Are you finding it tough to recruit talent? You can start building your long-term talent pipeline today by connecting with Year 12 and 13 students to champion your business and industry.
We’re looking for future-focused employers in our growth sectors to inspire the next generation of talent by either exhibiting at the upcoming ‘Career Exploration Day’ or hosting a Year 12 /13 student for work experience.
Employers can choose their level of involvement, depending on resources and timing that works for the business.
Careers Exploration Day
As a starting point Karen Haigh ChristchurchNZ Talent Specialist recommends taking part in the upcoming ‘Careers Exploration Day’
“The Careers Exploration Day on 5 March is a fantastic opportunity to get in front of 800 Year 11,12 and 13 students and provide a glimpse into the highly skilled roles and opportunities available in your sector, study pathways and future projects they could be involved in,” said Haigh.
The Careers Day will be open to Shirley Boys’ High School and Avonside Girls High School students and whānau.
Careers Exploration Day
Date: 5 March
Time: 9am to 2.30pm
Venue: 209 Travis Road, North New Brighton
Exhibitors to RSVP by 1 March
Hosting A Student
Employers also have the option of hosting a student for two weeks during the school term holidays
Seequent, one of Christchurch (and the world’s) leading tech businesses regularly hosts students. Graham Grant, Seequent CEO said the experience has been beneficial for both the student and the business.
Graham Grant - CEO Seequent
The Student360 initiative supports our mission to encourage the next generation to take on careers in technology by inspiring their curiosity. We’ve hosted four students so far and have enjoyed introducing them into the world of work. The efforts we make to inspire curious minds will continue, and we hope that more organisations will join this initiative. It's a win-win situation for us all!”
Ian McMillan ENZTEC CEO also speaks highly of the initiative.
Iain McMillan - CEO Enztec
It was a pleasure hosting students, Merita and Bronsen. It was rewarding for Enztec staff to experience their fresh perspective. The student’s curiosity was rewarded with insights into what careers look like in the medical devices and manufacturing industries – as well as some valuable learnings they can apply to all aspects of life.”