WHAT WE DO
“Meaningful Jobs, Valuable Lives”
Connecting employers who want to engage a more diverse and inclusive workforce with young disabled job seekers.
PolyEmp is a charitable trust whose purpose is to support young people with learning disabilities towards their goal of sustainable employment. We currently work in partnership with the Employment Skills Courses at Unitec and Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT).
Our work is founded in the belief that all people have the right to contribute to society through equal employment opportunities.
Poly-Emp came into being 25 years ago when a group of tutors, families and support services saw that this particular group of people
were falling through the cracks. When they had completed the course, although they had the skills and motivation to be employed,
there was no support available to support them with their career goals and aspirations.
PolyEmp is fortunate to have a Board of Trustees from professional backgrounds and those with a lived experience
of intellectual disability as family members. They guide and support our Mission and Vision.
PolyEmp has one office based in MIT in south Auckland and one office at Unitec in Central Auckland. Our staff group comprises of a group of passionate experienced people who are committed to ensuring the very best outcomes for both employers and the young people we serve.
OUR LOGO IS REPRESENTATIVE OF
COMING TOGETHER, SUPPORT, ASSISTANCE AND MANAAKITANGA
Miles Donald, National Manager
I have had the pleasure of working with the Polyemp team and can’t say enough about how much they support not only the new placements but also us. We don’t have to worry about a thing as they make our life so simple.
I would highly recommend any company out there to talk to the PolyEmp team and give someone a go, to provide a job that will give the clients purpose and responsibility".
Ivy Norbury/ Head Chef
As the head chef of a busy restaurant I am very happy to have had the opportunity to work with this amazing group of people at PolyEmp. They have looked after their clients and the employers with the upmost respect, grace and loyalty. This organisation is most definitely something that I hope to work with for many years to come. Thank you all for everything you do, for everyone involved.
A heartfelt thank you to PolyEmp who support people with learning disabilities. As an employer it feels good to provide an opportunity to help overcome barriers that people with disabilities can face in the workplace, and develop the talent and value they offer on different levels. PolyEmp team clearly go beyond to support the employer and individual while providing exceptional care to make a better life for the whole family. Keep up your great work and happy to help whenever required"
Connecting employers who want to engage a more diverse and inclusive workforce
with young disabled job seekers.
Ask yourself, why exactly can’t we employ a person with a disability?
We can support you in making these changes in a way that creates a positive impact for your business.
As the Employer ...
The success of any business depends on having the right people in your workforce. When you employ someone, ensure you do not limit your talent pool and overlook the skills individuals with disabilities have to offer. Sometimes adjustments are needed when employing a person with a disability, this does not necessarily cost money, it usually means "doing things a little differently".
We can support you in making these changes in a way that creates a positive impact for your business. Employing a person with a disability is no more of a risk than employing anyone else – and an employee with a disability may have talents that could really benefit your business. For example; their experience could increase your knowledge of dealing effectively with customers with a disability.
Ask yourself, "why exactly can't we employ a person with a disability"?
Our offer to you :
We will work closely with the Employer to match the Employee to the right job.
We support the Employer to access wage subsidies if required.
We will share the responsibility with the Employer for the job training by working alongside the Employee whilst they are learning the job.
We will provide ongoing information and back up to both the Employer and Employee to ensure success in the job.
As the Employer we have included an important link to consider...
Our proud supporters play a very large role in keeping this charity achieving goals and getting more of our job seekers into employment.
Proudly supported by
PEOPLE IN WORK
“I truly love making new friends. I have learnt so much about cooking and just being in a job that helps me being a part of the Little Jimmy team . PolyEmp helped me all the way to get this job. ”
The team at PolyEmp are always keen to hear from employers who are happy to offer young people the opportunity of being part of the workforce.