Just The Job Premiere

8:30pm Monday, August 31 on TVNZ 6

We all know how difficult it can be deciding exactly what career might suit us best, and this first season of the local series Just the Job steps 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 options 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:

“There are literally thousands of possibilities for school leavers these days and the decision 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 Clinton Randell who says, “the information given is much more accessible than the stacks of brochures you get at school. Reading about it is just not the same.”

Clinton adds, “this gives people a ‘try-before-you-buy’ experience. You can watch people in the job and decide if it would really suit you!”
In the first episode Liam Tamepo Sines from Rosmini College has his heart set on a lucrative career in property development, Margo Gardner from Western Springs College wants to find out about becoming a green keeper, and Sam Henry from Massey High School has a dream to sit behind the wheel of a big rig.

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.

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