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Over 200 jobs for young Cantabrians at SpeedMeet Event


25 October 2017

Over 200 jobs available to young Cantabrians at SpeedMeet Event

Young Cantabrians have an opportunity to jumpstart their careers with over 200 job opportunities available in the healthcare, community and disability support sectors alone. An event in Christchurch called SpeedMeet aims to match young job seekers to potential employers.

One of the employers participating in SpeedMeet is the Canterbury District Health Board. “The opportunities are endless at the CDHB,” said Tracey Gulbransen, Recruitment Team Leader. “Being the South Island’s largest employer, you can take your career anywhere here. We have a large range of roles to fill at any one time – there is a mix between clinical and non-clinical roles.”

Employers are looking for full-time, part-time and casual workers. Kelly McGuigan, Service Manager for Emerge Aotearoa said, “We are looking for Support Workers to work across various services, including addiction, disability support and social housing support.”

“It’s great to have fresh passionate young people in the workforce and this is integral for development of the business. We would like to see people develop into leadership positions,” McGuigan adds.

“Young people bring fresh ideas and energy into the workforce. SpeedMeet seems like a great way to meet young people and introduce them into a career that they may not have thought about,” said Debbie Andrews, Manager for Helen Anderson Trust. They are looking towards building on their existing workforce for 2018 and are looking for Community Support Workers to provide support to adults with intellectual disabilities.

“We definitely need more young people in trades and services. In the aged and support work sectors alone, we need 16,400 new workers between now and 2021 to meet new job growth and replacement demand,” said Andrew Saunders, Careerforce General Manager for Employer Services. “We really appreciate that employers supported this event to give young people a chance to start their careers, learn on-the-job, and get their qualifications at the same time,” Saunders said. Careerforce is the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the growing health, wellbeing, social and community sectors. They support employers to implement training in the workplace.

Christchurch SpeedMeet is happening on 26th October at Tē Hapua: Halswell Centre from 10am to 2pm. SpeedMeet, a Got a Trade? Got it Made! initiative, matches young people with local employers for mini-interviews that can help form future careers.


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