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Council cadet success celebrated

 
This page contains information about our six cadets whom graduated from our cadet scheme last week.
Updated: 13/09/2017 12:00 a.m.

Six Council cadets,  Allie Miller, Elizabeth Bradshaw, Samuel Lennon, Nirvanha Wharerau-Ripia, Layton Toi and Jenesay Lubvrica graduated from our cadet scheme last week.  

The WDC Cadetship Programme forms part of the Mayoral Taskforce for Jobs and was set up by the Mayoral Forum to provide training, development and paid work experience for local young people aged between the ages of 17-24, to give them skills for long term work and sustainable careers. 

The programme reflects the Mayoral Taskforce and Ministry for Social Development’s common commitment to ensuring local youth make the transition into further education, training or development.

Council joined the programme in 2004 and since then we have seen 60 young people graduate with 21 of these going on to secure either permanent or fixed-term employment with Council.

This year saw a new training partner, Work Ready, taking the cadets through the initial 8-week training programme. 

The cadets then went on to work in a range of Council areas including working with the cemetery team and taking immense pride in maintaining and improving the district cemeteries; working with the Property Assessment Team, supporting administration and customer service teams to provide outstanding support to our customers; welcoming visitors to our district; and providing visitors with information needed to make the most from their visit including the influx of British Lions supporters that descended on Whangarei earlier this year.

Three of the cadets are staying on with Council and two now have good work experience to take to new employers. 

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