MSD Financial Incentives for Employers


Kiwi Can Do has the capacity and desire to help employers succeed in upskilling and training new staff. More productive and more highly skilled staff leads to both long term employment and a higher yield for your company – that’s good news for your bottom line.

Here are the subsidises and training assistance that you may be eligible to access by employing a Kiwi Can Do candidate.


Flexi-wage is one of the ways Work & Income are supporting more New Zealanders into work.

You can get help to hire staff, get the skills you need to do a job, or start your own business.

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Free recruitment services, plus financial and other support to help you hire and support staff pursuing a long-term career through industry training.

Mana in Mahi supports you to hire a candidate who needs comprehensive support to kickstart a long-term career.

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Financial support for employers of existing or new apprentices.

Apprenticeship Boost is a payment available to employers of apprentices in their first 24 months of training.

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Eagle Recruitment & Contracting is both a recruiter and an employer.

Unlike most agencies, we offer permanent employment contracts to suitable applicants after a short qualifying period and place them into work with our clients. This gives the trainee the security of a full-time contract and the dignity of being a permanent employee, with all the benefits that accrue from being permanently employed. 

With the trainee benefits, our employer client base who desperately need staff also benefit as they get a more engaged, reliable and motivated staff member, and Kiwi Can Do benefit. They are a vital source of quality referrals for Eagle and need quality outcomes for their trainees so as to receive continued funding and support to keep up their great work.

Our relationship with Kiwi Can Do is of primary importance and it’s a relationship that works. Jax and the team have gotten to know what I need, they trust the values Eagle has, as they align very well with the Kiwi Can Do kaupapa or model of providing training and ongoing employment opportunities for unemployed Kiwis. We are proud of our association with Kiwi Can Do.

Troy Goodridge

Director, Eagle Recruitment & Contracting