Opportunities for Graduates

Whanganui’s education options at both the secondary and tertiary level are intended to provide graduates the skills and experience they need to move into a satisfying career. Many of our courses, especially in tech and trades, have a high rate of job placement due to industry demand and close relationships between education providers and employers.

Our thriving and diverse economy offers plenty of opportunities for practical work to supplement classroom learning. Local companies also offer apprenticeships and cadetships, giving youth another option for learning and a guaranteed start to their careers.

Work Ready Students

Recent tertiary graduates benefit from the services of employment brokers like 100% SWEET who work closely with Whanganui students, schools, tertiary providers and employers to match youth with opportunities.

They also deliver the Work Ready Passport, which is designed to help secondary school students develop the soft skills employers are looking for.

Youth Friendly Employers

Youth Employment Success is an online platform that matches youth (up to age 27) with work experiences and helps them explore career pathways.

Local youth-friendly employers have signed up to the platform to offer experiences like CV checks, mock interviews, desk shadowing and internships to young people. Rangatahi get to experience the career opportunities available in Whanganui and employers have the opportunity to engage with the next generation of workers.

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