No matter what pathway or industry you choose, there are opportunities for you to succeed in the Manawatū and beyond.
Qualification: National Certificate in Goods Service (Heavy Vehicle Driver)
Employer: Allied Concrete
Josh’s passion for driving, coupled with a strong family background in heavy machinery, saw him land a job as a driver for Allied Concrete – and he thinks he’s found his calling… Read more
Qualification: Bachelor of Aviation
University: Massey University School of Aviation
Connor was born in Durban South Africa before his family emigrated to the NZ. A graduate of the South Island’s Mountt Hutt College, Methven, Connor went on to complete his Bachelor of Aviation (BAv) degree at Massey University, Palmerston North, graduating in 2016. He works as a commercial pilot for a company specialising in luxury charters and African Fly-In Safaris… Read more
Strong Regional Growth
The logistics and distribution sector in Manawatu comprises wholesale trade, transport, postal, warehousing and non-store retailing activities.
The regions central location and strong roading, rail and air networks means this is one of our fastest growing sectors. With more than 8,000 people employed in the sector and an expected 700 positions needing to be filled in the short to medium term it is expected that distribution and logistics sector will soon overtake the education sector in terms of value earned.