For over 50 years we have been delivering quality service, on time, hassle free at a competitive price.

Greaves Electrical is one of the largest providers of electrical and instrumentation services in Taranaki. As Registered Master Electricians, Greaves Electrical provides guaranteed workmanship, delivering safe, successful electrical solutions for residential, rural, commercial and industrial customers.

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Leadership Team

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Tim Reid
Managing Director

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Richard Withey
Electrical Manager

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Robert Death
Project Supervisor

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Open Positions


Electrical Apprentice

Electricians are in high demand

We take electricity for granted, but without the people who install and maintain the equipment, our hi-tech world would come to a grinding halt. So a career in the electrical industry is a career choice that really does make a difference.

The industry is now so diverse and technology-driven that the many opportunities and rewards on offer are only limited by your drive and enthusiasm. 

If you thrive on intellectual challenges, are a problem solver, don’t mind hard work, and are interested in constantly improving your knowledge and keeping abreast of new technologies, then this is the ideal career choice.

Our apprentices are employed through our training provider ETCO, who will manage your training. To be eligible you must meet ours and ETCO's requirements. To find out more search www.etco.co.nz

On-Job Training

This happens as part of your day to day work. It involves working with and assisting a registered electrician and being shown how to do the job. By watching, learning and progressively doing more of the job yourself, you will reach a level of competence where you can do the job unaided.

Off-Job Training

It is important that you understand not only HOW to do the job competently and safely, but also WHY it must be done a certain way. This is done by completing courses of study and ultimately sitting EWRB Electrical Theory and Regulations exams in your final year. This will involve study at home and attending Etco evening classes and block courses. You will complete on-going assignments, assessments and final examinations.

By the time you have finished your 3½ years training you will have gained:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4)

  • Electrician’s Registration issued by the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

Candidate Checklist:

  • A minimum 8 NCEA credits (or equivalent) in level 2 or higher in English, or Level 2 Literacy.

  • A minimum 8 NCEA credits (or equivalent) in level 2 Maths, i.e. Algebra, Pythagoras & Trigonometry.

  • A minimum 8 NCEA credits (or equivalent) in level 2 Science: preferably an industry related science.

  • Able to pass a colour vision test.

  • Evidence of New Zealand residency or citizenship.

  • Evidence of a manual driving licence.

  • Ready access to a vehicle to get to and from work and night school.

To discuss the above role in more detail or to enquire about other interesting job opportunities, please contact Richard Withey on 027 453 5357, alternatively, please fill out the form below.


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