Jobs for war – and peace

A poppy growing in front of white crosses

Over 800 poppies in the Wellington Botanic Garden represent the number of Wellingtonians who died in just one year’s fighting during World War I

There are jobs for war – and jobs for peace. As we remember all the people who died in so many foreign fields, let’s also think about those who work to prevent war, including those in the New Zealand Defence Force.

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Outdoor jobs where you get paid to train (Part 2)

Arborist in a tree with his chainsaw

Arboriculture will suit you if you can picture yourself suspended in a tall tree with chainsaw in hand

In part one of my outdoor jobs blog we looked at what it was like to work as a groundsperson, farm worker, beekeeper and landscape gardener. Here are four more jobs where you get the chance to be physically active, and earn while you learn in the sun and in the rain!

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Outdoor jobs where you get paid to train (Part 1)

Rugby players on a sports field

As a groundsperson you ensure that sports fields are kept in great shape for the players

Are you the type of person who prefers to be physically active, working outside in the fresh air rather than sitting inside at a computer?

If that’s you, then you’re sure to be inspired by the outdoor jobs featured below. In most cases, you can start out doing casual/seasonal work, but if you’re passionate and want to learn more – and the boss is impressed by your reliability and punctuality – you’ll get the opportunity to work towards an industry qualification.

Best of all you’ll get a chance to earn while you learn in the sun and in the rain!

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Why employers hire you after work experience

 

Teenage boy chews fingers and looks nervous

Nervous about asking for work where you did an internship?

At Advice Line employers sometimes tell us that their work experience student is so good they want to give them a job. This exciting news prompts us to ask why? What makes your student so good? Are they bribing you with sausage rolls?

The answer may surprise you.

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