Josh Dunedin 2

Apprentice Carpenter

Southern Lakes


About Us

Starting from humble beginnings in Dunedin, Cook Brothers Construction has grown substantially over the last fifteen years. We currently operate across Southern Lakes, Canterbury, Otago and Auckland.

At Cook Brothers Construction we believe in the attributes and behaviours of ‘One Team'. We operate above the line, that is, we are accountable, responsible and take ownership of our actions. This drive begins from the minute a project is brought to the table, until long after when the result becomes legacy. Our team has the desire to take on the world, and to do this each of us plays our part to achieve extraordinary results. 

We enjoy celebrating our success and believe it is important we do so. Over the past fifteen years our team has worked to create a reputation of quality, innovation and respect within our industry. Our team, and our projects are a testament to the hard work and commitment over this time.

Our goal is to inspire people more than to manage them. We trust our teams to do what they think is best for Cook Brothers Construction, giving them lots of freedom to make the best decisions for the company at that time.

Through innovation, quality, client satisfaction and sustainability, we strive to be a national leader in our industry, we believe our team is the heart and soul of us achieving this!

If you want to be a part of this journey, then this role is for you. 


About the Role         

We are looking for new Carpentry Apprentices to be a part of our Cook Brothers Apprentice Academy. 

You’ll be working alongside experienced carpenters, gaining on the job experience whilst working towards a NZ certificate in Carpentry. 


  • Contributing to our supportive and inclusive positive Build Team and co-operating with our trade partners on site
  • Completing all necessary tasks as directed
  • Working in a tidy and efficient manner
  • Committing to being part of a positive health and safety culture

We have a dedicated Apprentice Development Coach who runs our Cook Brothers Apprentice academy. Our Coach comes from a background in carpentry and teaching, and is there to provide continuous support both onsite and offsite during our academy sessions. 

Our academy not only provides aspiring carpenters with extra guidance on the tools and with their bookwork, but is also focussed on personal and professional development. 

The Cook Brothers Apprentice Academy is designed to develop the best carpenters in the country!  


Experience and Skills required:

If you have just finished a pre-trade course, or if you have experience on a construction site, we want to hear from you.

Skills include: 

  • Ability to work well in team
  • The drive to work towards becoming a quality carpenter
  • A pre-trade qualification is preferred
  • Good attitude to learning and work.


  • Competitive hourly rate + tool allowance
  • Health insurance + free Access to EAP services + annual flu shots
  • Active Social Club
  • Staff fuel discount card
  • Recognition and reward program
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Solid career progression
  • Supportive team
  • Good work/life balance
  • Positive and social company culture
  • Exciting projects both currently underway and in the pipeline


Apply Now 

To apply, please apply through Seek by clicking this link here  or send your CV to