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Volunteering Opportunity-Off the Wall Graffiti Programme

Organisation:  Christchurch City Council Off the Wall Graffiti Programme

Location:         All areas

Category:        Practical Help

Hours:             Flexible (weekly commitment at time that suits the volunteer)

‘Adopt an Area’ within your community, and maintain it on a regular basis to ensure it remains graffiti-free.  As an ‘Adopt a Spot’ volunteer, you get to decide on what area/asset you would like to adopt – it could be a nearby alleyway, fence or building.  All resources will be provided.   For this role, go to:, or check out ‘volunteer opportunities’ at

Live links to Employers websites

Specific Student Job Websites

We have analysed the list below and determine these websites to be active. All are free to use.

  1. Student Job Search – the ultimate student directory, with jobs around the country available year-round. Register for free and shortlist based on what interests you.
  2. – this is a useful list for summer jobs, where the tourism and fruit harvesting seasons peak and businesses are desperate for staff.
  3. Part-Time Jobs  Trade Me is best used with a filter. You can search for jobs by sector, with ‘Retail’ likely to be the most useful.
  4. – depending on where you live, there are usually listings for both wanted and jobs available. It’s useful if you want to advertise your services, such as lawn mowing, baby sitting or dog walking etc.
  5. Babysits – this is a growing network where you can register, build a profile and set your availability and rates

Companies who Directly Recruit Students

We have grouped major nationwide retailers into specific categories and linked to their job application portals. We cover all major supermarkets, fashion retailers, fast food chains and cinemas.

Supermarket Student Jobs

Food & Beverage Student Jobs

Merchandise and Chain Store Student Jobs

Retail Fashion Jobs

  1. Barkers
  2. CUE
  3. Country Road (select ‘New Zealand’ on the filter)
  4. Decjuba
  5. Dotti
  6. Ezibuy
  7. Glassons
  8. Hallensteins
  9. Lush Cosmetics
  10. Max
  11. Postie

Entertainment Jobs

Companies hiring students who don’t offer online applications

  1. Nike
  2. Starbucks
  3. Muffin Break

Komatsu Apprenticeship Opportunities

Komatsu NZ are now looking for 6 bright, keen apprentices who are good at maths and are interested in machines, to join our apprentice development scheme.  We are particularly wanting to reach as many young women as possible to have them think about Komatsu as a career.  The locations will be Auckland Hamilton, Rotorua and Christchurch.

Komatsu is a wonderful company to work for and our apprentice scheme is rated one of the best.  The first 3 weeks of the apprentice’s time with us is based in Brisbane Australia where they get immersed in the Apprenticeship Development Scheme (ADS) before returning to their branch in NZ. Each apprentice is assigned a mentor in NZ as well as having an overall scheme mentor based from Australia (Matt Tosolini).  The apprenticeship is run through MITO who also assign programme facilitators who are in constant contact with the apprentice.  The whole system is set up to succeed.

In addition to the technical requirements of the apprenticeship, our apprentices are also required to complete the MITO level 3 leadership programme and they get training on life skills such as budgeting and conflict resolution.  We want our apprentices to finish as well rounded, contributing individuals not only to our company but society.

All apprentices start on 18 January 2021 so all are working on similar things at the same time so they can help and support each other.  Their starting rate of pay will be $21.00 per hour (if under 21) and we have a structured pay scale so each year they rise in pay if they keep up with the requirements of the programme.  Currently by year 4 they would be on $32.00 per hour and their first year qualified would be $33 to 36 per hour depending on overall skill.

As the world’s largest manufacturer of mining, construction and utility machines we have operations in every country of the world except 3.  What this means is our apprentices can, and do, move around so can achieve an OE without leaving the company.  As example, we currently have ex-apprentices in Canada, USA, Australia and UK.

Overview of the ADS and application form;

Dreams do come true (Anyone can do this / extensive Komatsu support);

Travel the world (More than just an apprenticeship, it’s a career);