The Ethnic Communities Graduate Programme seeks to improve ethnic diversity across the Public Service by providing a meaningful first employment opportunity to skilled graduates from Aotearoa New Zealand’s ethnic communities.

On this page, you can learn more about these graduates and their experience in the programme. 

Dana Visnovsky

Dana is hoping that her time in the Ethnic Communities Graduate Programme will allow her to develop the skills necessary to confidently connect ethnic communities to the Public Service. If you are looking at starting a career in the Public Service, her advice is to be patient with your professional growth and remember your why.

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Posted 6 months ago by Cristian Cornejo

Shanya Fae Beltran

Originally from the Philippines, Shanya moved to Aotearoa New Zealand with her family at a young age and grew up in Tāmaki Makaurau. She believes ethnic communities have plenty to offer Aotearoa as they continue to contribute to the diversity and sense of community in spaces such as the Public Service.

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Posted 7 months ago by Cristian Cornejo

Anthony Chhun

A first-generation Kiwi born to Cambodian parents who migrated to New Zealand as refugees, Anthony believes the importance of having a diverse Public Service comes from New Zealand becoming such a diverse place, with many Kiwis who have different ethnic backgrounds calling the country their home.

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Posted 7 months ago by Cristian Cornejo

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