Hire an LSV graduate

Employ a Limited Services Volunteer graduate. Build your team with young people from your community, ready to work and succeed.

As an employer you’ll have the opportunity to shape the future of young members of your community.

You’ll provide the chance for these young people to build a better future and become a valued member of your team.

Group of LSV graduates at their place of employment - Auckland District Health Board


“LSV graduates are quick to learn and adapt to their new roles. And come with a strong desire to work and succeed.”

Auckland DHB, Santosh Parab

  • What is LSV

    Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) is a 6-week training course for 18-24 year olds. It gives them confidence, life skills and a willingness to learn and grow in their future workplace.

    LSV is a live-in course run in partnership with New Zealand Defence Force.


    “LSV is a win-win. We help young people into employment, knowing the graduates we take on have self-discipline, determination and stamina.”

    Fulton Hogan, NZ CEO Graeme Johnson

  • Why employ a LSV graduate

    LSV graduates:

    • are motivated
    • are self-disciplined
    • value teamwork, and
    • have respect for others.

    Young people volunteer to take part in LSV. They will learn new skills and get to know more about who they are, what they want to do and what it takes to get there.

    They're ready to work, learn and have the determination to make a positive contribution to your business.


    LSV graduates make stellar employees and go on to be amazing role models and invaluable community leaders.

    SuperTyre, Shane Epiha

  • Meet the LSV trainees

    Come to an LSV course

    Talk to us about coming to an LSV course in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. You'll meet our young people and see first-hand what motivates them to get a job and succeed.

    We can:

    • search for suitable candidates who would be a good fit for your business
    • shortlist candidates for you to consider
    • arrange times for you to interview the candidates
      • we may also be able to provide a space for you to hold an interview, if you need it.
    • connect you with information and services if you need advice:
      • before making an employment offer, eg, we can help complete reference checks
      • about making an employment offer.

    Take part in a LSV employer expo

    Talk to us about taking part in an employer expo. You’ll meet trainees and can recruit a LSV graduate directly from the LSV course.

    By attending, you can hear more about what skills the trainees have gained and about their interests. You can also talk about your industry and vacancy.

    If you find a suitable trainee at the expo, you can start the recruitment process straight away.

    An employer shaking hands with a trainee at an employer expo
  • Extra support or training

    If there's a LSV graduate you like, but they need some extra support or training, we may be able to help with things like:

    • training
    • ongoing support and advice
    • modifications or equipment if they have a disability
  • How to hire a LSV graduate

    We can help find LSV graduates from your community with an interest in the work you do.

    We want to learn about your business and the role(s) you have available so we can tailor a recruitment plan to meet your needs.

    If you want to hire a LSV graduate or find out more about LSV, you can complete our online form:

    Or you can call us on 0800 778 008