Career and Employment Solutions (CES)
Te Hihīngamanga Ōtinga
Helping students become work ready
As a student at Manukau Institute of Technology, you can access our Career and Employment Solutions team (CES) anytime from pre-enrolment to after you graduate.
Career and Employment Solutions at MIT offer a variety of services to assist you in finding the right career path. Whether you need help with your CV and cover letter, or guidance on interviews. We are here to help you plan your next step and make informed decisions about your career.
For a range of resources and templates to help you on your journey, access the Career Conversation course:
“The Career and Employment (CES) team makes sure you are ready for the workforce! They offer career festivals, they get employers to come and give talks, where you pick up lots of tips. I felt lost initially, but they helped me to rewrite my whole CV, changing it from being an absolute mess to a professional CV. They taught me interview techniques and etiquette; they guided me where to look and how to apply for work. I searched and applied for jobs online, I was bold and searched companies I wanted to work for and applied directly to them, I even contacted their HR departments.
Within a month of graduating with my MIT qualification, I landed a job. All of this was due to the professional help and skills I learned from the careers team at MIT and contributed to land me the job I always dreamed of.
I would recommend you use the CES team from your first day. The earlier the better as it takes time to transform into a high-quality professional.”
"The assistance and advice received from the CES team were world-class. The team went beyond what was expected, such as helping me understand and help write a CV that met NZ’s job structure and layout, prepare for interviews, check my progress and celebrate my success. CES arranged exclusive events with big accounting firms, which provided an opportunity to connect and chat with recruiters about their application process/requirements, which helped me make career decisions.
My qualification helped me secure a graduate role at Deloitte NZ as a Junior Associate. I applied for graduate roles at all the top six accounting firms in NZ, had interviews at five firms, and was presented with three employment offers.
I recommended CES to more than eight fellow students because of my success and the great service and assistance received. CES will customise the support you need to help you develop skills that will take you very far in securing a job."
"Prior to studying I worked in retail for 15 years and earned minimum wage. I enjoyed doing numbers, so chose to study accounting.
The culture of MIT is like a supportive family. The helpful and supportive culture of the team here will benefit you so you can achieve your goals easily.
When I was looking for a job placement the careers team prepared me for interview questions, they helped me apply for jobs and contacted the employers to follow up on my application."
"To be perfectly honest, I have started the MIT careers and employment process with some doubt as I have been somewhat trying to find an opportunity to change careers for the past 3 months. However, I was astounded by the level of assistance and professionalism I have received from the careers and employment team who not only helped me improve my CV but also provided a very close to real life interview practice which prepared me well for the interview - the entire experience made me gain confidence and trust within my skills and eventually led me to successfully being offered employment with NZ's largest bank!
I have many friends who graduated and are struggling to find employment but I feel with MIT's education, guidance and self-desire to succeed, any prospective student will already have an advantage before getting out into the real world to find a job and build a great career.
Many thanks to you and to the whole team who helped me from day one. I will be considering further studies at MIT in order to self-develop and will undoubtedly approach the team again if I need any further assistance in the future."
"There’s no word to explain how much you guys help me through my studies and also getting me a good job straight after my course. Us students we are so lucky to have you guys right beside us to help and when we needed. I’m so happy and over the moon that I finally complete my level 3 Heavy Diesels straight after that you guys help me get into this good company Gleeson & Cox transport.
They offered mean apprenticeship after my 90-day trial so thanks to you guys MIT also to my teacher Trevor Williams for everything, On behalf of my whole family we want to say thank you so much for everything you have done for me and my fellow students and also for our family."
"This morning I would like to share with you’ll a success story of one of our Automotive boys from last year. Romero applied for one of the roles at Bridgestone Tyres via CES online after a well-attended presentation by the employer.
Romero was well-prepped by the Careers & Employment team to ensure he had a good CV and was ready for an interview.
The team at Bridgestone are extremely pleased with Romero’s performance together with a few others that were placed last year."
"Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" and Manukau Institute of Technology (Business) has incorporated exactly that, into the way it teaches its students and transforms them into the leaders of tomorrow.
The Career and Employment Solutions team are a vital asset to MIT as they are the ones who contact and direct talent to potential employers. They constantly strive to ensure that there are a variety of jobs for students from all disciplines to choose from.
My journey with the CES team began in my early days at MIT and they have been a force to reckon with. Right from helping students with their cover letter and CV, to following up with the status of applications and keeping students updated on the jobs they've applied for (sometimes on a daily basis), the team at CES MIT has been absolutely instrumental and proactive in helping me locate the best possible career opportunity. I would like to thank the team, who have been in touch with me since day one.
I encourage all students at MIT to speak to someone from the CES team today to find your next prospective employer as opportunities don't just happen, you create them."
Joshua de Sales
“I would recommend our local businesses to consider MIT students for internships, so everyone has an opportunity to get a job out of it. We just all want to land a job.
In my final year of completing a Bachelor of Applied Management at MIT | Te Pūkenga, I completed an internship as a digital coordinator with a digital marketing agency. I helped to get a new platform, aimed at the property market, off the ground. I learned a lot and my coursework prepared me well for my internship.
Studying at MIT and completing my industry placement has given me a lot of confidence. I have now been employed full-time with the agency where I completed my internship."
Internships are a great way to develop talented locals while introducing different perspectives and skills to the workplace. Read more about Caitlin's internship while studying with MIT | Te Pūkenga.
“I made good use of the academic learning support services at MIT. The Career and Employment Services (CES) team were super helpful. They offer effective learning tools to help you manage your time and workload. If you need help with writing your resume or cover letter and preparing for an interview – CES will help you.
The staff are amazing and actually care about your wellbeing and studies.
It is the best learning institute in South Auckland.”
“The careers team has been amazing throughout my journey at MIT | Te Pūkenga. The Careers Fest, resume making, interview preparation and practice, ideas for free online studies, they make time to speak to you and always responded to my emails quickly – the support has been immense, it was personalised to my requirements, it gave me an edge and they helped me get a job.
They were my go-to for anything career. They advise the best websites for us to apply onto. I would regularly receive emails regarding new opportunities and I would keep applying. I am absolutely grateful for the multiple Teams calls to give me suggestions, improving my resume, feedback and support. They pushed me and I applied and here I am!
Oh Yes! Use the CES team.
They guide and support you till you get a job.”
Past event highlights
Check out the action from our September 2019 Career Fair.