Meet our key FutureForce® Partners…

Thanks to the following organisations who support FutureForce® Careers Hub and Smart Waikato Trust

Our Tertiary Partners

Gain a globally recognised education from the University of Waikato, where opportunities are created for you to apply your knowledge and skills in internationally ranked subjects and real work environments.

With over 100 subjects to choose from across two beautiful campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga, the University offers study pathways for everyone. The University of Waikato believes in education on a human-level and are committed to nurturing individuals to reach their full potential.

The University of Waikato is committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge.

Wintec delivers high-quality training to approximately 13,000 ākonga/learners every year, who study more than 130 vocational courses across many fields from certificate to degree, postgraduate and master’s level.

Students get the chance to put their learning into practise from the very start. They work on relevant, real-life projects and learn what it is really like in their chosen career through work placements. They can ask questions and discover there are often many ways of doing things, not just one.

Our Industry Partners

CAL Isuzu is a Hamilton-based industry leader in new and used trucks, modifying hundreds of heavy vehicles each year to meet customer demand.

With the latest models and access to the newest technology, the CAL Isuzu team is stoked when the alarm goes off in the morning because they love what they do.

They get a kick out of working with new technology, making modifications and performing maintenance to keep their customers on the road.

The Foster Group, based in Hamilton, employs more than 170 people from labourers, carpenters and site managers, through to quantity surveyors support staff and senior management.

Apprentices make up a fifth of Foster Construction’s workforce because they are committed to continually building the construction industry with enthusiastic young people, driven to succeed.

Cobb Vantress NZ is a global poultry livestock business producing an impressive 10% of the world’s chicken protein, right on our back doorstep.

Nestled in beautiful farmland in the North Waikato, Cobb is always on the lookout for people keen to start as Farmhands and, for those who have what it takes, work their way up to become Technicians, Team Leads or Managers.

Did you know that Sealed Air – the company behind BUBBLE WRAP® – is committed to offering excellent engineering career opportunities to young people right here in Waikato?!

A global company with a branch in Hamilton, Sealed Air recently launched a Technical Cadetship Programme where four young engineers will spend three years working across various departments of the business.

Our Funding Partners