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Employers – Kaitukumahi

Your business depends on the skills of your people.

Your business depends on the skills of your people.

Supporting your employees through an apprentice or traineeship and their qualification or training programme gives you confidence in their ability and will help your business grow through the development of a skilled and qualified workforce.

Te Pūkenga is here to help. We are your training partner in over xx industries.

We work with more than XXX employers and 200,000 learners around New Zealand each year. We offer learning environments that revolve around the needs of your business and your employees.

Got an employee to sign-up? Need our assistance in finding your next apprentice or trainee?

Find your learning provider here

Vocational training to get your business future-ready

We are in a new era of change and an adaptable workforce is the best asset you can have. The right capability can open up massive opportunities for your business. You may already have ambitious plans. So how do you build capability? By giving staff the opportunity to turn hidden talents into new skills.
But it’s hard to know where to start, or even where to turn for advice. That’s where Te Pukenga can help. We’re your industry training partner, turning talent into capability.

What do you need to know?

  • Free apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship boost
  • Regional Apprenticeship fund
  • Mana in Mahi
  • TTAF (through to Dec 2022)
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  • Overview
  • Industries, on job training partners
  • Apprenticeships
  • Traineeships
  • Micro credentials
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  • Overview
  • Learner support
  • Funding
  • Leadership skills
  • Skills competency assessment
  • List your job with us
  • Free recruitment service
  • Choose from our candidates
  • Candidates who are employment ready now

Develop your workforce Whakawhanakehia otangata

build capability and uncover talent to boost business

Training designed for your business

If you’re looking to build your team’s skills, we can help. We can spot the talent you already have or find you new learners. We can customise a training plan that meets the needs of your business and support your teams to get nationally recognised qualifications.

Reskill, upskill or new skills?

The people your business needs for the future could be out there, waiting for you to meet them and train them. Or they might already be in your business, wanting to pursue new opportunities. Either way, our training programmes help your employees gain the skills they need to work productively and safely.
Training options available range from short online courses, through longer introductory programmes to full qualification training programmes or apprenticeships. These options are flexible, designed to work for you and your business, and can be crafted to create your own in-house career pathway. But what they are ultimately bringing to your business is potential. 

Why on-job training?

  • Grow your business with a qualified workforce
  • Upskill and reskill your best people
  • Develop talent that matches your needs
  • See a value return that outweighs the cost
  • Lower your recruitment costs and maximise your profit
  • Train on the job to minimise disruption and maximise impact.

How we work with you

Building a business plan to suit your businessOur front-line teams work with you to understand your business and the skills you need for success. After this needs analysis, we design a tailored workforce training and development plan with you to help your employees gain those skills. Most of this learning takes place on the job.


We support your employees as they learn with purpose.


The code of good practice for NZ apprenticeships and training programmes

You, the employee, and us

There are three parties to a New Zealand Apprenticeship or Certificate - the employee, the employer, and a work based learning subsidiary. Each party has unique responsibilities. The employee is expected to work and learn. The employer is expected to train and support their employee. Our responsibility as a training specialist is to facilitate the training, and support both you and your employee throughout their training.

Read more about the responsibilities of each party.


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