The Auckland Chamber of Commerce is working with one of Auckland’s largest employers to supply work experience to young Aucklander’s aged 18-24 years. With more than 8000 staff, 55 departments and seven council-controlled companies, the Auckland Council is pleased to be working alongside the Chamber who will be facilitating this programme.
Chamber Chief Executive, Michael Barnett, says “the opportunity for young people to have exposure to the multiple careers and work environments within the Auckland Council and its networks is endless. “
“The Mayor’s commitment to our Work Experience Programme is admirable and we look forward to working alongside the Auckland Council. The benefits to not only Auckland’s economy but New Zealand’s workforce development are greatly increased with one organisation making a commitment to invest a small amount of time in young people who are undoubtedly the future of what we want Auckland to be.”
“However, this is only one organisation and we challenge businesses throughout Auckland to make work experience available to our young people, to ensure they are exposed to multiple work opportunities to make meaningful career decisions to ensure Auckland is the world’s most liveable city.”
Minister for Social Development, Employment and Youth Affairs, Paula Bennett is proud to support an initiative that will target up to 1000 work experience placements for young career starters.