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An insider’s guide to working at Menzies Aviation

Posted on 29/11/2023 by

We chat to Katey Gemming from Menzies Aviation about what it’s like to work in such a large, well-known aviation company.

What’s it like to work at one of New Zealand’s biggest travel and tourism workplaces? We’ve already spoken to Shelby Cooper from International Working Holidays, and this time we’re chatting to Katey Gemming at Menzies Aviation.

Menzies Aviation provides ground support, fuel services, and air cargo services across the country and around the world, making them one of the most well-known names in the business.

Katey Gemming is currently a Human Resources Advisor for Menzies Aviation, so she has all the inside knowledge on what it’s like to work for this major company.


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ITC’s free events a major hit with future students, students, and graduates!

Posted on 10/10/2023 by

ITC’s free events have been a huge hit with future students, current students, and graduates!

ITC recently hosted 4 incredible free events for anyone wanting to explore International Exchanges or the huge variety of airline roles available to our graduates. These were very popular and it’s been so incredible to meet so many excited visitors securing their places over the last two weeks. 

Here’s more info about the events, and details about new events coming up!

International Exchange events

In the first week of our school holidays we shared the inside knowledge to our visitors about International Exchanges. 

As a preferred provider of Disney & International Working Holidays, we were able to share the pathway, requirements and tips for anyone wanting to go overseas and work in some incredibly life changing roles.

We invited special guest, Shelby Cooper, Operations Director of International Working Holidays, who discussed the huge variety of options for anyone wanting to go on an overseas adventure, with stories of ITC graduates who are living the dream overseas right now!

Aviation events

We took off in the second week to discover the wonderful world of aviation.

Those who attended had the amazing opportunity to hear from a variety of ITC graduates who are currently work for Menzies Aviation & Air New Zealand, from ground staff to flight attendants. Everyone walked away with a pathway to so many roles and opportunities that await them next year. 

Upcoming free ITC events

If you missed out on the earlier events, we have a couple more coming up and it’s not too late to join!

We have two Enrollment Days, one this Thursday 12 October, and another next week Thursday 19 October.

You can visit either our Auckland Central City Campus or our Botany Campus at any time between 9am and 4pm to learn about ITC and Study From Home, and even enrol right there on the spot!

That said, if you’re interested in learning more and enrolling but can’t make one of those days, simply get in touch and we’ll set up a time that does work for you.

Becoming an ITC student

As an ITC student you get these incredible opportunities like career days and more during your studies with us. The above is only the beginning of an adventure as an ITC student.

If you want to discover more about being an ITC student and the amazing opportunities you get when you study with us, you can pop in and even bring a friend or relative for a no obligation free information session at one of our 3 different campus locations. There is even the option to Study From Home. Book a time that suits you here.

Enrol now

Have you already made up your mind and want to secure your place and improve your career? 

We are excited to announce that we still have space left on our Auckland City or Botany Campus November 2023 start after NCEA finishes. Our courses begin at this time to give students the option to study over summer and graduate at the BEST time for gaining a role in the airline this time next year! Plus, you’ll even still get a summer break to enjoy some time off.

Alternatively, we are enrolling for Auckland City, Botany & Whangarei Campus for 2024 as well. Visit our website to learn more.

To enrol, simply bring in your identification (passport, licence or birth certificate) and we can secure your place. We recommend NCEA level 2 to be eligible. We can assist with the process.

Or, you can start your enrolment process from the comfort of your home! Click here to enrol online!

Got questions? Get in touch today and we’ll be happy to chat!

Campus Study – 0800 TOURISM (0800 868747) or

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Head to an ITC Free Event these school holidays and make plans for next year!

Posted on 23/08/2023 by

Attend a FREE event these school holidays to learn about international exchange programs and aviation careers available with ITC.

Not sure what your plans are for next year? Want to work in a career that could help you meet amazing people, work in amazing places, or even travel the world?

The International Travel College of New Zealand could be a great fit for you and your future – and we’re about to host Free Events this school holidays to help you decide.

Our exciting Free Events invite you (and any friends or family you’d like to bring along) to visit an ITC campus and see what it’s like to be an ITC student.

With two different themes and two campuses to choose from, you won’t want to miss these events.  Better yet, they are absolutely FREE!


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Apply now for your chance to win an ITC Scholarship!

Posted on 17/07/2023 by

Apply for an ITC Scholarship

ITC and Study From Home have just opened up applications for some amazing scholarship opportunities!

As the New Zealand tourism industry has got back into the swing of things, businesses are seeking new and qualified staff such as graduates from ITC and Study From Home.

