If you want to pursue an active and exciting career path in the uniformed services but are not quite sure with which service, then this is an ideal opportunity to try them out.
Paramedics, Police, Fire Services, Search and Rescue or Civil Defence – these uniformed services all offer varied and exciting career opportunities. You will have the opportunity to experience a simulated search and rescue exercise, gain bush survival skills and find out what it is really like to be a paramedic, police officer or a firefighter. Learning is practical, active and engaging – this is a fun way to take a big step towards achieving NCEA Level 2 while gaining your basic first aid certificate and also refining your career path.
Time: 4 x 1 week Block Courses (includes overnight)
Location: Whenua Iti Outdoors
Pathways + Opportunities
- New Zealand Police College
- Bachelor of Health Science In Paramedicine
- New Zealand Fire Service Training
- The International Maritime Institute of New Zealand at NMIT
- New Zealand Defence Forces
Defence career options with NZ Army, NZ Airforce and NZ Navy, New Zealand Land Search and Rescue Inc.
Alex is a keen hunter and being in the outdoors is a place where he feels at home. The opportunity to learn about the Police Force and Search and Rescue came up through the Uniformed Services course and Alex saw this as the perfect chance to polish up his outdoors skills and take a look at the Police Force as a career pathway.
Alex is enjoying the practical activities of the course especially the Police Fitness test and challenging himself to detective-style memory activities that have encouraged him to remember the facts and to be observant.
“Our instructors are easy to talk to, are happy to share their knowledge and their ‘good work’ stories. They make us feel comfortable and included.”
Alex is thankful for the opportunity to attend the Uniformed Services course. He would recommend attending a Trades course as he says “it’s the perfect way to try something first before committing to a career path.”
Like many students Taj isn’t 100% sure what he wants to do after he leaves school, so he thought he would enrol in the Uniformed Services course to widen his knowledge and gain new skills. After this experience, Taj is now looking at joining a government service in the future – maybe the Police or Fire Service, or the Armed Forces.
Taj particularly enjoyed the practical activities of the Uniformed Services programme and the opportunity to meet the professionals working in this industry. “You could see how much pride they have in their work. They were so professional, but easy to connect with. My highlights were learning new maritime skills, including safety procedures on board ship; as well as the practical fire and police activities.”
Following on from this experience Taj is also about to complete work experience with a local Fire Service, which he is really looking forward to.