Employer Satisfaction Survey

WelTec conducts an annual employer satisfaction survey to see how our graduates are doing and whether employers are happy with us, and their performance.

We use the feedback from the survey to make our training even more relevant to industry.

In the 2017 Annual Report, 74% of responding employers either agreed or strongly agreed that WelTec graduates were ‘work-ready’.


How it works

The Employer Satisfaction Survey is a brief survey of employers who have had recent contact with us in the following ways:

  • Employed a new graduate
  • Supported an employee through further training or upgrading of qualifications
  • Hosted a student on work placement / work experience

The survey has two parts:

  1. How well our education and training programmes equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for success in the employment
  2. How we can improve the relevance and quality of our education and training to better meet employer needs. This is for both ‘generic’ and subject-specific skills and knowledge.

We contract SIL Research to conduct the Employer Satisfaction Survey. SIL Research adheres to defined market research practices to preserve anonymity and confidentiality of the information provided. Contact details are not passed on to third parties. SIL Research only contacts employers who are referred by teaching staff or with the consent of graduates.

Responses are anonymised; responding people or workplaces will not be identified in any reports presented. The exception is where employers agree to their contact details being released to follow up further opportunities for industry engagement in teaching and learning.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Chris Norton, Senior Advisor (Surveys)
+64 4 802 3239


WelTec gratefully acknowledges the following organisations whose staff contributed their time and thoughts to our Employer Satisfaction Survey for the 2017 reporting year:

AB Equipment

Gillions Funeral Services

Plumbing World Lower Hutt

Absolute Therapy

GNS Science

Premier Preschool Johnsonville

Adam Tulloch Electrical Limited

Grafton Private Kindergarten

PURE Movement

Aitken Automotive ltd

Greenstone Doors

Regional Public Health


Hachette NZ


Aotea Lodge

Healthcare NZ

Roxy Cinema

Armstrong Downes Commercial

Hotel Intercontinental

Ruth Pretty Catering

Ata Taiohi

Hutt City European Ltd

Rutherford & Bond Toyota/King Toyota

Beach FM

Hutt Valley Activity Centre

Rydges Hotel Wellington


Hutt Valley Health

Sellutions Limited

Best Engineering

InterContinental Wellington

Smetric Insights

BGI (Wellington Boys' and Girls' Institute)

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Spotless - EPICURE

BioGro New Zealand Ltd.

kidz Planet Preschool

Strive Community Trust

Bollywood Party in NZ


Taeaomanino Trust


Laura Fergusson Trust

Taylor Preston Ltd

Busy Bees Wellington


Te Hauora Runanga O Wairarapa

Cancer Society Wellington Division

Living Well Counselling Centre

Te Kura Māori o Porirua

Capital Coast DHB

Logan Brown Restaurant

The Lighthouse OSCAR

Capital Training

Lower Hutt City Childcare Centre

The Waterfront, Raumati/Waimea, Waikanae


Mary Potter Hospice

Tubbys Tyre & Mechanical Services Limited

CentrePort Wellington

Massey Student Health and Counselling service

Upper Hutt City Council

Challenge 2000


Vaka Tautua Community Health Services Porirua

Charley Noble

Moore Design & Draughting Ltd

Victoria St Cafe

Chelsea House Early Childhood Centre

Naku Enei Tamariki


Children First

New Zealand Prostitutes Collective

Wainuiomata High School

Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington

New Zealand Red Cross

Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust

CQ Hotels Wellington

Newlands Childcare Inc

Wellington City Mission

Creative Capital Arts Trust

Newtown School

Wellington LUX Festival Trust

DE McMillan Ltd


Wellington Rape Crisis

Don Thomson Consulting Engineers

Oceania Aged Care Residential

Whitireia Community Polytechnic Childcare Centre

Ebert Construction

Oranga Tamariki

Wolters Kluwer / CCH

Emerge Aotearoa

Outdoor Education Group

Woodman Automotive

Ensor Consulting

Pak'nSave Kilbirnie


First Five Early Childhood Centre

Penguin Random House New Zealand

WSP Opus

Foresee Communications Ltd

PJ Food Cart