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Source of new entrants, snapshot

We categorise new entrants based on what they were doing in the year leading up to starting work. Career changers, who are new entrants with at least one year's full time work experience, make up almost half of all new entrants across the sectors we follow.

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Methodology

New entrants are categorised into the following groups based on any education enrolments in the year leading up to starting work, or work experience in the past five years. They are categorised in a ranked hierarchy of:

  1. Secondary school leaver (enrolled within one year of starting work)
  2. Tertiary graduate (enrolled within one year of starting work)
  3. Career changer (at least one year of work experience within any other sector)
  4. Immigrant (first arrived in New Zealand within one year)
  5. Beneficiary (history of beneficiary income)
  6. Returning Kiwi (return date to New Zealand within one year)
  7. Others and unknowns

Such that a new entrant recently enrolled in tertiary education with more than one year of work experience is classified as a tertiary graduate as opposed to a career changer.

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Where do food and fibre sectors source their talent?

Secondary school students are looking like they might not the solution to the supply shortage in food and fibre workers.

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