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Title:  Apprentice - Hillside

Date:  30-Aug-2021

Dunedin, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 9032

Business unit:  Operations and Commerce
Position status:  Permanent
Employment type:  Full Time
Level of experience:  Apprenticeship



  • Starting rate is $22.10 . This will increase as credit and hours are completed.
  • Based in our Hillside depot
  • Great career progression


The Rolling Stock Asset Services (RSAS) group has overall responsibility and ownership for managing KiwiRail’s rolling stock assets: 

  • mainline and shunt locomotives
  • freight and specialist wagons
  • containers
  • passenger carriages
  • rolling stock vehicles. 


Your opportunity:

We have an apprenticeship opportunity based at our Hillside depot.

Rolling Stock and Asset Services (RSAS) is committed to maintain 10% of Trade staff in apprenticeships.

The apprenticeship will lead to a New Zealand Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering (General Engineering)


What’s involved:

The qualification requires approximately 300 credits and 6000-8000 hours of practical on job experience (3-4 Year)

To achieve this, you will need to be willing and able to dedicate study time throughout this apprenticeship and attend Block courses as required, these are generally in your 2nd and 3rd year of training.


To be successful:

  • You need to be interested in mechanical engineering
  • Motivated and self-driven to complete online and on-job study assignment in the required timeframe and have thrust for knowledge and will to commit 3-4 years
  • Have good reliable Internet and access to a computer
  • Have NCEA level 1numeracy and Literacy
  • New Zealand Citizen or  permanent residency 


RSAS will offer you the support and the scope of work and will ensure you are able to attend Block Course and complete On-Job assessments as required. This may require working in different locations and shift work to gain the required experience

This is a great opportunity to be working alongside variety of highly skilled and experienced trades people to provide you with guidance and mentoring so you can develop the skills required and achieve your qualification.


Applications close: Sunday 3rd October 2021 

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