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Multiple roles available for drivers, machine operators, nightshift factory workers and a dispatch planner.
In late October we will have a further 13 Nightshift factory roles at the Reman plant
Paint line roles are physical, messy and repetitious – this is a role that requires attention to detail, and physical fitness.The responsibilities of these roles include, painting timber, quality control and machine set up.Full training is provided.
Weinig roles – are repetitious, and require employees to be physically fit, and have an attention to detail. The responsibilities of these roles include the feeding of timber into ripsaw and removing timber from the ripsaw outfeed.
If you are interested in any of these roles please contact firstname.lastname@example.org - ATTN: Chris Cullen
Are you interested in gaining a trade qualification?
Southern Group Training is looking for people interested in gaining a trades qualification.
Apprenticeships are currently available in bricklaying, general engineering, carpentry, roofing and floor and wall tiling.
Looking for other work? Check out Find a Job, Work and Income’s recruitment website.
Find a Job is for anyone looking for work – you don’t have to be on a benefit. If you find a job you’re interested in, contact Work and Income to be put in touch with the employer.
Frontline Training Consultancy are running a variety of computing courses.
These introductory and refresher workshops are free of charge. The refresher course is for people wanting to refresh existing skills and develop confidence and ability. The introductory course is for people new to Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
When: Tuesday 17 August, 9am-3pmWhere: Frontline Training Consultancy, 416 Dee Street, Invercargill
Introduction To Computing
When: Tuesday 31 August, 9am-3pmWhere: Frontline Training Consultancy, 416 Dee Street, Invercargill
If you're interested in becoming an agricultural or rural contractor, 6-week fees free courses are being run in Invercargill and Telford.
The course includes agricultural training, driver training and work placement and is being run by Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Telford, Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Invercargill with the support of Ministry of Primary Industries.
Applicants should be over 16 years of age at the start of the course need to have a minimum Restricted Class 1 driver’s license (clean). Two weeks Agriculture training at SIT’s Telford Campus Two weeks driver training at SIT's Invercargill CampusTwo weeks work placement with a contractor companyThe course is five days a week, 8am to 5pmThere may be guest speakers in evenings
Applicants should be over 16 years of age at the commencement of the programme and hold a minimum of a Restricted Class 1 driver’s license (clean).Intake 1 dates: 12 July to 20 AugustIntake 2 dates: 02 August to 10 SeptemberIntake 3 dates: 23 August to 01 OctoberIntake 4 dates: 13 September to 22 October
If you work in licensed premises, an NZQA-accredited qualification could help you gain the skills needed to become a duty manager.
The Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) covers your legal responsibilities to comply with liquor legislation and with your duties as a host.
You can gain the qualification in a one-day course or by distance learning.
Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Southland.
Click on the link below to find the field of study and type of qualification to interest you. Qualifications range from certificate level 1-3 to doctorates.
Frontline Training Consultancy are running free workshops on Digital Marketing Strategy and Social Media Tips and Tricks.
Digital StrategyWhen: Friday 3 September, 9am-3pmWhere: Frontline Training Consultancy, 416 Dee Street, Invercargill
Social Media Tips and TricksWhen: Wednesday 4 and 25 August, 9am-1pmWhere: Frontline Training Consultancy, 416 Dee Street, Invercargill
This 2 hour session will provide advice on how to build a clear and concise business plan.
The session includes:
Cost for attendance is:
Not for profit organisations $50.00
Southland Chamber of Commerce members $125.00
When: Thursday 19 August, 9am-11am
Where: Kelvin Hotel, 20 Kelvin Street, Invercargill
Bring your business idea to an activator session for business advice to help you take things to the next level.
This is your chance to talk through your idea and get focused feedback from the team at Coin South.When: Tuesday 3 August, 9am - 12pmWhere: Coin Southy, 42 Don Street
You will need to book your session.
This free information session for local businesses will help you solve technical challenges, provide information on R&D funding and funding support for upskilling in innovation such as Lean, Digital Lean and Beyond IP.
Brought to you by Callaghan Innovation with the support of Great Southland Invercargill.
When: Thursday 12 August, 12-2pm. Presentation is at 1pm followed by a light lunch and networking.
Where:Great South Boardroom, 143 Spey Street, Invercargill
Registration is essential and these close on Thursday 5 August. Please email email@example.com to secure your spot.
There are multiple free workshops on offer that can help you prepare for work if you're new to New Zealand.
Workshop 1: Exploring local communication challenges workshopWhen: Wednesday 18 August, 2pm to 3:30pm.Where: Great South Board Room, 143 Spey Street, Invercargill
Workshop 1 covers the differences in how New Zealanders communicate and will provide tips on how to communicate your own ideas.
Workshop 2: Getting an edge in the NZ job marketWhen: Thursday 19 August 7.00pm to 8.30pm.Where: Great South Board Room143 Spey Street, InvercargillWorkshop 2 https://fb.me/e/Q1qCF9Fq
Workshop 2 will provide tips on what to include in your CV and how to do a good interview.
Workshop 3: Body language across culturesWhen: Friday 20 August 10.00am to 11.30ampm.Where: Great South Board Room143 Spey Street, Invercargill
Workshop 3 covers common body language gestures and aims to prevent cross-cultural confusion.
Spaces are limited - register now by choosing the workshop/s you are keen to attend and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Southland Business Chamber are running the Kick It Women’s Festival from the 14th to 30th of August.
Come along to the free panel event where Lou Evans from Coin South talks to women from the Southland Business Chambers Leadership Academy – discussing how they've developed their leadership skills, and their aspirations for the future.
Panel members include:Michelle Findlater - GWD Motor Group Anna Dix - BNZ Jessica Domigan - Active Southland Serena Lyders - Whānau Consultancy Services Julie Jack - Invercargill Airport
Where: COIN South, Hub 1, 42 Don Street, InvercargillWhen: Wednesday 18 August, 6pm-7.30pm
Check Facebook @KINDWomenSouth to see what other events are being held.
CareerFest gives you the chance to meet employers, training providers and tertiary institutions and make concrete career plans.
CareerFest is open to anyone - from students and young people looking for their first job or next steps in training or education to those seeking a career change or retraining.
By learning more about the types of employment opportunities that will be available in the region for the next 10 years you'll be able to clarify your career or study goals.
Thursday 29 July, 11am-12.15pm, 1.15pm-3pm and 5pm-7.30pm
Friday 30 July, 9-12.30pm
Where: ILT Stadium Southland, Glengarry, Invercargill
Book a one-to-one session with a career expert to make a personalised career plan.
If you are exploring studying or training, or want assistance to prepare your CV, book a session with an experienced career expert.
When:Wednesday 9.30am-4.30pmThursday: 9am-4.30pmWhere: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 33 Gala Street, Invercargill
To book your spot, email email@example.com
Drop into your local Connected centre without an appointment to find out about how government agencies can help you find a job, training or business support.
MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
33 Gala Street
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Last modified: 14 July 2021