Starting out or making a change? We'll work with you to find the perfect next step on your career pathway.

New Start Programme

Be. Lab offers a unique 16-week paid work experience programme for New Zealanders living with access needs aged 16 and over.

The New Start Programme is a career pathway programme for motivated access citizens, whether just starting out or wanting to make a change in field or sector.

Our experienced relationship managers take time to get to know you and your aspirations, and provide guidance and support, to find the perfect next step.

We work with individuals from diverse work experience and educational backgrounds who are motivated to make a new start.

(We also offer an Internship for Tertiary students and Graduates. Find out more here.)

What we offer

  • Paid work experience and internships
  • Career pathways
  • Skills development
  • Mentoring and guidance

Who we're looking for

Eligible candidates include those who:

  • Are living with an access need or disability
  • Are a New Zealand Citizen or Resident 
  • Are not in receipt of ACC payments
  • Are on or eligible for a benefit

This offering is available to access citizens who

  • Fit the above criteria and are aged between 16 and 64 and are wanting to start or make a change in their career
  • Have not studied towards an undergraduate or graduate degree within the last 24 months
  • May have studied at High School, Certificate or Diploma Level within the last 24 months

How to Apply

For candidates who fit the above criteria, and are looking to explore a new career path:

Apply here

For candidates who are nearing the end of, or who have completed tertiary qualifications within the last 12 months find out more about our Tertiary Internship Programme here.

If you're not sure which option is right for you, please get in touch with our friendly Talent team to learn more:

E-mail talent@belab.co.nz or phone us on 09 309 8966

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Just finished studying and ready to launch your career?

If you've just finished (or nearing the end of) tertiary study and are ready to launch your career, our Tertiary Internship programme could be right for you.

Find out more

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+64 9 309 8966
The Be. Lab Office
Suite 204
Level 2
48 Greys Avenue
Auckland Central
Auckland 1010
(Visits by appointment only)

Please e-mail info@belab.co.nz for details.