Aspire2 Group Limited comprises five New Zealand based private tertiary education and training groups made up of twelve Private Training Establishments.

We provide education and vocational training to domestic, international and business to business students. Our vision is to create future opportunities for our students by providing world class programmes. We pride ourselves on building environments to enable our staff and students to thrive. Our overarching objective is to deliver the best possible employment outcomes for our students.

Aspire2 Group has three divisions

  • International
  • Business to Business

Helping our students to succeed

Aspire2 Work is our dedicated employment service, committed to delivering the best possible employment outcomes for our students.

We are committed to supporting the needs of our employer partners with industry-specific trained graduates ready to work. We have excellent opportunities for partners to promote their company on any one (or all) of our campuses. This includes the advertising of vacancies, guest speaking, sponsorship, mentoring or event hosting. 

For more information please contact us.

Mission and Values

  • Challenge

    Challenge

    To challenge our people to innovate and create excellence.
  • Deliver

    Deliver

    To deliver excellent programmes that empower our students and clients to fulfil their potential.
  • Partnerships

    Partnerships

    To form dynamic partnerships which create value and generate employment opportunities.

What we believe

Everyone Matters

  • Learning is student and client focused
  • Individual capabilities and goals are recognised
  • Diversity is celebrated 
  • Fairness is fundamental


Aiming High

  • Boundaries and assumptions are challenged
  • Students, clients and teachers are unafraid to try – mistakes are accepted
  • Everyone takes responsibility for creating a safe, secure and collaborative learning environment


Continuous Improvement

  • Excellence is the objective 
  • Innovation is celebrated 
  • Reviews are regular and change is welcomed and rapidly adopted

Work with us

At Aspire2 we are committed to developing great talent across the Group and advancing our staff. We want to make good things happen and have a great time doing it. 

We celebrate a culture of excellence, innovation, courage, support and enjoyment. Work life balance and a stimulating work environment is an integral part of our success, delivering our promise to our students and partners. 

Solomon Group Youth Service - Youth Coach

We are looking for a Youth Coach to join our successful service working with our clients.  Your attritubes will include, but not limited to, appropriate qualifications and/or experience, a passion to support our young people and proven ability to achieve outcomes.

Based at our Solomon Group Head Office in Manurewa

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Welding Tutor

Based in Auckland and reporting to the Head Tutor, we now have a vacancy for a Welding and Fabrication Tutor. This role will see you having responsibility, as part of a team of tutors, for the training of our wonderful students.

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Brand and Content Manager - Cornerstone Education Group and NZ Welding School

We are looking for a Brand + Content Manager to join our growing marketing team, dedicated to our domestic Cornerstone Education Group and NZ Welding School. You’ll split your time between our Manukau campus and our central city offices. 

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Business Programme Leader - Accounting Strand

Aspire2 International is looking for an outstanding Business Programme Leader.  This is a part-time position with an immediate start and possible opportunities beyond this term.

Based in Auckland CBD.

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Tutor - Computing

Solomon Group have a full time oppporunity for a tutor to teach Level 2 Computing at our new Wiri campus.

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Health & Safety Trainer - Christchurch

Safety ‘n Action is seeking more trainers to keep up with the industry growth. Our trainers are highly experienced and practical people. They all have a shared passion in providing their students with the knowledge and tools needed to incorporate sound safety practices into everyday decisions and activities.

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Digital Content Manager - Group

Aspire2 Group has multiple educational brands under its umbrella.

Our busy team is looking for a Digital Content Manager to join our growing marketing team based in central Auckland. This is a crazy-busy role as the Group continues to grow and we’re looking for a team-player who wants to work hard and have their good work celebrated.  

Based in Auckland CBD.

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Solomon Group Youth Service - Youth Coach

We are looking for a Youth Coach to join our successful service working with our clients.  Your attritubes will include, but not limited to, appropriate qualifications and/or experience, a passion to support our young people and proven ability to achieve outcomes.

Based at our Solomon Group Head Office in Manurewa

Click for more

Welding Tutor

Based in Auckland and reporting to the Head Tutor, we now have a vacancy for a Welding and Fabrication Tutor. This role will see you having responsibility, as part of a team of tutors, for the training of our wonderful students.

