Community Trust South

Community Trust South is proud to once again be a major funder of CareerFest Southland. 

Working with communities to ensure every person has the opportunity to achieve their potential is a key focus for the Trust, and CareerFest Southland provides an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to see and learn about what study, training and career opportunities are available, both locally and further afield.

Community Trust South provides a helping hand to hundreds of groups each year, from Stewart Island to Glenorchy, Te Anau to Tapanui and all the places in between, by providing funding for community services, events, projects and programmes. We also help people to achieve their personal goals through scholarships.

Visit or call 0800 500 185 to find out more about Community Trust South. You can also keep up to date on our latest news by following us on facebook. 

Invercargill Licensing Trust

The ILT has supported CareerFest Southland (formerly Southland Careers Expo) over several years and is again delighted to be involved and financially supportive of this year’s event.

The ILT has a proud employment history and is an integral part of Invercargill since its inception in 1944. The Trust is owned by you, the citizens of Invercargill, and our vision is to develop, promote and operate quality facilities within the city and provide excellent service standards in all businesses that we operate.

In this regard the Invercargill Licensing Trust operates a variety of businesses within the hospitality industry including bars, restaurants, hotels/motels, function catering, off premise liquor stores and entertainment venues.

The ILT currently employs approximately 650 people in a wide variety of roles and our aim is to enhance southern hospitality through the friendly, warm and professional service that we offer.

The hospitality industry is a great place to work and provides many opportunities for young people starting out on their employment journey.

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Southern Directionz Ltd

Your Choice, Your Career, Your Life

At Southern Directionz, we talk regularly about person-environmental fit – matching each client's personality, values, skills and interests to the most appropriate career setting whether it be through study, training and on-the-job opportunities.

We want to make sure you make an informed decision to ensure you are mapping out the correct career and/or developmental path for you or your organisation.

Our services are structured to get the best out of our clients, whether you are an individual seeking guidance on current and/or future education courses and training, need answers about how to make a successful career change, or you are heading up a team or organisation and want to learn about new tools and techniques to provide effective leadership, implement staff development initiatives and get the best of out of your staff.

We can provide assessment, guidance and planning on:

  • Education Consultation
  • Employment Advice
  • Career Guidance
  • Professional Development

With flexible and adaptable options, Southern Directionz can cater for your needs, steer you on the right course to achieving success and reaching your desired outcome.

For more information, go to, pop into our Career Centre at 19 Yarrow Street, Invercargill or look out for our team at CareerFest Southland.

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) / The Hits

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) is a leading media and entertainment organisation with a portfolio of radio, digital, e-commerce and print brands producing fantastic content, targeting New Zealand audiences.

In Southland we have seven radio stations that reach our extensive audience - The Hits, ZM, Hokonui, Coast, Radio Hauraki, Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport. NZME embraces the latest technology and reaches over 1.7 million kiwis daily through its award-winning mobile sites and apps including the NZ Herald, Grab One and iheart Radio.

NZME proudly supports the 2019 CareerFest and young creative minds.