GOT A TRADE WEEK 2017|21 - 27 AUGUST 2017 View event calendar

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Andy traded Tech class for a Hydro Dam

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Trading Places - Motorsport

26 July 2017
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Rosehill College

Rosehill College Careers Evening

31 July 2017 - Auckland
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Harrison McIntyre

Make sure you take the initiative and push for work experience in the restaurant...

Harrison, Chef
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I support young people to plan and run events for other young people or for whan...

Philip, Senior Youth Worker
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Trading Places - Clyde Dam

26 July 2017
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GOT A TRADE WEEK, 21 - 27 AUGUST 2017

21 August 2017 - NATIONWIDE
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Sarah Cotton - Crane Operator Apprenticeship NZ

I think people still have set ideas about what are men's jobs.

Sarah, Crane Operator
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Laura Williams - NZ Hairdressing Apprenticeships

Believe in yourself.

Laura, Hairdresser
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“University doesn’t work for everyone, and it didn’t work for me. At the museum,...

Jessica, Front of House
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Got a Trade? Got it Made! 2017

30 June 2017
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Alex - NZ Electrical Apprentice

I travel all over the country doing different jobs.

Alex, Electrical Apprentice
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It’s always great when you work for a great company - it keeps things interestin...

Tamsin, Support Worker
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"Everyone is motivated because they genuinely care about guest service. They tak...

Ella, Front Office Manager
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Ben

I definitely feel a few steps ahead of my peers.

Ben, Plumbing and gasfitting

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