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to me, it seems it was going to be no joyride but eventually it got better I was a new recruit and it took a lot of processing to actually get the position but got through all the police checks and was leaving to become a soldier in the NZ Defense Force
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yes free lunch
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long hours dorm
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joined the army 2008 straight from high school. I joined as a medic first then a year later trade change to a Administrator for 6 years then joined reserved forces as a supplier logisitics. rejoined regular force 2015 as suptech logistics. here I learnt about warehousing, freight distribution, I gain a International air transport association qualification where I am qualified to send dangerous goods overseas.
As a administrator I gained, communication skills, networking, intermediate standard of computer skills, planning and tasking, management. I gain more experience than real qualifications in this role.
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free medical and dental
Cons
spent alot of time away from family
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I loved my time with the Military. I was made redundant in 2017, otherwise I would still be there. In my time there I met a lot of wonderful people, from all walks of life. I learned all the skills I needed for formal and informal catering for large groups. the hardest part of the job was during the Christchurch earthquakes, yet in some ways it was the best, because the army is a family that takes care of its own. Management were wonderful to me when my husband was ill with cancer. They made it possible to see him every day, while allowing me to fit my work hours around this. A typical day at work was catering, while it was hard work, it was fun and very rewarding.
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Free food, Superannuation, Study Leave, Great lifetime friends.
Cons
Long hours
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their isn't a Typical day
when I join the Amy I didn't have anything other than a drivers licence for a car, by the time I left I was a driver trainer and Licence testing officer. made some life time friends

the work was sometimes hard but with the culture of the Army your mates / co-workers would always pitch in and help


the hardest thing about the Army was towards the end of my time was being away from Family for so long
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friendships
Cons
time away from family
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How many people can say that they are able to operate a L119 light gun? i was able to learn about this weapon while working in the New Zealand army. i also worked in a very tight nit team, due to the nature of the work place.
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I was a Gunner in the New Zealand Army for 4 years, i enjoyed my time in the army, I had the opportunity to do various activities that i will remember for the rest of my life.
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Good opportunities to make a life long career or have a good start to the working life. Plenty of sport involved and time off as well as early knock offs
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Plenty of sport, good mates, cheap living, deployments
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A job for some and a purpose for others


NZ ARMY is the pinnacle of the defence force alongside the Royal New Zealand Navy and the royal New Zealand airforce in both supporting in overseas operations and domestic operations from security of a camp/compound to helping keep the communities morale high
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Free dental, medical
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24 hours a day
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The best 9 years of my life but I am young and want to experience more with my life overall loved every moment in the army recommended to all young people that don't know what to do in life that is a great starting point
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Great skills artillery infantry and crew man are your best combat careers or go from a trade if you don't want to be a lifer in the military gives you great skills and awesome training
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It was the military so not much to disclose. It is what it is. There was a very social aspect to this and I have made life long friends no matter how many years pass, you just pick up where you left off, just a little rounder and more grey hairs.
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- Varies within unit culture and objectives
- Many skills

- Great Management

- Great life-long co-workers

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- Camaraderie and Army culture
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Professional
Mission Focussed

People Orientated

A very good set of values

Good leadership

Well equipped and resourced

Good balance between work and family life
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Life changing time for a young man. I gained experience and life long friends. I encourage any person to enter military service. Very big part of who I am today.
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A challenging career with a multitude of diverse skills to learn.
From employing soldiers in a tactical environment to maintaining your uniform to a high standard. The NZ Army has taught me a lot about maintaining disciplinary standards, equipment husbandry, how to effectively employ myself and soldiers under my command to best achieve our commanders' intents. There are also a few perks with the NZ army such as various courses, education, licencing, the ability to travel on exchanges and operations. The best part about the career was the social environment. The soldiers and officers are not just your work colleagues but your mates as well.
Pros
Free lunches in the garrison environments. Free meals in the field
Cons
Sentry duties at night
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Overall a good business to work for. A company that puts its workers first, with a great sense of achievement. The mix of work and life can be a struggle if you have a young family, so flexibility as an individual is very important if you decide to work for this company.
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Great yet challenging experience, However not the most family friendly career.
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NZDF is a place for anyone wishing to work 'outside the box'.
Not for everyone however. Military service really is a lifestyle, not a job.
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Inventory management of all stores and equipment.
Training of part time soldiers to a standard to enable them to carry out peacekeeping missions worldwide.
Pros
Working in a high standard, professional environment
Cons
None
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i couldn't tell you a typical day in the army it was never the same i learned how much a team environment means an how working together is a key .i learned not everyone in the civilian world always be there for you like my brother were in the army .no one is going to help in with out wanting something back .when ll you can give is your blood an sweat is more than enough even a simple hand shack makes your day
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no such thing as a normal day every day we did different thing
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