ATT – Apprenticeship Training Trust

ATT makes getting and succeeding in apprenticeships easy for everybody involved




If you are considering an apprenticeship but don’t know where to get started, ATT can help you with all the advice and support you need, but even better, with helping find an employer to take you on from the start.

The Apprenticeship Training Trust – ATT - recruits, employs and places apprentices with host businesses in Electrical, Plumbing, Gasfitting, roofing and Drainlaying trades.

Operating from four locations – Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch - ATT is now the largest employer of Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying apprentices in New Zealand. By the end of 2017, ATT plans to have 375 apprentices employed in the plumbing, gasfitting and roofing trades, plus 100 apprentices in the electrical trade.

Apprenticeships offered through ATT are generally earned over 4 years (8000 hours), with the exception of the National Certificate in Drainlaying which takes 2 years (4000 hours).





Leading to National Certificate in Electrical Engineering

(Level 4) 


Plumbing and Gasfitting

National Certificate in Plumbing and Gasfitting

(Level 4) 


 Plumbing and Drainlaying

National Certificate in Plumbing and Drainlaying

(Level 4)



National Certificate in Drainlaying

(Level 4) 

The ATT model makes industry training simple for everybody involved. If you are keen to undertake an apprenticeship ATT’s team will firstly ensure you have the ability and attitude to enter a trade, then will place you with a suitable employer to help you get there.

On-the-job training with your employer is combined with block courses off site which are overseen by ATT and which are delivered by external organisations. ATT sorts your wages and allowances, and if your employer’s work dries up, they can find you another workplace so your apprenticeship can continue.

ATT sets high standards. Potential apprentices are interviewed and asked to complete a numeracy, literacy and mechanical reasoning test as part of ATT’s recruitment process. They also want potential apprentices to have at least their restricted driver licence, and all applicants need to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

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