Industries: Construction, Engineering and Trades
Steadily add tools to your belt and be challenged with different tasks and projects
Each day brings a new challenge
Are you a practical hands-on person? Do you enjoy working with tools? This industry allows for ongoing upskilling and a wide variety of specialties. Work alongside team members for larger initiatives as well as problem solving on your own. Grow into overseeing projects and managing teams. Plan and design solutions.
A positive can-do attitude is all you need
Be challenged mentally and physically on the job. Do on the job training or fulfill an apprenticeship to gain a qualification and work your way up. Learn about different resources and materials and apply your skillset in a team environment. If you are unsure where to start, our local Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) Pre-Trades course covers what you need to know and is thought highly of by local Employers.
The trades industry in Nelson Tasman is growing rapidly, with many opportunities to be a part of and exciting projects. There’s indoor and outdoor work – teamwork and jobs on your own. You may find you enjoy plastering or painting or have an interest in lighting or wiring – perhaps become an Electrician.
Keep it varied and pursue a building career where you can be involved in design through to finish. Take your handy skills home – impress the family. Health and safety is an essential aspect – being aware and checking on your mates is all part of it. The industry is broad – hands on, using tools or managing people and planning processes and projects. Local businesses are also looking for trainee Engineers – work with machinery and equipment, use a CNC press brake, 3D printers, carry out maintenance and repairs or create new parts from computer designs. Engineers are in all sorts of workplaces – mechanical, electrical, civil, design, aircraft, farm machinery, cranes and more. They are always in demand.
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