Fabrication Apprenticeship

Heavy Fabrication Devonport, Auckland


ATNZ has multiple apprenticeship vacancies right now within the Fabrication industry. We’re looking for mechanically minded individuals who are keen to take on this exciting opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job training while studying to become a qualified engineer.

With ATNZ, you get your qualification for free and we pay you to do it.

Benefits of being an ATNZ Apprentice:

  • You get on-the-job training from qualified tradespeople
  • Full support and advice throughout your apprenticeship from ATNZ
  • We pay you
  • We cover all qualification costs
  • Your safety gear is provided at no cost to you.


Successful apprentices will be employed by the ATNZ Trust, the largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices in New Zealand, and assigned to Babcock NZ Ltd – a globally recognised, leading engineering support services organisation.

You will be based at Babcock’s dockyard facility at the Devonport Naval Base. Babcock provides the Royal New Zealand Navy with complete maintenance, repair and overhaul services to their entire fleet. Further career opportunities are endless: Babcock employ over 35,000 talented people across six continents.

Does this sound like you?

  • Do you want to earn while you learn?
  • Are you committed to 3 – 4 years study?
  • Do you have NCEA level 2 in Maths and English?
  • Do you have a restricted or full drivers’ licence?


Some vacancies will be suitable for those who have completed a pre-trade course or have relevant experience. If you don’t have these, don’t worry: there are also entry-level opportunities available.

If you're a keen, hands-on learner looking for a great start to your career with a company that values diversity and high work ethics, then apply now.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.

For further information about ATNZ apprenticeships, please visit our website: atnz.org.nz/apprentices.