Apprentices at Tika Interiors – The Next Generation of Tradespeople
Here at Tika interiors, we understand the the need to train future Tradespeople.
We are looking forward to motivated individuals, who are keen and engaged to learn a new trade. No previous experience is required.
Tika Interiors is a Commercial Interior Fitout company, that works over the Waikato and BOP. We have two branches, one in Hamilton and one in Tauranga.
We specialise in Plasterboard, Plastering, Insulation, Steel Stud Partitioning, Aluminum suites, Suspended Ceilings, and general internal carpentry. The trade has a great deal of pride and skill due to being a finishing trade (clients can see our finished work)
What’s expected of you
Apprentices can expect to:
- start early or finish late (depending on the job)
- work on large long-term projects or small repair jobs
- travel to various job sites
- work outside and inside
- stick to deadlines
- work in noisy or dirty conditions
- work at heights or in confined spaces
- follow health and safety guidelines
- concentrate for extended periods of time
- be accurate – other tradespeople rely on your measurements or quantities
- work both on your own and as part of a team
- listen and communicate well
- be comfortable with tools and machinery
- maintain your tools
Tika is your teacher
You need Tika’s permission to do an apprenticeship. We will train you as you earn a wage working. We will ensure your work is up to standard and make sure you master the skills you need to gain your professional qualification. We may require you to do a trial period before we will take you on as an apprentice.
Good apprentices are:
- motivated to learn
- professional and reliable
- proud of their good work
Practical training with some bookwork on the side
When you begin your apprenticeship, you’ll receive a set of self-paced workbooks with modules related to your practical work onsite. Depending on the trade, you might also go to block courses during your apprenticeship.
Training advisors keep you on track
You’ll have a BCITO training advisor (TA) during your apprenticeship. Your TA will regularly meet with you onsite to:
- ensure you’re getting quality training
- keep track of what you’re learning (and inform you of any potential gaps)
- assess your competency
- record your assessment results with NZQA
How assessment works
Assessments are based on evidence of practical skills and discussions with your BCITO training advisor. Assessments may require more than one attempt to complete. You will:
- receive a resource pack from BCITO, which includes workbooks and reference material
- gather evidence (like photos) of your skills and record progress in your workbook
- meet with your BCITO TA quarterly to check progress and assess what your skills