Electrical Apprentice
Edendale, NZ
3d ago

On-the-job-training gaining experience in specialist technical skills with a dedicated mentor

Gaining a NZ Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 4 is only the beginning to more opportunities

Use cutting-edge technology, working towards sustainable solutions and green initiatives

Fonterra is an essential business and we always need people to help keep us moving! Under different Alert Levels your recruitment experience may look and feel a little different, but our Recruitment Team is here to help guide you through the process. Kia kaha, Aotearoa!

Edendale is New Zealand's oldest dairy processing site and where a commendation was received in the Mega Efficiency Impact category of the 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards after improved efficiencies across the site.

About us

Our Co-operative, empowers people to continue to build and grow our hub for generations of future leaders in our industry, through our Apprenticeship programmes.

Haea te Ata, means we must collectively work together to support each other more and more to bring tātou tātou and Good Together to life in everything we do.

The Opportunity

Are you an explorer of all things electrical? Do you spend your spare time building bots, programming, building cars? Not only will you gain a qualification in Electrical Engineering, working in a global organisation will expand the career opportunities available to you further on down the track.

Being an Electrical Apprentice at our Edendale site means you'll help with and be trained in providing electrical servicing, fault finding and preventative maintenance to the sites highly automated plant and equipment.

You’ll be using advanced systems and gaining exposure to some of the industry's most modern technology. On site you’ll be working from Monday to Friday initially and will eventually progress into our shift pattern.

The theory-based work will be spread across the duration of your apprenticeship so that it aligns to the practical work you’ll be involved in.

What you’ll bring and develop

We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about the electrical trade and show’s a genuine interest in the technical and creative parts of the work you get to be a part of each day.

The perfect fit will be someone who enjoys working in a team, shows initiative, can think on their feet when a problem pops up and someone who generally brings a co-operative attitude to everything they do.

Your confidence to speak up and ask questions matched with your strong work ethic will continue to boost you through your learning journey with us.

Any and all experience in work-related fields, voluntary or school experience and involvement in community groups will be a big advantage when you apply those learnings to your apprenticeship.

Other key skills and experience include :

Achieved or in the process of attaining minimum of NCEA Level 2 Maths and Physics or NZQA Level 3 Certificate in a relevant field

Enjoys problem solving, a quick learner who adapts to change easily

Strong mechanical aptitude

A minimum restricted driver’s license is required with a view to secure your full


Completion of a pre-trade course in a related subject is desired but not essential

Overall, it’s your positive attitude and your ambition to drive your own career that will set you apart!

Our Story

Whanaungatanga, our Co-operative spirit gives us all a common strength and purpose. Manaakitanga is how we care for all our people who are at the heart of what we do, we want our farmers, employees, customers and communities to thrive.

Kaitiakitanga, ensures we take care of the land. We are committed to farming in a way that regenerates our farms and environment for future generations.

Whakaohooho constantly inspires ourselves and each other with great career development opportunities and benefits. We enable flexibility and balance to suit everyone’s lifestyles and choices.

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