Youth Employer Pledge

The Youth Employer Pledge is a key initiative in Auckland’s Youth Employment Plan, which exists to get more young talent into work and career pathways.

Leading Auckland businesses have made the pledge to show their commitment to employing our young talent – it’s good for business and good for the community.

Auckland businesses are preparing for growth and many are already experiencing skills shortages. Our ageing workforce also means competition to attract young workers is increasing.

Growing businesses are employing and developing Auckland’s youthful talent for a number of reasons:

  • to fill entry-level positions
  • to prepare  for the future by building a sustainable workforce
  • to connect to youth customer segments and local communities
  • to bring in diversity, new technologies and fresh ideas.

One in five young Aucklanders is not in employment, education or training.* By helping local youth, you’ll also be helping create a more prosperous future for Auckland.

Youth Employer Pledge Young At Heart Awards – Winners announced!

Find out why Sir Stephen Tindall, Founder of The Warehouse and The Tindall Foundation, made the Youth Employer Pledge.

*Statistics NZ, HLFS – March 2015 Quarter

Thanks to our current pledge partners:

Fletcher Building, Auckland Council, IHG (Crown and Holiday Inn), SKYCITY, The Hilton, The Warehouse, Veolia, AWF-Madison, G.J. Gardner Homes Rodney, Wharehine, The Stamford Plaza, ATEED, Rainbow’s End, Xero, Rendezvous Grand Hotel, The Just Group, The Langham Hotel, AR Group – Burgerking, Matrix Security, Publicis Loyalty, Aurecon, Downer, EY, Spotless, The Trusts, Domino's Pizza, Sudima Hotel, Wendy's Hamburgers, McDonalds Restaurants Ltd, Orion Health, First Security, YHA Auckland, KS Holdings, UGL Limited, Griffins, Butterfly Creek, Bunnings, Hays, Cater Plus Services NZ Limited, Kelly Services, Pride and Joy, Yellow, ManpowerGroup, Villa Maria, Spotlight Limited, Tonkin+Taylor, New Zealand Post Group, Teletech NZ, SkyTV, New Zealand Media and Entertainment, Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, KPMG, Hawkins Group, Auckland Airport, Waste Management, Vodafone