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Apprenticeships are the proven way that businesses develop excellent skills and expertise in the workplace and employees build satisfying careers on the job. Whether you are in aviation, hospitality or retail, you can develop experts with a world-class ServiceIQ apprenticeship programme.

Your workplace could be eligible for a wage subsidy through the government's apprentice support programmes. Find out more here.

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How we can help you


As your industry training partner, we:

  • advise you on the right apprenticeship for your business and employee/s
  • enrol your employee/s on the programme - design the training plan that works for your employee and your business
  • mentor, monitor and assess your employee’s progress through to achievement
  • keep you up-to-date on how they are tracking
  • provide training and reference material and arrange offsite workshops, if required
  • help you to support your employee throughout the apprenticeship. 


As your employer’s training partner, we: 

  • assess your application to be an apprentice (remember, you’ll need to be working in a relevant part of the industry and have your employer’s support)
  • plan your training with you and your employer
  • mentor, monitor and assess your progress
  • provide your training and reference material
  • keep your employer up-to-date on your progress towards achievement. 

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Choose an apprenticeship

ServiceIQ’s apprenticeship programmes take about two to three years to complete, depending on your industry. Employees learn at their own pace and training mostly takes place in the workplace. 

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The complete package for up-and-coming retail stars

New Zealand Apprenticeship in Retail

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The perfect recipe for up-and-coming chefs, caterers and front of house professionals

NZ Apprenticeship in Cookery

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NZ Apprenticeship in Food and Beverage

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NZ Apprenticeship in Catering Services

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The right stuff for aeronautical engineers

NZ Apprenticeship in Aeronautical Engineering

(Aircraft Manufacture)

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NZ Apprenticeship in Aviation Aeronautical Engineering

with strands in Aeronautical Non Destructive Testing, Aircraft Mechanical, Aircraft Powerplant, Aircraft Structures, Armament, Avionic Electrical Repair, Avionic Instrument Repair, Avionic Maintenance, Avionic Radio Repair, and Rotorcraft

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How to qualify for an apprenticeship?

First up, you need to have a job in the service industry.

Then you’ll need your employer to support your application.

You’ll also need a positive attitude, be committed to building a career in the service industry, be willing to learn new skills, and complete tasks and assessments towards your qualification.

Non-residents: providing you are employed full-time in a relevant workplace and you hold a two-year work visa, you can apply for an apprenticeship. Please be sure to visit for further information.

Get the job first!

Two very useful websites are which has lots of information and advice on literally hundreds of careers in the service industry and more.

And if you know the kind of job and industry you want to work in, you could also check out or which have thousands of jobs.

How to become a chef, caterer or front-of-house professional

You can carve out a career by landing a job in the right part of the industry – a kitchen if you want to be a chef or caterer, or in a restaurant if you want to be a food and beverage expert.

Then you need your employer to place you on an apprenticeship programme.

There are no specific secondary education requirements, but cooking credits are useful for aspiring chefs and caterers to show an employer that you have kitchen skills. Numeracy and literacy are also valuable since these roles involve weighing and measuring ingredients, ordering supplies and costing menus.

Many chefs and caterers start out as kitchen hands, learning the basics and how a kitchen works. Meet Ash who has successfully completed his cookery apprenticeship.

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How to become an aircraft engineer

It starts at school. Successfully completing English, maths (NCEA Level 2), science and ideally physics gives you the basics you need to get started.

Traditionally, many successful aircraft engineers have started in the classroom and moved into a job with an apprenticeship. If you’re still at school, a great way to discover if this is the right career for you is to sign up for the ServiceIQ Gateway Aviation programme. You’ll get a good feel for the industry, plus credits towards your NCEA.

From there, you could join the RNZAF, or study at a tertiary institution to complete a pre-employment course, and then become an apprentice like Nicole.

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Any Questions?

Please contact a ServiceIQ Sector Advisor in your area to discuss any questions you might have about our apprenticeship programmes.