New health and safety summer interns welcomed
26 November 2019
Twenty new health and safety interns were officially inducted onto the Health and Safety Summer Intern Programme on Monday.
Supported by the Ministry for Primary Industries' Kapa Haka group, managers from 18 state sector agencies and the Government Health and Safety Lead (GHSL) conducted a powhiri for the new interns, welcoming them into the public service and challenging them to make the most out of every opportunity presented to them during their three month internship.
This is the third year of the programme. In addition to undertaking projects within their agencies, the GHSL organises various development sessions and field trips to expose the interns to what health, safety and wellbeing means across the state sector. This year's opportunities include meeting the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Hon Ian Lees-Galloway at Parliament, learning about the role of the regulator, gaining an understanding of health and safety basics and how to manage risks, and visits to sites such as the Hayawards Substation and Ohakea Air Base - just to name a few!
Keep an eye on our website for updates as the programme progresses.