The Team

The Workchoice team lives and breathes youth development. We are unapologetic zealots and advocates for New Zealand’s youth potential.

Workchoice powered by Skills is a major force in youth employability in New Zealand. We are more excited than ever, with the development of new programmes and new initiatives at the forefront of our work.


Ana Pickering BWAna Pickering

Ana is of Niuean descent - born and raised in Otara South Auckland, and now she lives in West Auckland.

Ana joins Workchoice from Unitec, where she was passionate about working with West Auckland Schools and youth for the last 10 years.

Family and community is very important to Ana, who comes from a large blended family, made up of 29 siblings! Ana looks forward to working in West and South Auckland schools, helping students and schools connect to the working world. 



Sina Eti

Sina Eti

RayHeadshotRay Masila

Ray has spent the last 7 years in the Education sector, most recently leading a team in Student Support and Wellbeing at a Polytech.

Of Tongan descent, and coming from a blended family of 8! Family and his children’s school community plays a big part in Ray’s life to date.

Although Ray shares the schools vision of all students attending higher education after school, he is aware that for some, there will be alternative gateways that will assist them to achieve their own success.

Rays aim is to nurture and support all young people and their families into achieving all that they can through Workchoice programmes and support.

Shaun Gear BWShaun Gear

Shaun has been working in the Youth transition space for 10 years, and leads the Workchoice Programmes and Pathways Advisor team.

In Shaun’s’ experience real connections in the place of work are the most impactful and long-lasting impression a young person can get about their future career. The time an employer takes to guide and motivate a young person on their way in to work has immeasurable value to them as an individual, but also to their family, and the wider community. We all have a part to play in supporting New Zealands youth into sustainable employment.

Shaun lives Norwest of Auckland with his young family. Shaun does crazy endurance events in his spare time, and proudly grew up and completed his secondary school years in Southland.


Work With Us

If you want to join our team of dedicated and talented advocates for youth employment, we’d love to hear from you. Send your CV to along with a covering letter.


Available Positions

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