G.J. Apprenticeship Scheme:
A Road to Business Ownership
Welcome and congratulations on taking the first steps towards a brighter future with G.J. Gardner Homes.
Here at G.J.’s we are proud to be the market leaders in this large and growing home building industry, and are thrilled to be able to offer this amazing opportunity to driven and motivated individuals.
We are currently constructing more homes than ever, and with only 5,000 apprentices in the construction industry there is a real shortage of workers. This gap will rise as the demand for housing in New Zealand doubles over the next two years so here at G.J. Gardner we are proactively helping bring more young New Zealand professionals through the ranks and hopefully into business ownership.
The G.J. Apprenticeship Scheme is the first step in that process. For all students about to leave school or anyone looking for a change in career path, this is the perfect opportunity to join a booming industry with the market leader that has the reputation and career path for advancement.
With the ability to earn money while you learn, without a student loan, all while gaining the skills and a qualification needed for the job, the G.J. Apprentice Scheme is our exciting new venture to guiding a potential apprentice right through to possible franchise ownership.
We are pleased to be able to offer 5 Apprenticeship options;
- Brick and block laying
- Exterior plastering
- Interior systems
- Painting and decorating
A mentor will also be assigned to each apprentice so that they have an experienced colleague that they can turn to for support while they study. Through these apprenticeships G.J.’s may be able to provide subsidies and discounts on tools and supplies to get them started.
We have seen individuals follow a career path from an apprentice to a G.J. franchise owner. This scheme is designed to put more people into jobs and hopefully business ownership. After gaining a trade qualification, G.J. Gardner Homes offers three different in-house courses that provide education and career advancement.
Outward Bound – Compass Course
Based in the Queen Charlotte Sound at the top of the South Island , we see this as a chance to develop leadership, business skills and a strong sense of self-responsibility.
Team Management Programme
This qualification has been offered to all team members through the Institute of Management of New Zealand and gives our employees the skills they need to manage staff performance and organise resources.
Leadership Development Programme
This programme is structured to provide a skill development pathway to assist individuals into high performing, focused management roles within the G.J. franchise network.
At G.J. Gardner we don’t just build homes, we build careers.