Join the Youth Employer Pledge to help develop Auckland’s young talent and future-proof your business.

The Youth Employer Pledge (YEP) is a network of leading organisations including SkyCity, The Warehouse Group and Fletcher Construction, committed to helping rangatahi thrive in the workplace.

Why join the Youth Employer Pledge?

Become a Youth Employer Pledge partner to show your commitment to employing young people. With a growing youth population, standing out as an employer who invests in their employees is more important than ever.

Get access to exclusive events, updates in our quarterly newsletter, employer resources, blogs, profiles, and the opportunity to network with and learn from other Auckland employers who are helping young people thrive in the workplace.

Why employ young people?

Auckland’s youthful population is one of our greatest taonga, yet 14.1 per cent* of young Aucklanders (15-25 years) are not in employment, education or training.

Supporting young Aucklanders to find work and discover career pathways is critical for our region’s COVID-19 recovery and the long-term prosperity of Auckland’s people, businesses, communities and economy.

Employing young people benefits everyone – you’ll be helping the next generation and your business will be building a skilled future workforce with fresh ideas and digital know-how.

Find out about hiring and training young people, including apprenticeships, internships, funding, and where to find young talent here.

How to join the pledge:

To join the Youth Employer Pledge, your business must be:

• Passionate about helping young people into employment

• Committed toward a living wage within three years of employment

• Able to offer career development paths for young people

• Committed to participating in pledge partner webinars, events and networking opportunities

There is no cost to join the Youth Employer Pledge.

Contact Sarah Freer, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited's Youth Skills Programme Specialist, to join the Youth Employer Pledge or to find out more.


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