TransDiesel expands apprentice programme

TransDiesel expands apprentice programme after receiving more than 280 applications

Eight young people have been given the opportunity to join TransDiesel

When TransDiesel advertised a number of apprenticeship positions, they weren’t expecting more than 280 applications. After reviewing the calibre of applicants, the team decided to expand the intake by 60% and offered eight young people the opportunity to join TransDiesel.

"As a Kiwi-owned and operated business, TransDiesel is making significant investment in the future prosperity of the industry and people associated with it," says Joe Gradwell, general manager, aftersales operations.

Joe Gradwell 

First established in 2020, the programme will see the annual intake work throughout the business over three to four years. A specialised Learning and Development team oversees the apprentices while national service and technical support manager, Andrew Hodgkinson, oversees the apprenticeship programme with the support of experienced subject matter experts who mentor new talent.

At the end of the structured training programme, which is aligned to a national qualification (in partnership with MITO), successful apprentices will receive a Trade Certificate recognising them as a Heavy Equipment Qualified Technician.

In addition to technical aspects of the programme, apprentices also have the opportunity to participate in learning relating to wellbeing and nutrition, as well as customer service training, all of which help contribute to a more holistic workplace experience.  

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