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Apprenticeship Support Programme FAQs


Apprenticeship Boost is part of the Apprenticeship Support Programme.


What is Apprenticeship Boost? 

It is a government initiative to help employers and businesses retain and bring on new apprentices

How does Apprentice Boost support employers and business to retain and bring on new apprentices?

Employers will be paid $500 a month per apprentice during their first 24 months of training, until 31 December 2023. Current Apprentices must have done less than 24 months of their training.

How long does it run?

The programme runs until 31 December 2023.

Can an employer with existing apprentices apply?

Yes. Employers can apply for Apprenticeship Boost whether an apprentice has just started their training programme or is nearing the end of their first two years – right up until the apprentice has completed 24 months of their training programme (while the initiative is running).

Are ServiceIQ Apprenticeships included?

Yes, all apprenticeships are included. This includes:

  • NZ Apprenticeship in Retail
  • NZ Apprenticeship in Cookery
  • NZ Apprenticeship in Food & Beverage
  • NZ Apprenticeship in Catering Services
  • NZ Apprenticeship in Aeronautical Engineering
  • NZ Apprenticeship in Aviation Aeronautical Engineering

More information about ServiceIQ Apprenticeship programmes can be found here.

How do I apply?

You can apply here.

Who can I talk to about ServiceIQ’s apprenticeship programme and Apprenticeship Boost?

If you already have a ServiceIQ Sector Advisor, you can talk to them. Alternatively, you can email apprenticeships@serviceiq.org.nz or call 0800 863 693

Are there other initiatives to support employers of apprentices?

Employers and businesses can also access support from the Mana in Mahi programme. 

How will Mana in Mahi support employers of apprentices?

Mana in Mahi aims to help people of all ages who are disadvantaged in the labour market to move into long-term work and gain a formal industry qualification. Programme support is for a wage subsidy of up to $16,000 for one year.

Employer information is available here.

Where can I find government information about Apprenticeship Support Programmes?