Rainbow’s End have been
crowned Auckland Youth Employer of the Year at an awards ceremony held in
Auckland last week.
The Youth Employment Pledge,
Young at Heart Awards are part of Auckland Council’s Youth Employer Pledge
scheme that was launched earlier this year. The scheme invited key
employers from throughout the Auckland region to stand alongside Mayor Len
Brown and become partners to support the creation of sustainable employment
Leanne Laloli, HR Team
Development Manager at Rainbow’s End says,” with a workforce of around 260 with
an average age of 18, providing youth employment opportunities is embedded in the character of
our company. We readily take every opportunity to ensure that our young
employees feel supported and inspired with great
leadership and the right training and development programmes”.
Rainbow’s End formally
pledged their support to the Council to work collectively with other
organisations, employers and youth boards to share their success stories,
winning approaches and award-winning best practice HR resources, which in turn
will help create greater employment opportunities.
Leanne continues, “we
recognise that for the majority of the youth we employ that working at
Rainbow’s End will most likely be their first working experience and therefore
it is necessary for us to spend time to develop workplace skills, knowledge and
behaviours that will allow them to be happy, confident and successful in the
workplace. We are proud to be able to offer a
great start into the workforce to so many wonderful young people.”
Rainbow’s End has received a
total of 4 nominations in this year’s Awards including Auckland Youth Employer
of the Year, JobFEST Exhibitor 2015, Youth Induction and Development Award and
Youth Employment Programme Award.
Rainbow’s End joined a number
of businesses earlier this year at JobFest15 where 50 employers with over 300
vacancies where able to connect with 2,000 young people looking for work in the