Story: Apprenticeships and trade training

Railway apprentices’ exams

Railway apprentices’ exams

In a social hall decorated for a forthcoming dance, apprentices at the Hutt railway workshops prepare to sit their first exam in 1930. State railway workshops were some of the biggest employers and trainers of apprentices in the early 20th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Albert Percy Godber Collection (PA-Group-00048)
Reference: APG-1803-1/2-G
Photograph by Albert Percy Godber

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Jeremy Baker, 'Apprenticeships and trade training - The post-war years', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Jeremy Baker, published 11 Mar 2010