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Youth Recruitment 2018

25 January 1PM

What is available

Part-time; afternoon and weekend; 2-12 hours per week; Greater needs from November through March

Runner, dishwasher, wholesale

No experience necessary although the the Runner position requires the inate ability to multi-task and quickly operate our point of sale system

If you have practical experience (e.g. working on a farm), practical knowledge (e.g. know the difference between hydraulic and pneumatic, know how a spark plug works, clockwise vs. counter or anti-clockwise, AC vs. DC, bars of pressure vs. cubic litres per minute, volts vs. amps, barometric pressure vs. humidity, torque vs. horsepower, bits vs. bytes, C vs. Java, CSS vs. HTML, dual core vs. quad core, DNS vs. DHCP, revenue vs. income, debits vs. credits), and natural intelligence, we have facility and equipment work available


Hospitality Potential - Pleasant, Energetic, Charismatic

Character – Honest, Ethical, Disciplined, Accomplished

Education – Achievement oriented

Availability - You need to be generally available BOTH weekend days


You have seven minutes to convince the ZUMO recruitment panel that you are a top candidate.  A CV is not required although some documented form of your credentials is recommended.  You will be evaluated on the stated criteria.

The recruitment process is designed to be serious, educational, and fun!

Sign up for one of the seven minute time slots.  DO NOT sign up unless you can commit to the time slot - ZUMO is unlikely to consider no-shows in future recruiting efforts!

Arrive at ZUMO 15 minutes prior to your time slot.

The Panel

Cicely Barron -

Starting at ZUMO when she was 13, Cicely is a recent graduate with a Biochemistry degree from the University of Otago

Allen Chambers -

Director of ZUMO companies.  Allen is a graduate with degrees in Management, Finance, and Computer Science from the University of Florida

Important Notes

ZUMO is a company managed to an international standard

The ability to consistently follow documented policies and procedures is a basic requirement

Those that make it approach the job seriously and demonstrate a genuine work ethic


Cissie Barron

When I first started working at ZUMO I was 13 years old, nervous at the prospect of a new job. This year I am turning 21, and it is safe to say I have truly been a part of this family business, growing up alongside it. There has been, of course, lows - who could forget 6:30am starts. Being  a 'coffee teetotaller' until the ripe old age of 19, there was not even the prospect of caffeine to fuel these early mornings! Through ZUMO I have attended weddings, baby showers, xmas dinner parties and even bowling nights. Like a true family, there have been people supporting and teaching me - even more than just how to make a mean cup of coffee! And also like a family, I know that I would always jump at the chance to help out when needed and the extended family (customers and more) wouldn't hesitate to do the same for me.  ~ Cissie Barron

Paddy Gerard

What is it like working for ZUMO?

ZUMO is a vibrant and exciting place to work. There is always a positive energy behind the bar and customers love our coffee.

You get to meet so many new people; you will even come to know many of the regulars although you may only think of them as the “trim cappuccino lady.”

People will recognise you around town and say- “oh, aren’t you that cute guy from Zumo?”

You’ll get to serve all kinds of people- your teachers, lecturers, friends, politicians and police officers. It’s always interesting to see who walks through the doors, and as long as they get their coffee they’ll appreciate you for it.

You will learn far more about coffee than you could ever imagine, and whether or not you like drinking it, you will come to appreciate a good coffee.

Coffee has such a significant cultural value. It’s a great experience to be part of and the skills you’ll pick up are important in any profession. ~ Paddy Gerard

Liz Reich

Working for Zumo has personally been a great experience for me. I have worked for other businesses in the past where being an employee felt far removed from those who make the big decisions, but I have always felt that any new ideas or thoughts I had at Zumo were actually valued and listened to. It is a workplace where you get to know other staff members and the owners on a personal level and where there are also a lot of opportunities to expand yourself.  I have been able to work in many areas of the company and have therefore learned diverse, invaluable skills about people and business that I would have never thought about when I first started. Above all working for Zumo is a lot of fun, there is always great banter, and of course great coffee! ~ Liz Reich

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