About Work Ready Kāpiti

Kāpiti Youth Employment Foundation, commonly known as Work Ready Kāpiti (WRK) is an employer-driven charitable trust incorporated in 2018.

We encourage Kāpiti youth aged 15 to 24 years old to acquire and present evidence of both skills and experience to show that they are work ready and we encourage local employers to be ready to employ youth.

WRK consists of three key platforms:

  • The Work Experience Programme - WEX

  • Kāpiti Work Ready Passport

  • Events - #EmployerMeets and an annual Awards event.

WRK previously operated as an informal group known as the Kāpiti Youth Employment Strategy Group established as a joint initiative of the Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce and the Kāpiti Coast District Council.

The group brings together a range of experience and expertise to build enduring relationships between our youth and Kāpiti employers.

We believe Kāpiti will benefit both socially and economically by young job seekers being work ready and bringing fresh perspectives to our local businesses. We also see this as an opportunity for our local businesses to give these young people a strong foundation for the rest of their working lives. 

Take a look around this site to see how you can become work ready, or assist someone in becoming work ready.