JOB FIND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME
We realise that the pathway into teaching is different for everyone. Whether you’re a beginning teacher or you've been out of the classroom for a while, we're able to support you to get into the classroom, making a positive difference in New Zealand schools.
The Job Find Assistance programme aims to increase your chances of securing a teaching role:
- reviewing your CV and cover letter.
- networking & honing your work find plan.
- ensuring you are promoting yourself in the best possible way to potential education employers.
- guiding you through interview preparation.
- identifying any factors that might be holding you back.
- establishing job find goals.
The Job Find Assistance Programme is for beginning teachers, trainees in their final year of teacher training, Māori and Pasifika teachers, Te Reo speakers, speakers of Pasifika languages, teachers returning to the profession or those teachers not currently in a permanent teaching role. This free one-to-one assistance programme involves working with an experienced education recruiter.
Register below and one of our consultants will be in contact with you soon to discuss your specific situation, background, teaching experience and the best way forward for you.
What candidates say about the programme
Instrumental in my job junt
"The EP Job Find Assistance Programme was instrumental in securing my first job. They provided ongoing one-on-one support, which helped me optimise my CV, cover letters and overall presentation. The programme was a breeze, and I felt personally supported throughout what can be quite an intimidating process. Their knowledge and experience was highly valuable, and I would definitely recommend them to a friend."
- Secondary teacher, Auckland, Beginning Teacher Programme
Brought out my passion, strengths and skills
"I am so grateful that EP was presented to us at our last face to face day of the teacher refresh programme. My interaction with my consultant has been superb. She took my ordinary CV and delved deeper into my historical teaching career bringing out my passion, strengths and skills and helping me to put them in writing. When completed she then added the icing on the cake by supplying a template for writing a job application covering letter. This was a tremendous help. My first CV didn't leave much of an impression... [but] my revised one made quite a different impression, resulting in an interview and a job offer almost on the spot!"
- Primary Teacher, Northland, Return to Teaching Programme
Helped me show my strengths
"EP guided and supported me through my initial teacher registration and pay assessment, and then managed and boosted my progress as a relief teacher in the Wellington area. The knowledgeable EP consultants were at hand to assist me in designing cover letters and a CV that best reflected my strengths and expertise as a teacher. I received overwhelming support from the experienced EP staff from the initial job applications to the point of settling down in my new position, and with a promise that I can always count on them in future."
- Secondary teacher, Whangerei, Māori and Pasifika Programme
“As a graduate teacher, my consultant from EP was extremely helpful in giving me advice on what potential employers look for in a CV and the different types of questions I can expect from an interview. She kept in contact and was very supportive throughout the job finding process. I would definitely recommend talking to someone from EP about finding a position as it will give you the tools you need to find the right position that works for you.”
- Primary teacher, Wellington, Beginning Teacher Programme
"I was a former primary school teacher overseas and then I migrated to NZ. Looking for a teaching job, I found EP on Facebook and applied straight away for the Job Find Assistance Programme. My consultant effectively helped, guided and supported me with my CV and job search. I finally got a permanent ECE job in the heart of Auckland. I found EP the best recruitment group in NZ and without their help, especially my consultant, I would not have got this opportunity. Thanks to all the EP team for your hard work and your kind and friendly way of supporting me during the time we worked together. You're the best!"
- ECE Teacher, Auckland, Māori and Pasifika Programme
“I found the programme really helpful as I was a recent graduate who was having difficulty finding a job. The programme guides and supports you to find a job that best fits your personal circumstances in a step by step manner. Also, my consultant kindly gave me advice on not only job seeking, but also teaching in a classroom. I would definitely recommend this programme if you are a new teacher”.
- Secondary Teacher, Auckland, Beginning Teacher Programme
Approachable and friendly consultants
"My experience with EP has been nothing but positive. The team are extremely approachable and friendly. They helped me to create clear and achievable goals, providing support throughout, which made the job find process seem easy. I was provided with a range of resources and documentation which were all very helpful and user-friendly. Thanks EP!"
- Primary teacher, Wellington, Beginning Teaching Programme
Always helpful and supportive
"EP were one of the best to work with. They really helped me with my CV and cover letters. They were easy to deal with and communicate with. They were always helpful and I felt supported all the way. I'd highly recommend the Job Find Assistance Programme. It was brilliant."
- Primary Teacher, Dunedin, Māori and Pasifika Programme
Extremely helpful for graduate teachers
"The EP Job Find Assistance programme was an essential part of my job finding process. I was surprised to find a programme that was not only free but so incredibly helpful to graduates seeking to start off their first year of teaching. I was given invaluable, realistic advice about my CV, cover letter, and interview process. The results of the support I received was clear: I got a job very soon after! I would highly recommend this programme to any graduate or teacher who is looking for a teaching job."
- Secondary Teacher, Auckland, Beginning Teacher Programme