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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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.
Otago, Southland
Otago, Southland
Tupu Aotearoa Helping Pacific people find employment, complete further training or study. Our communities flourish when people have work or access to learning opportunities. Tupu Aotearoa supports Pacific people to lead fulfilling and prosperous lives. We want to ensure that Pacific people have the right tools, education, training and employment opportunities to really succeed and thrive!
Strengthening the pathways for youth between education and employment across Southland. Southland Youth Futures is Great South's regional career exploration programme focused on improving outcomes for Southland youth and reducing the number of NEETS (youth not in education, employment or training) across the region. The programme hosts employer talks in schools, coordinates workplace visits for students and helps to establish connections between students and local employers by encouraging employers to embrace youth friendly-standards in their workplace and invest in the region's youth.
Otago, Southland, National
Workbridge provides a free, professional service to both Employers and Job Seekers. Our service has been developed and enhanced through successful delivery by working with people who have higher barriers to achieving employment success. These barriers are broad and include individuals with disabilities, health conditions (mental and physical), Anxiety and traditional learning challenges. We have the expertise, experience, capability and capacity to make the positive impact in the employment journey of our clients. We work with participants to build personal employment plans, develop employment confidence and capability, find and retain employment and support their transition to and retention of work.
We offer Vocational and Foundation Education FREE through our Youth-Guarantee funded programmes. young people have the ability to achieve Level 1 and 2 NZQA Qualifications. Our Y-Skills programmes can support eligible learners into further study, apprenticeships and employment.