Posts Categorized: On Campus Experience

NZ Defence Force information session

If you are considering a career in the New Zealand Defence Force or would like to know more about the career options we offer then come along to our free information night. Careers staff and service personnel will be present to discuss your options and interests. Parents, caregivers, friends & teachers are all welcome.


CLICK HERE for more information.

Ace of Trades Evening

Get an overview of all the Trades at Ara, check out our workshops and see the masters at work. Learn what it takes to be a builder, plumber, welder, panel beater, electrician and much more. Bring your family, whānau and friends. All welcome.

Ace of Trades Careers Evening
Christchurch – Woolston campus
06:00 pm – 07:30 pm 


CLICK HERE for more information and to register

Competenz Engineering and Manufacturing SpeedMeet

You can meet employers with real jobs!

Competenz has a great opportunity for you to meet engineering and manufacturing employers at SouthMACH, New Zealand’s largest technology trade show.

Date: Wednesday 22 May 2019
Time: 1-4pm
Venue: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch

What is a SpeedMeet and how does it work?

It is kind of like speed interviewing for jobs. You will take part in a series of seven-minute interviews with employers who will ask you questions and find out what you’re interested in. These employers either have jobs available now or intend on hiring people in the near future. At the end of each interview, both the employers and you decide whether you’re keen to take the discussion further. If it’s a match, then Competenz put you both in touch, easy!

Who is SpeedMeet for?
SpeedMeet is for students and jobseekers who are ready and willing to start a career in engineering or manufacturing. You don’t need any work experience, just a good attitude and an interest in learning about a trade. You should come prepared to talk about yourself and the kind of work you’re interested in. You will get the chance to speak with leading employers about future career opportunities – and might even get a job out of it.

Interested in learning more about the Performing Arts?

Experience what it is like to be a NASDA student. Observe the days activities and explore the performing arts options and specialised facilities at NASDA.


About performing arts

Captivate audiences throughout the world and make the best use of your talents in musicals, plays, concerts, TV and film productions. You could find yourself performing, presenting, entertaining at events, directing or producing performances, working behind the scenes, or in education.


This offering is for year 11-13 students.


CLICK HERE for more information and to register






If you are seriously committed to applying for a cadetship at Smedley it is ESSIENTIAL, that you attend one of these Open Days. They are an ideal opportunity to have your questions about Smedley answered and to find out what is expected of THE Smedley Cadets.

Smedley Station is situated at the end of Smedley Road, off Highway 50, Tikokino, Central Hawke’s Bay.



Send to – The Training Manager, Tom Goodger, Smedley Station

RD 4, Waipawa 4274


Builder for a Day

This is a fantastic opportunity to try a range of hands-on experience in the construction industry and see if being a builder is the right career for you.


CLICK HERE to register


See Mr Webster for more information