• Entry Level School Leaver Opportunity
  • Excellent training on offer
  • Whangārei location

About the Employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi  

Orion is the largest printer of tags for the nursery industry in New Zealand. You’ll see their coloured labels in almost every garden centre in the country. The T&D Print division specialises in adhesive labels, as well as general printing.

Orion focuses on quality and sustainability and this is an exciting time to join them as the company is growing and new opportunities are arising.

About the Opportunity

Mō Te Huarahi  

Have you recently left or are about to leave school and looking for a new way to kick start your career?

Orion is looking for an energetic and proactive Print Apprentice to join their Whangarei-based team.

What’s on offer for you?

  • Hours of work are usually 8 hours per day
  • Length of Apprenticeship: 4 years plus the apprentice also needs to complete 240 credits achieved by completing appropriate unit standards
  • Tailored training, mentoring and professional development

About You


A high level of safety awareness is a pre-requisite for this opportunity as is a good level of physical fitness as there is a fair amount of heavy lifting and moving.

This apprenticeship is primarily an on-the-job training program, working alongside qualified trades personal to learn the Printing process within the Printing and Packing process. 

You will have:

  • NCEA Level 2 in English, Maths and computer skills
  • Be mechanically minded
  • Have a good eye for detail
  • Be a team player with effective communication
  • A practical approach to diagnosing and solving problems
  • A great attitude with great timekeeping

Full training will be provided so we are looking for someone who has the willingness to learn.


Ngā Hāora  

Standard hours are 8.30am to 5pm, but there is some flexibility if required.


Te Tohu  

New Zealand Certificate in Print (Level 4) with strand in Offset Printing

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Carry out routine and preventative maintenance in the workplace, according to a maintenance programme.
  • Apply industry knowledge of terminology, machinery, and equipment to implement a range of technical production skills to support print production requirements.
  • Troubleshoot and rectify faults and problems throughout the print production process.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and customers to fulfil the requirements of the work and role.
  • Manage quality assurance and sustainable environmental practices to ensure industry standards are maintained.

Graduates of the Offset Printing strand will also be able to:

  • Prepare job components and make ready, the offset printing machinery and any associated equipment to make plates and produce printed product using the offset printing process.