“New Zealand continues to be one of the world’s top tourism destinations, and with the borders open, international visitors are returning. We need to support our sector to rebuild a more resilient future that leaves people, communities and the environment better off than before,” Peeni Henare said.

We are doing our bit to support our industry, ITC is helping people with a passion for joining the Travel & Tourism industry gain first-class skills and knowledge. We want to help even more by giving away multiple scholarships for full-time students, which are worth up to $5,600 per student. Not only that, it’s also on top of the Fees Free program, so you could have the first part of your study covered by Fees Free, and the second part partially paid for by a scholarship!


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ITC connecting graduates to the exciting cruise ship industry

Posted on 08/03/2023 by

ITC Students working with the cruise industry

This summer season in New Zealand has been the most exciting for the travel and tourism industry in the country in years. For a group of ITC students and graduates, it has been an extra special time thanks to ITC and the cruise ship industry.

That’s because we recently set up a number of students with a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience in the industry.

Read on to learn more about how it happened (and how you could get valuable work experience when you study with ITC, too).


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Check in for a high-flying career in aviation

Posted on 02/06/2021 by

Considering a career in aviation? Here’s your chance to get started!

With the travel and tourism industries looking up, we’re seeing increased demand from the industry for employees in the aviation sector – which is why we’re launching a 20-week aviation course.

The New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a strand in Aviation Level 3 will be held at our Botany Campus, starting July 12.

Here’s why you should sign up! (more…)

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Love airports? You’ll love the NZ Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation (Level 3)

Posted on 11/07/2017 by

Make your dream of working at the airport come true by studying the NZ Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation (Level 3).

Do you love going to the airport? Are you the first person to volunteer to pick up or drop off travelling friends and relatives? Would you love to work as a check-in agent, baggage handler, or customer service assistant? Or, let’s be honest, you’d happily take any job – as long as it’s at the airport?

If you’re thinking “yes! Tell me more!”, then you’ll love the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation (Level 3).


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Last chance to apply for an ITC 2016 scholarship

Posted on 03/11/2015 by
Last year's scholarship winners pose with their certificates alongside ITC tutor Ali Rigby.

Last year’s scholarship winners pose with their certificates alongside ITC tutor Ali Rigby.

Would you like to win some money to go towards your studies at the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) in 2016? If you’re passionate about airline, travel or tourism, you could be eligible for a scholarship.

We have a pool of $25,000 on offer, with scholarships ranging between $1000 and $5000 each. Entries close on 7 December, so you have just one more month to submit your application.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to receive financial assistance. Apply now to get your travel and tourism career off to a flying start.


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5 quick questions with ITC tutor Amy McPhail

Posted on 06/10/2015 by
ITC tutor Amy McPhail used to be a flight attendant for Virgin Australia. She has plenty of great advice about this exciting career choice.

ITC tutor Amy McPhail used to be a flight attendant for Virgin Australia – it’s no surprise that flight attending is her favourite subject to teach!

Amy McPhail is a tutor at The International Travel College of New Zealand’s City Campus. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. We asked her five quick questions about her passion for aviation, travel and tourism.

1. What sparked your interest in travel and tourism?

When I left high school I had no idea what I wanted to do for a job, let alone a career. One day I was at home flicking through a newspaper and I came across an advertisement for a travel course. As soon as I saw the picture of the Flight Attendant, I knew that was what I wanted to do. A week later I was enrolled and starting my journey towards a fabulous career in travel and tourism. Completing my Certificate in Travel and Tourism gave me a great foundation to launch my career and introduced me to the wide variety of work available in this exciting industry. I have since worked in a variety of roles in the tourism industry, including working for Hilton Hotels, as a flight attendant for Virgin Australia, for a travel wholesaler and as a travel agent.


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ITC Industry News Bulletin #16

Posted on 03/09/2015 by
Aviation news is dominating the headlines this week, with Jetstar announcing new regional flight routes and the new China Southern Airlines flights into Christchurch poised to bring more tourists to the South Island.

Aviation news is dominating the headlines this week, with Jetstar announcing new regional flight routes and China Southern Airlines unveiling additional flights to the South Island.


Jetstar announces new NZ regional flights

New air services boost regional economies

New Jetstar flights to Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth and Palmerston North are expected to have a positive impact on regional economies, according to Tourism Industry Association chief executive Chris Roberts.

“We support their approach of building up a sustainable network that will encourage visitors to get off the beaten track and see more of New Zealand,” Mr Roberts said in a press release on Monday.

The new flights are also expected to boost domestic tourism.

“New Zealanders travelling within their own country contribute $37 million in economic activity every day. Offering them more good value options for flights will definitely boost that spending,” Mr Roberts added.


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