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Getting an apprenticeship offer isn’t just down to chance…

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The MAST Academy School to Work Transition team promotes apprenticeship pathways in the marine, composites, and industrial textiles industries to students through the MAST Launch it - School to Work program. This programme offers students work experience and gives credits towards their NCEA. Ovlov Marine is in Westhaven, Pine Harbour and Gulf Harbour, Auckland, and has had four apprentices successfully progress into apprenticeships through the School to Work programme.

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The success rate for students gaining an apprenticeship through the school to work pathway is approx 80%, so this is a great way to start a marine career. Heath Beggs now has an apprenticeship at Ovlov Marine, and he recently attended the Maritime Mahi expo held at the Maritime Museum on September 20th.

The Maritime Mahi expo organised by the ED&EM team, a division of the AKL Business Chamber, invited students from schools all over Auckland to the event to learn about job opportunities in the marine and maritime industry. Heath did an excellent job representing the industry and shared his passion for boats and his journey to becoming qualified over the course of three years. Congratulations to Heath for his achievements.

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