Ara

About Ara

Our future is your future. And it’s huge!

Ara is connecting South Auckland communities with businesses working at and around Auckland Airport to fill the thousands of jobs needed to build and run ‘the airport of the future’ over the next 30 years.

We also work with employers and training providers to identify training needs and connect people with courses to meet those needs.

About Ara

"We want South Aucklanders to make the most of these wonderful job opportunities that are happening on their doorstep."

Ara Operations Manager
Andy

Andy

Operations Manager

“If I can connect people from our community to help build the airport of the future, then I have achieved what I have set out to do.”

David

David

Skills Broker

"Matariki whetu ki te rangi, tangata ora ki te whenua - Pleiades stars in the sky, and people wellbeing on Earth"

 

Kawa

Kawa

Skills Broker

“What is my why? Helping our local people get into local jobs - that is my why!”

Nakita

Nakita

Skills Broker

“I love helping people secure a better future, so connecting them to opportunities is a success for me.”

Samantha

Samantha

Training Advisor

“If I can help others achieve skills and qualifications, then I know I’ve helped someone come closer to a better future.”

Sarah

Sarah

School Engagement Facilitator

“I enjoy this role because I love to see young people succeeding.”

Lisa

Lisa

School Engagement Facilitator

"Helping young people set the foundations for their future, is why I do, what I do"

Success stories

Our goal is to help South Aucklanders into long term jobs at and around Auckland Airport. Ara is a joint initiative between the South Auckland community, government agencies, training providers and employers.

See more success stories

"We want South Aucklanders to make the most of these wonderful job opportunities that are happening on their doorstep."

Ara Operations Manager

Ara Operations Manager