Australia and New Zealand
Job placement programmes: We work with the NZ Ministry of Social Development and Workbridge (a not for profit organisation), primarily in Christchurch. This partnership has a specific focus on securing vocational training and job placement assistance for the long-term unemployed and individuals with mental or physical disabilities.
The Salvation Army partnership: OCS in New Zealand is proud to support The Salvation Army, with a range of initiatives and fund-raisers for the charity in communities around the country.
With more than 4,000 staff working from our 24 branches around New Zealand, we are proud to put our support behind a charity organisation that makes a big difference in each of those communities.
Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre: OCS New Zealand supports iconic Wairarapa wildlife centre, Pukaha Mount Bruce, to sustain their restoration programme which will help to continue to ensure the centre achieves positive outcomes for endangered species including the Kiwi, Kokako and Kaka. We are delighted to support this strong community project in line with our own community values.
OCS First Foundation Scholarship: OCS New Zealand partners with educational trust, First Foundation, to provide tertiary scholarships for underprivileged students. OCS partnered with First Foundation in 2014 to provide a scholarship exclusively for students within the families of our staff.
OCS provides these scholarships for aspiring students within the families of our staff who may not have the opportunity to pursue their aspirations without additional funding. Our scholarship also goes beyond financial support to arm our scholars with the skills and knowledge for a successful career through work experience across the business and a mentor from their field of study.
Kiwi Harvest: In 2015, a rubbish bin audit found New Zealand households were wasting an estimated $872million of food every year. Each month, KiwiHarvest delivers 20,000kgs of food to more than 115 community groups, and this year they aim to collect and distribute more than 360 tonnes of food. OCS New Zealand is now assisting them in this mission, by providing free cleaning, hygiene and pest control services, as well as the expertise of their Health and Safety team to provide a risk assessment of Kiwi Harvest's operation.