Flexi-wage subsidy - information for employers

If you're interested in hiring one of our candidates, but they need support to gain the required skills for the job, we may be able to help with a subsidy for things like training or mentoring.

  • Who can get it

    You may be able to get Flexi-wage for an employee if:

    • they're one of our candidates
    • they meet the Flexi-wage criteria for employees
    • the position is ongoing and will continue after the subsidy has finished
    • you pay at least the minimum wage for the job
    • you haven't dismissed anyone else just to employ them.
  • What you can get

    We'll discuss with you how much we can offer and how it's paid. This will depend on what help the candidate needs to reach the skill level for the job.

  • The application process

    If we find a suitable candidate for you but they require extra support, we'll contact you to discuss how Flexi-wage can help. We'll need to check that you and the candidate meet the criteria for Flexi-wage.

    If you choose to employ the candidate, we'll organise the application for Flexi-wage.

    As part of this, we'll:

    1. contact you to discuss and agree on a:
      • development plan for them
      • subsidy amount
      • payment structure
    2. draft up a contract outlining these details and if it's approved, we'll contact you to let you know and discuss next steps.

    We'll email you the contract before your candidate starts work. You need to complete the contract and email it back to us along with evidence of your bank account number.

    You'll be paid once the contract has been processed.

  • What happens next


    • contact you regularly to see how things are going
    • send you claim forms for the period of the contract.

    You need to complete and email a claim form back to us every month along with the employee's wage records.