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Apprenticeship Trades

When you've got a trade, you're set for life.

Life in an Apprenticeship Trade role

Learning the craft, skills and and techniques of your trade will be your calling. You'll be shown the ropes, from the basics, all the way up to advanced capabilities. With our on-the-job training, you'll get real-world, transferable skills. With experienced guides giving you their advice, there's no better way to become expert at the trade you love.

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Get the skills you need

Apprentice Trade roles are hands-on, but you'll need problem-solving smarts too.

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Benefits and allowances

There are many additional benefits to being in the Defence Force, that will make your money go further.

For example, on top of your basic salary you can expect ‘Military Factor’. This provides you with significant extra financial rewards because of the commitment you’ve made to serve your country.

Free medical and dental
Access to subsidised equipment on base
Subsidised food on base
Competitive superannuation, up to 4% with KiwiSaver
Sponsored tertiary study programmes at all levels
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