Need new talent? UC trains them

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Harness the future's best new talent

The small to medium enterprise (SME) sector represents an important employment opportunity for university students, and our talented students can provide you with the skills and ideas to improve, develop and grow your organisation.

Careers, Internship & Employment makes it easy for you to engage a student for your business or organisation, with tools and resources to help you find the student you need.

Benefits of engaging a student

Students will bring a fresh perspective, up-to-date knowledge and loads of enthusiasm into your organisation. And they can even assist you in raising your profile by building close relationships with students and our progressive university departments.

Students will approach projects within your business with a fresh and creative outlook and utilise cutting edge research that is available to them via the university.

They haven't previously been involved in your core business, so their approach, ideas and suggestions will be original, resourceful and produced specifically to add value to your organisation.

Students working in your organisation can help to raise your profile. Offering a student an opportunity to undertake a project or piece of work that you identify can result in significant opportunities to raise your organisation's public profile and image within the community.

Building close relationships with students and our progressive university departments will help to provide you with knowledge that you can transfer to your organisation to assist with development.

Get access to the best before your competitors do, and identify potential employees.

Having students in your workplace allows you to observe the attitudes and abilities of different individuals and can help you to further clarify the types of skills and personalities that best suit your business.

Great skills and a strong work ethic will always be in high demand. Engaging with students early ensures that you get the pick of the upcoming talent - before anyone else does.

Get some of those projects done that have been sitting on your shelf for ages!

There are probably heaps of things you've been wanting to do - but simply haven't had the time or staff to do it.

Whether it's implementing a marketing campaign, sorting out your administrative processes, or planning your expansion a student can add real value to your organisation.

Student and graduate recruitment

Employers can recruit students and graduates for positions scheduled to start at the end of their studies, for summer and winter internships, and for practical work placements during vacations.

All student and graduate recruitment activities are advertised on NZ Uni CareerHub. This is a requirement of the University.

Hiring a student

Need more information?

If you have any questions, contact us to discuss your options.

For graduate opportunities contact

Michelle Davies

Employment Co-ordinator
Geography Level 1
Internal Phone: 93287

For internships or work-integrated learning opportunities contact

Meg Upjohn

Learning & Employment Advisor
Geography Level 1
Internal Phone: 93362