On Friday 28th of October, Countdown Auckland Airport celebrated the completion of the SEEDS Programme with four students from Aorere College.
These students have worked extremely hard and have thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
SEEDS (Students Entering Employment Developing Skills) is a Gateway Programme that gives students a chance to get valuable work experience in supermarket retail and help make the transition from school into a career.
Students will gain credits that can be used towards the nationally recognised qualification, New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 2). This could also lead to a career in retail or a pathway into a butchery or bakery apprenticeship. They’ll be supported all the way and learn important skills in line with industry standards including: customer service; personal presentation; food safety; product knowledge and teamwork.
For more information about the Countdown SEEDS programme, please click here.