Helping young Aucklanders build new careers

What is #BuildAKL?

The #BuildAKL campaign is an initiative that aims to get Auckland’s young people into employment in the thriving construction and infrastructure industry.

#BuildAKL has been developed by Auckland’s construction and infrastructure sector employers, in partnership with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – as part of a commitment to ensuring our youth are entering employment, education and training.

Getting more young Aucklanders into construction and infrastructure is a win-win – it will help address a serious skills shortage in the industry and provide a huge range of jobs and career pathways for young people starting out.

The campaign raises awareness of the number and diversity of roles within the sector, from entry-level jobs to apprenticeships and skilled jobs requiring qualifications. #BuildAKL is for all Aucklanders aged 16-24, with a particular focus on attracting more young women, Māori and Pasifika into the sector.