Metal Casting Apprenticeship - Thames

Metal Casting Thames, Waikato


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

  • Hands on training from qualified trades people
  • You start earning straight away
  • New Zealand is in need of a skilled workforce
  • Get qualified while you learn and earn!

We’re New Zealand’s largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices and we’re looking for individuals who are interested in starting a engineering apprenticeship in Metal Casting based in Thames.

The successful apprentice will be employed by the ATNZ Trust and assigned to one of New Zealand's largest and longest established engineering works. Comprising a total capability foundry, heavy machine shop, fabrication section and fitting bays. This company offers the highest level of engineering expertise to a wide range of industries. Here you will gain valuable on the job training while studying to become a qualified Metal Casting engineer.

Metal casting engineers produce parts from molten metal and test, control and adjust the chemical make-up of the metal. They use traditional and modern techniques and a high level of skill. Work can include reading, interpreting and creating design drawings, producing patterns and building replicas, before making moulds, selecting the metals, inspecting, testing and repairing castings, then tempering, hardening, polishing and coating the final product.

Do you fit the profile?

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

If you're a keen, hands-on learner looking for an entry level career opportunity, then click on APPLY NOW to start your application.

Pre-employment checks will form part of the eligibility process. These include aptitude, medical and drug testing as well as reference checks.

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