Māori cadet programme

‘Young at Heart’ Youth Employer Pledge Awards
Māori and Pacifica Diversity
Winner 2015

The vision to provide meaningful career opportunities for young Māori through a cadet programme with Ngāi Tahu and Waikato Tāinui iwi helped secure this award. The Awards recognise Aurecon’s commitment as a Youth Employer Pledge Partner to employing and developing youth in Auckland.

The programme offers a pathway into professional careers young Māori might not otherwise consider; with support from both employer and whanau (extended family) cadets can gain a formal qualification while working.

Learn more about this programme.

Māori cadet programme
David Fennell and Jessica Struthers with the Māori and Pacifica Diversity award.

"Key to the success of the programme has been the pastoral care elements, addressing the cultural and social needs of the cadets to help them achieve their goals."

Carl Devereux
South Island Manager, New Zealand
Hackelia Deflexa