While seeking opportunities for my AUT Co-Op programme in 2014, I was recommended to send my resume to the Warehouse Group recruitment team. Early on in my degree I had worked on an assignment researching and evaluating the financial background of The Warehouse Group, so I was aware of the massive effect the iconic company had within the New Zealand Market. Fortunately an interview was set up, where I was able to meet with one of the marketing managers to discuss my background and what I was looking to achieve throughout the 9 weeks of my Co-Op.
My Co-Op story began in 2014, back when I was completing my final semester at AUT. I was searching Career Hub, (like 300 other students that semester!) because we were required to find a Co-Op placement where we could apply all of the theory that we’d been spending the last 3 years learning over a 9 week work experience placement.
As I looked through the pages of job ads I came across a familiar red logo that I was used to seeing as a shopper on a desperate mission to get something! I was looking to apply my marketing theory at a company that I could identify with and after seeing the striking red logo I thought…
Andy Fifita saw the opportunity to turn his job at The Warehouse into a career, and he took it!
At the age of 15 Andy started with The Warehouse working part-time not knowing that Retail could be a career. As he worked more, he discovered a lot about who The Warehouse was and the retail career they could offer him. He hadn’t even turned 18 before he was working within management – since then he has worked within 6 different stores, opened up 4 new stores and has now taken on a position at support office working within Merchandising.”
As a Recruitment Specialist my job is to find talented people who are passionate about what we do at The Warehouse. Part of my role is recruiting for our Store Management Development Programme (SMDP) I help create and promote the content that tells you what the programme is about, which in turn is about helping you decide if the career path we can offer is the right fit for you.