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Te Wānanga o Aotearoa tauira now have access to thousands of job opportunities through leading employment service Student Job Search Aotearoa (SJS).

Te Taiurungi Dr Jim Mather and Student Job Search (SJS) Aotearoa chief executive Tim Allen have signed a memorandum of understanding that provides free access for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa tauira to SJS and thousands of jobs throughout New Zealand.

SJS is New Zealand’s leading employment service for tertiary students seeking one-off, casual and part-time work.

Its website hosts more than 3000 jobs at any given time. In 2016 the service helped students into over 27,500 jobs.

Jim says the year-long trial of the service was about providing tauira with better opportunities to gain employment and alleviate any financial pressures while studying.

“We are thrilled to partner with SJS for what is an exciting opportunity for tauira of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Student Job Search has established and extensive employment networks that our tauira can now access.”

“We are committed to the success of our tauira and this trial with Student Job Search will give us a good insight into how we can link with an external organisation that is focused on positive and meaningful outcomes for them.”

Current Te Wānanga o Aotearoa tauira have free access to SJS’ standard services for the duration of the membership period with the nominal fee waived as part of the agreement with SJS.
The offer also extends to tauira intending to study with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and recent graduates.

Jim says TWoA student advisors are being trained to support tauira in using the service, which is available to tauira to access now.

Tim Allen, Student Job Search Aotearoa Chief Executive, says he’s delighted to partner with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and sees the relationship as a major springboard to helping more students find work.

“It can be hard to make ends meet as a tertiary student. Part-time or casual work is essential for most and also provides valuable work experience. Partnering with an organisation of the size and calibre of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will help greatly in matching employers with bright, young and keen talent,” he says.

Tim noted that SJS saw huge potential to help more students find employment particularly while they study.

“The national reach and scale of both organisations creates significant opportunities to collaborate, providing great outcomes for increasing numbers of students and employers across the country”.

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Published On: 29 March, 2017

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