2018

2018

Learning and wellbeing for successful apprentices

About ATNZ

Apprentice Training New Zealand (ATNZ) has been has been providing quality apprentices and service support to companies since 1999. We are New Zealand’s largest employer of engineering and related trades apprentices, employing 379 apprentices.

ATNZ works in partnership with 181 host companies, where the apprentices are placed for the on-job component of their apprenticeship training. ATNZ is a registered charity that re-invests in its apprentices every year.

How we work and our apprenticeships

Chairman’s report

During 2018, ATNZ has continued to deliver on the strategic plan and work towards the next phase of growth. This has seen the organisation expand in size and shape, to meet the changing needs of group training schemes in New Zealand. Team development, processes and policies have
been refined and updated throughout the year.

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General Manager’s report

ATNZ continues to increase the number of apprentices we employ in the engineering and related sectors. We achieve this by providing a valuable service to our host companies that supports them to grow their business. Our apprentices choose us because we engage with them, mentor them and help them manage the challenges involved in completing their qualifications.

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Our 2018 performance

160

New apprentices

379

Apprentices employed

181

Host companies

84

Apprentices graduated

Wellbeing

 

This year, we continued to partner with prominent mental health educator Mike King and his charity Key to Life to encourage our apprentices to show strength by speaking up about mental health issues.

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Health and safety

 

A key focus and priority for ATNZ is ensuring our apprentices are placed in a safe environment including the promotion of good health and wellbeing practices. This adds assurance for the apprentices that they are in a good learning environment. ATNZ has achieved ACC’s Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP) to tertiary accreditation, the highest level of accreditation.

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New industry partnership

 

This year, we continued to partner with prominent mental health educator Mike King and his charity Key to Life to encourage our apprentices to show strength by speaking up about mental health issues.

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Apprentice of the Year

 

Mechanical engineering apprentice Caleb Orotaunga says being named the inaugural ATNZ Apprentice of the Year in November has given him more confidence and motivation to work even harder so he can live up to his new title.

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Case study: Pacific Steel

 

Pacific Steel NZ employs 160 people at its South Auckland steel manufacturing plant and over the last 15 years, 24 ATNZ apprentices have graduated through the company’s apprentice training scheme. Prior to working with ATNZ, Pacific Steel found the apprentice recruitment process time consuming and quite difficult.

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Our account managers

ATNZ has eight dedicated account managers across New Zealand who are passionate about seeing apprentices reach their full potential. They mentor and guide apprentices throughout their training and help host companies to manage all aspects of their apprentice’s training programme. Each account manager currently has a portfolio of approximately 56 apprentices.

Roy Adams
Dave Bennett
Matt Durham
John McGregor
Bevan Prince
Jo Brierley
Nick Williams
Kevin Withell

As part of the service level agreement with Competenz, there are five training advisors who split their time between Competenz and ATNZ apprentices. These people complete our field team and allow us to support more apprentices in more locations around the country.

Janene Bang
Mardo De Nobrega
Murray Welsh
Noel Clayton
Angus Ryburn

Summary of
financial statements

 

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