Engineering Apprenticeships: A Roadmap to a Thriving Career

13 March 2024

Starting on the path towards a career in engineering can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience. With plenty of opportunities and pathways available, engineering apprenticeships pave the way for individuals to build fulfilling careers in various sectors. At ATNZ, we pride ourselves on fulfilling apprenticeship programmes designed to empower aspiring engineers and equip them with the skills needed to thrive in the industry.

The Apprenticeships You Can Choose

If you have a knack for creating or repairing things, a passion for problem-solving and a desire to delve into the world of innovation, an engineering apprenticeship could be the perfect fit for you. Here at ATNZ, we welcome all kinds of people with diverse backgrounds and varied experiences, regardless of whether you have prior engineering knowledge or not. What matters most to us is your enthusiasm, dedication and willingness to learn. Our courses have very few requirements, and there is no upper age limit for our apprentices.

Our engineering apprenticeships offer a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts, gain hands-on experience and earn while you learn. Aotearoa is a fantastic place to pursue your dreams because there are plenty of opportunities and jobs available for engineers here. Whatever kind of engineering path you’re interested in, you can speak with us to discuss what you’re most interested in. We can then identify the best programme for your goals.

So, what kinds of engineering apprenticeships are available to you? Here are the programmes we offer at ATNZ:

Mechanical Engineering. As a mechanical engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to build, repair and use various machines, tools and components. From designing intricate systems to troubleshooting complex problems, the field of mechanical engineering offers endless opportunities for growth and advancement. Mechanical engineers have skills that are very high in demand in Aotearoa, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding a good job after you complete your apprenticeship if you choose to leave the company where you were an apprentice.

Engineering Fabrication. Engineering fabrication involves shaping, installing and repairing metal into functional structures and components. From crafting parts for architectural designs to manufacturing essential products, fabrication engineers play a vital role in various industries. With skills in welding, cutting and forming metal, fabrication engineers bring designs to life and contribute to the creation of useful solutions.

Refrigeration And Air Conditioning. Refrigeration and air conditioning engineers are the unsung heroes behind the comfort and convenience we enjoy every day. Responsible for installing, servicing and maintaining cooling systems, these skilled engineers play a crucial role in ensuring optimal performance and energy efficiency. With a growing demand for sustainable solutions, refrigeration and air conditioning engineers are at the forefront of creating useful temperature-controlling systems and units.

Refrigeration and air conditioning units play a significant role in staying comfortable indoors, so aspiring engineers who are seeking these kinds of engineering apprenticeships can happily know that they’ll help heaps of people with their skills in the future. 

Mechanical Building Services. Mechanical building services engineers are the minds behind the infrastructure that keeps buildings standing strong and tall. From HVAC systems to plumbing and electrical installations, these engineers ensure that buildings are safe, comfortable and energy-efficient. With a keen eye for detail, mechanical building services engineers shape the future of urban living.

Welding. Unlike our other engineering programmes, which are all 4-year courses, our welding programme is 42 weeks long. Welding is the act of joining metal together, creating strong and durable connections. Welders play a vital role in many different industries, and welding skills are needed to create and repair many types of structures.

Welding engineering apprenticeships can start you on the path towards a diverse array of career paths, from becoming a hard-working structural welder to fulfilling your welding dreams as an aerospace welder. 

Partnering For Success And Following Your Engineering Dreams

Here at ATNZ, we are committed to empowering aspiring engineers of all kinds and enhancing their talents. Our comprehensive apprenticeship programmes provide a supportive learning environment, helpful mentors and invaluable hands-on experience. From day one, you’ll be immersed in real-world projects, working alongside seasoned professionals and honing your skills in NZ facilities. Additionally, you’ll earn a wage for the work you do.

Whether you’re drawn to the intricacies of mechanical engineering or the precision of welding, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. With our unwavering support and your determination, the sky’s the limit for your engineering career.

Are you ready to embark on your journey to a thriving engineering career? To learn more, we encourage you to visit our website for details about our engineering apprenticeships. If you’re ready to take a step towards a rewarding future, you can book a chat with us at ; we can discuss your dreams and figure out what programme is right for you. 

Build your skills and improve your future with ATNZ.