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Pre-apprenticeship time with employer
Introduction

It is common in the trades for an employer to 'test out' an employee for a few months before agreeing to sign them up to an apprenticeship, or on the other hand take new employees time to realize they want to commit to training. This report investigates the gap between employment and training. We do this by matching apprentices from ministry of education records to their employers in IRD tax records, the time between first starting employment and training can then be investigated.

Pre-apprenticeship time with employer

Most carpentry apprentices starting their training within 6 months of starting employment. The distribution is right skewed, with almost a quarter being employed for 10 months before starting employment,

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Methodology

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.

Over time

During and after the global financial crisis carpentry employers seemed less eager to sign up apprentices with the median time employed prior to training increasing to 7 months in 2009 but otherwise settling to 5 months in the year following.

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Methodology

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.

Between industries

Electricians spent the shortest amount of time working for their employer prior to starting training with the median electrician starting training within 4 months of employment.

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Methodology

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.

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