Free apprenticeship training

Hundreds of businesses trust us with their training. ATNZ hires apprentices then contracts them to companies, so you get the worker and we get the paperwork.

Why now?

There's never been a better time to host an apprentice

The NZ Government has injected $1.6 billion into vocational education

Government subsidies

A monthly payment for employers of first and second year apprentices to help employers keep existing apprentices and take on new ones.

No apprenticeship fees

All ATNZ apprenticeships are fees-free unti 31 December 2022, thanks to the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF).

No ATNZ management fees

Our account management support is also now free until June 2021, thanks to the Government’s Group Training Scheme funding.


Get back to business

ATNZ completely handles the admin and risks of hosting an apprentice.

We do the admin

ATNZ pays your apprentice’s wages, Kiwisaver, ACC, holiday pay, sick pay and statutory holidays plus covers their wages when they are away on block courses. We manage any HR issues that may arise too.

Preparing your worker

Our HR and Health and Safety teams equip your apprentices with the resources they need to be job-ready from day one.


NZ's most trusted training partner

We’re the county’s largest employer of apprentices in mechanical engineering and related industries.

The best support

Our account managers provide mentoring, coachin and wrap-around support to each apprentice with monthly visits to check their progress, manage assessments and customise training.

No hidden costs

You pay one simple hourly rate that covers all the costs of recruitment, pre-employment checks and induction, wages, and off-job training.

Success stories

"ATNZ take the hassle out of taking on an apprentice: everything is taken care of so we can focus on their training"

Johno Williams
Managing Director

Patton Engineering

"We know ATNZ’s high level of support achieves excellent results, ultimately adding measurable value to our business. That’s why we’ve worked with them for over 18 years."

Eddie Green
Maintenance Superintendent

Pacific Steel

"We’ve partnered with ATNZ for over 13 years because we know their high level of support gets better results for our apprentices and our business."

Andrew Crompton
Operations Manager

Eastbridge Ltd

Start the process

See if ATNZ is right for your business. No commitment, let’s start the conversation.