The Collective

Here you’ll find a directory of youth employability service providers across Aotearoa. To find one in your area, click on the map or use the search button and tag to your left.




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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.
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.
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.
Youth Employment Success can be your first conversation and chance to get your foot in the door to learn more and explore. Find out what excites you and what doesn’t!Youth Employment Success enables you to apply for opportunities/āheinga like a casual kōrero/chat or business walkthroughs with Rangatahi/Youth Friendly Employers that want to help you explore an industry, get started or maybe find a job/mahi that suits you.