Employ an LSV Graduate video transcript
Starts with promo.
Starts flashing to different scenes of students on the LSV course.
LSV Graduate Mother: Prior to LSV she had no goals, but ever since she’s come back she’s had all these goals and has these plans and she can see where she’s going to be long term.
LSV Graduate 2: While I was at LSV I met some good mates, got a lot of motivation there. It gave me a drive to go find something I would really stick too.
LSV Graduate 3: I thought I was like a big boy that couldn’t do anything but LSV actually taught me that like, confidence and determination to believe in what you can do.
LSV Graduate Father: He was given the opportunity when he came out of LSV and there was a proud family behind him.
LSV Graduate 4: There’s only positives that can come from it like, if you don’t end up with a job by the end of it you’re prepared to get a job after that, you know? I think it was the best thing I’ve ever done.
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An LSV Graduate: Your next employee
Goes to a shot of students listening to NZ Defence Force Personnel speak.
NZ Defence Force: At the end of the course we want you to be:
- self reliant
- self disciplined effective team members.
And that will help you to find a job.
For most of you this is going to be a life changing experience, its going to challenge you in ways you’ve never been challenged before I can assure you of that. So as I said this course does achieve its aim, the people that come on this course find work.
Flashing to different scenes of trainees on the LSV course.
Work and Income: The programmes for 18-25 year olds, so the idea of it is so it builds confidence, it gives people that are in the programme physical strength, mental strength so that their more capable for work when they get out.
Auckland Chamber of Commerce: The LSV course actually gives them an opportunity to get some discipline in their lives and that to me is about getting up, about facing a day, about getting a sense that you’ve got purpose and that purpose is going to be that you’ve got participation and employment in the work force.
NZ Defence Force: It’s a big transformation, they get off the bus and their raw material so they are straight from home, straight off the street and the transformation is huge. So when they get home they can get out, mow the lawns for their parents, scrub the toilets, do the vacuuming, doing the dishes and after that ironing their clothes, having a wash and going to look for a job.
NZ Police: The potential that they have gained over the whole course itself is immense, the course that has been set up helps them look towards the future.
NZ Defence Force: Not only physical change but the mental change inside each of the trainees is huge and is gratifying.
NZ Defence Force: They look back on their course that they have done with us and if it gets challenging in life, they’ve been in a challenging place before and they’ve managed to achieve, so they can achieve again.
NZ Defence Force: The military side of it is the morning routine, from the time they get up to the time, about 8 o’clock, when they start their lessons.
-From 8 o’clock to about the end of the day which is about 5 o’clock, its all civilian based lessons and their basically taught everything they need to know about bettering themselves and getting a job.
LSV Graduate: The actual before the job sort of side to it, they prepare me for interviews and that sort of stuff, a lot of that helped me because, I had no idea to be honest.
Flashing to different scenes of LSV graduates at work.
LSV Graduate Employer: LSV has proven to me that they stand out motivated people and change their lifestyle and already, I’ve got a very good person in my workforce who’s a highly valued member of staff and it’s only been 4 months.
LSV Graduate: The success I’ve had so far has led me to the next stage of being head into and that’s an apprenticeship for Aluminium Windows and Doors, yeah so I’ve got quite a bit of knowledge up my sleeve.
LSV Graduate Employer: We have been trying to find an operator for a Material Handler position that we had available for a long time and I was approached by a Work and Income broker who mentioned the course to me, I hadn’t heard about it previously and I was quite interested.
-First they came out and talked to me about the role which was really good, so they had a clear idea of what we were looking for.
-Then they took away the application forms for the role, they pre screened the people coming off the LSV course for us, and from there we set up interviews for me to go out and interview the ones I had shortlisted.
LSV Graduate Employer: Sam came along with his Work and Income work broker and I think that the first impression and I can recall even the managers feeding back to me that was a young man that walked in, quite self assured, well presented, so I was really pleased this year that I was able to offer him a permanent job, you know, which means that Sam preformed.
If they can demonstrate those life skills and be:
- have good time management
A good worker can’t go wrong with all those skills. Those are skills that LSV brings to these kids when they come on board with us, hence why we like taking on LSV trainees.
Shots of different employers speaking and LSV graduates speaking.
Employer: I believe in people that can communicate with what I call the chameleon factor, that can deal with people at all levels of society and that’s great to see.
- I think time keeping, the younger ones these days aren’t usually strong at that and its good to see people that know to appear on time and that’s a good quality.
- Team work they seem to be happy to work in teams, and obviously being a security company we need people that have the ability to get a security guards license so they have to have a clean police record and we have been ticking all those boxes which is great.
Employer: The key attributes we’re looking for in young people when we’re visiting LSV is the big A word, attitude.
Our employers are traditional New Zealand
- construction companies
- self employed builders.
And they’re traditional people so their looking for people that are there to learn, front up on time, work hard, not complain and spent their time learning through the industry.
Employer: Realistically they just have to be keen and motivated, like a team player. This course that Danielle had gone on has obviously honed in on that and when I first met her I thought, what’s happening here, why have you never had a job before? You know? Straight away I thought as long as we can teach you, you’ve got a job.
Employer: For a young person she’s quite motivated, she’s always first on the job.
LSV Graduate: I get a bit frantic when I’m late, I don’t like being late so I’m always first on the site, they had to leave keys out for me coz I was always beating them there. They must have felt sorry for me waiting for them out in the rain (laughing).
Employer: Your building a committed work force, these young people coming in are actually looking for a career, rather than just a job and we’ve got a couple here that have been here some time now and they’ve continued in that way and their still looking to get ahead and enthusiastic.
Employer: The majority of LSVs that have joined Downer are still with us and are making a very favourable contribution so, I can very much recommend.
LSV Graduate: I’ve been studying for Waste Water, so when I do my onsite assessment ill be qualified, and then they want to put me through my Red Tick and my Water Treatment, so that’ll be good.
NZ Defence Force: The graduating trainee is highly motivated, well aware of how they can contribute, has some goals, maybe some dreams and frankly I think it’s up to us as members of the community to be able to give them the chance to do just that.
Employer: Snap em’ up straight away, get them before anyone else comes to take them because if they can go through an LSV programme their defiantly driven and motivated to succeed in their life.
NZ Defence Force: We’re pretty confident that that person sitting in front of an employer knows those values I spoke of before:
- team work.
Knows and understands the values of what an 8 hour day is, and then go the extra mile without saying, well what’s in it for me? They do it because they want to contribute.
LSV Course Patron: Employ them; you would be so surprised our young, amongst the best young in the world. They bring their life skills, they bring their previous experience, they bring a richness that we don’t even know about and you take one of these LSV trainees and you will never regret it.
Employer: 6 weeks makes a big difference, but there’s still a lot of work to be done, so if we can give somebody that opportunity it’s a win for everybody. They have a way to the future and we’ve got a building a great committed work force.
Employer: It’s really important that we recruit people into the rebuild of Christchurch, by bringing these young guys and girls in on board and up skilling them, giving the skills and attributes to assist in that. We’re not only giving them the opportunity so they have a job that they enjoy and being up skilled in, but also helping with the greater community to get that job done.
Employer: I call it a hand up, not a hand out ok, and if they chose to go and venture into a different type of role or whatever later on, but gosh, lets give them a go.
LSV Course Patron: This is a challenge and if we’re meaningful about doing better for New Zealand then this is an opportunity for employers that they can grasp with both hands and say we’re doing something different to benefit New Zealand, to change our community and what a great legacy that would be for employers to claim.
LSV Graduate: I’m over the moon, life is good and I’ve got a job (laughing).
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