About us

"Welcome to the JNP Aviation Training Whānau. We proudly call ourselves a whānau because our team, like any family, share a commitment to a common set of values. We understand and appreciate the true value of people and family and strive to provide empowerment through shared knowledge and collaboration.  

JNP Aviation Training’s parent company, JNP Aviation, provides world class airport handling services and sets a new standard in aviation services.

At the core of its operations is the provision of all ground handling services to Air New Zealand and Charter Airlines. Currently, these services are provided by highly trained, skilled and capable Customer Service Agents and Loaders at Whangārei, Napier, Gisborne, Tauranga, Rotorua, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Blenheim, Hokitika and Timaru. JNP Aviation also offers cargo management, passenger services and airport management. 

We invite you to join JNP Aviation Training here in Tauranga to embark on an exciting career in aviation. This industry offers so many unique career paths for you to pursue. We guarantee your experience will be both challenging and enjoyable".

JOSH PAYNE
CEO & JNPAT INSTRUCTOR

our vision

Excellence in Aviation Training.

our mission

to consistently provide quality training for jnp aviation training students resulting in a clear pathway to a meaningful and exciting career.

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why choose us

Airport operations roles are vital to providing a safe, efficient airport environment and good customer service. All airport operations require specialist skills and knowledge. Those working with aircraft and on airports must be properly trained and qualified according to aviation law and regulations.

At JNP Aviation Training you will receive expert hands-on training leading to New Zealand qualifications and the opportunity to find your dream job in the aviation industry. We will provide you with the best possible opportunity to gain the highest standards in the industry giving you that competitive edge.  You’ll be training with New Zealand’s leading aviation service provider, JNP Aviation, gaining tangible industry experience by enrolling in programmes based at our Tauranga training hub.

You’ll be receiving the best possible start to your aviation career.

We will personally help you navigate towards employment with our industry partners.

Meet the team

The JNP Aviation Training (JNPAT) team are a dedicated group of aviation specialists based in Tauranga. Essentially we love all things aviation and want to share all we know in a supportive, fun, safe and inclusive learning environment. We focus on excellence and quality in education without losing the sense of excitement and enjoyment the world of aviation can bring. Our JNPAT whānau cannot wait to share our special aviation environment with you and create potential employees who are highly qualified, safety aware and who reflect our passion in the aviation field.

JOSH PAYNE

JOSH PAYNE

CEO & Instructor

Having had the absolute pleasure of leading a hugely dedicated, talented and skilled team at JNP Aviation to be an award winning, reputable and successful force in the aviation industry, I am delighted to head another organisation, JNP Aviation Training.  I am confident JNPAT will clearly excel in every aspect of its operation - that's the JNP way! I am truly convinced that the quality of our tailored-made programmes, the highly skilled and qualified instructors who deliver them, the people-centric ākonga support team and the senior leadership team charged with quality assurance, student wellbeing, safety, compliance and business performance, will combine to deliver an exceptional experience!

Verghese george

Verghese george

General manager

As the General Manager Training at JNPAT, I am entrusted with and responsible for the safety, wellbeing and development of ākonga and staff and the on-going credibility, viability and success of the training school. This is a fit-for-purpose role for me as I have a passion for all things aviation coupled with an inherent desire to assist people achieve amazing goals. I am excited about working alongside the talented and committed JNPAT team in providing quality training that makes a difference to each and every student.

LEE SEDGWICK

LEE SEDGWICK

SENIOR instructor

My career in aviation began in London at Heathrow Airport. The operational capacity at that time made Heathrow one of the world’s largest and busiest airports handling 200,000 passengers and over 400 arrival/departures per day. I was fortunate over my 25 years’ within the Industry to gain extensive knowledge in a variety of roles starting my career in customer services, then onto dispatcher, load controller, supervisor, airport operations and more recently joining JNP Aviation in 2018 as Ramp Services Manager. The variety of experience throughout this time has provided me with an appreciation of how every role is part of the puzzle.

mark cleghorn

mark cleghorn

jnpat & jnp aviation health & saftey manager

Safety is an integral part of aviation, and as the Health and Safety Manager for JNP Aviation and JNPAT I’m privileged to be able to guide and facilitate the safety culture within these organisations. Excellence in aviation training requires a total commitment to embedding safety as a core value in all of our staff and students. My role in health, safety and wellbeing gives me endless opportunities to grow my knowledge and understanding of everything we do, and to meet and interact with people from around the aviation sector.

EMILY COOK

EMILY COOK

JNPAT Administrator

Emily is JNPAT's team administrator. Emily is an integral part of our team to ensure everything is running smoothly and all our data management systems are up to date. She takes care of all enrolments, queries and JNPAT's general admin. Most importantly, Emily is there for our ākonga to contact whenever they feel the need. Emily is our student contact and support - and with a vast education expertise she is our Literacy & Numeracy expert! Last but not least our JNPAT Administrator takes care of all JNPAT student's personal academic information - ensuring it is collected, entered and stored privately and safely [admin@jnpat.ac.nz]

JNP aviation trainers

JNP aviation trainers

jnpat Instructors

Our JNPAT Instructors come from the aviation ground operations industry. They are highly trained 'TTT' trainers and have a wealth of skills and knowledge to share with our new learners at JNPAT.

Alice Jones

Alice Jones

Academic lead

I work from behind the scenes at JNPAT keeping all policies and processes monitored and current to ensure 100% quality education is delivered safely to all JNPAT students in the aviation environment. My job is to assist JNP Aviation Training to continually meet its vision of excellence in aviation training. My background and current line of work is in all things education - both tertiary and industry, and working with JNPAT has provided me with an insight into the exciting aviation sector amongst a positive and motivating team.

Maatamarie Pokai-Marks

Maatamarie Pokai-Marks

Ākonga support

Maata is our Ākonga Support & Cultural Navigator - to facilitate the supportive learning environment for all students at JNP Aviation Training (JNPAT).  JNPAT's aim is to foster a good 'team environment' that is culturally inclusive for all students - an environment that already exists at JNP Aviation. We are lucky enough to have Maata as she works across both JNP Avaition and JNPAT, which means the culture connects from the working environment to the training school. Maata will ensure JNPAT's ākonga are fostered as a JNPAT community and she will always be around for a good kōrero!

JNP Aviation training study options

Select the right study option for you - an entirely new programme or a mini-package of specialised credentials in aviation. Take your pick.

Study Options
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