At Sistema, we’ll challenge you to reach your full potential. The recruitment and development of our apprentices is an important part of our growth. Our new apprenticeship programme is unique in New Zealand and gives you two qualifications. 

What We Offer

We offer an innovative workplace where you will be able to embrace a range of learning opportunities on the job. It is not only about attracting enthusiastic and motivated candidates, we seek to develop our people to be the best they can be.

Our unique apprenticeship programme offers you an amazing programme in an emerging state of the art facility. You can expect a variety of experiences and a great team culture through a programme endorsed by Competenz and other relevant professional bodies.

Apprenticeship Development includes

  • Sistema induction/orientation
  • Apprentice network
  • Dedicated mentor
  • Individual Development Plan
  • Structured Learning – on the job and block courses
  • Job Rotation

What’s in it for you

  • Earn while you learn
  • Work for one of the most progressive plastic manufacturing companies in NZ
  • Unique opportunity to earn two qualifications whether you choose Mechanical Engineering or Plastics Processing eg:

National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Specialising in one of the following:

  • Fitting and Machining
  • Maintenance
  • Toolmaking

(and do extra qualification in Plastics Processing)


National Certificate in Plastics Processing

  • Moulding
    • Injection
    • Stretch Blow
    • Two Components

(and do extra qualification in Engineering)


Sistema Employee Wins Competenz 2014 Plastics Apprentice of the Year

We are proud that Patrick McElhannan an apprentice here at Sistema won the Competenz 2014 Plastics Apprentice of the Year.  Share his apprenticeship journey and discover what he has learned and achieved as an apprentice.  Hear of his contribution to both the company and other employees with his career in the plastics industry.

Watch a short film about his story here

If you are the kind of peson who has the ambition to reach this goal, you could be one of our people.  Apply with your CV to and please include the word Apprenticeship in the subject line.