Longveld recognises Māori as tāngata whenua, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand.
We acknowledge the iwi, or tribes, of our Waikato region who trace their tupuna, or ancestry, back to the Tainui waka, one of the ocean-going canoes that first brought Māori to our shores. Aotearoa New Zealand is a vibrant multicultural society and we reflect that diversity at Longveld.
Many of our team members are first generation migrants with 14 different languages spoken between us. Our aim is to ensure our business practices recognise and respect all cultures, both within our team and in our relationships with others.
We believe that while sustainable financial success is important, it comes as a result of getting many things right, including having a lasting positive impact on our wider community and the industry we are part of.
Our philanthropic activity is focused on:
our intern program.
Wintec runs the Waikato Trades Academy in partnership with local secondary schools so students can spend a day per week already learning in a trade environment while finishing schooling. Longveld provides workplace experience for these young people. For five year we have run a Girls in Engineering programme as part of WTA to specifically encourage young women into the engineering trades.
Secondary school employer partnerships (SSEP)
Smart Waikato’s SSEP connect young people, educators and employers, generating transformative results for communities. Employers from a range of sectors interconnect with school faculties contextualising learning for Year 9 and 10 and introducing them to a wide range of careers and key industries. Employers come into schools and students go out workplaces to see classroom learning applied in action.
FutureForce Careers Hub – Waikato’s trusted guide to careers in our region. Designed by young people, for young people (with the help of local experts!), FutureForce Careeers Hub has been carefully created to give our region’s young people an edge as you make important decisions that shape your career.
Check out our very own Azaria Weston who is a Light Fabrication Apprentice at Longveld.