Downer work programme for Māori school leavers

November 10, 2020


What is Whakatipu Tētēkura:

Whakatipu Tētēkura is designed for Māori school leavers, and consists of a series of marae and classroom-based residential workshops where you will learn life skills training and qualifications to get you work-ready and prepared for employment with Downer. This programme leads to full-time permanent employment with Downer.

What’s on offer:

  • The one-week residential programme is part marae-based part classroom-based which will give you:
    • An introduction to the infrastructure industry
    • Life skills training and qualifications to get you prepared for your new role
    • Ongoing workplace, mentoring and qualification support
    • There are two programmes: 7th– 11th December 2020 and 14th-18th December 2020 (all costs covered by Downer).
  • After you have successfully completed the programme you will be offered full-time permanent employment (start date 2021) with career opportunities in front-line crew positions nationwide.

Who can apply:

We are looking for students finishing school or have recently left and are looking for a foot in the civil infrastructure door.

  • To be eligible you must be Māori between the ages of 17 – 24
  • We are ideally looking for those who have a restricted driver’s license, bonus if you have a full class 1!
  • We have roles nationally

I’m interested – what next:

    • All we need from you is your CV, driver’s license details and what location you are looking for work.
  • After you have applied online, if you are shortlisted we will give you a call for a phone screen – if you are successful you will have a face-to-face interview with a Downer manager in your location.
  • If you impress the manager in your interview you will come to Christchurch for Whakatipu Tētēkura .
  • After you have completed the programme, you will be offered a contract and then start your new role.
  • Please don’t delay your application we are looking to interview now

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