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.
Successful Apprentice Got His Start at ‘Tradies’ Meets and Greet!
Max To-omaga, a drain laying apprentice with Higgins Contractors (Te Aranga Alliance), is making a big impression, and not just with his own employer.
Young Wahine in Construction
Young wahine are loving their careers in construction.
Cadetship key to a bright future
A civil engineering cadetship with Downer comes on the back of 12 months hard effort and sheer determination for Lopati Lapana.
Chocolate is one of the perks of the job
Courtney Mcallister is loving her job at Whittaker’s for obvious reasons!
Young jobseeker finds job of his dreams
Despite graduating from Victoria University in 2019 Caleb Rapson Nuñez del Prado had been unable to find job.
Downer Success Story
Downer is a great advocate for the Porirua Youth 2 Work Movement having taken more than 30 people through the programme.
Success Story – Mexted Performance Sports Surfaces
Young school leaver Jamayne Kitiseni is loving his new role at Mexted Performance Sports Surfaces, a well-established Porirua business.
Success Story – Tū Ora Compass Health
A career in health just got a step closer for two young Porirua women undertaking the first ever Youth Health Ambassador Cadetship.
Success Story – Partners Porirua
Landing a job at Partners Porirua was happy accident for Mytthius Asa who first got involved with Partners through its Youth 2 Work Movement.
Success Story – Kāinga Ora
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.
Success Stories – Career Navigator 2017
Graeme Dingle Foundation Career Navigator is changing the lives of Year 13 Mana College students in Porirua, Wellington.
Success Story – Porirua Chamber of Commerce
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.
Success Stories – Reds
Reds wasn’t named as Training Salon of the year in 2010 and then again in 2013 for nothing.
Success Stories – Red Badge
Working alongside wonderful, motivated young people gives Karena Wilson a spring in her step.
Success Stories – Mitre 10 MEGA
Nine students gave up their weekends during May, June and early July 2017 to volunteer in the store and gain some hands-on experience.
Success Stories – GT Electrical
Jayar Salanoa loves working with GT Electrical as he heads towards becoming a fully qualified electrician.
Success Stories – Fusion Interiors Limited
Steady growth at commercial relocations firm Fusion Interiors Limited (FIL) was part of the drive to seek new young employees for their Porirua operation.
Success Stories – Elite Services
The company specialises in electrical and electronic maintenance, hydraulic and materials’ handling equipment and automatic door maintenance.
Success Stories – Downer
Offering holiday work placements is just one of many ways that Downer demonstrates a commitment to supporting youth employment in Porirua.
Success Story – Connect Global
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.
Success Story – CCDHB
Expressions of interest from 150 eager job seekers made a huge impression on Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) staff attending Porirua JOBfest 2016.
Success Stories – AWF
Twelve young people were prepped and ready for work at AWF as a direct result of Porirua JOBfest 2016.