Redshift Student Academy
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Are you a student or recent graduate looking for industry experience?

Whether you're looking to gain industry experience as you study or begin your career, Redshift has an opportunity for you.

Our Student Academy Program is designed to place highly talented young designers and developers into our growing printing.com and Nettl studios based in Wellington and around the country.

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Develop your skills and ideas in a supportive and creative team environment. Learn to collaborate with others to produce amazing results.

Gain invaluable industry experience in a hands on role, learning web and print practises as well as client interaction in a real world setting.

Put what you've learned into practise. Put your best foot forward in starting your career with solid experience to add to your CV.

Full Time Paid Internship

Tailored for graduates who are looking to get a foot in the door of the print and web industry, successful applicants will be placed in one of our market leading Nettl or printing.com studios for 40 hours per week.

Working on projects for real world clients with some of Redshift's best and brightest talent will not only build on the skills you have already developed through study but add to your online portfolio.

 Who knows - maybe we won't want to let you go!

While You Study Program

Looking to gain industry experience while studying? Our While You Study program is designed for students who are still studying, and will place you in a Nettl or printing.com studio depending on how and what you are studying for up to 20 hours per week.

Learning print and design best practise is key for kick starting your career in the right direction. As well as getting to work with friendly industry experts you will learn the in's and out's of design for print and web while working with clients.

Meet some of our past interns

Zak Wells, Web specialist at Redshift

Zak Wells

I studied Web Development and Graphic Design. As part of the internship I got to work in the Nettl Web studios in Petone and Printing.com's head office in Grenada. During this time an opportunity opened up, and I'm now working as a web developer & web support specialist in head office. 

The internship was a great opportunity to get a foot in the door as well as a very good stepping stone into the industry. As part of my role I help out the Nettl and printing.com studios with any tech related queries and problems. I also do a bunch of stuff on the side such as looking after AdWords and the Printing.com website.

Courtney Williams, web and graphic designer at Redshift

Courtney Williams

After studying Graphic Design at Yoobee, I registered for the Student Academy in 2017. I spent my internship working at printing.com in Thorndon as well as Nettl Petone and printing.com Head Office. 

One of my favourite things about the internship was the fact that I felt I was learning something new every day. Working in the industry helped me to build on what I had learnt through study as well as develop and broaden my skills as a designer. 

After finishing my internship I'm now working as a web and graphic designer with Nettl and printing.com

Courtney Williams, web and graphic designer at Redshift

Elliot Sturzaker

In late 2017 I registered for the Redshift student academy while studying Web & Ux Design at Yoobee School of Design. Throughout my internship I worked at Nettl Petone, Printing.com Thorndon and Redshift head office. I got to work across a range of projects varying from small business card designs to developing code for large scale websites. It was great to get some proper hands on experience.

I am now working as a systems & web development specialist for Redshift in head office. My role includes a variety of IT work. I support the Nettl & Printing.com studios across New Zealand with their technical problems as well as working & building upon current projects.

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Courtney Williams, web and graphic designer at Redshift

Katie DeRuiter

At the end of 2017 I had finished my Bachelor of Design degree at Massey and was looking for jobs within the design field. Someone I knew recommended the Redshift Student Academy and I thought it was a great opportunity to get my foot in the design door so I applied. With the internship I worked at Redshift Head Office, printing.com Thorndon and Nettl Petone.

It was great to experience and see how design studios work, and I felt that I was learning new things every day. I was given the opportunity to work on a range of projects from social media, book formatting to web and graphic design.

I am now currently working at Nettl out in Petone as a graphic and web designer.

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