Part of the cadetship included six weeks of in-house training working alongside people in our network team in Whangārei. Alyssa’s potential shone through, and encouraged, she applied for a Northpower engineering scholarship and was one of fourteen recipients from over 100 applicants across the North Island.
The three-year scholarships offered a fully paid NZ Diploma in Engineering in partnership with Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), and provides paid on-the-job experience with us during the duration of their studies.
Alyssa is relishing the opportunity to work alongside our team. “I get to help out with projects, work alongside the engineers and go on site visits to see what they do on a daily basis”, says Alyssa.
Alyssa’s achievements are a fantastic example of what can happen when opportunities are provided to underutilised talent, giving pathways to a bright future in the electricity supply industry. “It’s been a real highlight working with the engineers and I can definitely see this as my future career.”
Talented young people are the future of our industry, and we are big supporters of assisting them with a career in energy. We have a number of trainees, graduates and cadets who work alongside our teams, gaining invaluable on-the-job experience that helps sets them up with great prospects for their future.
In 2022 we’ll be offering an amazing cadetship opportunity through MIT to a select number of students who have successfully completed the first year of their NZ Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Level 6) course. If you’re successful, you’ll be employed on a fixed term agreement as an Engineering Cadet, based at one of our depots throughout the North Island. You’ll be paid while you complete on the job learning while undertaking residential study. We’ll also pay your course fees for the remainder of your studies.
You can find out more about the opportunities on offer and how to apply here.