From ministry of education records we take all apprentices starting with BCITO, Competenz and Skills Org each year. These apprentices are linked to their IRD tax records and their employer at the time of starting their apprenticeship is identified. To ensure we are identifying the correct employer associated with apprenticeship training we limit employers to those with at least three months of continuous employment of the apprentice after their start date. We then identify how long apprentices work for these employers prior to the official start date of their apprenticeship.
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.