Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


17 young Aucklanders to its new graduate programme

Auckland Council has officially welcomed 17 young Aucklanders to its new graduate programme.

Over 600 applications were received, with the successful graduates landing roles in various council departments including Information Services, Building Control, Planning, Community Development, Arts & Culture and Human Resources.

The two-year programme for students who have recently graduated with a bachelor or post-graduate qualification, includes a comprehensive training and development programme, experience working on different council teams and projects and a support team to guide them through their programme.

Auckland Council Chief Executive Stephen Town says the programme is designed to help develop our young people into Auckland’s future leaders and specialists.

“The programme works from both sides – our council will benefit from fresh ideas and the latest academic insights and there are many graduates out there eager to start their careers in Auckland, so let’s develop our talent rather than seeing them move overseas.”

Amy Bonham who recently graduated from the University of Auckland is starting with the Human Resources team.

“I was over the moon when I found out I was successful. I wanted my work to matter – to be more than just about profit, and the council has some great plans and goals. I’m really passionate about building performance and culture, but I also want to end up in a leadership position and the graduate programme gives me the chance to experience the whole HR offering.

“I know my friends have found it hard finding jobs without experience, so I feel very lucky.”

The programme is part of Career Pathways, run by council’s organisation development team and aligns with the Auckland Plan and The Southern Initiative through its focus on supporting high priority groups – young unemployed, Māori and Pacific people – into a job which is supplemented with training or a tertiary qualification.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Hager Revelations: Inquiry Into NZSIS Release Of Goff Docs

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS), Cheryl Gwyn, announced today that she would be instituting an inquiry concerning allegations that the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) might have released official information to Mr Cameron Slater, regarding briefings provided to the then Leader of the Opposition, for political purposes...

“I am satisfied there is a sufficient public interest justifying the commencement of an own-motion inquiry into the substance of the issues raised with my Office,” said Ms Gwyn. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Fish Pun Warning: By Hoki! It’s Labour’s Fisheries Policy

A Labour Government will protect the iconic Kiwi tradition of fishing by improving access to the coast, protecting the rights of recreational fishers and reviewing snapper restrictions, Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. More>>

ALSO:

It's Official: Governor General Gives Direction To Conduct Election

The Governor General has signed the writ directing the Electoral Commission to conduct the General Election on 20 September 2014. This is the formal authority to run the 2014 election, and enables candidate nominations to open tomorrow Thursday 21 August 2014. More>>

Gordon Campbell: No More Mr Nice Guy

When future historians seek to identify the exact moment when the prime ministerial career of John Key hit the downward slope, they may well point to Key’s interview yesterday with Guyon Espiner on RNZ’s Morning Report. More>>

ALSO:

Dirty (Politics) Weekend: Collins’ Admission Reason For Key To Act

"Despite claiming that the evidence about her in Nicky Hager's book was ‘false’ Judith Collins has now been forced to admit that she did send information about a Ministerial Services staff member to Cameron Slater for him to use in a baseless smear campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Potential Disasters: Underground Coal Fire On Denniston Plateau

Forest & Bird says one or more coal fires have broken out beneath the Denniston Plateau, and that the Department of Conservation (DOC) must stop Bathurst Resources’ preparatory mining work going on there until the fire or fires are extinguished. More>>

ALSO:

Bikes: Nats Plan $100 Million For Urban Cycleways

Prime Minister John Key has today announced $100 million in new funding will be made available over the next four years to accelerate cycleways in urban centres. More>>

ALSO:

New Tax Bracket, Child Poverty Fund: Greens Launch Billion Dollar Plan To Reduce Child Poverty

The Green Party has launched a billion dollar package to significantly reduce child poverty in New Zealand. The details of the plan were released at the party’s campaign launch in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news