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Service sectors serve up over a third of all Kiwi careers
Not only do the tourism, retail, hospitality, aviation and travel sectors provide vital services to New Zealanders and our visitors, combined, they also serve up some of the biggest opportunities for jobs and careers.
Top aviation and hospitality “athletes” win gold at national skills Olympics
Move over sports stars. On Sunday, New Zealand’s top trainees in aviation engineering, cookery and hospitality management battled national rivals to win the chance to compete against the best in the world at next year’s international WorldSkills championships, sometimes referred to as the skills Olympics.
Reading the situation correctly
Do you think that any of your staff may need a bit of a helping hand when it comes to reading, writing and numeracy?
Restaurant or Rest home?
You could be forgiven for thinking that Harbourview Rest Home in Porirua is a high quality restaurant judging by the delicious meals its residents enjoy.
Start your flying career at school!
Few things capture people’s imaginations like flying. Whether it’s watching a jet race overhead, seeing hi-tech planes in the latest big-screen action movie, or the excitement of jumping on an airliner, the freedom of flight is fantastic. And some people want to take it further, with the ultimate ambition to be a pilot.
Star culinary students on course for a winning career
Cooking is a very serious subject at Manurewa High School. They are the triumphant winners for the third time of the prestigious ServiceIQ Secondary Schools Excellence Award, at this year’s NZ Chefs National Salon in Auckland.
Talented Taygen Simmons from top Auckland eatery Euro Bar and Restaurant, is rapt to be taking her career to the next level, and reigning as New Zealand’s first apprentice chef to pass the challenging Commercial Competence Assessment (CCA) - an important test and special feature of ServiceIQ’s new chef training programme, the New Zealand Apprenticeship in Cookery.
Duck lays golden egg for aspiring apprentice chef
A perfect dish with a prophetic title has turned a highly talented young Waihi chef’s dream into reality. ‘Duck Odyssey’, a delicately cured duck breast with rich chicken liver parfait, won Aaron Kingsford the prestigious ServiceIQ Cookery Apprentice of the Year Award 2016 and the culinary journey of a lifetime to the world-famous Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
Which rest home serves the best food?
Good food is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and often one of the few things you will have to look forward to when you’re old. Yet among the serious criticisms levelled at rest homes by families, is the dreadful food their older relatives have to put up with. In fact, quality of food is a major reason for choosing one rest home over another.
Aviation's right stuff - the race begins
In Blenheim last weekend, some of New Zealand’s best young aircraft maintenance engineers from around the country battled it out to win a place in the national finals of the WorldSkills Aircraft Maintenance competition, to be held in Hamilton in late September 2016, the winner of which will take on the rest of the world at the WorldSkills international competition in Abu Dhabi in 2017.