Opportunities to build great careers in New Zealand’s thriving service sectors have been given a boost thanks to a ServiceIQ initiative that has recently been funded by the government.

Chief Executive Andrew McSweeny explained that ServiceIQ had already started planning on connecting enthusiastic young people with good employers who have embraced earning and learning. These are businesses that offer great jobs with career potential, support their employees with on-job training that leads to nationally recognised industry qualifications, and are helping to increase the number of Kiwis engaged in workplace vocational education.

While details won’t be announced until the plans are concrete, the innovative approach is strongly relationship-based and people-focused.

McSweeny continued, “At its core is manaakitanga. It’s about caring for others in that large part of life that is work and the workplace. We’ll be creating occasions where schools, iwi and employers can meet, connect and engage in meaningful and worthwhile experiences.”

ServiceIQ will announce the regions and further details of these connection opportunities as soon as plans are complete.