Long-term Insights Briefing: Preparing All Young People for Satisfying and Rewarding Working Lives

Closed 9 Oct 2022

Opened 12 Sep 2022


Long-term Insights Briefings are future-focused documents that provide information about medium and long-term trends, risks and opportunities that may affect New Zealand and New Zealanders. They are prepared by the public service independently of Ministers and are not Government policy.  This draft Briefing has been prepared jointly by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Development and Ministry for Women.

These agencies previously gave an opportunity for members of the public to provide their feedback on the subject matter of this Briefing in July to August 2021. This is the second opportunity for you to have your say. Your input will be important to help us develop the final Briefing for submission to Parliament.

Preparing all young people for satisfying and rewarding working lives is an important issue to explore. Although many young people successfully navigate transitions from school to work, further education or training, a significant proportion of young people experience persistent barriers which prevent them from reaching their employment goals and aspirations. This is a longstanding and complex policy challenge with multi-generational consequences. 

How you can provide feedback on this draft Long-term Insights Briefing 

We’re seeking your feedback: whether you are a young person, a parent, employer, education provider, youth coach, youth service provider, or employer of young people, we want to hear from you.

The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete. You can read more and have your say by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. The consultation will remain open until 9 October 2022.

Before you complete the survey, we recommend you read some of our consultation material, which you can download here: 

What we want your feedback on

We are interested in hearing your views on all parts of the draft briefing. However, we are particularly interested in your feedback on the possible future directions for system-level changes set out in Chapter Three of the draft linked above. Here are some questions to guide your thinking as you review the briefing:

  1. Does the briefing identify the right opportunities to deliver system-level change?
  2. What would affect whether these options would be helpful or not?
  3. What do you see as the biggest priority/ies and why? 

Privacy Information 

The Privacy Act 2020 contains principles about the collection, use and disclosure of information about individuals. Any personal information you supply in your submission will only be used for developing advice relating to the Long-term Insights Briefing.

After this consultation is complete, we will a publish a Feedback Summary based on the submissions, as well as the final Long-term Insights Briefing. This summary will be anonymised.

If you are concerned about being identified, please be mindful of this when responding to questions. We won’t use quotes or other information that we think could identify an individual or organisation, but we can’t guarantee that a person analysing responses won’t be able to identify you or your organisation from the information you provide. 

Submissions are official information 

Submissions you make become official information. The content of submissions can be asked for under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). Under the OIA, we must make information available unless there is good reason for withholding it.

Contact us at ltibrangatahi@women.govt.nz if you have any objections to the release of any information used in your submission, particularly which part(s) you believe should be withheld, along with the reason. Reasons might include that it is commercially sensitive or it is personal information. We will take into consideration any objections when responding to OIA requests. However, any decision the agencies make to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.