Te Puni Kōkiri Cadetships programme supports employers to develop, mentor and train their permanent Māori staff at all career stages. The aim is to bolster Māori-owned businesses, and other employers, to be more highly skilled and resilient to economic shocks.
The programme, which has been operating since 2010, received $22.7 million in the 2020 Budget over three years.
Cadetships case studies
Read more about how the Cadetships programme is improving employment outcomes for Māori across a range of industries.
How do Cadetships work?
The Cadetships programme supports employers developing 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.
Cadetships have demonstrated a positive impact on Māori earnings, skills and employability, and improve business productivity.
How do employers apply?
Employers can find the Funding Guidelines and Application Form here [DOCX 368KB].
For more information and to discuss the Cadetships programme contact your nearest Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Office.