Provider Network




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The Youth Employability Aotearoa Provider Network is a directory of youth employability service providers across Aotearoa.

Organisations are free to list their services here if they align with YEA’s key values and the provider network kaupapa.


Use the search functions on the left hand side to locate youth employability programmes and organisations that suit your needs and desired outcomes. Providers have outlined their kaupapa and described their programmes within their listing.
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100% SWEET is a local approach to ensuring our school leavers are engaged in further education, training & employment, our goal ‘100% of Students in Whanganui in Education Employment and Training’. Secondary students – While at school we meet with individual students helping them transition into the workplace or tertiary education. Secondary schools – We support our local secondary schools by working with teachers and leadership teams on career pathway advice, supporting the delivery of the Work Ready Passport. Tertiary – Assist students with finding the right tertiary education & assist with enrolment. Business – Identify local employment opportunities with local businesses and then assist school leavers with gaining employment.
Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatū-Whanganui, Wellington (Porirua)
Achievement NZ provides a strengths-based, accessible educational service that helps learners overcome barriers and gain confidence and momentum in their pursuit for educational success. Achievement NZ offers the opportunity to gain qualifications at Levels 1 to 3 on the NZ Qualifications Framework. Credits achieved can go towards NCEA Level 1 to 3. Achievement NZ can also support the development of workplace literacy and numeracy skills. The learning experience includes experiencing early success, identifying and maximising personal strengths, taking personal responsibility, having a strong support crew, exploring aspirations that are aligned to strengths and celebrating success. Our Tertiary Education Commission funded programmes include My Voice Achievements Level 1; Careers in Hospitality Level 2; Active Careers Level 2 and Hospitality Plus Level 3.
AGC is a Whanganui based PTE offering courses in Farming, Construction and Animal Care. Our role is part of an Moe-MSD initiative to expose high school students to career opportunities and pathways, and broker transitions from school into meaningful work. We also work across the E2E network to strengthen further the relationships and connections between school, business and industry.
Ako Aotearoa is a government-funded organisation committed to supporting the country’s tertiary sector teachers, trainers and educators be the best they can be for their learners' success. We provide professional development to build educator capability in supporting young people in their learning journey.
Bay of Plenty
We coordinate tertiary trades training for 865+ students, 45 high schools/ kura, with 10 tertiary providers and Iwi partners in the Bay of Plenty. Our aim is to provide trades training that that bridges students into apprenticeships, good employment, and further trades training that helps to grow our region.
Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Canterbury, National
1.YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY & FUTURE OF WORK ASSESSMENT - human potential measures of 10 behavioural skills, 5 performance metrics and 8 future of work attitudes. 2.EMPLOYABILITY WORKSHOP/MENTORING PROGRAM – coaching YP to experience and adopt renewed mindset and behaviours that increase their employability attractiveness through lens of the employer. Prepare YP for lifetime career growth and whole of person wellbeing and prosperity. Achieve life goals by realising one’s full Human Potential. 3.COLLABORATION: to co-design next generation YP employability learning solutions & tools, challenging us to go beyond "fixing problems" to radically transform YP and ourselves in our full rich diversity. 4.CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS for coaches and facilitators.
Central Otago REAP offers a range of short and longer courses. The short courses cover topics such as CV's, Drivers licenses ( all stages), Career Directions, and Digital skills. Choices, an intensive literacy and numeracy programme, runs year long with open enrollment. The course covers developing skills, confidence and gaining NCEA levels through outreach providers.
