Teach First NZ scoops TWO industry awards!

News items - Voices - In the media - 17 October 2016

We're incredibly proud to announce that Teach First NZ has scooped up TWO industry awards at the 2016 NZ Association of Graduate Employers Awards.

Teach First NZ won "Best Innovation In the Graduate Sector" (others shortlisted were Chapman Tripp, Deloitte, Russell McVeagh, & Xero), and "Best Diversity Strategy" (others shortlisted were Auckland Council, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, and Russell McVeagh). We were also shortlisted for "Best Graduate Development Programme" and "Best Graduate Website".

Teach First NZ is the first employer to ever win two of the NZAGE awards in the same year! How humbling it is to be rubbing shoulders with such prestigious employer names, and how exciting that Teach First NZ is now truly one of the top choices for NZ's best and brightest graduates. For more information check out http://nzage.co.nz/awards

Our recruitment this year has also been huge:

  • We have hit a new record number of applications this year, with just under 400 in total!
  • All 30 positions in the Teach First NZ programme for 2017 have now been filled, with our new cohort only weeks away from commencing their Summer Initial Intensive

Preliminarly recruitment results of Cohort 2017 are as follows:

  • Maori or Pasifika participants - 31%
  • Science, Technology, Maths - 56%
  • Te Reo - 19%
  • English - 31%

Thank you to our supporters and partners, for all the lovely messages we've received.