PureBiz™ Business Ownership Program for Graduates
Pure SEO would like to help budding entrepreneurs, become business owners. PureBiz™ is offering our new Business Ownership Programme that gives University graduates a six-month paid entrepreneurship in digital marketing with a view to becoming a Pure SEO partner.
Are you someone who connects with ‘outside the box’ thinkers and can see the big picture? Keen for a fresh opportunity? Change the world, make a difference to NZ’s digital future and business technology.
Whilst the number of vacancies will be hard fought for, we don’t want to make things complicated and the steps from here are easy. All you need to do is upload your CV accompanied with a cover letter with PureBiz™ in the title, telling us what you think makes you a great candidate with the right entrepreneurial spirit, to this page.
Each application will be carefully reviewed against our selection criteria and requirements. We will notify whether your application has been successful either by phone or email.
If your application is successful, you will move further into the selection process. Part of our evaluation will include your alignment with our values and suitability to commit to six months of serious learning.
The final stage of our recruitment process would result in an invitation to our roadshow followed by a 2 hour session where we will make our final assessment – – – and then the exciting part of offering you a position at PureBiz™ with the ultimate opportunity to have a share in New Zealand’s best SEO business.
We will ensure you are informed about what is happening at every stage of the process. If you are selected for the programme we’ll want you to start work early in the following year. Good luck with your application.
PLEASE NOTE: 2015 Applications have closed. Notifications and applications for Pure Biz 2017 will begin in the final quarter of 2016.
FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions
What makes PureBiz™ different from other graduate programs?
It’s a world first. We’re building budding entrepreneurs. We will help you harness your future potential. Unlike other programs, PureBiz™ offers you the opportunity not just to be an employee, but to fast track you into a part business ownership of NZ’s fastest growing, most successful digital business. You could be a real business owning entrepreneur in 6 months.
Who can apply?
We’re looking for the best of the best. Applicants will aspire to own their own business and seek a career in the digital space. You have an entrepreneurial bent, along with a desire to learn about real work and life in a genuinely diverse, rapidly growing digital business. Applicants are welcomed for up to 5 years after graduation.
Who are the judges?
The judges are a successful team of well-known entrepreneurs and business leaders.
What is the selection process?
Initial selection will be determined by an online application. Here is the application page. Candidates will be thereafter invited to a road show at either Auckland, Wellington or Dunedin. The road show will include final rounds of interviews and presentations to the judges.
How many positions are available?
There will be up to 3 positions per intake.
How long does the program run for?
PureBiz™ is an all areas access learning program that will run for 6 months.
How much support is there during the program?
You’ll be part of a successful team, backed and mentored by some of NZ’s most committed entrepreneurial leaders. The program will be comprehensive, challenging and rewarding.
Will I have the opportunity to choose my own area to build my business after graduation?
Selection of regions will be in conjunction with PureBiz™, with consideration focused on partnering customers’ needs and business growth opportunities, whilst constantly creating and adding value. The most likely regions for the 1st intake are from Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Napier and Palmerston North.
What qualifications do I need?
You will need to have a minimum of graduate diploma and have graduated within the last 5 years.
What is the pre-selection process?
Applications will be evaluated carefully for academic profile, general aptitude, work experience, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Interview is by invitation only.
How do you select candidates?
We seek graduates who are intelligent, confident and entrepreneurial. Initial selection will be by online applications. The final round will be an interview including certain tasks and a pitch made to a panel of judges.
Is there any particular specialized field of study required as a prerequisite?
No, but those who have graduated with business, communications, law, marketing or computing may have an advantage.
What are the selection criteria?
You will be a graduate and need to be available for the entire 6 months of the program. You can apply from anywhere across New Zealand, but the program will require you to be domiciled in Auckland for 6 months.
What is the selection process?
The selection process will be by the candidate meeting suitable criteria. Part of our evaluation will include your alignment with our values and suitability to commit to six months of serious learning. We will notify whether your application has been successful either by phone or email.
What are the shortlisting criteria?
You will have a graduate diploma or greater from any NZ university. You will clearly be able to demonstrate how you can connect outside of the box.
Each application will be carefully reviewed against our selection criteria and requirements If your application is successful, you will move further into the selection process.
What will I learn?
Learning will be by way of rotation across the business and drawing on resources of the skilled Pure SEO team. You will learn digital marketing (including SEO, SEM, CRO, Content marketing, Google analytics, etc), apply learnings to real life customers, be coached through business thinking and decision making, undergo sales training and have the opportunity to work on specialist projects.
What are the deadlines?
Applications have closed for 2015. Contact us to learn more about opportunities in 2016 -17.
We will get you ready to start and grow a business unit which will continue to be supported.
Submit your application here, contact PureSEO via email or call 0800 SEARCH (732 724) to learn more. Download our programme overview below and share it with those who may be interested.