NEW! - Saturday 13 October

Just The Job Saturday 13 October, 4.00pm

We all know how difficult it can be deciding exactly what career might suit us best, so the brand-new local series Just the Job is stepping in to give young Kiwis a behind-the-scenes look at a range of occupations.

Just the Job aims to give new ideas and guidance to teens figuring out the career market, with an up-close and personal insight into the myriad of paths on their doorstep. Each of the ten episodes features three different careers, with three high school students getting hands-on and trying them out. An experienced mentor is with them to answer any question that comes up, and so they will have the chance to figure out all the pros and cons of the job before deciding whether it is really for them.
Executive Producer Dave Mason believes the time is right for such a programme. He says, “there are literally thousands of possibilities for school leavers these days and the choice can be formidable. But how can they make an informed choice if they are unaware of the range of opportunities out there?”

Just the Job is presented by newcomer Clinton Randell, who hit our screens last year as an NZ Idol top-ten finalist. Clinton is also excited about the opportunities the series offers young people, saying, “the information given is much more accessible than the stacks of brochures you get at school. Reading about it is just not the same. This gives people a ‘try-before-you-buy’ experience. You can watch people in the job and decide if it would really suit you.”

The series has been designed as an informative and entertaining tool to help secondary school students gain a first hand understanding of what happens ‘on the job’, and careers consultant Sarah McIndoe wraps up each episode with some great advice designed to help high schoolers kick start their own career investigations.

Viewers can expect to see a wide range of careers on Just the Job; from building, tourism, landscaping, and aquaculture to farming, fishing, and hairdressing. In the first episode, three Auckland students are out to put three very different careers to test. Liam Tamepo Sines (16) from Rosmini College has his heart set on a lucrative career in property development, Margo Gardner (17) from Western Springs College wants to find out about becoming a green keeper, and Sam Henry (17) from Massey High School has a dream to sit behind the wheel of a big rig.

Clinton was able to accompany the teens on their work experience, and says that he learned a lot. “The show will get rid of stereotypes about certain careers. I found there was so much more to most jobs than you’d expect.”

Just the Job is all about helping students realise they have a raft of opportunities available to them, and that they can have exciting, challenging careers if they just know where to look to get started.

Just the Job begins Saturday 13 October, 4.00pm on TV2.

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