Bridging the gap between schools, job seekers, and the wider world of work

Interviews, Inspirational Speakers, Entertainment, and more!

The Auckland Business Chamber broadcasted a 12-hour CAREER-A-THON an event to benefit employment, whether you are a student, a job seeker, or an employer. 

We want to bridge the gap between schools, job seekers, and the wider world of work, and what better way to do so than by bringing students, job seekers, employees, and employers together for a 12-hour CAREER-A-THON.

You can now watch the replay of the CAREER-A-THON, or select the sector you would like to watch.  The CAREER-A-THON profiles over 50 careers through real-life “on the job” interviews from 10 different sectors, along with inspirational speakers for each of the sectors, enertainment and more…  

During the replay you will see a range of social media competitions, sector giveaways with prizes including flight vouchers, a phone, gaming chair, fuel vouchers, hair straighteners – unfortunately, these were only available during the LIVE broadcast. 


Our CAREER-A-THON will enable you to:

  • Discover – the possibilities for job seekers and employers.
  • Explore – the opportunities that exist for job seekers and employers across a range of sectors.
  • Connect – digitally with a range of employers and employees who are ready to tell you about the world of work.

 

How does this work?

The 12 hours will be broken down into sectors, and in each of those sectors, you will hear from a number of young people in their jobs, a message from our amazing sector sponsor, keynote speakers who will talk about their journey from education to employment, some pretty cool entertainment and the opportunity to ring our free hotline to win some pretty awesome prizes.

Opening Ceremony

Construction and Engineering Sector

00:00 – Intro to CAREER-A-THON
00:53 – Introduction to Construction and Engineering Sector
00:57 – Sponsor: Tamaki Regeneration
01:51 – Tamaki Regeneration Sponsor Video
03:10 – Sector Interviews
50:53 – Sector Keynote: Paul Nanai
01:00:30 – Quiz
01:02:01 – Q&A with Jonny from the Chamber
01:03:42 – Entertainment: Thabani Gapara (Sweet Child of Mine)

Health Sector

00:00 – Intro to Health Sector
00:09 – Sponsor: South Seas Healthcare
00:39 – South Seas Healthcare Sponsor Video
02:12 – Sector Interviews
50:53 – Sector Keynote: Paul Nanai
33:41 – Quiz
35:13 – Q&A with Jonny from the Chamber
36:43 – Entertainment: Ella Monnery and Matthais Jordan (Cold Heart)

Hospitality and Retail Sector

00:00 – Intro to Hospitality and Retail Sector
00:08 – Sponsor: Cordis, Auckland
01:33 – Cordis Sponsor Video
03:10 – Sector Interviews
22:56 – Sector Keynote: Ash Razmi
32:48 – Quiz
34:15 – Q&A with Natalie from the Chamber
35:39 – Entertainment: Ella Monnery (How Will I Know?)

Manufacturing Sector

00:00 – Intro to Manufacturing Sector
00:08 – Sponsor: OfficeMax
01:10 – OfficeMax Sponsor Video
02:29 – Sector Interviews
26:23 – Sector Keynote: Haman Shahpari
33:52 – Quiz
35:18 – Q&A with Jonny from the Chamber
36:43 – Entertainment: Chris Melville and Thabani Gapara (Crazy)

Primary Sector

00:00 – Intro to Primary Sector
00:08 – Sponsor: Bidfood
01:12 – Bidfood Sponsor Video
02:48 – Sector Interviews
21:25 – Sector Keynote: Amelia O’Connor
26:55 – Quiz
28:18 – Q&A with Natalie from the Chamber
29:53 – Entertainment: Matthias Jordan (Homeward Bound)

Services Sector

00:00 – Intro to Services Sector
00:08 – Sponsor: Quest
01:13 – Quest Sponsor Video
02:22 – Sector Interviews
26:47 – Sector Keynote: Ruta Paniani
32:44 – Quiz
34:12 – Q&A with Natalie from the Chamber
36:00 – Entertainment: Ella Monnery and Nate Doussand (Shallow)

 

Trades Sector

00:00 – Intro to Trades Sector
00:08 – Sponsor: The Electrical Training Company
00:57 – The Electrical Training Company Sponsor Video
02:10 – Sector Interviews
30:42 – Sector Keynote: Bex Smith
33:42 – Quiz
28:18 – Q&A with Jonny from the Chamber
36:40 – Entertainment: Thabani Gapara (Living on a Prayer)

Technology Sector

00:00 – Intro to Technology Sector
00:08 – Sponsor: SkillsVR and Ministry of Social Development
00:54 – SkillsVR Sponsor Video
02:21 – Sector Interviews
22:31 – Sector Keynote: Lesley Walmsley
33:58 – Quiz
35:27 – Q&A with Natalie from the Chamber
37:19 – Entertainment: Lewis McCallum

Tourism and Events Sector

00:00 – Intro to Tourism and Events Sector
00:10 – Sponsor: Encore
01:11 – Encore Sponsor Video
01:59 – Sector Interviews
21:20 – Sector Keynote: Matt McKay
30:50 – Quiz
32:11 – Q&A with Natalie from the Chamber
33:43 – Entertainment: Ella Monnery and Matthais Jordan (Say Something)

Transport and Logistics Sector

00:00 – Intro to Transport and Logisitcs Sector
00:09 – Sponsor: National Road Carriers
00:51 – National Road Carriers Sponsor Video
02:02 – Sector Interviews
21:28 – Sector Keynote: Bruce Reid
32:54 – Quiz
34:02 – Q&A with Jonny from the Chamber
34:02 – Entertainment: Ella Monnery (Say My Name)

Nick Afoa and Event Close

Find Out About Career Opportunities with our Sector Sponsors

Our sector sponsors are here to support you too.  Click the links below to see what career opportunities might be available with our sector sponsors

People are our biggest asset – connect with us today!

Construction & Engineering

 

Learn more about a career with
Tāmkai Regeneration

Health

 

Learn more about a career with
South Seas Healthcare

Hospitality & Retail

 

Learn more about a career with
Cordis Hotel

Manufacturing

 

Learn more about a career with
OfficeMax

Primary

 

Learn more about a career with
BidFood

Services

 

Learn more about a career with
Quest

Technology

 

Learn more about a career with
Skills VR

Trades

 

Learn more about a career with
Etco (The Electrical Training Company)

Transport & Logistics

 

Learn more about a career with
National Road Carriers

Tourism & Events

 

Learn more about a career with
Encore

Our Sponsors

The Auckland Business Chamber have a range of long-standing, robust employment programmes that are well known and respected, and change the future for thousands of young people each year.

The CAREER-A-THON is a new event and to present an event that is rewarding, motivating, and builds the confidence of young people in Auckland into their future careers we need the support of our valued sponsors.

We recognise those businesses who have joined us on our journey – they have become part of our family of sponsors.

Proudly Brought To You By

Principal Sponsor

Sector Sponsors

HOSPITALITY & RETAIL

TECHNOLOGY

TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS

MANUFACTURING

TRADES

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

PRIMARY

HEALTH

SERVICES

TOURISM AND EVENTS

Supporting Sponsors

AUCKLAND UNLIMITED

BUILDING SERVICE CONTRACTORS

LIFT
UP

NEW ZEALAND
HEALTH GROUP

CADETMAX

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COMPETENZ

MENZIES
NEW ZEALAND

QUALITY EDUCATION
SERVICES

SPECTRUM
NEW ZEALAND

UNITEC
AUCKLAND

Get in touch with our Employment team today