Apprenticeships Intake 2020

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There is more in the future of a heavy diesel technician than you think!

Traditionally when you think of a Heavy Diesel Technician you think spanners, grease, dirt and pulling machines apart.  And whilst that is all still part of the role, todays reality is that a Heavy Diesel Apprenticeship will prepare you for diverse career options in an industry fueled by technological advances.

Gough Group is one of the largest employers of Heavy Diesel Apprentices in New Zealand with close to 50 apprentices enrolled with MITO (Motor Industry Training Organisation) at any time.  At the end of the 4-year paid training programme our Apprentices will hold a New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (Level 3 & 4), a qualification highly regarded within the industry.

As a Gough Group Apprentice your practical and theory learning will be supported by the Gough Institute of Training, our own inhouse training facility, our branch staff and your MITO assessor.  You will learn via online courses, hands on practical work, Gough Group training modules and polytech units.

On successful completion of your Apprenticeship a fantastic career path will open up to you.  Staying on the tools you may progress to Component Rebuilding, Field Service, Lead Hand, Marine Technician, Electrical Power Generator Technician and Resident Field Service to name a few.  And “Off the tools” opportunities are diverse and include Sales & Finance, Product Support & Training, Connected Assets, Laboratory, Management & Executive roles.

What we look for

A strong health & safety focus
Mechanical aptitude / pre trade automotive course
The ability to work and communicate in a team
A passion for what you do
Restricted driver’s license by January 2020

Application Process

Our selection process is involved and requires commitment from our applicants. This is because we believe our apprentices are the future of our business and we want to be sure the right people, with the right attitude and skills are selected for the programme.

We typically recruit for Apprentices on an annual basis advertising the opportunities in August or September for a start in January the following year.

The process includes submitting an online application with a cover letter and CV, completing online Health & Safety and Personality Assessments, a phone screen, branch tour, and work experience if appropriate, an assessment centre that includes practical, team work and mechanical assessments and an interview, reference checking and a pre-employment medical and drug and alcohol test.

You will find information on how to apply when we advertise our Apprenticeships under Job Vacancies.

If you are keen to experience branch or head office life through work experience get in touch with the Recruitment team who will be able to assist you.

You will find information on how to apply when we advertise the roles listed under our Job Vacancies.

There is more in the future of a heavy diesel technician than you think!

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