Before commencing our on-line application process, you will need to be prepared! You will need a CV and Covering Letter in a ‘PDF’ format to upload into our system. If you don’t have these documents, we suggest you spend some time preparing these before starting the application process. There is an option available for you to create these within the system should you wish to do so. Please ensure your file is no larger than 2MB.
To enable us to manage your application efficiently and effectively, we require you to complete an on-line questionnaire. This is designed with questions targeting specific requirements for the job you are applying for, your contact details, the level of experience you have, if you've had any criminal convictions, and to confirm that you have the right to work in New Zealand. This is approximately 20 questions which are designed to provide us with a little more information about you. If you have previously applied for a job with STDC, you must submit a new application.
We recommend that you include a covering letter with your application. Your letter should highlight how your skills and experience relate to the role you are applying for.
Your CV should be up to date and include each role you've held, the dates and a summary of responsibilities and key achievements you're particularly proud of. The whole application process should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete, however you need to be prepared before you start.
Once you've applied for a job with us online, you will receive an email acknowledging that we've received your application. This email outlines the process and time frames for managing applications ie shortlisting, interviewing and outcome.
If you've been unsuccessful with your application, you'll be advised by email. If you've been shortlisted, we'll contact you to advise you of the next steps which may involve an initial phone interview and/or a formal interview.
An interview will take place for shortlisted candidates, generally with a panel of three people. At the interview you will hear more about the position and will be asked questions about your relevant skills and experience, along with some competency based questions to help us understand how you work.
Following your interview, a “preferred applicant” will selected where possible. When selecting this person, the panel takes into consideration how they presented during the interview, the quality of answers provided, but most importantly the team fit. If you’re this person, we'll let you know that you will be progressing to the next stage of our process which includes reference and background checking.
You will be required to undergo pre-employment screening ie drug and alcohol testing and criminal and driver history checks prior to being employed or engaged. If you fail the test, you may not be considered for appointment or, if you have already been appointed, the employment/engagement may be cancelled or terminated.
Upon clean results being returned for the pre-employment screening, you will be invited to meet both the Chief Executive and relevant Group Manager and an offer of employment will followed depending on approval.
If you're successful in being offered the role you've applied for, we will be in touch and then follow up with a written offer. If you weren't successful, we will let you know as soon as possible and will be happy to provide you with feedback.
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