Te Puni Kōkiri has been delivering the Cadetships programme since 2010. It is a programme that supports employers to develop, mentor, train and grow full-time permanent Māori staff in order for them to take on more senior roles within an organisation.
The Cadetships programme supports employers developing full-time cadets for at least six months, in permanent jobs. Employers can receive up to $10,000 for each cadet, but they must commit to their structured and tailored mentoring, training and development.
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Read more about how the Cadetships programme is improving employment outcomes for Māori.
Employers can find the Funding Guidelines and Application Form here.
For more information contact your nearest Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Office.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cadetships Programme Recipients
The following table outlines the regional distribution of funding for the 329 cadets funded during 2017/18 financial year. *Some cadetships include expenditure across financial years.
|Region||Support|| % of total support
|Te Tai Tokerau||* $ 260,000||8%|
|Tāmaki Makaurau||$ 860,000||27%|
|Te Tai Hauāuru||$ 730,000||23%|
|Te Waipounamu||$ 200,000||6%|
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Developing Māori leaders in an emerging market on their own land
New Zealand Manuka Group is a medium-sized Whakatāne-based primary industry business operating in partnership with Māori land owners in the Bay of Plenty to produce manuka oil straight from manuka trees being grown on Māori owned land.
Setting standards for herself and others around her
Ongelle Fincham (Ngāti Kahungunu) is a Programmer for Downer based in Wellington. Ever since she saw the company’s promotional video about Te Ara Whanake, the Māori leadership programme, she was keen to go on it. When she was asked to attend, her only answer was “Yes!”
Learning more about yourself to help others
Driver/operator Darryl Takerei (Ngāti Raukawa) works for Downer in the Taranaki region. In 2015 he completed the Downer Māori leadership programme, Te Ara Whanake, and found that he learned more about himself than he expected.
Empowering others through mana and respect
Jonno Webster (Ngāpuhi) is the Surfacing Operations Manager for Downer at their Taranaki hub. He received an invitation to participate in Te Ara Whanake, the Downer Māori Leadership Programme through one of his colleagues.
Northdrill – Cadets making a difference for whānau
Only starting two years ago, North Drill Limited is providing people in Te Tai Tokerau with the opportunity to learn, grown and develop. The company which is owned by Bronson Murray (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Haua) and his wife Ida Jean (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Kahu o Torongare), utilises the concepts of whakapapa and whanaungatanga to recruit and train cadets.