Join our apprenticeship programme and help us ensure the engineering industry has quality, skilled tradespeople for the future.
You’ll begin your engineering pathway at school or polytechnic before Apprentice Training New Zealand (ATNZ) selects suitable candidates to enter our Apprenticeship Programme.
Here at Page Macrae Engineering you’ll be trained and mentored through your apprenticeship by our passionate trainers until you are fully qualified. You’ll get plenty of time on the tools, be mentored through your study, rotate through our different departments, spend time on site and do work for many different industries.
If you would like to join the Page Macrae Engineering team and be rewarded with an exciting long-term career, we want to talk to you. Contact our Apprentice Training Co-ordinator to find out more.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a journey of training that takes up to four years and is linked to a national qualification. There are two options available at Page Macrae Engineering.
- National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
- National Certificate in Fabrication (Heavy)
What qualifications will you need?
- NCEA Maths (Level 1 or 2)
- NCEA English (Level 1 or 2)
- NCEA Physics (Level 2 – an advantage)
- National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) Pre-trade Course
- Welding Skills (Introductory) (Level 3) Pre-trade Course
What is the selection process?
Candidates from polytechnics, industry and secondary schools and undergo a 3-stage selection process.
- Interviews with Page Macrae Engineering and Apprentice Training New Zealand (ATNZ).
- Testing – Aptitude, mechanical reasoning and basic maths.
- Page Macrae Engineering interview panel.
What is the training process?
Training begins with an initial 3 month one-on-one assessment for basic skills and safety with our Apprentice Training Co-ordinator.
You will be rotated through our different business units on a three monthly basis, ensuring exposure to a wide variety of apprenticeship processes. These include carbon steel and stainless steel fabrication and welding, coded pipe spooling, tank construction plus repairs and maintenance of mechanical equipment
As you progress through your apprenticeship, you will venture out of the workshop and onto site installations, providing you with a valuable and diverse engineering foundation.
What happens when you get qualified?
After 3-4 years you can graduate as a fully qualified tradesperson.
You can then apply for a full-time job and kick off a long term career in engineering at Page Macrae Engineering. All the best!
Further your career
Enhance your career in the industry.
You can study Levels 5 and 6 to give you an advanced qualification, allowing for advancement in the trade.