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WORK EXPERIENCE PARTNERS

Give deserving young Kiwis a hand up

Grow a capable student’s skills,
opportunities and professional network
through paid work experience

WORK EXPERIENCE PARTNERS

Give deserving young Kiwis
a hand up

Grow a capable student’s skills,
opportunities and professional network
through paid work experience

The work you provide can change their life

Young people need work experience to kick-start their careers, but not everyone has the same access to these opportunities.

Our scholars are often the first in their family to attend university, and don’t have the professional networks that others use to get started.

As a work experience partner, you’ll give talented young people with few financial resources the life-changing opportunity of 4-6 weeks of paid work experience per year. This professional experience is vital in breaking the chain of intergenerational poverty.

The work you provide can change their life

Young people need work experience to kick-start their careers, but not everyone has the same access to these opportunities.

Our scholars are often the first in their family to attend university, and don’t have the professional networks that others use to get started.

As a work experience partner, you’ll give talented young people with few financial resources the life-changing opportunity of 4-6 weeks of paid work experience per year. This professional experience is vital in breaking the chain of intergenerational poverty.

Financial support

Provide paid work experience so they can support themselves and their family while studying.

Professional networking

Give them valuable opportunities and professional contacts that many
people take for granted.

Skills and experience

Offer practical experience to grow their
on-the-job skills in this crucial early stage of their career.

“The work experience pillar of this scholarship is invaluable.”
“As someone who started off my first year of uni working in a fish and chip shop, I’ve gained so many skills and learned so much through Kiwibank. By the time I graduate, I’ll have had four years of experience in marketing, so it’s opened up a whole lot of career opportunities for me.”

ASHLEE METCALFE, 2015 GAWITH DEANS TRUST AND KIWIBANK SCHOLAR

Financial support

Provide paid work experience so they can support themselves and their family while studying.

Professional networking

Give them valuable opportunities and professional contacts that many
people take for granted.

Skills and experience

Offer practical experience to grow their
on-the-job skills in this crucial early stage of their career.

“The work experience pillar of this scholarship is invaluable.”

“As someone who started off my first year of uni working in a fish and chip shop, I’ve gained so many skills and learned so much through Kiwibank. By the time I graduate, I’ll have had four years of experience in marketing, so it’s opened up a whole lot of career opportunities for me.”

ASHLEE METCALFE, 2015 GAWITH DEANS TRUST AND KIWIBANK SCHOLAR

Why be a work experience partner?

Professional work experience is undoubtedly life-changing for our scholars. But it can also have significant benefits to your organisation.

Our scholars are highly capable young people who are carefully selected for the First Foundation programme. That means we do the hard work of recruitment for you, so you know you’re getting a talented, motivated worker to join your team.

As a work experience partner, you’ll benefit from their fresh perspective while giving back to your community and helping create social change.

“It’s the change in our own people that has impressed me”

“Having these young people intern with us over the holiday breaks has provided
unexpected benefits for our wider teams. While the students themselves thrive during
the experience, it’s the change in our own people that has impressed me.
It’s allowed them to think deeper about our business by answering the
questions these young people regularly ask.”

GARETH MARRIOTT, OCS MANAGING DIRECTOR

Why be a work experience partner?

Professional work experience is undoubtedly life-changing for our scholars. But it can also have significant benefits to your organisation.

 

Our scholars are highly capable young people who are carefully selected for the First Foundation programme. That means we do the hard work of recruitment for you, so you know you’re getting a talented, motivated worker to join your team.

As a work experience partner, you’ll benefit from their fresh perspective while giving back to your community and helping create social change.

“It’s the change in our own people that has impressed me”

“Having these young people intern with us over the holiday breaks has provided unexpected benefits for our wider teams. While the students themselves thrive during the experience, it’s the change in our own people that has impressed me. It’s allowed them to think deeper about our business by answering the questions these young people regularly ask.”

GARETH MARRIOTT, OCS MANAGING DIRECTOR

Whats involved?

Each year, some of our students are offered university scholarships through private donors/funders or other means. These private donors can’t usually offer paid work experience. 

If you’re able to offer 4-6 weeks of paid work experience for a bright young Kiwi each year, we’d love to hear from you. Most of our students do this work at the end of the academic year over the summer break. However, this is flexible depending on the student and their study timetable.

 Find out more about offering a student paid work experience by downloading our information pack  for scholarship and work experience partners.

Thank you for your generosity.

Whats involved?

Each year, some of our students are offered university scholarships through private donors/funders or other means. These private donors can’t usually offer paid work experience.

If you’re able to offer 4-6 weeks of paid work experience for a bright young Kiwi each year, we’d love to hear from you. Most of our students do this work at the end of the academic year over the summer break. However, this is flexible depending on the student and their study timetable.

Find out more about offering a student paid work experience by downloading our information pack  for scholarship and work experience partners.

Thank you for your generosity.

Become a work experience partner and help a bright young student break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.