Business Partners

Workplace training with our business partners

We organise workplace training so you can learn more about the building and timber supply industry. Here are links to some of the businesses we currently work with.

Tumu Timbers

Tumu Timbers processes and cuts timber for wholesale supply. They also manufacture a range of packaging products and woodware. You’ll learn about everything from wood processing to robotics.

Frame & Truss

Frame & Truss manufacture pre-nail wall frames and roof trusses for residential and commercial builds. They’re an exciting company using cutting edge technology to supply the highest quality product.

BBI Wood Products

BBI supplies a wide range of wood products and materials to the building industry, including large commercial and civil projects. You’ll be working with everything from plywood to appearance grade finishing products.


Goodwood creates and manufactures innovative products from toys to furniture. These clever kitsets are easy to assemble and ready to go in minutes. Working here, you’ll discover the amazing versatility of plywood.


Tumu is one of Hawke’s Bay’s leading building product suppliers for DIY, trade and rural customers. This is a great place to learn about retail and the huge range of products available to the building industry.

The businesses in the Tumu Group offer the living wage as a minimum salary.

Other benefits include:

  • Mentoring and professional development
  • Health insurance through Southern Cross
  • Banking packages with ANZ
  • Discounted childcare with PORSE
  • Profit share incentive scheme
  • Free firewood
  • And more
Building Futures Machine Operator

Career paths in building and timber supply

The building and timber supply industry offers a huge range of career paths. It’s much more than working with a nail gun.

Here are some of the jobs and career paths available

  • Forklift drivers
  • Timber handling
  • Machine operators
  • Kiln operators
  • Timber processing
  • Frame and truss pre nail
  • Machine operating
  • Builder
  • Roofer
  • Concreting
  • Gib Stopping
  • Painting
  • Insulation
  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Labourer
  • Traffic Control
  • Robotics
  • Retail
  • Administration
  • Sales
  • Warehousing
  • Operations
  • Importing and wholesales
  • Inventory control
  • Logistics
  • Management

Feel free to contact us if you want more information.