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Domino's Gateway Programme

A great base for a hospitality career!

A career in hospitality or food service can take people places, whether it’s working anywhere in the world or staying put and moving up the career ladder into management or even owning a business.

The Domino’s Hot Hospitality Gateway Programme gives student a sound base to learn valuable new life and hospo skills, as well as 20 Level 3 NCEA credits. They’ll also get the real sauce of hands-on experience in one of the world’s most successful franchise businesses, learning from those who work there and keep it bubbling.

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All the toppings

Students on this Gateway Programme work with the team at a local Domino’s store. They get the ingredients for transition to work experience in a real workplace, new skills and industry knowledge. Topping it off are four industry relevant Unit Standards. Students will apply skills and knowledge in: food safety; people interaction; operating procedures; health, safety, and security practices.

How it works

Students will receive a placement with Domino’s and will be fully supported by a dedicated Schools Transitions Advisor who works with store management to make sure they get an all-round understanding of the world of food service and hospitality. Students will be supplied with learning resources, clear development plans and support from the Schools Transitions Advisor who will keep their school up to date. Students’ work will be assessed by ServiceIQ.

Benefits for students

  • Get an introduction to an exciting career in food service or hospitality.

  • Learn from a world-leading franchise business that offers career development and ownership opportunities.

  • Gain credits towards a nationally recognised qualification.

  • Get real experience in a real workplace.

  • Enjoy the camaraderie from working as part of a team.

  • Gain industry skills and valuable knowledge essential for a career in food service, hospitality, or many other sectors.

  • Learn in a fully supportive environment.

This programme is a partnership between ServiceIQ and Domino’s.


Programme details

  • Gateway model – one day per week for 10 weeks.
  • Work hours will be in alignment with a realistic working environment for the food service and hospitality industry and at the discretion of Domino’s and ServiceIQ.
  • It costs $500 +GST per student and results in a Domino’s Hot Hospitality certificate.
  • The certificate is made up of a set menu of credits (see below) which can be used towards a New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality, Catering Services, or Food & Beverage Service.
  • Store to provide student with hat, shirt, and name badge. Student must provide their own black pants and covered in black shoes.


Unit Unit standard title Level  Credits
27927 Apply health, safety and security practices to a work role in a service delivery workplace 3 5
27928 Interact with other staff and managers, and customers to provide service delivery outcomes 3 5
27929 Apply standard operating procedures and the code of conduct to a work role in a service delivery workplace 3 5
27955 Apply food safety practices in a food-related establishment 3 5
  Total Credits   20

How to apply

Student placements are limited and schools wishing to participate are required to contact us for details on how to register. To apply for this training please contact us at