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Farmers Gateway Programme

Kick-start a fantastic career with a famous Kiwi retailer!

This exciting new programme gives students a great opportunity to get in at the ground floor with Farmers, one of New Zealand’s oldest and most famous retail brands.

Specially designed for Years 12 and 13, students who successfully complete Farmers’ induction Level 2 programme will have a chance to continue as a workplace trainee, gaining more skills, knowledge and a great nationally-recognised qualification, the New Zealand Certificate in Retail Level 3. 




How it works

Students accepted for this programme will receive placement at a Farmers store one day a week for ten weeks. They will be fully supported by a dedicated Schools Transitions Advisor who works with store management to ensure they gain an all-round understanding of the great world of retail.

Students will be supplied with learning resources and clear development plans 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 plus essential skills to kick-start an exciting career supported by Farmers, one of New Zealand’s most experienced and successful retailers.

  • Gain credits towards a nationally recognised qualification.

  • Get real experience in a real retail workplace.

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

  • Learn great industry skills and knowledge essential for a retail career.

  • Learn in a fully supportive environment.


Programme details

The Farmers Gateway Programme is made up of 23 credits identified by industry as essential for the retail workplace. The programme involves pre-workplace support plus 10 days’ work experience over a two week holiday programme, or one day a week for 10 weeks with Farmers.

It costs $500 +GST per student and results in a certificate. The certificate is made up of a set menu of credits (see below) which can be used towards a nationally recognised New Zealand Certificate in Retail.

As part of the Farmers Gateway package each student will receive:

  • learning resources and assessment materials
  • coaching support and assessment through a dedicated Schools Transitions Advisor.

Students will need to supply their own black polo shirt, black pants and black shoes to wear on training days.

Unit Unit standard title Level Credits
17593 Apply safe work practices in the workplace 2 4
11971 Use safe work practices in a retail environment under supervision 2 3
28145 Interact with customers in a service delivery context 2 2
62 Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact 2 3
11941 Establish and maintain positive customer service interactions in a retail environment 2 2
28301 Demonstrate knowledge of products and product information in a retail environment 2 5
11968 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of legislation applicable to sale of good and services 2 4
  Total Credits   23


How to apply

To sign up to this great programme, please click on the link below and fill in your details. A Schools Transitions Advisor will be in contact with you shortly.