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Brand and Content Manager - Cornerstone Education Group and NZ Welding School

We are looking for a Brand + Content Manager to join our growing marketing team, dedicated to our domestic Cornerstone Education Group and NZ Welding School. You’ll split your time between our Manukau campus and our central city offices. 

Click for more

Business Programme Leader - Accounting Strand

Aspire2 International is looking for an outstanding Business Programme Leader.  This is a part-time position with an immediate start and possible opportunities beyond this term.

Based in Auckland CBD.

Click for more

Tutor - Computing

Solomon Group have a full time oppporunity for a tutor to teach Level 2 Computing at our new Wiri campus.

Click for more

Health & Safety Trainer - Christchurch

Safety ‘n Action is seeking more trainers to keep up with the industry growth. Our trainers are highly experienced and practical people. They all have a shared passion in providing their students with the knowledge and tools needed to incorporate sound safety practices into everyday decisions and activities.

Click for more

Digital Content Manager - Group

Aspire2 Group has multiple educational brands under its umbrella.

Our busy team is looking for a Digital Content Manager to join our growing marketing team based in central Auckland. This is a crazy-busy role as the Group continues to grow and we’re looking for a team-player who wants to work hard and have their good work celebrated.  

Based in Auckland CBD.

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Our people

  • Sussan Turner
    Sussan Turner
    Chief Executive

    Sussan has been in senior leadership roles for the past 25 years including Group CEO of MediaWorks Ltd and Managing Director of Radio Otago - a publicly listed Company and CEO RadioWorks. Experienced in both acquisitions and amalgamations she is passionate about building executive teams and company cultures.  High focus on revenue generation and business transformation has seen her deliver increased top and bottom line performance for her shareholders. She is currently also appointed by Government to the boards of Television New Zealand (TVNZ) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) where she is Pro Chancellor.

  • Peter Crossan
    Peter Crossan
    Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

    Peter is an experienced CFO and Chartered Accountant who has held a range of senior finance positions in both New Zealand and the UK. Peter has also had experience in general management and technology roles. Prior to joining Aspire2 in 2015, Peter spent 15 years at MediaWorks and played a key role in their successful Initial Public Offering in 2004. Peter has also spent time in the audit, banking, carpet and plastics industries giving him broad commercial experience across many financial, technology and strategic areas.

  • Clare Bradley
    Clare Bradley
    Chief Executive - Aspire2 International

    Clare joined Aspire2 Group in March 2015 and became chief executive of Aspire2 International in September 2016. Clare is a lawyer with a background in commercial litigation.  Her experience has encompassed work as an advocate in all of our courts (including the Privy Council) and she has worked as in house legal counsel for a number of media entities in addition to undertaking regulatory compliance responsibilities. Her community work  has seen her contribute to the leadership of a high performing swimming club and serve on parent groups at the schools her children attended including a period on the board of trustees for Epsom Girls Grammar School.

  • Jenny Solomon
    Jenny Solomon
    Chief Executive - Solomon Group

    Jenny is responsible for Solomon Group’s Operations, Recruitment and Employment services and is a qualified workplace assessor and trainer with experience in tutoring in Small Business Management. She was involved in the development of the NZQA ‘Personal Financial Management' Unit standards and is an ANZ Money Minded Accredited Facilitator.

  • Annemarie Browne
    Annemarie Browne
    Chief Executive - Aspire2 Business

    Annemarie joined Aspire2 Business In March 2017 following a seasoned career in sales, marketing and leadership for organisations including Orion Health, Television New Zealand, SEEK and TV3. Annemarie is a performance-driven team player with a passion for creating consumer and customer advantage to drive sustainable growth and stakeholder value.

  • Nick Yerni
    Nick Yerni
    Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Cornerstone Education

    Nick has managed the successful NZ Welding School since 2016 and now oversees Cornerstone Education as COO, where he is leading the development of New Zealand’s newest trade training campus Aspire2 Trades. He has proven experience in all areas of education operations in New Zealand. His extensive education management expertise has seen him lead major projects for Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), Skills Update Training Institute and the Kiwi Institute of Training and Education. 

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