Youth employment

There are several initiatives designed to support Auckland’s youth find paths into employment and business via entrepreneurship. If your business is struggling to find people with the right skills then ATEED may be able to help you find a solution, such as the Mayor’s Youth Employment Traction Plan and Youth Connections.

Mayor’s Youth Employment Traction plan

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has a plan to increase youth employment by helping our young people find practical pathways to training, jobs or further education.  The plan includes:

  • A coordinating hub, based in ATEED’s Quay Street office.
  • A pledge to boost numbers in Auckland Council’s Career Pathways graduate and cadet programmes by more than 50 per cent.
  • Tindall Foundation funding of $1.85 million over three years to continue supporting the council’s Youth Connections Across Auckland programme, which matches young people and local employment and training opportunities.
  • Regular summits to bring young people, business leaders and youth organisations together and design solutions to youth employment.

Read the a full copy of the Mayor’s Youth Employment Traction plan here >

The coordinating hub in ATEED’s central office is used by Auckland Council, government and other agency representatives, and brings together youth employment initiatives across Auckland. The hub makes contact with businesses in target sectors and has a goal of signing up employment pledges from at least 50 large employers. Fletcher Building, New Zealand’s largest listed company, has already joined the traction plan.

A pilot programme is underway in the health sector, involving local district health boards. This sector needs more young people and they can enter the workforce as a home helper, qualified nurse or graduate doctor. 

Contact us to find out more about the Mayor’s Youth Employment Traction Plan and how you can get involved.