Gardens at sẏd
A taste of real work is sometimes just what a young person needs to make change in their life.
The tīma at sẏd work in partnership with the Dunedin City Council Gardens team at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens where trainees support the Gardens with lawn mowing, cleaning and hard surface maintenance.
This allows us to provide young people with a first time experience of paid work.
Skill development, mentoring support and - most importantly - sense of self and connection to the whenua are the key outcomes for our trainees, as well as completing critical work at one of Dunedin's most beautiful attractions.
Trainees who finish their role with us leave with references, on-the-job qualifications and pathways into future employment with similar businesses.
This programme is only possible because of generous funding from the Dunedin City Council. Whakawhetai ki a koe mo to tautoko.