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Fees FREE Training in 2019

Aspire 2 Trades and New Zealand Welding School will be offering domestic students fees free study from 2018, in accordance with government policy.
Eligibility criteria and terms and conditions will apply.

For more information on the fees free offer and how you can step up in to 2018 with Aspire2 Trades, call us today on 0800 935 337 or Contact Us.


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Eligibility criteria and terms and conditions will apply.
This offer is subject to funding confirmation from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and any other additional Government terms or conditions.

Fees Free Training in 2019. Apply now.

Meet Gavin

"NZWS helped me to score a great job - even before I finished my course."

"It was the qualifications for me, and the short amount of time needed to get real skills and a good job.

The variety of skills & techniques I've learned have definitely opened doors for me. The NZ Welding School tutors were a great help. I found results at NZWS. I've got experience. I've up-skilled and landed myself a great job. I asked for work experience and was given all the support I needed to find a great job."

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Meet Zane

"Welding has given me so much confidence - I can do anything"

Before I came to NZ Welding School I was getting into a lot of trouble, I wasn’t enrolled in any high school because I kept getting kicked out. I went to NZWS because I wanted to stay out of trouble and keep my mum happy and most of all I wanted to become a welder. 

All the people and the vibes that were around at NZWS was cool, calm and collective which made things a lot of fun. The tutors played a big part in helping me, they basically got me to where I am now. I’m currently working in Christchurch as a heavy structural Steel Welder and it has been a long fun ride.

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Meet Siva

"NZ welding School fast-tracked me into my engineering apprenticeship!"

"Before I went to the NZ Welding school I was an Industrial Abseiler working in factories and on towers often helping welders get to where they needed to be. I decided to go to NZ welding school so I could go back to Abseiling with some new skills and get more job opportunities. 

I learned a lot a skills at NZ Welding School, almost all of which I use every day. My favourite thing about the NZWS was the diversity and sheer amount of skills they teach in such a short time. 

One thing that really helped me while I was at the NZ Welding school was the diversity of things to do. Every time I got frustrated or stumped I could always stop and work on a different exciting project. Two days after graduating from NZ Welding school I started my apprenticeship in General Engineering for Machine part Welding doing anything from fixing a broken Exercycle to doing extensive maintenance on large heavy machinery."

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Call us now on 0800 935 337  (0800 WELDER)

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What employers say

Jay Cee
"Jay Cee Welding are keen to support NZ Welding School in their endeavour to train fabricators & welders and to offer opportunities to those people who show an aptitude towards this skill. New Zealand desperately requires skilled fabricators & welders in the steel building trade."
Jay Cee Welding Ltd
Employ1 Teale
"We have found that using NZ Welding School graduates has become a very rewarding experience. We have no hesitation in using them in our operation and will continue to do so, they are a credit to both themselves and the Welding School."
M. J. Bongard
Teale Metal Products Ltd