Combining practical on-the-job work experience with part-time study, our new cadetship programme is great news for young people interested in gaining a real understanding of FM.
Nearing your final year at school or recently left school?
If you’d like to get a taste of what FM is all about, contact us via the form below and we’ll endeavour to connect you with an employer offering work experience. This would see you shadowing a facilities manager to gain a real understanding of what their job involves on a day to day basis. If you decide a career in FM is for you, you could consider enrolling in our new cadetship programme, launching in 2021. This would see you working in a junior FM role while studying towards an FM qualification through Massey University.
Still at school?
FMANZ is working with MBIE Skills Hubs and Massey University to get a pilot programme underway in selected Auckland high schools, with a view to rolling the programme out around New Zealand. Watch this space for updates.
Information for Employers
If you’d like to play an important role in future-proofing a pipeline of talent for the industry, and giving FMs-in-the-making a helping hand (and a foot in the door), we’d love to hear from you.
There are two ways you can help:
- Work Experience – In partnership with MBIE Skills Hubs, we’re looking for employers who are willing to provide work experience for senior high school students (and recent school leavers) in 2020. Unpaid, this would take the form of job-shadowing, one day per week for 3-6 months. (This might vary for those who have left school.) All candidates come pre-screened and demonstrate a real desire to better understand FM. MBIE Skills Hubs will provide pastoral care if required.
- Cadetship Programme – We are looking for employers to sign up for our new cadetship programme, launching in 2021. Students who have met predetermined criteria would come and work for you on a part-time or, ideally, full-time basis. A key aspect of the cadetship is ensuring students would pathway to tertiary study at Massey University. To make this happen, employment agreements would cater for part-time study, ie. four days’ work and one study of study (or similar).
If you’d like to learn more, please contact Wayne Abel, our professional development manager, via the form below.