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Apprenticeship kick-starts beautiful career

Machaela Robbins says her HITO beauty therapy apprenticeship has been “rewarding and fun”. Machaela Robbins’ boss was “blown away” when Machaela beat fierce competition from the hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy sectors to emerge as...

Earning, learning and having fun

Esmey Parata can’t speak highly enough about her plumbing apprenticeship. Plumbing was not included in careers advice at the girls’ high school Esmey Parata attended. Instead, she was strongly encouraged to go to university –...

Soft skills key

Lawrence Watt talks to EMA chief executive Kim Campbell about the skills shortage and what employers are looking for in candidates. How well do universities and polytechnics prepare graduates for the workplace? Will the jobs...

The trade advantage

There is a high expectation to attend university these days – but is it for everyone? And is the money better in a trade? By Lawrence Watt

Bridging the skills and generation gap

Kiwi Can Do transitions unemployed from benefit into the construction industry and there’s not a pen or pencil in sight. By Greg Fleming It’s so simple it’s a wonder it hasn’t been done before –...

How to future-proof your career

One of the hardest things about choosing a potential career is knowing what industries and skills will be in demand by the time you’ve completed your tertiary studies. Raewyn Court reports. With the future of...
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