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Licence To Work

The Youth Employability Programme and Licence to Work came about as a result of businesses and industry, expressing concerns that many young people are not developing the employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace. The programme provides a sequence of learning activities to build the skills employers have said they want to see.

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The Licence to Work Programme Includes:


  • 18 hours of workshops teaching the 7 employability skills
  • 10 hours of voluntary work
  • 80 hours of work experience
  • Plus much more eg career planning, business basics, safety courses, drivers licence, first aid, budgeting, hauora/health & wellbeing, going flatting, buying a house 


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Benefits for Employers:


  • Verifies that young people understand what it means to be work ready
  • Takes the guesswork out of recruitment
  • Improves success in entry level roles and reduces turnover
  • Provides a platform to connect with young people and help not only the community but the economy as well.
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Nationally recognised qualification:


The Licence to Work programme is a nationally recognised qualification that provides young people with a solid foundation for employment.  It builds the skills and confidence they need to get work, keep work and create lifelong careers.

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