General questions

What is an apprenticeship?
How long does it take to complete an apprenticeship?
When can I start an apprenticeship?
What is a block course?
What is a host?
What does the Masterlink recruitment process involve?
What are the advantages of training through Masterlink?
What is an appraisal?
What if circumstances change during the apprenticeship?

Apprentice questions

Do you accept international applicants?
Is there an age limit for starting an apprenticeship?
Can women apply?
How do I apply and what are the entry requirements?
What if I don’t have a NZ Driver Licence?
Do I need to take a pre-trade course?
What does the recruitment process involve?
What happens if I don't pass the Masterlink recruitment process?
Can I become an apprentice if I have a criminal conviction or a driving offence that resulted in a court appearance??
How does a Masterlink apprenticeship work?
What are the advantages of being a Masterlink apprentice?
What does it cost to be a Masterlink apprentice?
How much should I expect to earn as a Masterlink Apprentice?

Host questions

How can Masterlink help me take on an apprentice?
How do I find out about apprentice candidates?
Do I have to take a candidate sourced by Masterlink?
What does “hosting an apprentice” mean?
How much does it cost to go through Masterlink?
How do I get value from a first-year apprentice?
What about the Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers Board (PGDB)’s Tradesman registration exams?
Is my apprentice eligible for fees-free training?
Am I eligible for funding and employer support?
What if my workload dries up?
What if my apprentice is offered a job by another company?

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