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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
yes free lunch
long hours dorm
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.
free medical and dental
spent alot of time away from family
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.
Free food, Superannuation, Study Leave, Great lifetime friends.
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
time away from family
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
Free dental, medical
24 hours a day
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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
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.
Free lunches in the garrison environments. Free meals in the field
Sentry duties at night
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.
Great yet challenging experience, However not the most family friendly career.
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
every day was diffrent so it turned out to be very good as u did not know what was going to happen from day to day
24/7 every day
The army along with the entire defence force has experienced many changes recently which has eroded a lot of the loyalty that existed. My typical day involves Meetings with the command team (of which I am part of), conducting planning tasks both present and future focused, account for security items, deal with any issues that may arise from the meetings or from personnel, liaising with outside agencies and produce documentation in support of any Squadron issues.
Free gym/fitness training, uniform provided.
Difficult with family life, no longer a carear-just a job (major change and dissapointing)
A typical day of work in the Army is very different compared to an average civilian workplace. I needed flexibility of change quite often, from timings we needed to meet, to a different training programme from another. We usually have a timed programme for upcoming training and what's going to happen. Starting off with a general overview of the year and then a detailed programme for the next month or two. It always involves things such as physical training, work maintenance, administration etc. We deploy to the Waiouru training area around at least 4-5 times a year, on average we stay there around 6-9 days. I learned a lot of punctuality, reliability to others from myself and vice versa, teamwork was a another big thing I learnt too. I've met a lot of people at the army since it is a big workforce. I learned a lot from them as well, from their personalities, work ethics, different attitudes, heaps of hard workers, their point of views of the military and many levels of experience. The management I've witnessed can be tricky since it works on a multiple rank structure, certain information might not get passed on, but they mostly cope very well with it. As said before flexibility is strongly needed since things change on a regular basis and can cause chaos. Patience was essential too as we usually sit around for long periods of time waiting for orders. I enjoyed the experience in the military life. I've been to different places overseas and just about everywhere in the north island. Made a lot of mates too which I still keep in contact with.
24/7 pay during off work and leave, free medical, free dental and gym time
the organisation, sitting around