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Creative and IT

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Agriculture and Primary

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Business and Services

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Social and Community

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Welcome to FutureForce® Careers Hub


From career planning and tools to up to date sector information and profiles of Waikato young people in work – we’ve got you covered!

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Sectors are the groups that different jobs and pathways are categorised into. From education to engineering, construction to coding or farming to freelancing – where will you find your fit?

Tools and Tips

Whether you’re just getting started, getting stuck into research or ready to plan your career journey – our Tools and Tips can help you make your next move!

This Week’s Featured Jobs

Egg-cellent poultry careers at Cobb Vantress

Team work makes the dream work for Selina, a problem solving Senior Poultry Technician at Cobb Vantress, a global livestock business producing an impressive 10% of the world’s chicken protein, right on our back doorstep…

Deloitte: Accounting Careers can take you anywhere!

FutureForce® caught up with Deloitte HR Senior Advisor Laura Glen, of Hamilton, and young Business Advisor James Apperley to see why accounting roles and training are a great foundation for any career.

Automotive Careers with CAL Isuzu

Eric from Huntly College landed his dream job as a Heavy Diesel Mechanic Apprentice thanks to his school Gateway Programme, his tech teacher and CAL Isuzu. Find out how…

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What's on in the Waikato?

Are you starting to plan your career, looking to connect with your industry of choice or just want to see what’s out there? A careers workshop or taster experience could be your next step! Check out our Events Portal to see what’s happening in the Waikato.

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Day 3 let’s gooooooooo

It’s nice a dry in the Careers and Education Hub - come hang out with us at Site E30! ☔️

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Day 1 at @fieldaysnz! Make sure you pop in and see us at the Careers and Education Hub at site E30 and spin the wheel for your chance to win! ⭐️

#fieldays #futureforcenz

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See you tomorrow at @fieldaysnz! Come and find us in the Careers and Education Hub at Site E30 to grab a shiny new FutureForce MiniMag and spin to win some goodies PLUS go in the draw to win an epic Lego set (check our recent post for all the details).

See you there! 🌱🐮

#futureforce #fieldays

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To kick off expo season, we have some LEGO sets to giveaway! We’ll be at Waikato Careers Expo this weekend and Fieldays all next week so keeping on theme with engineering and primary industries, we’ve picked out these for two lucky winners.

Enter to win one of two LEGO sets!
🚜 John Deere 9700 Forage Harvester Set
🌿 Botanical Collection Tiny Plant Set

To enter:

⭐️Follow our Instagram page @futureforcenz

⭐️Like the giveaway post featuring these LEGO sets.

⭐️Tag as many friends as you like in the comments. Each friend tagged in a new comment counts as an additional entry, so don`t hold back!

More chances to win on our Facebook page: @/FutureForceWaikato

Come and see us at Careers Expo and Fieldays for more chances to WIN! Check out our recent posts for all the details 👉👉

🎁 Giveaway Details:
Open to participants in the Waikato region
Prize: 1 of 2 LEGO sets (John Deere 9700 Forge Harvester or Botanical Collection Tiny Plants)
Entry Deadline: 28th June, 12:00pm

Terms and conditions available on our website

Giveaway not associated with Facebook or Instagram

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We’re backkkkkkkkk!! Did you miss us? Of course you did!

We’ll be at the Waikato Careers Expo at Claudelands Event Centre this weekend! Come and find us with our friends at Waikato Engineering Careers Association (aka WECA) in Hall A – Sunday 9th and Monday 10th of June.

Come see us for:
👉 Our BRAND NEW MiniMag – get your hands on the first copies!
👉 An exciting competition… keep your eyes peeled for our next post
👉 Everything you ever wanted to know about starting a career in engineering and manufacturing
👉 Your chance to win prizes from our wonderful sponsors
👉 Talk to the experts about studying and working in engineering
👉 Good vibes with your favs (us, duh 🫶)

And as a bonus, you might even learn something!

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BTS of our photoshoot 📸🤫
Such an awesome day with our beautiful models 💅

Something exciting coming soon… keep your eyes 👀 on our feed for how these turn out

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Want to be the next face of FutureForce? Grab this opportunity! 📸🌟

We’re looking for young people who are ready to enter their model era and join us at a group photo shoot for FutureForce Careers Hub*. We’ve got $100 each up for grabs so make sure you enter to win!

We want to hear from you if you are:
• Aged 16 – 24
• Male, female or gender diverse (i.e. everyone!)
• Living in or can travel to Hamilton
• Are confident in front of the camera!
• Have a few hours to spare on Saturday May 4th (details tbc)
• Want some free food and money

Send us a short video introducing yourself (up to 60 seconds long), along with a couple of clear photos of your face (at least 2). We want to see your natural look so leave the filters off please!

Email your entries to [email protected] by Monday 29th April – so get those candids in ASAP! Don’t forget to tell us your name, age and the best way to get in contact with you.

If selected, you’ll take part in a group photoshoot in Hamilton with our other winners. We’ll provide kai and you’ll be paid $100 for your time, as well as petrol vouchers to help with travel costs. Your photos will feature in our FutureForce MiniMag, online at and in our other media over the next few years.

*FutureForce Careers Hub is Waikato’s top careers guide for young people. Our website,, is a hub of information for exploring, researching and planning your career and our printed products (including posters and magazines) are distributed to secondary schools across the Waikato region.

This competition is open to all, no previous experience required.

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𝘿𝙄𝘿 𝙔𝙊𝙐 𝙆𝙉𝙊𝙒? As a Chartered Accountant you can do pretty much anything or go anywhere...

We caught up with Deloitte Business Advisor James in Hamilton to get the intel on how to get a foot in the door at one of the Big Four...

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Having the courage to send a CV “out of the blue” to an Engineering employer of choice was a great career move for former Hillcrest High student Kyle...🎯 led to him being offered a Machining Apprenticeship @longveld , an award-winning Hamilton business where courageous people like Kyle create remarkable things every day.

For more hot Career Tips from Kyle, and more about Engineering Careers at Longveld...

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Thinking of all the students across the motu who are taking their NCEA exams at the moment 👩🏻‍💻📑📚

It can be a stressful time of year so remember to be kind to yourself - you got this! 🫶

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“If you just keep going, and keep practising, eventually it becomes something great!” - Gene Keller

Meet Gene, a Manufacturing Apprentice at RML Machinery Limited! To read his full career profile check out our website with the link in our bio! 🛠️

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"Some young people can be big-headed, and they come in and think they know it all. So you’ve just got to be a bit humble and respect the process. You’re not going to be the boss on day one, it takes time but you’ll get there in the end." - Curtis Pugh

Meet Curtis a Heavy Structural Engineering Apprentice from JP Marshall! 🧰 Read his career profile on our website, link is in our bio 🛠️

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