Hiring young people

Hiring young people

This graph shows where our young people have found a brighter future over the last two months. Recruitment is important. You want to find the right person to work in your business. We prepare people for employment in any size business. In any industry. There’s no charge. We’re simply keen to align your needs with those of our people.

Why hire through Future Leaders?

We do the preparation work. We cover each person’s goals, interests, strengths, barriers. We build motivation and confidence. We build a pathway with each person. We up-skill with licence or training. We also support you, and your new employee, for six months from start day. 

Over the past two months we’ve placed people aged 18-24yrs in a wide range of industries. That’s the donut graph seen here. Small businesses. Big businesses. You name it, we do it. 

How to hire your next employee:

  • Get in touch with Future Leaders. We welcome your inquiries and want to know more about you and what you’re looking for.
  • Tell us about your business. The more we know about you, the better we can match you with the right employee.
  • Be specific about what you need. We can prepare people for you.
  • Tell us about the daily tasks. What can your new employee expect to be doing?
  • Send us your forms. We’ll help your applicants fill them out and get them ship shape to ease your admin.
  • Getting your new employee started. We will assist with onboarding however you need.
  • Ongoing support. We will stay alongside you, and your new employee, providing pastoral care and ongoing support as you get to know each other.
  • Repeat. Each time you need people, we are here to support you.

We’re always adding employers to our network so let’s get in touch and let’s stay in touch.

We match people with jobs. Then we continue to support both employers and employees for six months. Thinking of hiring? Get in touch with Future Leaders!

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NEW ZEALAND HEAD OFFICE

LOCATION 393 Evans Bay Parade,
Hataitai, Wellington 6021

POST PO Box 14402, Kilbirnie, Wellington, 6241
EMAIL admin@futureleaders.co.nz
PHONE 0800 FUTURE (388 873)

WAIKATO Regional Office (NZ)

LOCATION Hamilton Yacht Club,
Innes Common, Hamilton 3204

EMAIL admin@futureleaders.co.nz
PHONE 0800 FUTURE (388 873)

Six top tips for working with youth

Six top tips for working with youth

I’m a youth coach. Paula Sanchez Paoli. That’s me on the left hand side. It’s a job I take very seriously. It’s also a privilege. What I do is rewarding because I’m committed to empowering young people. One of my favourite things to do with youth is to help them see themselves; I remind them of their potential. I help them lead their own future. My top tips are below.

I currently work with 16-21 year olds. They are all students – we call them ākonga. They have had their education negatively impacted by the pandemic and they’re at risk of disengaging. I work with a team at Future Leaders. We use a strengths-based approach to identify risk factors and barriers, then we work with ākonga to reduce these.

Here are my six top tips

1. Be present and attentive. Often ākonga really need to be heard. Take the time to listen to what they have to say. Ask questions! 

2. Don’t label. There is a big difference between being disengaged from school and being a disengaged student. Try to understand where the behaviour is coming from, and tackle the behaviour, not the person.

3. Be consistent. It takes time to build trust in a relationship. Young people will test you before they are sure they can count on you. Be patient along the journey.

4. Be grateful for their trust. It takes courage to open up and ask for help.   

5. Every step forward is a win. Take time to acknowledge their effort and progress.

6. Every goal achieved, small or big, is a step in the right direction. 

BONUS TIP! Seek individuality. Each young person is different. Tailor your guidance to their specific circumstances.

Being a youth coach is a decision I make every day. It is a role that fulfils my eagerness to be an active participant in society. I am committed. I try my best to support youth. These six techniques have informed my personal code of ethics that I’ve built over time. I actively try to put these into practice with young people every day. It pays off.

“The relationships I’ve built, and the transformations I’ve seen, tell me that these techniques work”

Give them a go! They’re not just for students. Use them with your tamariki, whānau, friends and colleagues! Soon you’ll build your own top tips that work in your context.

About the Ākonga Pathway Programme

Future Leaders delivers a 12 week face-to-face mentoring service to ākonga who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are funded by the Ākonga Community Youth Development Fund through the Ministry of Youth Development, in partnership with the Ministry of Education. We are proud to support youth through all life situations, and all alert levels, to a brighter future.

 

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NEW ZEALAND HEAD OFFICE

LOCATION 393 Evans Bay Parade,
Hataitai, Wellington 6021

POST PO Box 14402, Kilbirnie, Wellington, 6241
EMAIL admin@futureleaders.co.nz
PHONE 0800 FUTURE (388 873)

WAIKATO Regional Office (NZ)

LOCATION Hamilton Yacht Club,
Innes Common, Hamilton 3204

EMAIL admin@futureleaders.co.nz
PHONE 0800 FUTURE (388 873)

Growth in the Waikato – supporting youth

Growth in the Waikato – supporting youth

Future Leaders is delighted to announce our new Regional Manager for the Waikato. This newly established role has been filled by Megan Lugg, who has been the Programme Co-ordinator for the Waikato region since 2019. She champions Future Leaders’ Waikato including opportunities for mentoring youth into work/study, LSV graduates,  Whanake and Ākonga programmes.

Megan enjoys working with youth, mentors and youth coaches and is excited about taking on extra responsibilities for the region. She is pictured with some of her team mates (L-R): Jay, Megan, Hikitia and Riini.

This growth follows the ongoing excellent delivery of support and mentoring services in the Waikato, where Future Leaders continues to successfully coach rangitahi into positive futures. 

“At Future Leaders we see a bright future ahead of every young person” 

Megan Lugg, Regional Manager – Waikato

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We’d love to chat, answer any questions you might have, or find out how we can help.

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NEW ZEALAND HEAD OFFICE

LOCATION 393 Evans Bay Parade,
Hataitai, Wellington 6021

POST PO Box 14402, Kilbirnie, Wellington, 6241
EMAIL admin@futureleaders.co.nz
PHONE 0800 FUTURE (388 873)

WAIKATO Regional Office (NZ)

LOCATION Hamilton Yacht Club,
Innes Common, Hamilton 3204

EMAIL admin@futureleaders.co.nz
PHONE 0800 FUTURE (388 873)