoring and the development of better training materials, are tailored to produce better results for companies that want to invest in their people.

WE PROVIDE MANAGED
APPRENTICESHIPS IN

Level 4 Mechanical Engineering
mechanical
engineering
Fabrication Engineering Course
engineering
fabrication
Refrigeration Engineer Apprenticeship
refrigeration and
air conditioning
mechanical
building services
Chat to us about whether a career in engineering is right for you
Chat to us about hosting an ATNZ apprentice
Chat to us about ATNZ training your apprentice
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CONTACT US

Support Office Address
Level 1
19 Great South Road
Epsom
Auckland 1023

Postal Address
PO Box 109 140
Epsom
Auckland 1023

Tel            0800 692 869
Email      

 

ATNZ welcomes and feedback or suggestions on our organisation or services.

WE PROVIDE MANAGED
APPRENTICESHIPS IN

Level 4 Mechanical Engineering
mechanical
engineering
Fabrication Engineering Course
engineering
fabrication
Refrigeration Engineer Apprenticeship
refrigeration and
air conditioning
mechanical
building services
Chat to us about whether a career in engineering is right for you
Chat to us about hosting an ATNZ apprentice
Chat to us about ATNZ training your apprentice

OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Fiona Kingsford

-Chair

Fiona has recently started as CEO of Plunket. Prior to this Fiona spent six years as CEO of Competenz, an organisation which, over thirteen years, she was instrumental in transforming to one based on customer centricity, product innovation, technology adoption and enablement. Fiona holds an advanced diploma in Human Resources and an Executive MBA from the University of Auckland.

John Blakey

John Blakey

John provides extensive experience as a CEO and Board Director in the field of tertiary education and industry training in New Zealand. John has led organisations through growth and change to achieve significant performance improvement. John was the CEO of Competenz and previously the Chair of ATNZ and of the Industry Training Federation.

Mike Lehan

Mike has recently started in the role of Contracts Manager for a local Tauranga-based construction company Bishop Building Ltd. Providing commercial overview and project management, he is also playing a strategic part in the company’s growth. Prior to this, he was the General Manager of Page Macrae Engineering, also based in Tauranga, his tenure there spanning 20 years. He has over 30 years’ experience in engineering and construction holds an engineering trade qualification as well a certificate in mechanical engineering (NZCE).

Tupara Morrison

Tupara Morrison (Ngāti Whakaue) has joined the board in August 2022. Tupara brings over 30 years of executive and governance experience in both the public and private sectors across the health, tertiary education, research and innovation, tourism, iwi development, and arts and culture sectors. Hailing from Rotorua, Tupara is from the Morrison and Mitchell whānau of Ngāti Whakaue (Ngāti Hurungaterangi, Ngāti Pukaki koromatua hapū). He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a member of the Institute of Directors, and an accounting and finance graduate from Massey University. Tupara is employed by Kāinga Ora as the Te Kurutao Regional Manager for Northland and Auckland. Tupara has well-developed networks in several key sectors nationally and has strong relationships with local Government bodies and central Government Ministers, Ministries and agencies. Tupara’s technical skills are in governance, financial management, Māori and bicultural strategy, business development and strategic partnerships. Tupara recently took up the role of Head of Maori Development at Air New Zealand.

Karen Rolleston

Karen Rolleston

Karen is a seasoned business leader with over two decades of experience in executive and senior management positions. Her goal-orientated approach and hands-on expertise have enabled her to build three successful businesses across Australia and New Zealand, transform a number of businesses into commercial successes and hold a number of executive positions in the tech and education sectors. She holds an MBA, is Syndicate Chair of the CEO Institute, holds positions on the boards of three NZ companies and was part of the 3P Learning leadership team during one of the biggest tech IPOs in Australia.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Tim Wilson

CEO

CEO Description

Leadership Team

Jeni Fountain

Jeni Fountain

PTE Manager

Adrian Gozdz

Regional Lead
Northern Region

With 22 years of experience in Training and Tertiary Education, Adrian has worked across multiple industries, including Civil Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electricity Supply and Mechanical Engineering. Adrian has spent the last five years with ATNZ as an Account Manager and more recently as the Northern Regional Lead. Adrian has a passion for seeing learners achieve and make a difference.

Ben Julian

National Manager

ATNZ has been a large part of Ben’s life. Ben started engineering as an ATNZ apprentice. He trained well and was eventually promoted into management. After taking a year off to look after family Ben re-joined ATNZ as an Account Manager, before being promoted to Regional Lead and then National Manager. Ben represents ATNZ as part of the MOE hui around the current NCEA change plan, speaking from the point of view of industry players.

Kylie Mason

Health and Safety Manager

ATNZ is Kylie’s first Health and Safety role in the tertiary education sector. Prior to joining ATNZ, Kylie worked for several global food manufacturing businesses leading health and safety across various sites within New Zealand.

Rachelle Strydom

Finance Manager

ATNZ is Rachelle’s first role within the tertiary sector. Prior to this she has held senior financial roles in the Health and Insurance sectors.

Geoff White

Head of People and Culture

Starting with ATNZ in late 2022, Geoff has worked in HR across various industries, including construction, engineering, mining, and manufacturing. Geoff is a big believer in quality work-based training programmes and their benefits to the individual and the workplace.

OUR FIELD TEAM

Mark Baldock

Account Manager
Northern Region

Livingstone Ngarua

Account Manager
Northern Region

Ryan Skiffington

Ryan Skiffington

Account Manager
Northern Region

Nick Williams

Account Manager
Northern Region

Adrian Abel

Adrian Abel

Account Manager
Central Region

Jo Brierley

Account Manager
Central Region

Alan Lockett

Account Manager
Central Region

Jeremy Pruckmuller

Jeremy Pruckmuller

Account Manager
Central Region

Dave Bennett

Account Manager
Southern Region

Evana Hardwick

Account Manager
Southern Region

Paul Johnston

Account Manager
Southern Region

OUR SUPPORT TEAM

Judi Boyd

Learning Designer

James Corcoran

James Corcoran

Recruitment Officer

Kerry Eardley

Kerry Eardley

Learning Designer &
LMS Administrator

Svend Hansen

Tertiary Partnerships Manager

Shamia Hassan

HR Administrator

Ina Justiniani

Ina Justiniani

Payroll Advisor

Linda Lopez

Accounts Assistant

Carla Rolleston

Learner Administration
& Support Manager

Josephine Thomas

Learner Administration
and Support Officer

Ashley Thompson

Marketing Manager

Kathy Wang

Senior Accountant

Summer Zhang

Summer Zhang

HR Advisor

Education Code of Practice

The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice is a regulatory framework established to ensure the well-being and welfare of tertiary and international learners within the New Zealand education sector. This code of practice outlines a set of guidelines, policies, and standards that tertiary education organisations must adhere to when providing services to both domestic and international students.

The primary objective of this code is to guarantee that students receive a high standard of pastoral care, support, and a safe learning environment during their learning journey. It aims to uphold the rights and protect the interests of learners by promoting ethical behaviour and responsible practices among educational providers.

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