Re-boot: investing in apprenticeships (and shiny new stuff)


13 April 2015

Thanks to all of you who spread the word with your companies about the Government’s Re-boot subsidy. Taking on an apprentice is a big decision for any company, so it’s good to see the Government offering incentives to encourage sign-ups.

It’s good, too, to see apprentices receiving financial help towards the costs of their tools and courses. So we thought you’d like to see where the money goes. Here Codie Seaton from Bluewood Logging in Tapanui displays the Stihl chainsaw he bought with his reboot contribution. His employer generously chipped in too.

In 2014 Competenz paid out over $2.25 million in subsidies to employers. The subsidy ended on 31 December.