TupuToa Navigators Update: A New Selection Process

Our TupuToa navigators are in the throes of selecting and matching applicants to the internship opportunities we have received. This year we partnered with Talent Solutions to create a selection process that would accommodate the intended growth of our cohort whilst retaining the magic of TupuToa – the face-to-face, the phone korero, looking deeper and beyond the GPA, and doing all of this in the most mana enhancing way for our rangatahi. Our interns are more than a grade point average. We have evidenced this each year with our interns. Take Wynona or Falcon for example – TupuToa success stories.

When applications opened, we received over 600 applications. Of the 600+ our team of navigators carried out 550 phone korero’s. From which, 450 applicants were selected to attend a Discovery Centre – the TupuToa equivalent of an assessment centre. And approximately 220 will progress into the internship programme over the Summer. Our Discovery Centre’s include a personal development piece (45 min), 2 x face-to-face interviews, and a group activity. Not every applicant is going to be successful, we want to ensure that we decline applicants in a mana enhancing way. We invite unsuccessful applicants to attend a further 2 professional development workshops, and a select number are given an opportunity to join our TupuAke programme. A series of workshops that will better prepare and equip participants for the world of work. Learn more about our TupuAke programme here.

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