Success StoriesOur business partners are committed to actively providing training, work experience, mentoring and employment opportunities for our young people. Find out more about these employers here.
Young wahine are loving their careers in construction.
Wellington Water is changing the lives of youth with its infrastructure skills course while showing its support for young women in construction.
A civil engineering cadetship with Downer comes on the back of 12 months hard effort and sheer determination for Lopati Lapana.
Courtney Mcallister is loving her job at Whittaker’s for obvious reasons!
Despite graduating from Victoria University in 2019 Caleb Rapson Nuñez del Prado had been unable to find job.
Downer is a great advocate for the Porirua Youth 2 Work Movement having taken more than 30 people through the programme.
Young school leaver Jamayne Kitiseni is loving his new role at Mexted Performance Sports Surfaces, a well-established Porirua business.
A career in health just got a step closer for two young Porirua women undertaking the first ever Youth Health Ambassador Cadetship.
Landing a job at Partners Porirua was happy accident for Mytthius Asa who first got involved with Partners through its Youth 2 Work Movement.
Students from Porirua’s Bishop Viard College are getting the unique opportunity for some on-the-job experience in Housing New Zealand’s (HNZ) customer support centre.
Graeme Dingle Foundation Career Navigator is changing the lives of Year 13 Mana College students in Porirua, Wellington.
Porirua is a unique city with a large population of young people giving us our future workforce right here.
Executive Director of Porirua Chamber of Commerce, Tracy Johnson says this is a great benefit to local businesses.
Reds wasn’t named as Training Salon of the year in 2010 and then again in 2013 for nothing.
Working alongside wonderful, motivated young people gives Karena Wilson a spring in her step.
Nine students gave up their weekends during May, June and early July 2017 to volunteer in the store and gain some hands-on experience.
Jayar Salanoa loves working with GT Electrical as he heads towards becoming a fully qualified electrician.
Steady growth at commercial relocations firm Fusion Interiors Limited (FIL) was part of the drive to seek new young employees for their Porirua operation.
The company specialises in electrical and electronic maintenance, hydraulic and materials’ handling equipment and automatic door maintenance.
Offering holiday work placements is just one of many ways that Downer demonstrates a commitment to supporting youth employment in Porirua.
Serena and Siuai Fiso have set about creating a unique work environment in the heart of Porirua – one that’s very attractive to Māori and Pacific employees, particularly youth.
Expressions of interest from 150 eager job seekers made a huge impression on Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) staff attending Porirua JOBfest 2016.
Twelve young people were prepped and ready for work at AWF as a direct result of Porirua JOBfest 2016.