Contact Person:

Richard Vernall


Phone: 027 463 8523




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


Employment pathways, Further education, Work ready skills

Key Words

Secondary School, Tertiary Education, Careers, Disability, Paid Service