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ESSA is at the start of a long journey, one we understand has no real end date.

It has been identified for some time that our industry was developing a bit of a problem with regard to attracting new talent. 

Whether this be people straight out of school, colleges and universites or people who are looking to simply transition from one industry and find a new and exciting world to work in.  The top and bottom of it was that collectively we hadn't really done enough over the years and as an industry we've somewhat dropped down the pecking order when it comes to a young persons career choices.

We're actively working to change this trend from the bottom up. 

In 2017 ESSA embarked upon trying to challenge its own members, with our support, to start getting the message out there about how great and varied our industry can be to work in.  Finding your way into our industry by accident seems to be an accepted norm and it's one that although quite common accross many sectors, we're not convinced it's an industry to trait to be proud of.  We should be growing, developing and investing in creating our own workforce.

Have you listed your vacancies?

ESSA Members can list all vacancies for free; let us help you spread the word.  Another great member benefit that can be accessed via the member zone.

This is a huge task that requires small steps. 

We spent time in 2017 speaking with various educational institutes about the problem we're facing.  We were very encouraged by the reception we received.  We were an association representing an industry sector, willing to go the extra mile to attract young people and offer careers.  This initial ground work led to ESSA becoming an official partner of Lincoln University, but we want to do more.  We want to support your business on your journey. 

We will be starting 2018 with our new sector specific promotional video's that we recently previewed at our Member Conference in December 2017.  As ESSA members, please feel free to use these as far and wide as you see fit.  There are several versions, ranging from the full 5 minute version to shorter snippets and individual interviews for use with social media.

All of these video will be kept public and you can either link to our website or direct to the videos on Youtube.  We're also happy to provide you with original copies if you want to embed within your own digital media. 








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