Waikato, Bay of Plenty
Te Mata Hiko – Contact Energy is investing $800million over three years to build the Tauhara 168 MW geothermal power generation plant, incorporating the world’s largest geothermal single shaft steam turbine. The construction of Tauhara Power Station has created many training and job opportunities. Ka Hiko ai te iwi is Contact Energy’s training and employment programme. How do you get a job on the Tauhara Construction? Do our FREE two-week pre-trade course of theory & practical training which includes: Site Safe Construction Passport, Risk Assessment, Safety Observer, First Aid, Working at Heights – advanced, Mobile Elevated Work Platforms and Confined Space & Gas Testing. Contact Energy’s investment includes a Scholarship Payment and your initial PPE gear. To apply you need to be able to pass random drug tests, physically fit and have reliable transport. Complete an online ‘registration of interest’ application and upload your curriculum vitae. Any queries contact Pilar Tahau Whelan 027 207 9103 | [email protected] |
Crescendo Studio's mentoring programmes are for youth aged 12-24. We provide the space, industry best equipment, software and opportunity to work with talented audio engineers, musicians and mentors who can engage with young adults through a medium they are interested in. Rangatahi come to us from a range of backgrounds and abilities, this does not define them. They can leave these labels at the door and focus on positive outlets and skills to improve their lives. Crescendo Studio's are a place for rangatahi to express themselves, upskill in audio engineering, radio broadcasting and join a creative whanau. Through this experience they gain a support network and confidence in themselves to make positive choices for their own lives.
Ruia Nga Kakano O Te Tumanaako I Roto I Te Maara O Te Hinengaro To cultivate the seeds of hope within the garden Cultivate is a social enterprise where the produce grown by our team is sold local restaurants, cafes and the community. This is a free programme for 16-25 year olds who require employment support. They do not necessarily need to be interested in horticulture but interested in developing their strengths in employment plus a place to gain work experience, job seeking and interview support, CV and cover letter writing skills as well as a reference. It is an outside working environment so this is important to understand. The programs runs up 20 weeks and is a paid, 30hrs per week Mon to Thu 8am to 4pm
Manawatū-Whanganui, Nelson, Marlborough, Tasman, Otago, Southland, National
Youth Employment Success works collaboratively with communities to engage and support youth into good jobs and great futures. Our goal: reducing New Zealand’s shocking youth unemployment statistics. Launched in Dunedin in 2016, YES was designed to make a difference to the lives of Youth and to recognise Employers that were already doing great things, and connecting them. We have a solid, secure and modern platform that enables digital connection, job board advertising and celebration of both youth and employers.
Georgia Lambert is an employability consultant, specialising in Māori career development to improve and expand employability options for rangatahi into meaningful employment.
Recently our service has been funded to run a free program to get Rangatahi money wise, The course is aimed at 16-24 year olds in training, newly employed or studying via distance learning and alternative education. The course features two workbooks with exercises, group conversations, powerpoint slides and interactive activities to get rangatahi engaged. The idea of the program is to have a fun, interactive and space where rangatahi can engage and lead with real life scenarios such as recognizing cultural responsibilities with money, setting goals, and understanding the basic life necessities. Workbook one covers spending plans. Rangatahi will gain understanding of their own money situation, keeping track of income and expenses, needs vs wants and practicing good behavior by making basic budgets and spending plans. Workbook two covers borrowing money. Rangatahi will learn about what credit is and how it works, ways to borrow money, what interest is and lastly building a credit history and why it's important. At the end of the program each participant receives a certificate. The sessions can be flexible to suit you and the rangatahi. We are delivering the program in two ways currently. Firstly, a 1 - 2 hour session, one day per week over 3-5 weeks. The alternative is that we can run a whole day workshop style program. Usually from 9:30 - 2pm (ish) where the entire program is delivered and completed. We are always on the look out to collaborate with other services to deliver this program.
This programme will incorporate the active participation of the START – Youth Service, youth case workers, HWC Youth Transitions workers and HWC Social Service Staff. These staff will refer, coach and mentor each participant through this programme. We also host access to specialist mental health services through our partners to navigate any potential mental health issues that are disclosed during the course of these activities. This pilot programme is designed to mentor and staircase / scaffold young people into employment, whilst being incentivised to complete a community work programme.
Early investors in high-growth technology companies.
Bay of Plenty
Facilitate a youth pathway for hapu into local careers.
