20
Dec

Job Mentoring Service helps newer Kiwis find meaningful employment

English for Job Seekers
Job Mentoring Service

Job Mentoring Service helps skilled migrant job seekers find meaningful employment in Aotearoa New Zealand. The service has been running for 19 years and has a vast network of volunteer job mentors who work to build confidence and improve network connections with their assigned job seeker.

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.

Get in touch:

Romesh Dissanayake: jobmentor.wellington@englishlanguage.org.nz

Ph: +64 4 384 1992 | Mob: +64 27 646 5451

English Language Partners | Wellington Centre

Level 5, 186 Willis Street. Te Aro, Wellington

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English for Job Seekers

  • 48-hour intensive course (flexible hours)
  • Learn how to approach employers
  • Learn to tailor your CV for specific job applications
  • Prepare and practise for job interviews
  • Develop your professional networking skills
  • English level – Intermediate and above (confident users of English)
  • Qualified teachers
  • Small classes
  • Fees may apply. Ask at your centre.
  • In all centres (except Taupo, Marlborough, Auckland Central & West, Porirua and Southland.)

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