LTM is a great place to work. We have a unique environment of trust, equality and performance.
This is strengthened by everyone getting together regularly for events organised by our active social club, including bringing our Auckland and Wellington teams together.
In 2022 LTM started a pilot scheme for a pre-trade carpentry course (Level 3). This is a 10-month programme running from February to December each year. It is a great launch pad for individuals with limited experience in building and construction but are keen to learn as they earn.
Participants spend three days a week tuition on a residential house build with an experienced carpentry tutor, as well as up to 22 hours a week paid work experience on an LTM site.
Selected students can go on to enrol in a NZ Certificate in Carpentry apprenticeship (Level 4) with LTM the following year.
A positive attitude, enthusiasm, reliability, self-management and an ability to contribute as a great team member are some key attributes we look for. The program is proving successful and will be run on a yearly basis.
LTM is one of the few construction companies in New Zealand to have its own apprentice training school.
It reflects our philosophy of putting our people at the centre of what we do. It supports our apprentices, broadens their skills and makes their jobs more enjoyable.
The school is located in the Hutt Valley where a dedicated trainer works with our 20 carpentry apprentices. Most of our apprenticeships are through BCITO, and some through the local polytechnic Weltec. They are earned not given—candidates offered an opportunity to complete a four-year apprenticeship will be required to labour on one of our sites for 6-12 months to earn their stripes prior to their training.
Wellington apprentices attend half-a-day a week. Auckland apprentices come down for a Monday-to-Friday block course once every three months.
Our trainers are always looking for those with the potential to become excellent foremen, site and project managers.
For the past five years our apprentices have helped build cabins for Habit for Humanity, an organisation that provides housing for vulnerable people.
With LTM you can gain your qualification on the job and continue your career progress. Below are the different steps you can achieve depending on the path best suited to you.
We’ve designed training modules that cover all aspects of LT’s, from our history and values to ‘operational’—the nuts and bolts of how we work. The modules are tailored to address any gaps in individuals or a team’s knowledge. Our own experienced staff, who are experts in their fields, have written most of the modules and will present them; as well as bringing in experts in other areas of leadership and development.