NZCB In The News – Radio NZ 13th November 2023

NZCB In The News – Radio NZ 13th November 2023

The percentage of inactive apprentices has jumped since the government's scheme apprenticeship boost started

NZCB chief executive Malcolm Fleming talks to Radio NZ News about the high number of inactive apprentices.

Radio script

The percentage of inactive apprentices has jumped since the government’s scheme apprenticeship Boost started paying firms thousands of dollars a year for each new apprentice. But an increasing number are not doing any credits for their qualifications. The Certified Builders Association chief executive Malcolm Fleming says some companies just want the subsidy. 

They are more likely to be businesses who are rolling employees such as Labour as apprentices to obtain the Apprentice boost contribution and they’re not encouraging those apprentices to work their way through the qualifications. So that’s a practise that trade associations like ourselves frown upon and I don’t hear of a lot of it occurring, but I can quite imagine that it does occur. 

Malcolm Fleming says other businesses are simply not good at training their apprentices.

Latest News

Kainga Ora's urban village

NZCB In The News – The Dominion Post – 22 May 2024

May 22, 2024

Kāinga Ora shake-up causes uncertainty for builders Reducing the amount of building work carried out...
Inscoope-image-2000x1000

NZCB In The News – April 2024

April 29, 2024

Joining NZ Certified Builders beneficial for busy West Coast building firm A decision to join...
skip-bin-2000x1000

NZCB in the Media – North & South Magazine, 01 April 2024

April 3, 2024

BUILDING’S dirty secrets Brand new homes are sold as warm, dry, energy efficient and sustainable,...
Business people negotiating a contract. Human hands working with documents at desk and signing contract.

Understanding variations, payment claims/invoices and deposits during your build or renovation

February 20, 2024

In New Zealand, the process of building or renovating a property has several key financial...
Female businessperson signs contract. Close up of female hand signing formal paper on the office table

Essential things to know before you hire a property lawyer

January 23, 2024

When buying property in New Zealand, whether it’s land to build on or a home...
deck-blog

How to breathe new life into your old deck

November 28, 2023

As summer draws near, and along with it the promise of hours of barbecues and...