About ATNZ


Apprentice Training New Zealand 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, currently employing 376 apprentices.

ATNZ works in partnership with 196 host companies, where the apprentices are placed for the on-job component of their apprenticeship training. ATNZ is a registered charity and as such a not-for-profit investing back into its apprentices every year.


We are passionate about developing quality tradespeople and significantly contributing to the sectors we work alongside.

We do this by:

  • Targeted marketing campaigns and a robust recruitment process to attract quality apprentices
  • High level of coaching and support throughout the duration of their apprenticeship
  • Ensuring the health and safety (both physical and mental wellbeing) of our apprentices is paramount
  • Setting apprentices up for the future with a focus on skill development beyond ‘technical’.


Our business model is highly effective and delivers results, offering the following benefits to host companies:

  • A faster return on investment – customised support ensures strong outcomes
  • Time savings – the employment relationship is between ATNZ and the apprentice, so we look after all HR matters and coach apprentices through their training, ensuring experienced staff don’t have to take time away from their jobs
  • Cost transparency – host companies pay for the hours worked only, there are no hidden costs
  • Low business risk – if fluctuating business circumstances mean a company can no longer host the apprentice, ATNZ will find them another host company.