Tracking the destinations of apprentices

In the dashboard below we track what apprentices are doing each year after starting their apprenticeship. We can see a steady transition from ITO training into employment and self-employment.

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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:

  1. ITO training
  2. Tertiary study
  3. Polytechnic study
  4. Secondary schooling
  5. Employer
  6. Employee
  7. Beneficiary
  8. Overseas

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.


Where do apprentices end up?

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


Where do apprentices arrive from?

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

Destinations Apprentices Trades Longitudinal Time series