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Z Energy Gateway Training

Fuel your Retail career with Z!

Learn the ropes from New Zealand’s famous service experts – you’ll be looking after customers, looking after cars, and looking after yourself by gaining skills that can get you on the road to an exciting career in retail.  

The Z Energy Certificate is a Gateway Programme that gives students a great opportunity to gain both valuable work experience plus NZQA credits that can be used towards a nationally recognised New Zealand Certificate in Retail.

They’ll be supported and learn important skills in line with industry standards including: customer service; health and safety; effective communication; personal presentation; product knowledge and teamwork.

A career in retail offers loads of possibilities, from customer care and sales and marketing through to management.

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How it works

Selected students will receive a work experience placement within a Z site and will be supported by a Z Coach and a ServiceIQ Coordinator who liaise with store management to make sure they get an all-round understanding of the world of Z. Students will receive learning resources and e-learning logins to the Z Academy.

A clear development plan will be set and their work experience will be assessed in-store and through the Coordinator who also keeps the school up to date with progress.

Benefits for students

  • Get an introduction to an exciting career within retail.

  • Gain credits towards a nationally recognised qualification.

  • Get real experience in a real workplace.

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

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

  • Learn valuable life skills in a supportive environment.


Programme details

The programme involves work experience.

Schools to provide safety boots – as per Z Health & Safety guidelines.

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


Unit Unit standard title Level  Credits
57 Provide customer service 2 2
62 Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact 2 3
9677 Communicate in a team or group which has an objective 2 3

Demonstrate knowledge of theft and fraud in a retail or distribution environment

2 5
11971 Use safe work practices in a retail environment under supervision 2 3
24871 Complete complex forms 2 2
28145 Interact with customers in a service delivery context 2 2
  Total Credits   20


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.