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06.12.22    |  

Apprentice Training and Website Launch Reaches New Horizonz

5th December 2022

With their well-established nationwide Programmes and Apprenticeships division now in full force and the launch of their new website this month, Vertical Horizonz takes the next step in its evolution into one of the largest workplace health and safety training and education providers in Aotearoa.

The private training provider is perfectly positioned to succeed in the trades industry with programmes focused on developing talent in roofing, scaffolding, rope access and rigging industries.

Since the reform of vocational education, Vertical Horizonz has taken on the apprenticeship services previously offered by Skills Org and will be looking to launch several new programmes in the near future.

Marcus Bathan, Chief Operations Officer of Vertical Horizonz NZ, says the new website is an important step in the transition to holistically bring together industry training and education options.

“As we’ve moved towards ensuring on-job and off-job education for our existing trainees and employers, our new site will be a great tool to continue to attract new employers and apprentices. We’re particularly excited about the addition of a job hub that provides a dedicated space for both employers and trainees to connect,” says Bathan.

With more than 100 courses in specialised training areas such as height and access, confined space, and fire and emergency on offer, Programmes and Apprenticeships Manager, Michelle Kesha says VHNZ is developing a comprehensive pathway into industry across New Zealand.

“VHNZ has a unique focus on support from day-one for our learners and all the way through their apprenticeship journey. We provide nationwide ongoing support with a customer-centric approach with a well-established team including industry experts to call upon. We have also strategically partnered with SARNZ (Scaffolding, Access and Rigging NZ) and RANZ (Roofing Association of New Zealand) to work together within industry to make improvements and to ensure employers and apprentices get the best outcomes with longevity,” she says.

Bathan notes the launch of the new website,, is perfectly timed to meet the demand from a rapidly changing workforce.

“The pandemic has had a huge effect on New Zealand’s workforce. We’re seeing many individuals moving into new areas of work and even more companies desperate to upskill their current staff,” says Bathan.

“While we already have significant geographical reach with courses held up and down Aotearoa and in Australia, the new website offers us the opportunity to expand our marketing and attract a wider audience,” he says.

The Maori and Pasifika division is dedicated to supporting people into skilled work. Targeting rangatahi and registered jobseekers via the Ministry of Social development, the Māori Pasifika roopu develops pathways to work for trainees leading towards a better future. “Their dedicated website space offers registration options, highlights the unique programmes we have developed, but it also gives us a chance to share some of the extraordinary stories behind the scenes – the amazing success stories of students and rangatahi we’ve been privileged to train,” says Bathan.

“Looking ahead, we’ll be working on even more comprehensive educational pathways to assist students from secondary school. We want to bring together school leavers, youth, corporate, culture and community to support economic growth and to empower people to succeed,” says Bathan.

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A very big thank you to our web agency Neromotion for all their hard work! Their agility and commitment to partnering with us on this project has been invaluable.

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