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When you’re referred to APM, you get help to move towards your life goals and independence

We know finding a job can be difficult.

When you come to us, you get a dedicated consultant who will get to know you, your circumstances, and help you manage your challenges to finding work.

You may also be referred for a Work Ability assessment, which looks at identifying your strengths and other job seeker support services to help find you the most suitable type of work.

We specialise in helping people overcome the challenges of an injury, illness or disability, to find and maintain employment.

If you’re managing stress, depression, anxiety or other mental health condition, we can support you to find a job that works for you.

We have seen how having a suitable job can help people improve their health, increase their income and change their standard of living. 

Our range of employment support services may vary slightly depending on your location.

If you're eligible, you can benefit from the support of our teams and the services we deliver with local organisations and communities across New Zealand.

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If you are an employer looking to recruitment or staff support have a look at our Employer Services

How to access APM job support

We deliver employment support on behalf of the Ministry of Social Development

To access our programme you first need to check you’re eligible for support with the Ministry of Social Development’s Work and Income service.

If you are eligible, you will then need a referral for employment support from the Ministry of Social Development or the Department of Corrections.

You can find out which benefits you’re able to access, and how to get a referral, through the Work and Income website or by visiting your nearest service centre.

The employment support programme you may be referred to will depend on your location.

If you’re referred to APM, we will make your job search and journey to employment as simple as possible.

For more information about getting help to find a job, contact Work and Income.

What to expect when you’re referred

To make sure you get the right support to find a job, we get to know you and understand your needs

When you come to us, your APM employment consultant will work with you one-on-one. 

They will help you with:

  • an initial assessment to understand your needs
  • a personal job plan with realistic employment goals
  • writing your CV, cover letters and job applications
  • searching for work and building your interview skills
  • accessing financial support to obtain licences or work-related courses
  • maintaining motivation and confidence in your job search
  • connecting to community agencies if you need them
  • contacting potential employers on your behalf
  • identifying short term work experience if required
  • support to stay in work once you start a job

Our goal is to help you find stable, sustainable employment as soon as possible.

When you find a job, we provide ongoing support and guidance for up to 12 months after you start.

Want to find out more? Contact APM today

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