18 July 2022
Matt Lane always wanted a career in farming and continuing his apprenticeship with the Primary ITO helped land him his first management role where he’s now supporting another apprentice to gain qualifications for his career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
24 September 2021
In the Hawke’s Bay, financial support for training fees and apprenticeship costs is making a big difference on farms.
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.
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.
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.
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.