What we do 

ATEED is Auckland's economic development agency, and an Auckland Council controlled organisation. Our purpose is to grow quality jobs for all Aucklanders through working with business and industry, local and central government partners, and commuities.




 The Skills 

 We Value 

The ATEED team supports Auckland employers to understand and address their current - and future skills - needs, by working in partnership to develop, manage and deliver a programme of work that supports employer-led workforce development and skills matching. ATEED values communication, teamwork and tenacity. The Edterns will be working with ATEED's team towards the relaunch of our employer pledge network, and future of work event planned for May 2020.


 Into Work 

Auckland Council group offers entry level positions through its graduate, cadet and summer intern roles, as well as through a wide range of entry-level positions across the group. Auckland Council's scale and role as a public sector employer means that it offers great pathways including for TupuToa internships. ATEED also works with employers and industry to support workforce development in key regional industries ranging from tourism ( to construction and infrastructure (

 Our Learning 


As part of the wider Auckland Council group, ATEED employees benefit from broad learning/training opportunities, and are able to progress their careers across the wider Auckland Council group.

 Supporting   Young People 

ATEED's skills and workforce programme with Auckland employers includes to following priorities:

  • Youth Employment Pathways programme - increasing young adult employment

  • Young Enterprise Scheme sponsorship - increasing entrepreneurial skills

  • Go with Tourism - increasing quality employment and skills in the visitor economy

  • BuildAKL - growing awareness of quality construction and infrastructure employment

  • Screen skills - with a focus on growing screen employment pathways in west

  • Auckland Future of Work programme - to support peer to peer learning and preparation for current and future workforce needs