Get Involved

Youth Employment Success is working towards a community that actively engages and supports young people. 

Youth Employment Success is an online platform with certified employers from a variety of industries offering free employment-based opportunities to 16-24-year-olds. Whether you’re looking for a skills-based experience or an informal conversation over coffee, Youth Employment Success has something to suit everyone.

What makes an Employer Youth Friendly? 

  • A Youth Friendly Employer has a history of or currently employing at least one young person (24 years or younger).
  • They provide mentorship and constructive support systems for young people.
  • They are committed to providing opportunities for youth to become more “employable” (i.e. business walkthrough and skills reviews).

Benefits for employers

  • Peer recognition and aspiration creation for both Business and Youth
  • Connection with organisations to ease the process of employment
  • Networking and events with other Youth Friendly businesses and organisations
  • Leveraging off other business experience, knowledge and resources
  • Community recognition - we are doing something about this issue.

Register your Interest below and our team will be in touch.

Benefits for Youth (16-24): 

  • Meet local employers who say YES
  • Gain confidence
  • Insight into a variety of industries
  • Develop your career pathway

Register Now and explore what our youth employers have on offer.

General Enquiries


Phone: 034773473


Address: 123 Vogel Street, Dunedin 9016

Eastern Southland

Phone: 03-208 8480


Address: 1 Charlton Lane, Gore 9710

Whanganui ( Coming Soon )

Get Involved

We are always on the lookout for new businesses, employees and communities committed to supporting New Zealand’s young people.  If you would like to get involved register your interest below and the Youth Employment Success team will be in touch.

Get involved as a youth employer