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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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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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Julian Williams of Ngāti Makirangi and Waikato iwi, is leading the charge to encourage Rangatahi to take up the Kaitiakitanga (environmental guardian) mantle with their careers. He currently runs his own business (Te Huia Natural Resources Ltd) which focuses on natural resource consultancy with local Councils, Iwi, Hapū and community groups.

“Advice from my Mum: if you’re not earning, you’re learning. One or the other. Even if it’s learning an instrument! Keep your mind going and learn something until you’ve worked out what you want to do.” 🌿

For more info about Julian check out his profile on our website, link is in our bio!

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11 - 17 Hepetema (September) 2023
It’s Māori language week! It’s a special week where we acknowledge our beautiful native language and empower one another to kōrero (speak) Māori. 🌿

The theme for this year is “Kia Kaha te Reo Māori” - making the language stronger 🗣️

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"If you have an inkling of what you might want to do, just try it! You don’t have to stay in one job forever." - Cait Finlay

Meet Cait, she’s an Auto Electrical Apprentice at Collins Automotive! 🚗 For more info about her and her role make sure to check out our website for her full career profile 🧰

Link is in our bio!

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Want a career that’s more than “beach”? Check out website, link in our bio 😆 #career #futureforce #kenough #barbie ...

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Deserve a little treat on Fridays #fridayvibes #futureforce #fridaymood ...

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