Local Opportunities

There are many different ways to get to know what a business or industry would be like to work in. Below are a number of different types of opportunities that you can sign up for to help you learn about the local businesses who are YETE endorsed, Youth- Friendly Employers. Click here to see what each business can offer you.

Engagement Level One

Business Visit

Visit a business and take a tour of their premises

Business Presentation

Present to a small group of youth either at school or in your workplace about your business and its opportunities

Career Discussion

Host and engage 1 or more youth in a discussion around job opportunities and career progressions in your business

Business Induction

Receive an in-depth business induction in a business you have a real interest in

Engagement Level Two

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CV Writing Advice

Receive assistance from an employer to develop your CV

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Interview Coaching

Learn effective interview techniques and skills with guidance from an employer

Present at an Employer's Workshop

Share your positive experiences from working for a youth friendly employer at an YETE Employers’ Workshop

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Youth Mentoring

Provide another young person with mentoring regarding becoming work ready and developing life long employability skills

Engagement Level Three

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Job Shadowing

Shadow an employee for an appropriate period of time in their business

Skills Review or Feedback Session

Receive objective and useful feedback to improve your work readiness skill set (either as a one-off or ongoing arrangement)

Formal Work-place Assessment

Be assessed in the workplace against a formal industry standard or qualification

Engagement Level Four

Please note: volunteer/work placements designated with an asterix * tend to lend themselves well to the License 2 Work (L2W) programme. This is encouraged by YETE. For further information about L2W is available here.

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Short Term Tasters

Attend a one-off work experience opportunities in a business e.g. half day/full day/two days

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* Ongoing

Attend a work experience placement in a business in an ongoing manner e.g. 5 days in a row/ 1 day/week for a school Term or Year

Part Time Employment

This could be after school, in the holiday period, or during the school day (school and whānau approval required)

* Gateway/Dual Pathways 3+2

Talk to your school/tertiary provider about spending part of each week (from 1-4 days) in the workplace learning industry related skills and qualifications (which are often assessed in the workplace)

* Rangatahi to Mahi (R2M) – (youth to work)

Attend a placement for 1/day/week over a minimum of 5 months for youth with a business that you have a strong interest in. This placement includes License to Work (L2W) and the possibility of full or part time employment at the end of the placement.