Real success stories
Discover the secrets to genuine success for your business and your people.
Best foot forward
While Lialiai Semisi had the right attitude and commitment for a management degree, her bank account couldn’t quite stretch to cover all the bills she was accruing to study at university. She reluctantly quit being a student and got a job in retail. And wouldn’t you know it, she’s now managing a flagship New Zealand store with a management qualification under her belt thanks to on-job training. It just shows that some things are meant to be.
Gourmet tour of duty
A couple of months ago, up-and-coming NZ army chef Nicholas Todd went on one of the most exciting overseas deployments he could wish for. He’d been cooking his way towards it for several years, and last year, he put his superior culinary skills to the test to win New Zealand’s prestigious ServiceIQ Apprentice Chef of the Year Award 2017. The glittering accolade came with a stunning prize – a nine-day trip to the world-famous Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2018.
Brilliant recipe for career success
Caleb Jones is living proof that with the right attitude, the right opportunities and the right training, you can get ahead faster than you might think. Caleb is carving out a cool career as an apprentice chef at The Fig Tree Café in Upper Hutt and he only left school five months ago.
The cool life of Riley
Travis Riley could have become an aviation engineer but instead he wanted to follow a career path that was more about the safe transport of goods than the safe transport of people.
Great management training drives success
Quality training not only helps talented people get even better at their job, it also helps them advance within the company.
How training became hot at Cold Storage Nelson
Cold Storage Nelson (CSN) isn’t a household name and is unlikely to spring readily to mind for most Kiwis. However, CSN, with operations in Richmond, Christchurch and on the ports in Tauranga and Nelson, is one of the country’s three biggest cold storage distribution and logistics firms and the largest privately-owned company in its sector. Talk about a quiet achiever.
All the world’s a stage
Polynesian Spa Chief Executive Officer Gert Taljaard knows that creating a memorable visitor experience is more like theatre. The venue is the stage, the staff are the actors, and the audience are the visitors. Bring them all together brilliantly and magic happens. And that’s exactly what is on show at one of the world’s most famous luxury thermal attractions.
Discovering how to run a museum
Talk about in at the deep-end. In the spring of 2016, Kathryn Parsons and Karen Payne started new careers running the Cambridge Museum, without ever having worked in a museum.
Spa's service excellence!
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is becoming an even hotter central North Island destination. That’s largely thanks to positive word-of-mouth reviews, and a team making a bit of a splash with on-job tourism training.
Columbus New Plymouth takes the plunge
When it comes to outstanding customer service, the talented teams at Columbus Coffee stores in New Plymouth are a great showcase for this iconic New Zealand brand. Like any great coffee, it's all about the right blend of skills and knowledge.