LSV Graduate Programme
Future Leaders runs its Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) Graduate Programme as a service provider for the Ministry of Social Development in the Wellington and Waikato regions. This programme is an Employment Placement Service, which is unique in that only graduates from the New Zealand Defence Force LSV Course can participate.
The LSV course is a motivation, attitude and behaviour change course run by the NZDF in a military setting and style. This unique course is residential and runs for six weeks. LSV participants work long hours every day, conduct team building activities, improve their discipline and time management skills. By the time they reach their military styled Graduation Parade after six weeks, they are ready for the work force or further education with a new found motivation and willingness to succeed.
Future Leaders' - LSV Graduate Programme has worked with over 450 youth since 2014, to gain sustainable employment, and continually achieves over 80% sustainable career outcomes for our rangatahi. Our focus is to mentor and support our rangatahi in all aspects of their lives to enable the stability needed to gain and keep a good job or study after they complete their LSV Course. The seed is only planted during their LSV Course, so our six month pastoral care and employment placement programme focus on a longer term holistic and end-to-end approach that:
transitions the young person back to their home environment, while maintaining discipline, routine and motivation
further develops work preparation skills
sources and helps secure employment and study
works alongside our young people to sustain their outcome and deal with personal life issues that arise
develops self reliance and skills for their future success
If you are an employer who is interested in giving one of our LSV Graduates a chance to work for you,
please contact us. Our LSV Graduates come with motivation, positive attitudes, willingness to succeed and our mentoring and support for six months.