About Just The Job
Since first arriving on our screens in 2007, Just the Job has continued its winning formula of bringing an outstanding array of careers to viewers in an accessible, informative and entertaining way. Series seven is no different.
The latest series of 10, half our shows airing Sunday afternoons at 4.30pm on TV2 has an collection of amazing behind-the-scenes looks at all sorts of known and lesser known jobs plus an excellent wrap to the series featuring 'How to Get Ahead in Your Career' in partnership with Careers New Zealand.
Produced by Dave Mason Productions Ltd, series creator and producer, Dave Mason, is delighted with the extensive range of careers Just the Job continues to showcase. "We've got an outstanding variety in this series and when you put that together with all the shows we've produced over the years, the result is a really incredible careers library. As with each previous series, all secondary schools throughout the country get a free DVD of each programme to use as a resource by their careers departments. The show has definitely filled a need in that regard."
Presented by Clinton Randall, the lively face of Just the Job since its inception, series seven features several debut organisations showcasing careers from their industries such as Farmers Trading Company, Treescape, The Warehouse, SKYCITY and the Royal New Zealand Navy. Careers profiled from these organisations include sales assistant, buyer's assistant, store manager, regional manager, restaurant manager, table game dealer, arborist and marine technician.
"It's great having some new organisations involved in the series," says Dave. "And, as always, we're very pleased to continue presenting careers within many industries and organisations who have also participated in Just the Job in the past."
Dave is talking about the likes of the Combined Forces, which kicks off the new series with an action-packed special featuring technical careers in the Navy, Army and Air Force; a health special featuring medical careers within integrated health, respiratory and anaesthetics; and the Corrections department which returns with a special programme featuring the roles of a corrections officer, inmate employment and case management.
Along with several special programmes dedicated to careers within one organisation, this series of Just the Job profiles electrical jobs for women such as being a line mechanic and a power technician at a sub station; vegetable growing at one of the country's major hot houses; and a career in carpentry featuring a unique modular construction technique being used at Christchurch Hospital.
Also in Christchurch, the show takes a look at City Care's trailblazing pre-apprenticeship programme, which gives students the chance to sample a range of roles within the organisation with the possibility of being offered a job at the end.
In Nelson, the career of a vet nurse is the focus featuring a pre-op procedure on a horse, a wallaby which undergoes decompression treatment, and an overweight dog!
The programme's successful partnership with Careers New Zealand continues with an entertaining series finale on 'How to Get Ahead in Your Career.' The episode is an excellent demonstration of what to do and what not to do in the workplace which has relevance for those still planning their career path and those already in the workforce.
More than 200 careers have now been showcased on Just the Job and Dave says there is still plenty more come, including technology-based jobs which he expects will feature in the next series.
Just the Job - Saturdays at 4.30pm on TV2, repeated the following Saturday morning on TV2 at 9.30am.
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