Careers & Pathways

Our Career Pathways Team at Waikato-Tainui are here to support and equip all tribal members with the right tools to move into meaningful and sustainable employment.

Our team continues to work hard to ensure that our history, matauranga, and reo are integrated into education and employment pathways.

Te Rau Mahi – Iwi Professionals Network

Be a part of a vibrant and engaged circle of iwi based professionals all looking to connect today. Keep up with the play alongside other like-minded uri Waikato, and be the first to know what career opportunities are on the horizon in this space.

As well as being part of a uniquely values-based professional network, you will be first to know what jobs or internship are available with Waikato-Tainui key partners and beyond.

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Te Waharoa – Gateway to the Trades

Trades programme successful gateway for rangatahi

An accelerated course that introduces participants to the trades industry.

Ten rangatahi recently completed the 10-week programme and celebrated this milestone with whaanau at a special ceremony at the Waikato Tainui College for Research and Development.

The programme caters for tribal members (aged 16 to 24yrs) who are not engaged in employment, education or training. It was co-developed with the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisations to address the employment needs of younger tribal members as an opportunity to create meaningful and sustainable pathways for them.

Part of the programme induction included visits to sites of significance and learning about tribal whenua projects that involve the trades.

Participants are also given the opportunity to experience first-hand the various trades through visits to building and construction sites, and manufacturing warehouses to view the entire process of different materials in action. They are also provided paid work experience with different industry partners. In 2018, Waikato-Tainui signed a kawenata with 11 Industry Training Organisations and in 2019, secured funding from the Provincial Growth Fund to help deliver the programme.