Youth Services Canterbury


Youth Service is all about supporting and helping young people. The goal of Youth Service is to help you find the best option for education, training or work-based learning that will then allow you to build interesting and useful skills and find a job.

There are three parts to Youth Service, 1) the NEET Service, (this stands for Not in Education, Employment, or Training), 2) Youth Payment (YP) and 3) the Young Parent Payment service (YPP).

This website is about Youth Service NEET only.

If you are 16 and 17 years old and are applying for financial assistance, or are 16 to 18 year old young parents applying for financial assistance, click here to connect with the Canterbury provider of Youth Payment and the Young Parent Payment service. Otherwise keeping reading…



If you do not design the future someone or something else will design it for you.
— Edward De Bono

What is Youth Service (NEET)?

Youth Service NEET is a service designed to help 16 and 17 year olds. Our vision is that young people stay in, or get back into education, training, or into work based learning. We want young people to have the skills to get a job that will help them have a better life and a career. This service and assistance we offer is completely free with no hooks as participation is entirely voluntary. 

If you are a young person, click here to find out more about what we can do for you, or: if you’re a parent of caregiver, click here for more information about what we do.

There are many providers throughout New Zealand delivering this service and in Canterbury we have a collective of providers who are working closely together delivering Youth Service NEET. 

To contact us now, either:

  • complete our web form and someone will get back to you ASAP
  • email us by selecting this link: youthservices 
  • call us now on (03) 382 6628, and request Youth Services


The more skills young people have, the more choice they have when looking for a job and the better the job the better the future...
The skills you learn will be timely and appropriate

The skills you learn will be timely and appropriate

Your future, your choice...

Your future, your choice...