About the Employer Satisfaction Survey


The Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) is conducted confidentially by Wellington Institute of Technology (“WelTec”) and Whitireia Community Polytechnic (“Whitireia”) (“us”).


The ESS collects feedback from employers or supervisors about how well WelTec and/or Whitireia prepare their graduates as new professionals to the workforce. This feedback helps us review our qualifications, programmes, course materials and delivery to better meet the needs of our employer and student stakeholders. It also contributes towards quality assurance and compliance actions in a nationwide context.


The survey is about recent engagement with us and our graduates.

The survey asks you to reflect on your experience with our graduate/s and respond in a non-student-specific way. If you have had, or have, more than one graduate with the same qualification, then all we want is an average impression – not focussed on a specific graduate, so it is not a performance review of the person.


The information gathered by this survey is reported in the following ways:

  • To the Programme Management and teaching teams for immediate evaluation and action plan development
  • Programme teams include this feedback in their Annual Programme Evaluation Report
  • The institutions report the key outcomes in their Annual Report.
  • A brief summary is published on our website.


The survey is conducted in accordance with the law (UEMA 2007). If you are contacted about doing an ESS for us, you may ignore the invitation, or use the Opt Out facility provided within the survey system.

We preserve the confidentiality of the information you provide. Your contact details will not be passed onto any third party and you will only be contacted by us regarding your participation in this survey.

No employer respondent will be identified or identifiable in reporting. However, you may indicate a willingness to engage further with us – in which case your contact details will be used by us to follow up those items from the survey.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong.

If you have any queries about the ESS you can contact:

Chris Norton, Senior Advisor (for Surveys), Whitireia and WelTec.
DDI: (04) 802 3239 or email surveys@wandw.ac.nz