How does applying for an opportunity with Youth Employment Success work?

By Rosaleen Ward | Posted: Monday April 8, 2019

Follow these 5 simple steps to explore a variety of different career pathways across a broad range of industries in your region.

Step 1. Create your Youth Employment Success Profile

Head on over to https://youthemployer.nz/profile, select your region and enter in your details to create your Youth Employment Success profile. If you’re aged 16-24 you are eligible to apply for opportunities with any of our fantastic YES employers.

Step 2. Select an employer

Do you have a passion for the arts or an interest in health and wellbeing? Do you love technology, or getting outdoors and taking care of the environment? We have employers from a wide variety of industries. Use the industry category filter to find businesses that interest you.

Step 3. Choose your opportunities

Next step is to select your opportunities with your chosen employer. Employers are able to offer up to 13 different opportunities for 16 to 24 year-olds. This is everything from a coffee date or business walkthrough, through to an apprenticeship or internship. Select as many opportunities as you like, let the employer know how you would like to be contacted, then hit submit! You will get a text confirmation from the YES team to let you know your application has been received.

Step 4. Keep your phone on

Keep an eye out for emails, phone calls and check any voicemails so that your chosen employer is able to reach you easily. A representative from the business you have chosen will contact you to discuss and arrange a suitable time for the opportunity.

You can keep an eye on all your opportunity requests and their status on your opportunity dashboard, log in to your account on the website.

While you wait you explore other employers and apply for more opportunities!

Step 5. Provide Feedback

How did you go? Once you’ve met with your chosen employer, we’ll send you a request for feedback. Let us know how the opportunity request went. We want to ensure we are providing the best experience for young job seekers to explore different industries and career pathways. 

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