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I Lift, You Lift, We Lift
Our Vision is 100% Youth Employment  in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
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About Us

Who Are We?

LIFT Social Enterprise is based in the Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, and has the vision of 100% youth employment for our region. We support young people (16-24 years) into sustainable and fulfilling employment and self-employment.

Establishment of LIFT has been a direct response to issues identified through our engagement with young people, parents, whanau, communities, service providers, tertiary and secondary education/training sector and employers in Hawke’s Bay. Doing things differently to support young people into fulfilling sustainable employment or entrepreneurship is critical.

What We Do


Assessment & Planning

Goal Setting Drug & Alcohol Support Fitness & Wellbeing Budgeting & Debt Management Drivers Licencing (Learners, Restricted, Full) Business Coaching

Employment Documents

Obtaining Identification (Birth Certificate, 18+ IRD, Bank, ROA, MOJ Check) CV Development Cover Letter Development

Work Readiness

Life Skills Development Work Ready Outfit Drug Testing Job Preparation And Coaching

Employer Engagement

Work Experience Site Visits Employer Engagement Employment Placement Post-Placement Support 


What Rangatahi Say About Us

As soon as I walked in I felt like I belonged.


You can tell they will always be there not just when the course ends.

Female Rangatahi

At LIFT no one is left behind.


I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I’ve achieved without LIFT.


LIFT spends more time on you than teachers spend.

Female Rangatahi

Other services just have you there to tick the box but, not LIFT. They care.

Male Rangatahi


Are you a young person looking for a job in our region?


Are you an employer wanting to recruit young people in our region?