It’s partnerships like InZone has with UBS that add great value to our kaupapa for our rangatahi. Not only have UBS supported InZone financially but InZone senior rangatahi were recently treated to a corporate experience at UBS’ waterfront offices in the CBD on the 27th floor. UBS consulted with InZone’s team to put together an event that would best benefit our senior rangatahi. The event was a huge success and everyone left buzzing with our rangatahi giving it the ultimate approval, suggesting we make it an annual event.
Chris Simcock, Country Head, UBS New Zealand, welcomed our rangatahi warmly and everyone enjoyed networking over food and lemonade. Chris was joined by several of his team including Equities Sales and Trading team members, Investment Bankers and Admin team. They put together a fun team-working exercise involving spaghetti and marshmallows before having a panel discussion with their team members.
The key theme of the evening was pathways and the ‘indirect’ routes everyone took to get into their current roles. The UBS team were engaging as they told stories of changing majors, motivations for picking different subjects and various words of advice.
As well as getting to hear these valuable pathway stories, it was an excellent opportunity for our rangatahi to experience a very corporate office space and learn how to behave, network, and feel comfortable.
We are so grateful to our hosts who showed such manaaki to us as they chose to spend their Thursday evening with us.