“Kotahi te kowhao o te ngira. E kuhuna ai te miro maa, te miro whero me te miro pango.” – Kiingi Pootatau

Waikato-Tainui has a Careers Pathways team that work in partnership. We aim to leverage our assets to create opportunities for our people.  We work to equip you with the tools needed to move into meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for our tribal members.

We develop strong working relationships with key industry partners across several sectors to identify and create opportunities that will enhance and further our tribal members career aspirations and development.

Below are some of the offerings available for tribal members.

Whaaia ko te Mana Motuhake


Waikato-Tainui understands that looking for employment and getting back into the workforce can be a daunting task. We've created Whaaia ko te Mana Motuhake which is a pre-employment service to empower you to create your own career pathway.

Te Rau Mahi


Te Rau Mahi is a Waikato-Tainui employment platform that allows us to connect our Iwi members with our industry partners who provide employment opportunities. Be a part of a vibrant and engaged circle of professionals and be the first to know what career opportunities are available.

Te Tomokanga

Earn While You Learn

Te Tomokanga is an initiative that is delivered by our Waikato-Tainui Career Pathways team. It allows tribal members to earn an income while they are learning. Our focus is to support tribal members into meaningful sustainable career pathways that lead to jobs at the end of their study.


Te Pari Manaakitanga

Employment Support

Te Pari Manaakitanga is our employment support programme. We aim to support our registered tribal members who are currently in employment including apprenticeships.

If you have any questions about your employment situation, or need some support contact our office to find out more.