Career connect graduates.

Career connect graduates.

Here’s some of our first graduates and their thoughts on the programme:

Marei Chaney (Resized)

“Career connect has provided me with the best start into the financial services industry. I have felt supported at every step of the way, and I enjoyed the part time online approach that allowed me to continue with my full-time job alongside studying. I have appreciated the mentorship, and transparent and up-to-date communication throughout the programme. Thank you Career connect for this opportunity!”

Marei Chaney
Pounamu scholarship.
Jae Viliamu (Resized)

“The last 6 months have been an amazing experience. It has given me the opportunity to build friendships that will last a lifetime and throughout my new career as a financial advisor. It has also given me knowledge and understanding of the industry that I would have otherwise not been given. I am truly grateful and blessed to have been part of this amazing opportunity that Career connect has given me.”

Jae Viliamu
Kowhai scholarship.
Jamie Ward (Resized)

“Career connect helped grow my confidence in financial advice and gave me valuable insight on how I can put my client’s needs at the forefront of everything I do. I highly recommend the Career connect programme for any young people looking for a meaningful career change.”

Jamie Ward
Toe Toe scholarship.
Jan Bliss (Resize)

“Career connect has provided a highly positive and enriching experience, rapidly expanding my knowledge of the financial advice industry. Thanks to Sarah-may, the Fidelity Life team and Sue from Strategi, as I forged lifelong friendships and obtained my Level 5 certification.”

Jan Bliss
Rangi Po scholarship.
Mike Matthews (Resized)

“For me, the Career connect programme was a fantastic way to learn. By joining the programme and being supported by the facilitators, I was able to link the theory of the course with real life professional experiences. The value of being part of the program versus taking on the qualification independently cannot be overstated.”

Mike Matthews.
Paua scholarship.
Eduardo Ferreira (Resized)

"Personally, the heart of the programme lay in the warm, supportive environment and the profound discussions that enriched our shared journey with deep insights and genuine connection.”

Eduardo Ferreira
Lynley Thomas (Resize)

“I have learnt so much through Career connect, it gives you the grounding and knowledge you need to navigate and feel confident to enter the world of a financial adviser. The support you receive is outstanding, you feel welcomed and part of the team from day one – thank you Career connect!”

Lynley Thomas
Stephanie Wilson (Resized)

“Career connect has been a wonderful experience which has allowed me to make new connections. It’s equipped me with invaluable industry knowledge and skills to start my career in the financial services industry.”

Stephanie Wilson