• Life-Cycle Support for Pressure Equipment
  • Highly experienced and qualified team
  • Business in growth mode

If you are looking for a Light Fabrication Apprenticeship in Christchurch then here is an entry level opportunity with Pei Group.                          

About the Employer

In 2012 the business was re-branded to Pressure Equipment Integrity (PEI) after ten years of consistent growth to reflect the direction and more specialist work they do in supporting the life cycle of Pressure Equipment.  The company has invested heavily in personnel, plant and equipment to enable them to facilitate Outage and Fabrication work more efficiently.  This has been a good move as PEI has thrived in the last few years establishing itself as a key player in Asset Integrity capability, as well as Outage and project work.

PEI Group now has room to grow and a solid foundation to build on, which goes hand in hand with their apprenticeship intake requirement.

About the Opportunity

You’ll be working alongside experience qualified team members to support you through your apprenticeship.  To start with you’ll be based in the workshop stripping down valves, taking apart equipment, assisting with re-assembly and welding.  Later on, as your training and experience develops, you’ll be working out on site as well.

Health and Safety is critical in this role and environment and you’ll need to be comfortable working in confined spaces and at heights.

About You

  • NCEA Level 2 in Maths and English
  • Restricted drivers’ licence – a full licence will be required by the time you are out on site
  • A pre-trade would be preferred but not essential
  • H&S aware and willing to fully embrace all compliance requirements from the start
  • Reliable, willing to learn and be hands-on
  • A team player who is confident to speak up
  • A good eye for detail


Standard hours are Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm.

During the busy winter period (March to September) the company operates a rotating 9 day fortnight, where every 2nd week you get Saturday, Sunday and Monday off. 


NZ Apprenticeship in Engineering Fabrication (Light Fabrication), Level 4

  • Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
  • Apply an understanding of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and workplace safety culture in order to work safely and meet responsibilities in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  • Interpret drawings and/or specifications and select and use the appropriate fabrication materials, processes, tools, and equipment for the task being undertaken.
  • Apply relevant knowledge of fabrication principles and practices, and problem solving skills, to perform engineering fabrication tasks to industry standards.
  • Apply knowledge of welding to safely weld to an appropriate industry standard in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  • Apply an understanding of effective and efficient processes and principles, and quality systems to the fabrication of components and/or provision of services in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  • Practice effective communication within an engineering fabrication team and the wider workplace.
  • Recognise the limits of own ability and the importance of working with integrity and maintaining currency in the engineering fabrication field.
  • Produce a range of light fabricated products such as ducting, architectural fixtures, and balustrading from light gauge sheet, sections, and pipes using the appropriate tools and current relevant techniques