About us

Our Story

EmployNZ was established in the year 2000 with the specific goal of providing high quality training services to the Bay of Plenty Region. Since then we have grown to be a multifaceted organisation with divisions catering to the different needs of the community.
We have training facilities in Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo and offices in Auckland, and provide training services throughout the North Island. We offer a student centred learning environment with smaller class sizes and wrap around support services. Our focus is to ensure the training and qualifications students receive are industry ready and ultimately lead to employment.

Our Vision

“Te Taumata Oranga – We Change Lives”

Our Values

  • Committed to making a difference
  • Be Accountable
  • Talk openly and honestly
  • Focus on success

Our Purpose

To provide a supportive learning environment which inspires our students and clients to achieve their educational and employment goals.

Our Philosophy

We operate on a partnership philosophy. We partner with Government (specifically Ministry of Social Development, the Tertiary Education Commission and New Zealand Qualifications Authority) to provide our clients with quality, relevant and achievable training and development. We partner with industry to gain real opportunities for our clients to pathway into employment. We partner with other education providers (secondary schools, private training establishments, tertiary institutes and industry training organizations) to source further training and identify best practices that will benefit our clients.

Continuous Improvement

EmployNZ has a continuous improvement approach based on ongoing self-assessment where performance is reviewed, outcomes analysed, changes implemented and actions reviewed to ensure processes and systems remain effective and relevant, this includes regular questionnaires for staff, students, clients, employers and parents.

The expectations of a ‘quality’ programme is achieved by focusing on three key focus areas; learner engagement and achievement, the learning environment, and engaging with stakeholders and the broader community. EmployNZ reviews how well each programme is meeting those expectations at least once every 12 months.
The recent 2015 NZQA External Evaluation Report notes “Student satisfaction feedback is 95 per cent positive, noting in particular tutor effectiveness, course content and support.”

Our People

Jay Banner

Jay Banner

Managing Director

Telephone Ext. 817

Mike Hay

Mike Hay

Education Manager

Telephone Ext. 891

Paulette Le Gros

Paulette Le Gros

Youth Service Manager - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 805

Allie Hemmings

Allie Hemmings

Literacy Tutor – Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 827

Melissa Oliver

Melissa Oliver

Employment Placement Service - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 830

John Jackson

John Jackson

Training for Work – Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 900

Jana Chase

Jana Chase

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 819

Justin Kahotea

Justin Kahotea

CareerFit Tutor - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 804

Kaylah Young

Kaylah Young

Tutor – Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 840

Josie Witika

Josie Witika

Employment Placement Service - Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 846

Kat Erutoe

Kat Erutoe

Employment Placement Service - Taupo

Telephone Ext. 881

Nikki Couling

Nikki Couling

CareerFit Tutor – Tauranga

Justin Morris

Justin Morris

General Manager - Sales & Marketing

Telephone Ext. 803

Jacqui Ferrel

Jacqui Ferrel

General Manager - Tertiary Education

Telephone Ext. 816

Ereti Williams

Ereti Williams

Information Analyst / Regional Service Delivery Manager - Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 806

Shanon Manning

Shanon Manning

Office Manager

Telephone Ext. 800

Belinda Garner

Belinda Garner

Tutor - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 818

Kahu Rauwhero

Kahu Rauwhero

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 807

Pip Wilson

Pip Wilson

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 842

Mickel Rawiri

Mickel Rawiri

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 804

Jasmin Cookson

Jasmin Cookson

Sales & Recruitment Advisor

Telephone Ext. 840

Cody Wikingi

Cody Wikingi

CareerFit Tutor - Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 800

Ana Morunga

Ana Morunga

Tutor - Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 841

Nick Dale

Nick Dale

IT Support

Pia Kakau

Pia Kakau

General Manager - Service Delivery

Telephone Ext. 808

Gloria Wilson

Gloria Wilson

Accounts & Compliance Manager

Telephone Ext. 816

Tania Anderson

Tania Anderson

Programme Developer

Telephone Ext. 882

Sally Blackler

Sally Blackler

Account Manager - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 827

Richard Pratt

Richard Pratt

Tutor - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 802

Dave Burbery

Dave Burbery

Tutor - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 900

Danielle Reeves

Danielle Reeves

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 804

Caroline Van Vliet

Caroline Van Vliet

Receptionist - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 801

Donelle Rikihana

Donelle Rikihana

Course Administrator / Receptionist - Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 840

Gillian Bowen

Gillian Bowen

Literacy Tutor - Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 843

Ben Jacobs

Ben Jacobs

CareerFit Tutor – Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 881

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  • 2016 Westpac Tauranga Business of the year
  • 2016 Westpac Tauranga Social Enterprise of the year