NZDF

Fancy a career in the Army?

9 July 2010

One hundred South Island students from years 12 and 13 will get a taste of military life over their school holidays next week.

Selected students from around the South Island will attend the Army Careers Experience (ACE) held in Burnham military camp. The ACE is designed to enable students to get an understanding of the various employment options within the NZ Army. In addition, the students will be exposed to the Army lifestyle and various team building tasks.

“The Army provides a varied, exciting career and a great life for young New Zealanders,” says Army recruiter Captain Anika Tiplady.

“The Army experience provides a realistic and enjoyable view of career options available to students when they leave secondary school. The NZ Army promotes ethos, values and lifestyle as a key point of difference in the employment market.”

The students have been identified by Army recruiters, with recommendations from school career advisors, as suitable candidates for military service because of their leadership potential and enthusiasm towards the Army.

“At the moment we are experiencing significant interest in Army careers which means we’re looking for quality applicants. The students on the ACE will certainly fit that mould,” says Captain Tiplady.

Media are invited to attend activities held in Burnham military camp from 12 to 16 July 09. You might be interested in seeing the round robin on Tuesday 13 July from 0815 – 1200, or the confidence course from 1430 – 1630hrs. The students will also conduct a longest day programme on Thursday 15 July which includes them undertaking a series of Army fitness tests.

There are more than 30 Army careers to choose from, from apprenticeships to careers supporting Army operations. Areas the Army is specifically looking to recruit for at the moment include the medical trades, supply, electrical and ammunition technicians and communications specialists.

  • What:    Army Careers Experience
  • Where: Burnham military camp
  • When:  Tuesday 13 July or Thursday 16 July

ENDS

For more information please contact Jane Wright, Army Communications Advisor on 021 2248658.

The students are from:

  • Alexandra – 1
  • Ashburton – 3
  • Burnham – 1
  • Christchurch – 33
  • Cheviot – 1
  • Cromwell – 1
  • Dunedin – 9
  • Garston – 1
  • Golden Bay – 2
  • Gore – 1
  • Greymouth – 2
  • Hokitika – 2
  • Invercargill – 5
  • Lawrence – 1
  • Leeston – 3
  • Methven – 2
  • Milton – 1
  • Nelson – 6
  • North Canterbury – 1
  • Oamaru – 1
  • Owaka – 1
  • Pleasant Point – 1
  • Queenstown – 1
  • Ranfurly – 1
  • Rangiora – 3
  • Riverton – 1
  • South Canterbury – 2
  • Tapanui – 3
  • Temuka – 5
  • Timaru 4
  • Upper Moutere – 1
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