Apprentice Development Coach



About Us

Starting from humble beginnings in Dunedin, Cook Brothers Construction has grown substantially over the last fifteen years into a well-respected commercial construction company. We are currently made up of 200+ team members across Southern Lakes, Canterbury, Otago and Auckland, whilst maintaining our strong " one team" culture.

With a focus on Quality, Cook Brothers Construction has an extensive and diverse portfolio that spans new construction, fit-outs, and design and build, both in the high-end residential and commercial sectors.

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. We love to see our employees thrive and grow throughout our business. Development opportunities are endless, and we are committed to continuously mentoring and coaching others.

We strive to be a National leader in our industry, with a focus on quality, client satisfaction, sustainability and innovation. We believe our team is the heart and soul of us achieving this.


About the Role

This is a fixed term travelling role where you will be involved in hands on development and training of our apprentices across the four regions – Southern Lakes, Otago, Canterbury and Auckland.

You will use your high level knowledge and experience in carpentry to provide on the job training for our apprentices.

In this role you will be assisting our Site Managers to motivate, mentor, and develop our apprentices into an integral part of our team.


Main Responsibilities include:

  • Providing on the job training for our apprentices
  • Driving the performance behaviours required to help our apprentices reach their self selected goals
  • Identifying areas where we can produce better learning outcomes
  • Encouraging apprentices to ask questions and learn the Cook Brothers way
  • Identify skill, ability and knowledge gaps and performance barriers
    Identify areas where apprentices may have fallen off track with their goals and re-align
  • Involvement in implementing and delivering our apprentice development programme across the regions
  • Involvement alongside the HR Manager and Regional Mangers in recruitment & team selection of apprentices

About You

You are highly skilled in carpentry and have a passion for sharing your knowledge and skillset to see others achieve.

  • Energetic, charismatic, and positive personality
  • Coaching, training, and mentoring experience required
  • Commercial Construction experience preferred
  • Inspires strong engagement and commitment in others
  • Passion for quality carpentry
  • Health and Safety orientated
  • Excellent communication skills
  • First-hand experience on site training apprentices
  • Team player


  • Annual Summit with All Regions
  • Recognition and Reward Program
  • Supportive Team
  • Good Work/Life Balance
  • Positive and Social Company Culture
  • Active Social Club
  • Exciting Projects both Currently and Forward Projects
  • Team Fuel Discount Card
  • Competitive Salary + Laptop + Phone
  • Health Insurance + Free Access to EAP Services + Annual Flu Shots
  • Being a Part of the Future of Construction in New Zealand


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