Engineering and Trades

If you enjoy making and fixing things and are good with your hands and tools, a career in the trades industries offers many opportunities, with shortages of qualified professionals nationwide.

Demand for qualified tradespeople is high and the skills you learn will serve you for life, whether you decide to work in the industry after training, or not. 

If you have a curious mind that thrives on finding practical solutions to technical problems, studying engineering will help you to gain the skills and knowledge to change how the world works for the better.

With strong built industry relationships throughout the Top of the South region, Te Pūkenga NMIT offers tutor managed apprenticeship programmes that will see you working full-time in industry while attending block courses. 

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Our facilities are top notch and designed to emulate a real-world working environment.  

Our Richmond construction yard will be building 6 houses in 2023. We are heavily involved in community projects with partners such as Kainga Ora and Mitre 10 Helping Hands.

From 2023, the Joinery barn in Nelson will be home to a state-of-the-art CNC machine.  

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Start your automotive mechanic or mechanical engineering career with a clear advantage when looking for a job or an apprenticeship.

You will be working with the latest technology, allowing you to be confident in this developing industry. 

Take your passion for solving problems, welding, and working with metal, machines and people and turn it into a rewarding career.   

Machinery workshops can lead to varied job prospects such as working in the maritime industry or aviation engineering.  

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