Employer Cadetship funding through Te Puni Kokiri

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.

Supporting employment opportunities and development through Cadetships

The Cadetships programme has received $22.7 million over three years to enable employers and Māori employees to maximise new opportunities from the economic stimulus package. It will also help to address increases in unemployment that result from the economic impact of COVID-19.

The successful programme supports employer-driven upskilling and re-skilling activities for Māori employees, supporting Māori workers to move towards higher-skilled positions and/or re-skilling them for new opportunities. Cadetships have demonstrated a positive impact on Māori earnings, skills and employability, and improve business productivity.

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Application Form

Employers can find the Funding Guidelines and Application Form here.


Frequently Asked Questions

View Frequently Asked Questions here


For more information, contact TPK:


58 Commerce Street, Whakatāne

P: 0800 875 329
E: tpk.whakatane@tpk.govt.nz

E: Cadetships@tpk.govt.nz