Nelson, Tasman
Uprising! is an education and support service, a six month programme (3 months active, 3 months followup) that combines life skills education, adventure (and other) activities, and pastoral care for marginalised adults in Nelson and Tasman who may be caught up in the justice, welfare or health systems. The programme creates change due to its wraparound nature and development of mind, body and spirit. Clients depart better empowered, healthier, happier and fitter with greater self reliance and better habits. They are ready for the next stage of their lives - employment, training, or whichever direction they deem is best for them to head in.
Hawke's Bay
Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay is a community led recovery programme which connects the business community with local people who are seeking meaningful employment. The programme provides support with recruitment, training and in work support for both employers and employees. Although this programme has a Youth focus, it is available to assist anyone looking for employment within the community. The programme is funded by the Ministry of Social Development through the Mayor's Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ). The MTFJ prides itself on being a network of New Zealand Mayors working to ensure all young people and communities have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
Richard Vernall of Lifework 4 Me Ltd has worked in the vocational sector since the mid-1980s working primarily with disadvantaged job seekers and he has provided career guidance and assisted young people into employment since that time. He implemented and managed the first independent supported employment agency in New Zealand, Poly-Emp Employment Service (1993–1996), to assist job seekers with disabilities into work after completing a foundation study course at the three polytechnics in Auckland. From 2001–2010, Richard was employed as a career consultant at Career Services NZ. Since 2010, Richard has subcontracted to MSD and TEC and provided a home-based, after-hours service to people requiring career/employment advice and brokered employment for people accessing vocational services from a range of government (ACC - MSD - TEC) and community agencies. Richard has a Graduate Diploma in Career Development (2005) and has been a professional member of the Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ) since 2001. agencies. Services that Lifeworks4Me offers guidance via Face to Face - Phone or Zoom appointments and includes - Career guidance to assist you in life/work transitions - including up to date information on employment trends, training and study options Assistance with pre employment issues - CV and Letter of Application Interview skills training Networking and accessing the hidden job market
Hawke's Bay
LIFT aims to deliver the mission of 100% youth employment for the Hawkes Bay region. We work with the most disadvantaged and excluded young people to create a job-led ‘wrap-a-round’ approach that provides pathways for young people into sustainable employment or self-employment. As a social enterprise, LIFT delivers services that have been designed by local rangatahi. LIFT is delivered by a young local team, who offer a unique relatability and can build relationships and rapport others cannot. We reach young people and whanau using non-traditional approaches, which has resulted in engagement with numbers of ‘hard to reach’ unemployed young people far exceeding expectations.
Te Aratohu Mahi 2-day programme that is delivered to High School students in collaboration with our industry/community partners. The aim of our programme is to help students build their confidence and knowledge that is needed to be better equipped prior to transitioning into sustainable employment opportunities within the Civil Construction and Infrastructure industry. On completion trade specific students will obtain their site safe certificate. Manu Tāiko The Manu Tāiko programme intends to inspire and expose Māori wahine to the wide range of jobs within the construction and infrastructure industry, providing essential training and experiential opportunities, through collaborative joint member efforts. The event is broken into three key elements (Discover, Develop and Deploy), with a focus on quality engagements and building sustainable careers in the construction and infrastructure industry.
M.A.T.C.H Intensifier Pathway to the Tech Creative Industry The tech creative industry is one of the fastest-growing and includes animation, gaming, VR/AR/XR, film, marketing, architecture and many more sectors. M.A.T.C.H – the Māoriland Tech Creative Hub is for rangatahi with a strong interest in art, storytelling and digital tools. The aim of our M.A.T.C.H Intensifier programme is to provide rangatahi with skills and support to step into the tech creative industry. The MATCH Intensifier programme is unique for the following reasons; a 6-week fees-free training programme delivered by industry experts Followed by a 12 week paid internship All in a Māori environment at the Māoriland Hub in Ōtaki.
Students are involved and benefit from YEP through collaboration with the Marlborough Youth Trust
Marlborough Youth Trust has been proudly supported by Marlborough District Council, REAP Marlborough and Ministry of Social Development to train youth workers to facilitate the Youth Employability Program- As a trust we have provided 5 Mahi YEP groups with 10 youth in each program over the last 2 years. With some beautiful stories of youth development.