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Sports and Recreation
Sports Turf Management Careers
Brodie Askew enjoys horticulture and PE at school so he thinks a career in sports turf management just might be a great option for him when he leaves school. He heads along to the Lincoln University High Performance Centre to meet NZ Cricket Turf Manager Jared Carter to find out more about the job. Brodie soon sees there are many variables that go into creating a top cricket pitch and if the pitch isn't performing, the players are soon going to let you know. But preparation certainly doesn't happen just before a match, the basics have to be there right from the start or there won't be any chance of a good result. The outfield also has to be carefully maintained and Brodie checks out one of the sports turf tools of the trade, a scarifier. A career in sports turf maintenance is ideal for those who enjoy sport and the outdoors, like a challenge and don't mind putting in plenty of time. Having got a good feel for the job, Brodie is pretty sure this could definitely be something for him You can find out more about a career in sports turf management at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Leisure Centre Management (JTJS12007)
Dexter loves sports and has lots of sports knowledge so he's determined to find a career that suits his passion. Just the Job gives him the opportunity to take a closer look at what's involved working in a recreation centre, a public swimming pool and a gym. Dexter soon realises there plenty of scope if he really does want to continue investigating this career path. Find out more about a career in sports, fitness and recreation go to http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Tourism - Maori Tourism (JTJS52010)
Trevor Fitzell from John Paul College in Rotorua is keen to take a look at what's involved in being successful within Maori tourism. It's an industry with a long and illustrious history in Rotorua that dates back to the times of the Pink and White Terraces. The natural and cultural aspects of the region have continued to play an important role in Rotorua's successful tourism industry. First up Trevor meets Eden Doige, the operations manager for Tamaki Heritage Experiences, a successful company that hosts more than 100,000 people every year. Trevor's soon on the job and when the guests emerge from their meal, he explains how their food was traditionally prepared and cooked. Next he's off to Whakarewarewa and he gets more hands-on experience imparting his knowledge to visitors about the cooking pool. So far, his personality and ability to share information has been spot on and he's gained a real insight into the role of a tourist guide. At Te Puia: New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Trevor goes behind the scenes of how this amazing venue, which attracts some 500,000 people every year, operates. He joins reservations manager, Piripi Inia, to learn how reservations link to all the other departments at Te Puia. The reservations aspect of the business ensures each tour group visiting is catered for as they require during their visit. As with many of the roles within Maori tourism, starting off as a guide is a great place to start before looking to specialise. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (JTJS42009)
Physiotherapy and occupational therapy are both roles that assist people who need to regain mobility or restore function which has been impaired by a health incident or injury. Andrew has a keen interest in sports so is keen to check out these health-based careers. Physiotherapy can be a physically demanding job as it concentrates on a person's physical ability and fixing any impairment. There is also a sports aspect to the job and touring with sports teams is just one of the directions this career can take you. Andrew is on the job in a hospital to see how physiotherapy works in practise with Eti then joins occupational therapist Rio to check out a patient who following a car accident, needs a wheelchair. She is suffering a broken leg, injured shoulder and a head injury. Rio explains what needs to be done to ensure she has support for her injuries and can function once back home. Part of his assessment also includes a short term memory test. Find out more about physiotherapy and occupational therapy, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
Tourism Careers in New Zealand!
Leanne takes a look at what is involved in a tourism career when she spends a day or two at a major attraction in Rotorua, New Zealand For more information go to our website at http://www.justthejob.co.nz/ Any vacancies in tourism in New Zealand can be seen by following the "Jora" links on our website Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel as we have more career videos being uploaded every week!
Travel and tourism are the focus of this Just the Job special show. We find out about careers in Maori tourism, travel consultancy and head to Te Papa in Wellington to check out what it takes to become an outstanding museum host. Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
Sports Turf Management Careers
Like many people, 17-year old Eric loves sports and anything to do with it but he's never really heard about the Sports Turf Industry. He's also never been to Wellington so it's a big day when he gets the chance to learn what goes into keeping the turf at Westpac Stadium in mint condition all year round. But is he up to the challenge of keeping a steady hand when it comes to painting the 22m line? To find out more about the Sports Turf Industry industry go to http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Outdoor Recreation (JTJS42009)
New Zealanders are an outdoors loving bunch and with one of the best places in the world to enjoy, there are plenty of opportunities to turn that passion into a career. During the past 10 years, it's an industry that has grown hugely. Alex enjoys sport and being around people so a glimpse into the career of an outdoor recreation leader is just what she's looking for. Heading first to Waitomo Adventures in the heart of Waikato, Alex is soon in the midst of an adventure herself, abseiling into the Lost World, which is just one of the 50 major cave systems to be found in the area. Scott , Alex's mentor for the experience, explains the physical challenges are just one aspect of the role. Often people are outside their comfort zone so there is definitely some psychology involved in helping people overcome their fears and achieve an adventure goal. After completing the caving section of the adventure, Alex is then off to the Sir Edmund Hilary Outdoor Pursuits Centre on the Central Plateau where centre manager Kieran gives her a lesson on climbing and stopping yourself on a snow slope. The physical aspects of an outdoor recreation leader's job are a given however they also need to master survival skills and everything from reading maps and compasses to understanding weather forecasts. This is a great career if you have a passion for adventure and love sharing that with others. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
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