Between the years of 2007 to 2016 we collect all new apprentices starting training at BCITO, Competenz, or Skills Org. From these apprentices we first determine which program they are enrolled in through NZSCED codes and determine whether they complete their program.
With this cohort we then determine their primary activities each year after starting their apprenticeship. We rank activities in order of:
- ITO training
- Tertiary study
- Polytechnic study
- Secondary schooling
Where an apprentice still enrolled in ITO training but also employed in a given year will be reported as still in training but not also an employee.
Results are then summarised in counts of apprentices in each activity each year after starting training.
Access to the anonymised data used in this study was provided by Statistics New Zealand in accordance with security and confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act 1975, and secrecy provisions of the Tax Administration Act 1994. The findings are not Official Statistics. The results in this paper are the work of the authors, not Statistics NZ, and have been confidentialised to protect individuals, households, businesses, and other organisations from identification. Read our full disclaimer here.