Tim came to School of Business with an express desire to work on the railways. He had a passion for this industry
and a life-long love of trains. He had previously tried to get into the industry but had been unsuccessful and so in the
meantime he had developed his mechanical skills.
SBL has a strong employer relationship with Kiwirail and spoke directly to them about Tim and his passion to start a
career with them.
After an initial period of developing a CV and cover letter and building up some skills and
confidence we supported Tim in his job search.
We knew he had a good story to tell but it was a matter of building all the information into a realistic profile and this
being followed up by actual interview. Although he had the right attitude and passion he still required training
around the basics of employment like time management and communication, he struggled in this area and SBL had
numerous conversations about this with him, also being able to balance the conflicting personal
responsibilities against his priority of employment.
Tim applied for a position with Kiwirail and SBL contacted the employer to confirm that he was right
and ready for the role. He passed all subsequent testing and was offered a position at Kiwirail. He is
now working as a full time with Kiwirail and fulfilling a lifelong dream.
Tim has done very well, once he listened to and accepted what the training/advice SBL gave him was
of benefit to him, he will continue to grow within Kiwirail.