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Wellington is full of smart and talented people. With the most highly educated workforce in New Zealand, and thousands more potential smart employees graduating from tertiary institutes around the country each year, there are plenty of opportunities for your business to find fresh talent.
Thousands of graduates are coming out of New Zealand tertiaries each year, keen to get a foothold in the workforce and contribute to local businesses.
Taking on students and graduates:
WREDA supports Summer of Tech (SoT) and recommends it to all employers of tech teams.
Summer of Tech (SoT) helps organisations to find top students and graduates from tertiaries across New Zealand for summer internships.
SoT is industry led. The programme strives to help students to a high level of work readiness through a bootcamp programme which includes soft and technical skills. Candidates have skills in software and mobile development, software, network and electronic engineering, dev ops, user experience, security, business analysis, digital design, information management and more. They are motivated to learn and develop the skills you need, fast.
The internships are fulltime, paid roles and take place between November and February. It’s a great way to invest in the next generation of tech talent and a very strategic recruitment tool if you’re looking to build your team.
Building on the Summer of Tech programme, Summer of Biz (SoB) is launching in 2017. Summer of Biz is led by industry professionals in Human Resources and Marketing.
Also supported by WREDA, SoB will help organisations to find a top student or graduate for a summer internship. Candidates have skills in marketing strategy, communications, digital marketing, social media, human resources, customer support, event management, organisational development, recruitment, and more.
SoB is offering students a bootcamp programme including both soft skills and topics related to the students’ field of study.
Again, the internships are fulltime, paid roles and take place between November and February.
The WREDA Talent team can help connect businesses with talented students and graduates by:
For more information, email Cath Randall, Skills Development Manager on cath.randall@WellingtonNZ.com
There is no general funding assistance available to help employers take on graduates or student interns.
There are some instances where funding is available, if specific criteria is met: