Etco is New Zealand’s premier provider of electrical apprenticeships with 230 new apprentices engaged each year. This is an ideal pathway for young people looking for a career with a blend of academic and practical work. Applicants need level 2 English, Maths and Physics, or pass our aptitude tests.
After graduating with a NZ Certificate in Electrical Engineering, and Level 5 extension, graduates move into: specialist or generalist streams, self-employment or into university.
Electrical contracting firms hosting Etco apprentices benefit from Etco looking after all the off-job training, pastoral care, employment, and associated costs. Ideally an apprentice stays with a host organisation for the duration of the apprenticeship and often the host takes the graduating apprentice on as a registered electrician on completion. By agreement a host may release an apprentice for a period to enable exposure to different skills, or if they experience a decline in workload.