This year Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) decided to take on a challenging but incredibly rewarding path. UMS teamed up with the Ministry of Social Development. For anyone unfamiliar with the Ministry of Social Development, they are all about helping to build successful individuals. In turn building strong, healthy families and communities. Their job is far from easy as they are tackling some of the big issues in society, like family violence. But together, we want to help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent. We aim to do this by working to give them a brighter employment future… Like the Ministry of Social Development ko ta mātou he whakamana tangata kia tū haumaru, kia tū kaha, kia tū motuhake.
We have three apprentices through this programme and they are the youngest ones to meet our team as yet! Our apprentices are a reflection of the wider community. UMS is committed to providing a working environment that’s supportive and helps develop their skills and experience.
Auckland Council will be monitoring their progress through #buildakl, which is a youth-related arm of the council’s economic development forum. We are incredibly excited to have these new apprentices on board with UMS. We look forward to watching them develop as they embark on their new careers with the UMS family.