‘Lots’ of en­try level jobs


More than 100 com­pa­nies rep­re­sent­ing sev­eral in­dus­tries in New Zealand headed down to Manukau to re­cruit new em­ploy­ees.

The NZMA Careers Expo saw em­ploy­ers from ho­tel chains, restau­rants, trades, early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion, health, re­tail and con­tact cen­tres.

‘‘Most [em­ploy­ers] were from the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try as they know the stu­dents they find here have the skills they are look­ing for,’’ Gareth Brown, NZMA na­tional careers and em­ploy­ment man­ager, says.

The NZMA Careers team said most of the job seek­ers were look­ing for op­por­tu­ni­ties across all in­dus- tries, namely hos­pi­tal­ity, con­struc­tion, re­tail, health and ed­u­ca­tion.

But, is it easy to get a job in Auck­land, es­pe­cially if you’re just start­ing out?

‘‘Def­i­nitely, [there are] lots of op­por­tu­ni­ties, as our stu­dents are work-ready, con­fi­dent and skilled,’’ Brown says.

A reg­u­lar at the an­nual expo, Ac­cor Ho­tels is look­ing for guest ser­vice agents, main­tenance tech­ni­cians and room at­ten­dants.

Tal­ent and cul­ture co­or­di­na­tor, Kayla Lud­low says they are ‘‘keep­ing an eye out for any­one who we think might be good, even if we don’t have a spe­cific po­si­tion in mind’’.

‘‘We can pass stu­dent de­tails to ho­tels within our group.’’


Ac­cor Ho­tels’ tal­ent and cul­ture co­or­di­na­tor Kayla Lud­low is look­ing for guest ser­vice agents and room at­ten­dants.

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