In recognition of the contribution from our Youth Employer Pledge partners and Auckland businesses, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development are pleased to announce the Young at Heart Awards winners.

Auckland Youth Employer of the Year

McDonalds Restaurants LTD - winner

Sudima Auckland Airport - highly commended


JobFest Exhibitor Award

Fletcher Building - Winner

Rainbows End - highly commended

CBD Energy – Z Energy Retailer - nominee
KS Holdings - nominee
Hirepool - nominee


Local Youth Employer Award

The Warehouse Group - winner

Hirepool - highly commended

Sudima Auckland Airport - nominee
Rainbows End - nominee
Dominos - nominee


Youth Employment Programme Award

Fletcher Building - winner

McDonalds Restaurants NZ Ltd - nominee
Vodafone - nominee
Rainbows End - nominee
CBD Energy – Z Energy Retailer - nominee


Innovative Youth Employer Award

Fletcher Building - winner

KPMG - highly commended

EY - nominee
Rainbows End - nominee
Plumbing World - nominee


Maori and Pasifika Diversity Award

Watercare Services Ltd - winner

EY - highly commended

Vodafone - nominee
Rainbows End - nominee
Itraffic - nominee


Youth Induction and Development Award

Fletcher Building - winner

Xero - nominee
SKY TV - nominee
McDonalds Restaurants NZ Ltd - nominee
Rainbows End - nominee


Youth In-Work Mentoring Award

Xero - winner

Rainbows End - nominee
Fletcher Building - nominee


School Engagement and Work Experience Award

McDonalds Restaurants NZ LTD - winner

NZME - nominee
Spotless NZ - nominee
Watercare Services Ltd - nominee
The Warehouse Group - nominee


Industry Leadership Award

The Warehouse Group - winner

Plumbing World - highly commended

Be Accessible  - nominee
YMCA Auckland  - nominee
The Langham Auckland - nominee


Judges Leadership Award

Plumbing World - winner