WSP and Ngāti Tama Cadetship

WSP and Ngāti Tama Cadetship

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WSP and Ngāti Tama Cadetship

Over the years Te Rūnanga has built a relationship with WSP through Te Ara o Te Ata. We’re excited to be partnering with them to offer a Ngāti Tama member, a permanent job and cadetship. WSP is a global professional services firm providing services in engineering, architecture, project management, planning property consultancy and materials research. Their culture is forward thinking and “inspired by diversity, driven by inclusion”.

Start your career

The cadetship offers you on-the-job experience and supports you to gain a New Zealand Diploma (Level 6) in either civil engineering, surveying or another relevant area of study. A cadet role will lead into a career as a technician with multiple pathways to choose from, including draughting, surveying, contract management and more.

Each year you will receive a Study Award Grant to cover costs associated with course fees, materials, study leave, travel and accommodation. There is a period of bonding applied to our cadets.

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Generally cadets should meet the following criteria:

  • be of Ngāti Tama descent
  • have achieved NCEA level 2* with a minimum of 48 credits at level 2 in four (4) subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics (preferably achievement standards in algebra, calculus or trigonometry) or
  • have equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge) or
  • equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience, * including a minimum of 10 literacy credits at level 1 or higher (for those who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013).

There is some flexibility and the credits in maths are not essential if the study programme is not engineering or surveying.

You’ve got nothing to lose and so much to gain by taking up opportunity.

Eligibility for Cadetship
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To apply for the cadetship:

  1. Send us a copy of your CV and a cover letter (outline why you are you interested in this opportunity and include your contact details).
    Send them to by 12pm, Monday 7 November 2022.
  2. Applicants will be shortlisted and invited to an interview with WSP.
  3. Applicants will be informed about the result of their application about the first week of December.

More information is available on WSP’s website, including a cadetship brochure, eligibility information, FAQs and a CV template to help you prepare your application. You may like to read a testimony from local cadet Corban Hellier.

If you need help with your CV, please let us know.

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PO Box 143 Waitara
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