Destinations of apprentices - Region

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Region is defined as the region apprentices spend the most time in in the year of starting their apprenticeship.

Each year we gather all new apprentices starting training with BCITO, Competenz, or Skills Org. We track these apprentices through administrative records and determine their primary activity each year after starting their apprenticeship. Activities are ranked in order of:

  1. Apprentice (continued ITO enrollment)
  2. Tertiary student (enrollment with other tertiary organisations)
  3. Employer (business income)
  4. Employee (wages and salaries, full time for at least 3 months)
  5. Overseas (an overseas spell for more than 3 months)
  6. Beneficiary (beneficiary income)

Where an apprentice who is still enrolled in with apprenticeship program with their ITO but also in employment will be recorded only as an apprentice.


Access to the data used in this study was provided by Stats NZ under conditions designed to give effect to the security and confidentiality provisions of the Data and Statistics Act 2022. The results presented in this study are the work of the author, not Stats NZ or individual data suppliers.

These results are not official statistics. They have been created for research purposes from the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) which is carefully managed by Stats NZ. For more information about the IDI please visit

The results are based in part on tax data supplied by Inland Revenue to Stats NZ under the Tax Administration Act 1994 for statistical purposes. Any discussion of data limitations or weaknesses is in the context of using the IDI for statistical purposes, and is not related to the data's ability to support Inland Revenue's core operational requirements.


Where do apprentices end up?

Most apprentices retain in their respective industries after completing training, with many progressing into self-employment

Destinations Regional