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    Apprenticeships?

    Random question. How many hours does an apprenticeship take to complete? Is it a standard length of time, or person dependent?
    I'm guessing the later.

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    These days it's unit standards not hours served (much to the detriment of many trades) as for length I think most trades are 3 years.

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    it use to be 8000 hours or 4 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by sometimes View Post
    it use to be 8000 hours or 4 years
    In fact, in ancient times, when I did an apprenticeship, it was 10k hours. How times have changed - for the better or worse??
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    Yep mine was 8000 hrs 2yrs off for my Trade Cert in yr 2, then into a draughting off ice for the final 4000 hrs, nice clean hands and office girls!!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    The hours may vary according to the trade you're looking at. The ITO for that trade should be able to give you the lowdown. Worth checking. Note that in electrical for example you may be aligned with a training provider, and not one specific employer. I understand it works well! Do a LOT of research on the employer if aligned to one employer regardless of trade. Not all are created equal. Some may appear to offer limited scope but if the boss is old school and widely skilled it's a good opportunity going begging. Got a nephew just found that out in Chch. He v happy.

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    Cheers guys. I'm writing a wedding speech and thought I better get some of it right! Any one heard of a woman doing her "apprenticeship"?

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    Mine's still doing hers after 28 years of marriage
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    mine was minimum 6000 hours, max 8000 hours, did mine in 6080hrs

    you only pass if you finish the unit standards though, not one or the other
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    Wedding Speech?

    Only two words she needs to know; "offer" and "honour"

    The grooms job is to get honour and offer.......

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    Is there still such a thing as an Aprenticeship?

    My Toolmaking apprenticeship (circa 1980) was 9000 hours.

    Minus 500 hours for passing 1st & 2nd assessments and minus another 1000 hrs for passing Trade cert.

    So actual hours worked was 7,500, which I cut out in a little over three years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Is there still such a thing as an Aprenticeship?

    My Toolmaking apprenticeship (circa 1980) was 9000 hours.

    Minus 500 hours for passing 1st & 2nd assessments and minus another 1000 hrs for passing Trade cert.

    So actual hours worked was 7,500, which I cut out in a little over three years.

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    The old Trade Cert days. Now that sorted the men out from the boys. Consecutive Saturday mornings freaking out. Calcs & Drawing and the following sat the dreaded Theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    The old Trade Cert days. Now that sorted the men out from the boys. Consecutive Saturday mornings freaking out. Calcs & Drawing and the following sat the dreaded Theory.
    Theory was a piece of piss, drawing wasn't much harder ..... it was the bloody Calcs that freaked me out but at the end of the day I smashed them pretty good.

    I kinda miss the Old Block Courses at the Petone Technical Institute ...... asides from the cool machinery you got to play with in the workshops, it was wall to wall pussy heaven when your 16yrs old and away from home in the big smoke for 6 weeks at a time.

    My first taste of the vice in a big city was at a place called the Purple Onion in Vivian street.

    I told them I was 21 and they said Come on in.

    It was the bloody site foreman the really gave me the shits........ Until I got the dirt on him bonking one of the assembly girls on the side that is.

    We were good mates after that.

    Good memories

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    Wedding Speech?

    Only two words she needs to know; "offer" and "honour"

    The grooms job is to get honour and offer.......
    I might leave that for the grooms speech. I'm only the best man

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Theory was a piece of piss, drawing wasn't much harder ..... it was the bloody Calcs that freaked me out but at the end of the day I smashed them pretty good.

    I kinda miss the Old Block Courses at the Petone Technical Institute ...... asides from the cool machinery you got to play with in the workshops, it was wall to wall pussy heaven when your 16yrs old and away from home in the big smoke for 6 weeks at a time.

    My first taste of the vice in a big city was at a place called the Purple Onion in Vivian street.

    I told them I was 21 and they said Come on in.

    It was the bloody site foreman the really gave me the shits........ Until I got the dirt on him bonking one of the assembly girls on the side that is.

    We were good mates after that.

    Good memories

    Cheers
    Pete
    Shit I went to Petone Tech as well. 3 week block courses.
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