98% of our graduates from the Welding Academy find work in the welding industry, you will find our students throughout New Zealand and the rest of the world. We have close links with the industry who often contact us when they require employment vacancies to be filled.

Qualification Pathways

With further work experience and/or qualifications, graduates of the Welding Academy can become:

  • Workshop Supervisor
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Supervisor
  • Welding engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Engineering Contractor

Career Opportunities

Welding is used in the following areas:

  • Automotive: Towbars, Trailers and Truck Chassis.
  • Agricultural Equipment: Farm Equipment, Irrigation Systems, Repairs and Maintenance.
  • Construction: Structural Steelwork, Earthquake Strengthening and Ground Stabilisation.
  • Oil and Gas Industry: Tube and Pipework.
  • Food and Beverage: Stainless Tube, Tanks, Vats.
  • Aviation Industry: Aluminium Repair and Fabrication.
  • Marine: Underwater Welding, Boat Building and Repairs.
  • Manufacturing in general.

CC Workforce

CC Workforce is a partner to the Welding Academy who can help students gain employment in New Zealand. The trade industry always needs skilled workers and there are plenty of opportunities waiting for you in roles that can be taken on as your career progresses. We get that tradespeople often lack the skills needed to get an apprenticeship or job in this industry, so we’re here to help.

We’ll help you take advantage of all the training and opportunities provided by our academy and kickstart your career in New Zealand’s trades industry.