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Iwi Collective Partnership – Sanford Scholarship Programme

The Iwi Collective Partnership (ICP) and Sanford have implemented a scholarship programme to support individuals into a career in the seafood industry.

The Scholarships provide hands-on learning experiences in harvesting, aquaculture, processing, marketing and iwi fisheries management.

The underlying values of the ICP – Sanford partnership that form the basis of the scholarship programme are:
• Whanaungatanga – mutual respect and integrity
• Kotahitanga – building lasting relationships
• Makohakoha – high level of achievement through effective and efficient
management practices and performance
• Manaakitanga – hospitality, support for one another, honest and open
communication
• Kaitiakitanga / Sustainability – the safe and careful management of our resources
• Whakaaronui – using our collective vision, creativity and innovativeness
Why have scholarships?

The scholarship programme provides opportunities for individuals who whakapapa to one of the 12 ICP iwi (Ngati Porou, Ngaitai, Whakatohea, Ngati Awa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Te Arawa, Ngati Manawa, Ngai Te Rangi, Te Rarawa, Taranaki Iwi, Ngati Ruanui, Nga Rauru Kiitahi) to develop their expertise and participation in the fishing industry by building ability and influence.

The programme aims to:
• Attract and encourage high performing iwi members into the industry
• Support ICP whanau to become strong and active industry participants
• Strengthen relationships between scholarship recipients and their ICP iwi
• Create a tailored scholarship programme that suits an individual’s career aspirations
• Facilitate the professional development opportunities of ICP whanau by exposing
them to an applied commercial fishing environment that encourages them to step up and get more involved.

Who can apply?

Applicants for the scholarship programme must whakapapa to any whanau one of the 12 ICP iwi (Ngati Porou, Ngaitai, Whakatohea, Ngati Awa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Te Arawa, Ngati Manawa, Ngai Te Rangi, Te Rarawa, Taranaki Iwi, Ngati Ruanui, Nga Rauru Kiitahi). Applicants must be at least 18 years old. There is no upper age limit.

Candidates taking up a fishing vessel or factory opportunity must be certified as drug and alcohol free.

How do I apply?

The application forms can be downloaded from the Sanford website: www.sanford.co.nz Applications must be endorsed by your ICP iwi.

If you are successful with the ‘Step Out and Go Fishing’ Scholarship, you will need to complete a 7 day fishing trip before the end of January 2013 and complete one deepwater voyage as soon as possible into the new year.

You must be ready to start your South Island studies at the Deepwater School in Westport by mid 2013.

If you are successful with the ‘Work Over Summer’ Scholarship, you will begin as soon as it is convenient for you and by December 2012.

How are Scholarship recipients selected?

Firstly your iwi must endorse your application.

We will short list applicants and help shortlisted candidates with transport to the interview.

If you are successful, you must commence the scholarship programme within three months of being awarded.

The Scholarships
ICP – Sanford scholarships include work and training opportunities, networking and industry/iwi mentoring.

Candidates will be assessed on their passion for the industry and attitude and not necessarily on academic achievement alone.

In 2012 we are offering three scholarships:

• Step Out and Go Fishing – up to two paid work experience opportunities on a fishing vessel as a deck trainee.

Each award consists of one inshore fishing trip departing from either Auckland or Tauranga (7 days) and one deep water voyage departing from Timaru (6 weeks).

On completion of the at-sea component an invitation will be offered to take up a fully funded place at the Westport Deep Sea Fishing School including course fee, rent and a student allowance of $490 a week. Graduates from these scholarships are guaranteed an employment opportunity within the Sanford Deep Water fleet and will be provided with ongoing encouragement to work towards their seafarer tickets.

The total value of both scholarships is approximately $11,000 plus at sea wages and airfares.

Timeframes

Applications close, 4pm, 19 October

Short-listing, 23 October

Interviews, 30-31 October

Scholarship Offers, 2 November

Scholarship recipients announced publicly, 6 November

• Work Over Summer one eight week work experience with Sanford or an ICP iwi fishing company in business development or fisheries management tailored to the applicant’s background experiences, career aspirations and the job opportunities available at the time.

The value is approximately $5,000.

What is not included?

The scholarship programme does not include financial study grants, research expenses and accommodation for Work Over Summer.

Some of our thinking behind the scholarship

The scholarship programme will be promoted by the ICP-Sanford partners. Candidates awarded scholarships will be profiled on the Sanford and iwi websites and public media.

Sanford and the ICP are developing the scholarship programme into an alumina group that supports and encourages participation in the New Zealand fishing industry.

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(2) Comments

  1. Ngapuhi Wahine

    This looks good I have asked Ngapuhi about jobs in the Fishering Industry for our young people - reply "Our people won't want to do these jobs". The people of Ngapuhi are not only fish filleters.

  2. Tutai

    I am happy about this since I was upset by something Robyn Hapi said on that Fishing Documentry bout a month ago that you fullas arent responsible for the educating and employment of the young ones I wish shocked!!! so you can see that I think this is a great start...always room for more givin your profit margins and capability. I might also ask if you would offer small Business start-up grants for those who would love to get into other areas of the fishing industry ie Fish retailers etc.Just a thought.

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