Information for employers

We offer a comprehensive end-to-end recruitment service for employers and jobseekers who have criminal convictions. Our tailored employment service aims to match your specific job needs with that of the job seekers we manage. You find the right person that fits your business values and has the right set of skills for the job while the job seeker is able to lead a prosocial life with the support of sustainable employment.

We work with employers who are wanting to make a difference in someone’s life and are willing to give someone an opportunity that will change their lives forever. These jobseekers are motivated to seek opportunities to turn their lives around, to lead a more positive life that provides them with a sense of self-worth and the ability to support their family and whānau.

Since we began offering this service in 2016, we have grown from a team of eight Employment and Training Consultants (ETCs) to 35, based all around the country. In that time, we have placed over 5,500 people with over 2,000 employers across a wide range of industry sectors, and we want to do more.

“The Employees we have sourced through the Department of Corrections have all been hard working, diligent, respectful people who have gone on to become fulltime permanent Employees adding value to our business. Being able to offer a second chance to these Employees is not only rewarding for our Team but also contributes to the community at large and towards societal change.”
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Kim Lewis, Owner/Managing Director, Independent Doors Limited

What can you expect from our service

Our ETCs will work with you to understand your business and recruitment needs, match you with the right candidates and provide a holistic wrap-around support package for both you and your new employee. ETCs are highly skilled and experienced in working with this very specific group of people.

Our individually tailored service ensures we understand our jobseekers sentence requirements, obligations, and history so that we are fully able to disclose this information to you. We work with full transparency and want to support you in making an informed decision when considering offering someone we manage a second chance. Our employment and training consultants are there to answer any questions you may have throughout the process.

Our jobseekers work individually with our ETCs to address their employment needs taking into consideration both the complexities of sentence management and their skillset/expertise. You will be presented with the jobseekers CV, criminal convictions, qualifications, and a summary of their completed rehabilitation programmes. If you decide that you would like to meet with our jobseeker, our ETCs will organise for them to attend an interview with you.

If you believe our jobseeker is the right person for you, we will work with you and the jobseeker to ensure all training and work requirements are sorted for their first day. We will be in regular contact to continue to work and support you and the jobseeker, post placement.

“As a company we were at first dubious as to the type and standard of employee we would attain. This being we are a company that is completely centred around the Government sector which has a high standard of compliance etc. It was firstly refreshing to deal with corrections and communication was quick, staff well vetted and candidates provided to a higher standard than we are used to from an agency in some cases. The employees themselves are well trained, equip and their expectations are set well before starting the job. We commend corrections on their fast moving and open attitude to providing staff in the workplace and consider then now a real employment asset for our firm. With these factors in consideration I as director would have no issue referring them as an organisation for the above purpose.” – Steve Greening, Director, 1Geotechnical

Our Goal

Changing the lives through sustainable employment.

Benefits of our service

  • Specialised recruiter dedicated to presenting you the right person for your organisation
  • Motivated and qualified jobseekers available for you
  • No cost end-to-end recruitment service
  • Wrap-around support after placing a person with your organisation

Our Employment and Training Consultants are ready to meet you to discuss your business needs and answer your questions.

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FAQS

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'Our experience with the Corrections Employment Services have been phenomenal and incredibly efficient. We were having a lot of trouble finding someone to assist in our small agricultural fencing business and once we made contact with the staff at the programme, we had someone ready to start within days! This meant no disruption to our operations and they supported us through the entire paperwork process. The key really seemed to be in matching the right person to our business and leadership style and because the staff work so closely with clients in the Corrections system, we could do so seamlessly. While we were nervous at first because our business is family owned and vulnerable to bringing another person in, we just kept the communication open and wanted to give someone a chance to present themselves to us as they wanted to be seen, not based on their past. Independent of the person we hired (who has been excellent, motivated and eager to learn), we would highly recommend this programme to any employer needing support.' –Susanne, Fencing Contractor