BCITO - Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation 

BCITO is the largest provider of construction trade apprenticeships in New Zealand, with almost 10,000 young people in training. 

BCITO Training Advisors visit apprentices and their employers in the workplace, assisting to set goals and helping them get the high-quality training and assessment they need for nationally recognised qualifications. 

Building your career directly from school

Vocational pathway programmes (like Gateway) can help you gain credits towards a qualification by doing some theory work while you're still at school. You may also be able to put any relevant NCEA credits you have towards a qualification. You can start your apprenticeship as soon as you have a job.

Earn while you learn

An apprenticeship is a cost effective way to earn a qualification because you’ll earn while you train – you won’t be left with a hefty student loan at the end. Your wage will increase as you progress through your qualification.

Expert training advisors will keep you on track

In an apprenticeship you get mentored by your employer. An experienced BCITO training advisor will check in regularly to make sure you’re mastering your trade.

The BCITO organises qualifications in these industries:

Architectural Aluminium Joinery

Brick & Block Laying



Exterior Plastering


Frame & Truss

Glass & Glazing

Interior Systems


Painting & Decorating



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