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Preparation for Work

Preparation for Work is a 3 week work readiness programme for adults looking to work in any of the following industries; Building & Construction, Administration, Hospitality & Retail, Security, Warehousing and Aged care. You will develop an industry standard CV, confidence and support to job hunt effectively. Best of all, we work with you to connect you to a great job opportunity in your field.

We can help you:

  • Develop a winning CV

  • Feel confident in interviews

  • Get your driver's licence

  • Understand the current job market

  • Realise your particular skills and strengths

  • Gain loads of new work readiness skills like budgeting, time management, communication confidence.

We also organise industry-specific training (e.g Site Safe, Certificate of Approval (COA), Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ)).


I really want to go back to work

Auckland Business Chamber - 3 Week Preparation for Work


Who is it for?

Those looking for a career in:

  • Business Support roles

  • Retail and Hospitality

  • Building and Construction

  • Aged Care

  • Security

  • Warehousing and Logistics


  • Receiving financial support from Work and Income

  • Living in South Auckland

  • Ready to work full-time

How does it work?

You come in for 3 weeks to our training programme (Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri) where we bring out your strengths, and teach you key skills that employers are looking for.

If you need it, we will enrol and pay for you to get industry-specific certificates or licences (e.g Site Safe, Certificate of Approval (COA), Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ)).

We will also help you get your driver’s licence - learner, restricted, or full! To learn more about how we do that, click here.

After you complete the 3 weeks of training, we work with you to find work that is suitable for you.

How do I apply/enrol?
Let your Work and Income case manager (or whoever you see when you make an appointment) know that your interested in Preparation for Work. They’ll send your details to us and we’ll contact you!

How much does it cost?

Nothing—it’s free! And we will pay travel expenses to come to our Manukau campus.