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Apprentice Electrician - Nelson

We have an excellent opportunity for a motivated Apprentice Electrician (Industrial) to join our team in Nelson.

This is a full-time permanent position on offer with the expectation of long-term commitment. Applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

You will be required to undertake and complete a training programme of approximately 3.5 years with ETCO to achieve your National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 4). This requires commitment to the role and commitment to study and to complete the Apprenticeship Scheme.  

Please follow the link below for more information about studying with ETCO:


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Tradesmen to perform a variety of electrical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of our customers electrical systems and equipment, repair wiring and electrical equipment as needed

  • Assist Tradesmen to plan, install, inspect, maintain and repair electrical systems including conduit and duct systems, light and power circuits, motor appliances, generators and switches

  • Assist Tradesmen in performing business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment

  • Carry out and document risk assessments prior to work

  • Complete and provide required paperwork including job sheets, timesheets and health and safety documents to administration within the agreed timeframe

  • Assist the Tradesmen in building and maintaining relationships with clients and promote NZ Electrical Solutions

  • Carry out other related duties as required

About You

  • While experience isn't a requirement, any exposure to the trades would be an advantage.

  • The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following requirements:

  • Full NZ driver licence

  • Hold a NCEA Level 2 or equivalent level of achievement

  • A learning record with achievements in English, Science, Physics & Mathematics

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Physically fit

  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to work as part of a team.

  • A positive attitude with a commitment to training and personal development

  • A willingness to work overtime where required

Benefits and Culture

  • An opportunity to earn while you learn

  • Overtime rates – time and a half

  • Phone

  • Paid birthday leave

  • Access to gym membership

As part of our team we will support, encourage and help you to develop your career with us.

If you believe you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role, apply now via below for a confidential conversation.


Only candidates with the right to work in New Zealand will be considered for this role. Please proceed to application if you are a New Zealand resident currently in New Zealand. Do not apply from overseas.


Please note due to available resources only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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