Skip to content
"It has been a great career move. There are endless opportunities. You can travel, play sport, move around the coun… https://t.co/4jUjtjy1TA

Real success stories

Discover the secrets to genuine success for your business and your people.

  • Discovering how to run a museum2 thumb

    Discovering how to run a museum

    Talk about in at the deep-end. In the spring of 2016, Kathryn Parsons and Karen Payne started new careers running the Cambridge Museum, without ever having worked in a museum.

    Read more
  • Tenille thumb2

    Spa's service excellence!

    Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is becoming an even hotter central North Island destination. That’s largely thanks to positive word-of-mouth reviews, and a team making a bit of a splash with on-job tourism training.

    Read more
  • Columbus NP takes the plunge thumb

    Columbus New Plymouth takes the plunge

    When it comes to outstanding customer service, the talented teams at Columbus Coffee stores in New Plymouth are a great showcase for this iconic New Zealand brand. Like any great coffee, it's all about the right blend of skills and knowledge.  

    Read more
  • Rising star discovering

    Rising star discovering a world of possibilities

    Nicole Kay didn’t really know what career she wanted when she was in her last two years at high school. But a part-time job and a couple of ServiceIQ qualifications later, everything came into focus for her and now an exciting world has opened-up.

    Read more
  • High octane service career thumb

    High octane service career

    She started out thinking she was going to be a hairdresser, but her work experience and commitment to learning since leaving school have driven Amber Ledingham down a completely different road, into Z Energy service stations.

    Read more
  • Emersons menu thumb

    Emerson’s – Pouring craft into customer service

    Once upon a time craft beer was enjoyed by only a knowledgeable few. But in recent years it’s become sought after by so many that it seems like there’s a new craft beer brand launching every month.

    Read more
  • Scenic Hotel thumb

    Scenic Hotel staff go places

    On the face of it, the Scenic Hotel Group doesn’t seem like a candidate for deeply embedded training programmes. The employees are excellent, the business is very profitable and it’s one of New Zealand’s most famous hospitality and accommodation brands. 

    Read more
  • Green cross Hilary Hatfull thumb

    Skilled staff put Life Pharmacy in great health

    A pharmacy is far from a normal retail store, says Hilary Hatfull, Retail Manager at Green Cross Health’s Life Pharmacy in Lower Hutt’s Queensgate Mall. It’s all about giving customers advice to help them select the right products for their health. For instance, it might include helping them choose products that are compatible with other medications they may be taking.

    Read more
  • Sean Cardiff thumb

    Would you like a career with that?

    Sean Cardiff got a part-time job at McDonald’s to help pay his own way in the last year at high school. He wanted to help his family out by being financially independent but it became much more than that.

    Read more
  • Short orders Liam Wilkie thumb

    Short Orders – Dealing to dyslexia in the kitchen

    Liam Wilkie got a taste of what he wanted to do in life when he helped prep food for weddings and events at a family friend’s catering business in Hawera. The experience when he was just 12 years-old inspired him to study hospitality and cookery at school. Now, at 21, he’s close to completing his chef apprenticeship at the Copthorne Hotel’s upscale One80˚ restaurant overlooking Oriental Bay in Wellington.

    Read more