The NZSA in partnership with MSD has entered into an Industry Partnership where the NZSA will be the National Work Broker for the Security Industry.
The contract commenced 1st October 2018 and sees the NZSA work with MSD in identifying and assessing candidates suitable for work in the security sectors (including the electronics sector) and matching the screened candidates with our member work place vacancies.
To assist with promoting security careers to those currently on benefits, MSD and NZSA have jointly funded the production of two short videos targeting opportunities for security officers and security technicians.
The ability to provide “fit for purpose” workers for our industry is viewed by many as the most significant issue facing our industry, and we are certain that this new partnership with MSD will provide some positive steps towards addressing the current shortages across all industry sectors.
The NZSA will:
- Screen potential candidates to ensure they:
- Fully understand the requirements of the role
- Are fit enough for the role
- Are willing and able to get to work and stay at work when required
- Are able to communicate verbally and in writing to the required level
- Are able to read, understand and follow instructions
- Are willing and able to train towards a national qualification, relevant to the role, with support from their employer
- Assist the candidate to complete and submit their application for a Certificate of Approval
- Reimburse the employer for wages paid during the first six weeks of employment at minimum wage for 30 hours per week.
- Pay the employer $500 when the candidate achieves the milestones of three months and six months continuous employment
- Provide a minimum of 30 hours, preferably 40 hours, of paid work per week
- Enrol the new employee in the relevant national qualification for the role
- Release and pay the new employee to complete all required training programmes including the Mandatory Training unit standards and any role specific training that may be agreed between the NZSA and the employer. Such training is to be completed within the first six weeks of employment
- Pay all training costs
- Monitor the new employees progress and support them with their training and workplace induction
- Provide all necessary reports to the NZSA when due
Click on the links to view the Guarding and Security Technicians videos and interviews done during the filming with employees of the companies involved.