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An apprenticeship with us is the foundation of a rewarding career on or off the tools.  Our industry is constantly evolving, fueled by technological advances and offers national and global opportunities.

We are committed to taking on about 15 apprentices each year at various branch locations across New Zealand. 

Why undertake an apprenticeship with Terra Cat?

  • you will become a qualified tradesperson in a skill short industry
  • you are paid to work 40+ hours / week while you undertake your training
  • you join an industry with a future
  • you will earn well above the median wage in New Zealand once qualified
  • you will have worldwide work opportunities with the global brand Caterpillar
  • you will receive regular pay rises throughout your training as you achieve milestones
  • you will have access to all Terra Cat’s staff benefits – such as tool advances, medical insurance, dollar for dollar employer superannuation contribution, fuel discounts and purchasing privileges

To be considered for an apprenticeship you need:

  • to be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • NCEA Level 2 in Maths and English
  • Either: to have completed or be completing a Level 3 pre-trade automotive course through a recognised provider and have completed at least 100 hours work experience at the branch where you are seeking an apprenticeship        

Or: have a minimum of two years full time work experience in a related field

  • your full driver’s license

Timeline 2022:

This year we have two apprentice intakes planned - one to start in July 2022 and one to start in January 2023.

February      work experience applications open

March  applications for the July 2022 apprenticeship intake advertised

May offers made to July intake apprentices

July               mid-year intake apprentices start with Terra Cat  

August         applications for the January 2023 apprenticeship intake advertised 

November    offers made to the January intake apprentices

January 2023  2023 apprentices start with Terra Cat

Become our power on the ground with a Terra Cat apprenticeship.