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Our vision is to build great communities. Our people. Making it work.

Watch City Care CEO Onno Mulder talk about the people of City Care and the new opportunities within the organisation.

Why Work With City Care

Our vision will be achieved through the commitment and dedication of our people. They are what makes this company great.

We believe in an open, inclusive management style where people come first. Our training and development programmes, mentoring schemes, workplace support and industry-leading health and safety systems all contribute to a culture of excellence, where our people are encouraged to be the best that they can be. And with our operations spanning many different industry sectors and extending throughout New Zealand, career opportunities at City Care are amazing.

We are known as an employer of choice and we aim to build on that reputation.

Our tagline says it all ... City Care people really do Make it Work.


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Onno Mulder: "People form a big part of who we are as an organisation. So we really want to continue building our brand and being an employer of choice so people want to come and work for us."

"It's our people out in the field who make the difference. It's the sweeper driver out sweeping cul de sacs and services we provide in the parks. They are the heart of who we are."

Workers at City Care have good conditions with penalty rates and "add-ons" resulting in big pay packets for some of the staff that did overtime. Some workers are getting near to $100,000 a year with call-outs, penalty rates and add-ons.


Excerpts from The Press interview with Onno Mulder, 12 April 2014. 


Benefits of Working With City Care

If you work for City Care you will have access to a number of benefits, including:

  • an opportunity to be part of a national company in a growing industry sector and to share in this success

  • a supportive working environment focused on operational excellence where your health and safety is of paramount importance

  • access to competitive pay rates, linked to your individual achievements

  • the ability to achieve trades qualifications through funded training

  • individually tailored management and career development programmes

  • access to a fully company-funded Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offering confidential advice or information on matters of concern in the workplace or your private life


 City Care Cadet Programme

City Care's Civil Construction Cadet Programme has been designed to support and develop City Care civil construction careers.

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Partnership with Ministry of Social Development

City Care partners with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in two industry initiatives - Pre-Apprentice Programme and Working InZone.

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Pre-Apprentice Programme

Since 2002, City Care and MSD have operated a joint initiative targeting young people fulfilling certain criteria. This Pre-Apprentice Programme offers the young people a fixed term contract and the opportunity to work in a wide variety of City Care positions. Training and support is provided, and the pre-apprentices are encouraged to develop a good work ethic, with the aim of moving into a full-time role with City Care on completion of their term.

To date over 200 young people have taken part, and in 2013 City Care employed 16 pre-apprentices from the programme.


Working InZone

In 2012 and 2013 City Care, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and MSD teamed up to provide work for 50 Work and Income people to work in the red-zoned residential areas of Christchurch. The InZone crews kept the streets and vacant sections of red-zoned areas tidy to help the remaining residents.

MSD red zone residential