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Quality wine needs quality wine growers – it all starts on the vine

1 June 2022

Primary ITO has responded to the wine growing industry’s need for a programme dedicated to their unique requirements.

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Study life changing for cheesemaker

20 May 2022

Aimee Thorne still pinches herself at her situation and after seven years working at award winning Dutch cheese company Karikaas Cheese in Canterbury, still loves cheese.

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Apprenticeships funding a boost for the Primary Sector

10 May 2022

The announcement of continued government financial support for apprentices will help the primary sector attract and train the thousands of new people needed, Primary ITO chief executive Nigel Philpott says.

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Apprentices bring innovation to Lochiel Station

3 March 2022

Having staff train through the Primary ITO Apprenticeship Programme is bringing innovation and adding value to the performance of large sheep and beef operation, Lochiel Station, in Canterbury.

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Horticulture apprentices create hidden gardens

2 December 2021

Wellington City Council (WCC) horticulture apprentices are showcasing their skills by creating seven themed gardens as part of the capital city's Hidden Gardens Project taking place from 20 November until 15 December.

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Farmers thrive with financial support for training and apprenticeships

24 September 2021

In the Hawke’s Bay, financial support for training fees and apprenticeship costs is making a big difference on farms.

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Early Apprenticeship Grows Into Rewarding Career For Owen

5 November 2018

When Owen Clegg left Hawera High School at age 16 to go dairy farming, he promised his Mum he would continue to study.

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Urbanites keen for a career in dairy

2 October 2018

One in five of all people wanting to take up a dairy apprenticeship is coming from New Zealand’s biggest city, and Primary ITO chief executive Linda Sissons says many more will be needed where they came from.

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Horticultural apprenticeship highlights career opportunities

3 August 2018

A newly launched Horticulture Apprenticeship scheme is an initial step towards alleviating a skill shortage in a sector crying out for capability throughout its supply chain.

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Now’s the perfect time to start a career in the horticulture sector

17 July 2018

New Zealand’s horticulture industry is booming and growing at such a fast rate it needs more capable and qualified people to keep up with the demand for its fresh and healthy produce.