Apprentice Training New Zealand (ATNZ) has appointed Susanne Martin as general manager, effective 8 October 2018.
Martin joins ATNZ in Auckland after senior executive roles at Crossmark and Philips in both New Zealand and Australia and will be responsible for the management and development of the apprentice programs.
“ATNZ is focused on adding innovation and value to New Zealand businesses and it’s exciting to lead an organisation embedded in the same values as my own,” said Martin.
“Infometrics data shows us that this country needs more than 5,500 new workers in the mechanical engineering sector between now and 2022 to fill new jobs and replace workers who retire or leave, so our work is incredibly important.
“I’m hoping to take another step up with the customer driven team, refining our service while remaining committed to being the premium apprentice training resource for New Zealand businesses.”
ATNZ is a not-for-profit charity which currently employs more than 380 apprentices who are seconded to businesses throughout New Zealand. Employers pay ATNZ to host an apprentice on a contract basis to work and learn.