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Opus Cadetship Programme
Opus’s cadetship programme is a 3-5 year programme which enables you to study towards the Diploma in Civil Engineering while being employed full time and working in the industry. Opus cadets get the chance to work in a variety of engineering fields including surveying, contract and project management, design, geotechnical engineering, laboratory work and construction, just to name a few. Our cadet program encourages cadets to rotate around disciplines in order to gain understanding and appreciation of the different areas that combine to form civil engineering.
You can tailor your training to suit your ability, there are compulsory and elective subjects allowing you to map your training to suit the fields you are working in. The number of papers you want to achieve in a semester is up to you; meaning those wanting to complete the study in a shorter time period can, and those wanting to take more time and develop more of their practical experience can also do this. Further training options can easily flow on from the cadetship after completion
The programme provides:
• Comprehensive on the job training with support from a mentor
• Financial support for your study, with payment of your course fees
• An introductory course to the cadetship
• Time off for exam preparation
Core study subjects include Mathematics, Engineering / Project Management, Materials / Geology, Geotechnical, Hydraulics, Draughting, Land Surveying, Structures and Transportation / Highway engineering.
• Enjoy solving problems
• Have a creative streak
• Well organised
• Enjoy working in a team environment
• A willingness to learn and be challenged
• A proactive “can do” attitude
• Effective interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication
Merit or Excellence in NCEA Level 2 Mathematics is essential.
´┐╝Closing date for applications is 20th September 2015.
Please apply online at please attach your CV and a Cover Letter.