Industry apprentices were working in prior to starting training

From the source of new apprentices analysis we found most apprentices were working in the year leading up to starting training. This dashboard digs down on this group to investigate which industries these apprentices were working in.

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The industry of the trainee is defined via the ANZSIC 2006 code associated with their employer. For each year from 2007 to 2016, we take all new trainees in the ITO's we follow. From these trainees we track their primary activity each year prior to starting training within the period of 2007 to 2016. We rank activities in order of:


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.


Where do apprentices arrive from?

Only 12% of apprentices start training the year after finishing secondary school.


Where do apprentices end up?

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

Apprentices Origins Source