Date: 19 Jun 2023

We have launched ELE Pathways to help more New Zealanders into permanent employment. Our aim is to deliver structured learning and training programs, with ongoing direction and mentoring to enable our people to reach their potential.

It is all about growth for the individual, growth for ELE and also growth for Aotearoa by way of a larger and more resilient workforce. This is our core value “tipu tahi” in action.

Our first major ELE Pathways program is supported by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Māori Trades and Training and leverages our existing ELE Apprenticeship Program.

This pre-apprenticeship program is designed to train 120 Māori Trainees in the Tāmaki Makaurau region over the next 24 months. The goal is to transition these Trainees into an ELE Apprenticeship at the end of their training program.

We are currently recruiting Trainees who are looking for a career pathway in the building and construction sector.

The Trainees in this program will:

  • Be employed on permanent contracts
  • Work on construction projects with great teams
  • Receive essential tools and gear
  • Be supported through a two year mentorship program
  • Participate in weekly off-site training sessions

This program is based in Tāmaki Makaurau and consists of work experience, cultural awareness, personal coaching and practical training.

The first week for each cohort is an introduction to the program with a team of up to 15 Trainees, then they are working on-site Monday to Thursday. Each week the Trainees come together for a day to learn additional industry aligned skills such as Health & Safety, Tool Maintenance, Working at Heights, First Aid, Goal Setting and enjoy Marae/Iwi engagement and support.

Importantly, we are also seeking like-minded building and construction companies who are willing support this initiative by taking these young people onto their project sites to give them the opportunity to gain real world experience and skills.

If you would like to know more about ELE Pathways or are keen to be involved, please get in touch with Alan Roberts - Pathways Program Director on 027 706 7222 or email [email protected].

ELE Pathways Launch