Auckland Council

Mayor Wayne Brown


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Key Auckland Stats

Number of Māori 
Employed full time 
Not in labour force 
Full time study 
Part time study 
Not studying 

¹ Source: Stats NZ - 2018 census data 

Industry trends in Auckland

  • Construction
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
  • Hospitality

Key MTFJ projects in Auckland

Youth Connections is based on the Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs ‘youth to work’ strategy, working with young Aucklanders to ensure they have a plan and direction for their future that connects to the workforce requirements of local businesses.

Auckland Council pledges to increase our graduate programme from 17 young people this year to 50 in 2015. We also pledge to have 20 cadets in our cadetship programme in 2015. This year we have had 10. Auckland Council is committed to building robust, long-term programmes which will provide Auckland’s youth with the qualifications, experience, support and networks they need to start a fulfilling career. We are taking a customer-centric approach to designing our programmes to ensure they deliver for our young people and our organisation – for many years to come Our programmes will be of the highest standard with rotations, mentors, coaches, learning and development plans and networking opportunities to provide a positive experience for everyone on our programmes and greatly improve their prospects/ Auckland Council has a focus on diversity and inclusion, in particular with Maori and Pasifika.

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Programme supporters
  • Tindall Foundation
  • Hugh Green Foundation
  • Auckland Airport Community Trust

Auckland Council in the news

JobFest15 a real success

More Auckland business make youth employment pledge

Fixing youth unemployment in West Auckland 

Speed-interviewing helps 70 youth into jobs