What do locksmiths do?
Locksmiths install, maintain, and replace locks, keys, safes, electronic locking devlives, and access control systems for residential and commercial building and vehicles. They may also install and maintain security systems.
What do Locksmiths get paid?
Locksmiths with one to three years’ experience usually earn somewhere between $18 to $25 per hour and qualified locksmiths with over three years of experience can earn anywhere between $25 – $29 per hour.
Source: Beveridge Locksmiths, 2018
Do Locksmiths have enough opportunities in New Zealand?
Yes, chances of getting a job as a locksmith are average in New Zealand, as there is always a constant need for locksmiths.
What do I need to do to become a locksmith in New Zealand?
To become a qualified locksmith, you will need to train for 3 years usually.
To enter the industry, there are no specific requirements needed. However, employers may prefer to employ those who have or are working on getting a locksmitth qualification.
To become a qualified locksmith you usually need to complete a three-year apprenticeship and gain a New Zealand Certificate in Locksmithing (Trade) (Level 4).
Key responsibilities of a locksmith
- install and repair locks and safes
- cut or make keys to fit locks and reset combination locks
- open jammed locks and safes
- advise clients on locks, safes and general security needs
- develop and design master key systems (keys that only work in particular locks and can’t be copied)
Some locksmith companies in New Zealand….
Chubb Security – Mobile Locksmiths in New Zealand