Origin of apprentices - Aggregated

The following dashboard looks further into the background of ITO trainees than within the dashboard What are ITO trainees doing in the year prior to starting training? We find that many ITO trainees were enrolled in secondary schooling in the years leading up to starting training.

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For each year from 2007 to 2016 we take all new trainees in the ITO's we follow. From these trainees, we track their primary activity each year prior to starting training within the period of 2007 to 2016. We rank activities in order of:

  1. ITO training
  2. Tertiary study
  3. Polytechnic study
  4. Secondary schooling
  5. Employer (Workforce)
  6. Employee (Workforce)
  7. Beneficiary
  8. Overseas

For this analysis we aggregate across the new ITO trainees each year and their primary activities each year prior to starting training. ITO training areas are defined through the qualification details provided by the Ministry of Education.


Access to the anonymised data used in this study was provided by Statistics New Zealand in accordance with security and confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act 1975, and secrecy provisions of the Tax Administration Act 1994. The findings are not Official Statistics. The results in this paper are the work of the authors, not Statistics NZ, and have been confidentialised to protect individuals, households, businesses, and other organisations from identification. Read our full disclaimer here.


Where do apprentices arrive from?

Only 12% of apprentices start training the year after finishing secondary school.


Where do apprentices end up?

Most apprentices retain in their respective industries after completing training, with many progressing into self-employment

Apprentices Origins Source Longitudinal Time series