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Construction industry unconcerned about apprentice rates

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Feb 2024, 7:54AM
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Construction industry unconcerned about apprentice rates

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Feb 2024, 7:54AM

The recent slowdown in the construction sector could be reducing the number of people coming into apprenticeships. 

Figures suggest the building industry has eased, with around 50k building consents in a 12-month period now dropping down to under 40k. 

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation director Greg Durkin told Mike Hosking that there's definitely been a drop, but he isn't concerned for apprentices.  

He says his organisation has more than 16.5k apprentices at the moment and they are very busy. 

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