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Getting off to a great start!

December 2010

JUCY Rentals is one of Australasia’s fastest growing independent car rental companies. The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has been working with JUCY to place students in part-time work while they study.

Established in 2001 by brothers Tim and Dan Alpe, JUCY Rentals operates over 2000 late-model vehicles throughout New Zealand and Australia and has just opened its first JUCY Hotel in Auckland.

As market leaders in the New Zealand car rental industry, JUCY’s vehicles range from cheap and cheerful runabouts suitable for backpackers and budget customers, to luxury full-size sedans, with a few soccer-team-movers thrown in for good measure.

Working with ITC, a premium supplier of full-time and part-time training programmes for the airline, travel and tourism industries for over 14 years, to give student’s real-world experience has made things much easier as an employer, says JUCY’s Maree Street. “We know that the quality of their candidates is always of a high standard, so half our interview work is done for us.”

Two recent student placements, Daniel and Zoey, have proven the value of the connection for both JUCY and ITC’s students.

“Dan was a perfect fit for JUCY,” says Maree. “As soon as I met him, he came across with a very genuine, bubbly, laid back personality: I knew he would slot right in at JUCY! We attribute our success to the calibre of the people we employ, and we’re always on the lookout for young, enthusiastic people like Dan to ensure that all our customers get that JUCY experience!”

“Zoey came across as very confident in her interview: she was bubbly, friendly and approachable, and this is what JUCY is looking for in a great customer service rep who will be dealing with a range of customers from all over the world. For JUCY, having Zoey on board means our customers are going to be starting their journey on the right note!”

“We are really proud of both these students,” says ITC’s Sales Executive Ceri Jenkins. “They’ve worked hard to incorporate everything they are learning at ITC about being successful in their chosen field. We value our industry connections, and it is initiatives like this that prove that we are getting it right for the college, its students, and New Zealand’s travel and tourism businesses.”