The Market & Industry Placement Programme (MIPP), offered by the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (SEA CAPE) is a project-based, guided 3-month placement programme that harnesses the market and cultural-specific insights of New Zealand tertiary students and matches these to the needs of New Zealand businesses.
An added unique element of this programme is the support of workshops and seminars run by SEA CAPE and its partners that will give businesses and students practical knowledge around the countries and industries to which their project focuses on.
MIPP will focus on the New Zealand Food & Beverage sector in the first instance – in partnership with NUKU ki te Puku. The industries covered will gradually expand.
Host businesses assign students with a non-mission critical project relating to new or established ideas with Southeast Asia markets. Working with the business, the student(s) will spend around 12-15 hours per fortnight (negotiable depending on time of year) on this project to create recommendations for the company’s current or future engagement in the region. Students will also have the opportunity to attend and engage in workshops and seminars run by SEA CAPE and its partners to boost knowledge in the industry and market(s).