Below is a story from a recent job seeker, Fernando, who has been through the service and achieved a successful outcome.
Within a couple weeks of arriving in New Zealand, I approached English Language Partners looking for an English course. However, I was so lucky that the person I spoke with at the office mentioned the Job Mentoring Service to me. The coordinator explained how they can support my job search and I felt so excited about the prospect of enrolling in this cool programme.
It was amazing to have a job seeker group with whom I could connect and share questions and experiences. My mentors (Mario and Ben) and JMS coordinators (Olga and Romesh) offered me guidance, advice and tools to improve my job searching strategies.
I had the opportunity to attend more than ten workshops that allowed me to pick up relevant concepts and insights, helping me to better understand the Kiwi work environment. I was also part of the English for Job Seekers Programme as a student and my teacher (Bridget) developed a practical approach by providing useful resources and engaging lessons.
These efforts made a big difference, and I have finally accepted an exciting job offer aligned with my studies and previous experience in Colombia and Argentina.
I am impressed and inspired by all the incredible work that the ELP team does to help newcomers in Aotearoa.
- Fernando now works as a Programme Coordinator at Electricity Authority
If you are a skilled migrant who is looking for work and have a tertiary qualification and/or professional work experience in your home country, we can support you in your job search.
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Romesh Dissanayake: email@example.com
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English Language Partners | Wellington Centre
Level 5, 186 Willis Street. Te Aro, Wellington