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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
Cons
long hours dorm
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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
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time away from family
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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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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 - ? - 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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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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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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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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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
Pros
travel
Cons
24/7 every day
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I have learnt the foundations for successful training and design
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work life balance
Cons
long hours
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