ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER WITH MITO
A career in the trade industries is a great choice! Combined, MITO’s industries employ over 155,000 New Zealanders or 7% of the workforce. There are significant employment opportunities for young people who are keen to build a rewarding career. Through an apprenticeship or on-the-job training programme, you’ll gain qualifications and practical skills and experience in the workplace, earn while you learn, and have no student loan to repay.
MITO offers career pathways for secondary school students right through to management qualifications within the industries we serve. With a MITO training programme or apprenticeship, you’ll have everything you need to learn new skills, and gain a formal qualification.
The benefits of an apprenticeship or on-the-job training are:
- You gain a New Zealand or National qualification
- Because you’re working, you earn money while you learn
- New skills and knowledge that can help your career progression
- Training is on-the-job making it easier for you to learn
- You'll build a great looking CV for future employment opportunities
- No student loan to pay back
With the Government's fees-free policy, you may be eligible for up to two years' of fees-free industry training. However, there are eligibility criteria for both learners and the apprenticeship or training programme they are enrolling into.
StartUp® offers Year 11 to 13 students the chance to earn micro-credentials in the automotive industry approved by NZQA, credits towards NCEA Levels 2 and 3 and a great introduction to the working environment.
Supported by MITO in partnership with secondary schools and local businesses, StartUp® has both theory eLearning and practical learning in a workshop – it’s just like a mini-apprenticeship!
Talk to your school's career advisor or Gateway co-ordinator about StartUp® or contact MITO for more information.
ShiftUp® offers secondary school students the chance to earn a micro-credential in the road transport industry approved by NZQA, credits towards NCEA and a great introduction to the workplace.
Supported by MITO in partnership with secondary schools and local businesses, ShiftUp® has both theory eLearning and practical workplace learning. Unit standards completed for ShiftUp® count towards the New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Skills (Level 3).
Talk to your school's career advisor or Gateway co-ordinator about ShiftUp® or contact MITO for more information.
School subjects that may be useful for a career in one of MITO's industries include English, Mathematics, Technology, Computer Skills and Science (such as Physics). It’s important to get your literacy and numeracy credits too; however, MITO can help you with these if necessary.
To start an apprenticeship or training programme through MITO you need to be already employed in one of our industries with an employer who is able to support you in your training. Create your jobseeker profile to promote yourself to employers or take a look at the Find a Job page for current roles available. You may also like to view our helpful tips on how to find a job.
Discuss your options with your school's career advisor or Gateway co-ordinator, or contact MITO for more information on a MITO apprenticeship or training programme.
Having a full car driver licence is an important first step for finding a job in one of our industries as many employers will require this as a prerequisite for a position.