Air New Zealand comes on board
A new partnership between QRC and Air New Zealand, which makes QRC a social pillar of Air New Zealand’s sustainability strategy, is opening up a world of opportunities for students looking to study with us.
We’re working with Air New Zealand to build a national tourism talent pipeline and open up youth employment pathways for students from select areas of the country, including Te Tai Tokerau, Tairāwhiti Gisborne, south Auckland, the Bay of Plenty and the South Island.
The long-term partnership will initially be focused around recruiting students to our Paihia campus. Air New Zealand will provide a Top Student Award for each graduation class, as well as scholarship funds to drive recruitment and incentivise students to achieve excellence. The airline will also create opportunities for paid internships and jobs with the airline post-study and support QRC with growth into the regions.
As well as creating opportunities for students, Air New Zealand will offer leadership, mentoring and learning support for QRC staff and intends to work with external partners to grow tourism as an exciting and prosperous career option for youth.
As part of the agreement, we’re also delighted that Air New Zealand’s GM Global Brand and Content Marketing Jodi Williams has joined our Industry Advisory Board.