Join Auckland’s Youth Employer Pledge to find young talent to future-proof your business and help it grow.

Auckland businesses are experiencing skills shortages and ageing workforces. Helping young people find work and career pathways is one way to make sure your business will have skilled and capable employees for the future.

And with one in five young Aucklanders not in employment, education or training, it’s not just good for business, but also the community. 
 

Why employ young people?

Employing young talent can bring a range of benefits to businesses. They can:

  • build a sustainable workforce for the long-term future of your business
  • fill your skills gaps
  • fill entry-level positions
  • be trained to fit specific roles
  • connect to youth customer segments and local communities
  • bring in diversity, new technologies and fresh ideas.

 

 

What is the Youth Employer Pledge?

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

The YEP involves becoming a youth employer pledge-partner to show you commitment to employing young talent. As a partner you’ll get access to a support package and tools to help you maximise the benefits of employing Auckland youth.
 

By signing the pledge, you’re going to enhance your business and help young people. It’s going to make your business young at heart.

Sir Stephen Tindall,
Founder of The Warehouse and The Tindall Foundation

 

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Pledge partners
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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
Watercare Services
YMCA Auckland . 
 


Success stories
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Xero

Find out how New Zealand’s fast-growing software company is building a talent pool with interns and graduates.

SKYCITY

SKYCITY’s pre-employment programme, The Journey, has seen more than 140 young people from across Auckland kick start their careers in hospitality.

Auckland Council

Learn about Auckland Council’s three youth programmes – cadet, intern and graduate – that are creating opportunities for Auckland’s young career starters.

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The Warehouse

The Warehouse Group started its #retailcareers strategy two years ago and more and more young people are now joining the company.

Wharehine Group

After joining the Youth Employer Pledge programmes, Wharehine set a goal of increasing the proportion of young people in its business to 15 per cent.

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