About the same time Haydn Drake started university some 17 years ago, he started volunteering for St John. The rest is history.
Claire Roskruge took the road less travelled into aged care nursing.
It wasn’t until Neil Barback received physiotherapy treatment for a hockey injury at high school that he considered physio as a possible career choice.
It wasn’t until Rachel Peddie saw first-hand how much her grandmother benefitted from a hearing aid that she decided to pursue audiology.
It’s comments like this – from a happy client recently – that make Jason Whitelaw, co-owner of Beyond Fitness in Tauranga, certain that he’s in the right business.
Baby love Name: Bonnie Hunter Age: 29 Job: Midwife City/town: Christchurch What does your job entail? I am a lead maternity carer (LMC) midwife, working in the community. I am self-employed, with a caseload of women whom I look after throughout their pregnancies, births and until their babies are six weeks old. I care...
On-the-job training provides a good alternative to university study for many and is helping to plug skill shortages in many sectors.
Avril Grant’s foodie career path started out in delicatessens. She got her “lucky break” when she landed a job with Ruth Pretty Catering and over the next 13 and a half years Ruth Pretty taught Avril everything she needed to know to be a chef.
Machaela Robbins says her HITO beauty therapy apprenticeship has been “rewarding and fun”.
New Zealand is training a lot more doctors and nurses, but fewer accountants and teachers, as students seek out courses that will get them good jobs.
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