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WE HELP YOUNG PEOPLE SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION INTO THE WORKFORCE

 
 

Testimonials

 

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—  John Henderson - Director of Student Pathways, Selwyn College

 

“We are delighted to recommend the GET GROUP. The Get going and Get started programmes are perfect for our students undertaking our retail course. They enjoy the workshops and have gained an insight into what it is like to work in an environment outside of school. They can't believe how helpful and friendly their work colleagues are.”

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—  Kim Leathem - Vocational Pathways/Gateway/Star Administrator , Spotswood College

 

“We are fully supportive of The GET Group and the courses they offer our students. The delivery of the courses and how the facilitator engages with our students is relevant and professional. We have requested a  custom-built course and this has been provided to meet our needs. I would highly recommend GET Group to other schools.”

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—  Dawn Hall - Wellington College, Gateway and Transition

 

“We have been working with Noeline for a few years now, and have seen the birth and growth of the Get Group. I have found them very easy to work with, as they are always ready to listen to student/school/needs, and are willing to adapt their programmes as necessary. A great group of people.”

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—  Kashmir Beale -  Queen Elizabeth College

 

“My name is Kashmir and I am a part time team member at the Briscoes store in Palmerston North.  In August last year I was given an opportunity to take part in the Rebel & Briscoes Cadetship which is run by GET Training.  I did my group training with Cheralyn and she was amazing.  I learnt all about retail, customer service and how to be impressive at an interview.  At first I was a bit nervous about working in retail, but after the practical and group training, I became confident and felt way more work ready.  After my 10 week cadetship I was offered part time employment at Briscoes and I love the team I work with.  Thanks to GET Training and Briscoes for the opportunity to become work ready.”

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—  Liz Goldsworthy - Gateway Broker, Wainuiomata High School

 

"This is our first year of using the GET group to provide the GET Started and GET Going retail programmes at Wainuiomata High School.  There have been a few teething issues but the GET team have been extremely helpful in sorting it all through.  The students are all thoroughly enjoying the workshops and their work experience.  We would recommend the GET group, they are knowledgeable, helpful, and easy to deal with."

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—  Kurt zettler - wellington high school

 

"I was part of the pilot programme for the Rebel/Briscoes Cadetship.  I was fortunate to secure a place on the Cadetship in the Wellington Central store where I spent 10 weeks working in both Rebel and Briscoes.  During this time I learnt a lot about the store, how all the departments work and what it is like to work in Retail.  At the end of my Cadetship  I was offered part time work in the Briscoes store which I gladly said yes to. 2 years later, I am now head of the manchester department and I have just undergone training to be the Health and Safety officer on site.  I didn't know how much I would love working in Retail, but now I am so glad I took the opportunity."

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—  Rosie Swinkels - GATEWAY COORDINATOR - MOUNT MAUNGANUI COLLEGE

 

Mitre 10

"This programme is delivering great outcomes for every student.  In 2016 and again this year, all have grown significantly in confidence and employability.  Without exception, every student speaks with such enthusiasm about their Mitre 10 experience, and we are seeing shy, awkward and inarticulate teenagers blossom into confident young adults. In my view, the company is going the extra mile by training our students in such high trust areas as checkout and admin/accounts; and I know how much the students are appreciating this too.  As the school's representative in the business community, I am very proud of the positive relationship we have established with Mitre 10."


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—  Rosie Swinkels - GATEWAY COORDINATOR - MOUNT MAUNGANUI COLLEGE

 

Rebel/Briscoes

"Benefits gained by students are similar to what is described above - huge growth in confidence and ability to transition from school into employment as an independent young adult.  Just want to make special mention of three Year 13 girls who did the programme Term 3/4 last year.  Two were regarded as 'at-risk' due to low levels of confidence, poor social skills and inability to gain part-time employment despite months of trying.  At the end of their cadetship, this cohort had completely transformed into confident and capable young women who were proving to be great additions to Simon's sales team.  I believe Simon employed all three girls over the summer holidays, and two were able to transfer to other Briscoes outlets when they went to university."

 


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—  BETHAN COLLINGS - GATEWAY COORDINATOR - OTAHUHU COLLEGE

"I would just like to thank you and our team for the GET Started and Get Going programme at Rebel/ Briscoes.
Its my first foray into this placement this year and the students love it, they are well looked after at work and enjoyed the theoretical aspect.
I have terrible trouble as a Gateway coordinator getting work placements for the students, and even worse trouble attaching unit standards to the placements. So to have the whole package as you guys do is just GREAT.
I look forward to many more placements in the future."

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- Kathy miln - gateway coordinator - tamaki college

"I really enjoy having Amanda in the school presenting to our students. She is very flexible. Amanda copes with the late comers where as others wouldn't. Amanda's' rapport with the students works well."