Posts Categorized: Building & Construction

Apprentice Bricklayer

Apprentice Bricklayer position available now with Hunter Brick & Block

  • You will need to be prepared to work hard and be keen to learn on the job.
  • Must have at least your Restricted License.
  • Hours generally Mon-Fri, 7am-4pm.

Contact Matt Hunter, 021 585 845, or email:

Building Apprenticeship

Apprentice Builder

Gregg Architectural Builders are looking to employ an enthusiastic Apprentice to join their building team.

Email Craig Wilson, Project Manager, to find out more and to register your interest. 



Southern Foundations Ltd

Southern Foundations Ltd are a construction company that specialise in concrete foundations. They currently have several full-time positions available for labourers that may lead into apprenticeships. Contact Bevan McKeich 021 2211884 for more information.

Employment qualification – Site Safe

If you are intending to look for work on a construction site and would like to complete the Site Safe qualification prior to leaving school please drop in and speak with careers staff. This is an excellent qualification that will assist you in gaining part time and full time work.



This four-hour entry level course is designed to ensure everyone on site understands their health and safety responsibilities.

The Foundation Passport – Building Construction introduces key topics including how to keep yourself safe, understanding and controlling risk, as well as basic hazards and legal requirements.

The course is suitable for all workers, contractors and managers in the residential, commercial and maintenance sectors who are new to health and safety training or to the industry.

With the Foundation Passport – Building Construction you will:

  • Learn how to keep safe on site
  • Understand your basic health and safety responsibilities
  • Improve health and safety awareness of everyone working on site

Downer are looking for motivated school leavers to join their team.

Downer designs, builds and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities and we are the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.


We want you to join our team!

Downer are looking for motivated school leavers to join our team. We are offering Whakatipu Tētēkura, a one
week marae based programme giving you qualifications and life skills to get you ready to start employment with
us in January 2019.

If you have a postive attitute, willingness to learn, a minimum of a restricted drivers licence and are looking for a full time career in a large infrastructure company then we want you.

Whakatipu Tētēkura will offer you :

• An introduction to the infrastructure industry;

•Full time employment with career opportunities nationwide;

• A one week marae based residential programme;

• Life skills training and qualifications to get you ready for work;

• Ongoing workplace, mentoring and qualification support

To find out about an interivew for Whakatipu Tētēkura, please contact Selau Ifopo, 021 829 710,

Interviews will be held from 5th November 2018 at your school.

Whakatipu Tētēkura residential will take place 3rd December 2018 with employment commencing in January 2019

Cabinet maker/Joiner Apprenticeship

Aspen Joinery Ltd. currently has an opportunity available for someone who is keen to train and qualify as a cabinet maker/joiner.

We have had great success with a previous student of Ao Tawhiti. Cameron has recently qualified. He started with us 4 years ago with no experience. Today he is a skilled and qualified cabinet maker/joiner. He is adept not only in the workshop but on-site with installation. He manufactures joinery from both panel product and solid timber. He is the principal operator of our CNC and Edgebanding machines with responsibility for training others. He has also gained valuable experience as a programmer for our CNC.

We would like to offer the same opportunity to someone else. This position is currently not advertised and we are offering this in the first instance to potential secondary school leavers.

The candidate should be honest, have an interest in woodwork, be practical, have a good attitude to work and be keen to learn.

The apprentice will be trained in conjunction with BCITO.

We are Aspen Joinery, formally trading as Corbel Joinery and under new ownership since June 2017. We are a team of seven with a diverse range of skills. We cater to the residential, commercial and architectural markets (we have recently completed the first stage joinery fit out for Hornby High School) We work primarily with panel product (mdf/melamine) but regularly use solid timber in many of our projects. We are located at 3 Morse Road, Wigram.

If interested in applying for the position, or would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Martin Diack on 021 795 656 or alternatively email

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Two Building & Construction apprenticeships are now available with a local builder and a civil construction concrete company.

A rural background with experience in trucks and tractors is preferred for the concrete construction position.

If you have a drivers license and a can do attitude see Mrs Reiha in Careers today for further details.

Apprentice Builder

Apprentice Builder

A well respected local building company is looking to employ an Apprentice Builder.  This is an opportunity to train under very experienced Builders building architecturally designed homes.  For full details see Mrs Eustace in the Careers Office as soon as possible.




Exterior Plastering Trainee

MDPlaster – Exterior Plastering trainee.
Job details:
You need to be looking at getting started in the exterior plastering trade and the employer will provide the training and support to do this through the BCITO. You could be straight out of school or study.
There is manual labour involved and the job is quite physical, so you need to be in good health. You need to have your own vehicle and driver’s licence.
The hours of work are  7.30 – 3.45, Monday – Friday. There may be a requirement to work outside those hours occasionally.
The job requires the employee to work at various sites so there’s no fixed work location. But generally work is within the Christchurch area and sometimes on the outskirts.
If you are interested in being considered for this role, please send a copy of your CV to .

Trainee Cladding Fabricator / Installer

If  you are practical, reliable and not looking to go to uni then this is a great opportunity.


As a specialist ACM / ACP / Alucobond cladding business we are looking for another person to join our team.

No experience is required for this role, however, any evidence of practical capabilities would be good. This is a junior position with a long term outlook and as such school leavers would be considered.

All training and tools are supplied. This can be a physically demanding role.

The role will involve both fabrication of panels in our Sydenham factory and installation of panels on site.

You must have:

-Positive attitude
-Desire to learn
-Strong work ethic
-Ability to travel South Island wide
-Current Drivers License and your own vehicle to get to work in greater Christchurch

As someone that is reliable you will be given a lot of opportunity to expand your skills.

Please send a covering letter with a CV and references (none will be contacted without your approval)

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Any applicants without a NZ work permit will not be considered.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.