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More great career options featured this week when Clinton Randall introduced another trio of young people having a taster of retail fashion, truck driving and dairy farming.
Retail - Overland Shoes
Sofia is 17 and admits she sometimes lacks confidence when dealing with people but she's up for the challenge when she finds out what goes on become a successful shoe retailer. With a little help from store manager Penny Smith, Sofia is soon involved in the daily tasks that go into creating the right environment to sell shoes. And she's in good company. The Hon. Steve Maharey got his start in life selling shoes and believes the skills he learnt in retail have given him skills for life. Will Sofia decide to follow in Steve's path?
Truck Driving - National Road Carriers
We've already met 17-year-old Sam Henry from Massey High School in earlier episodes, when he found out what was involved in life behind the wheel of a big rig and the tricks to driving a forklift. This week, Sam heads to National Road Carriers to find out about the different category of truck driving licences he will need to conquer if he wants to drive the biggest rigs on the road. But it's not just about driving, and he gets to find out about some of the specialist, state-of-the-art equipment that helps drivers every day.
Agriculture - Dairy Farming
Livia (16) might not have quite been prepared for a 5.30am start, but that's the norm at Rakaia Island, one of the country's biggest dairy farms situated in Canterbury where 5000 cows need milking every day.
But Livia has no qualms about rolling up her sleeves and helping out in the cowshed to learn what goes into ensuring all runs smoothly.
While the milking is a big focus at Rakaia Island, she quickly discovers there are plenty of other tasks involved in creating a successful farming enterprise.
She may be a city girl with a love of animals and the rural life, but how will she get on behind the wheel of a tractor?
Tip of the week
Career consultant Sarah McIndoe's tip this week is when thinking about the right job for you, find out what makes the whole industry tick. This way, there may be aspects of the industry you hadn't considered that could be well suited to your skills and abilities.