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
  • Domestic
  • 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. 

Projects and Operations Coordinator

Safety 'n Action are looking for a logistically minded problem solver to step up to our role of Projects and Operations Coordinator based at our Albany head office.

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Student Recruitment Coordinator - Rotorua

Are you experienced in student recruitment? Do you have exceptional administration skills? Cornerstone are looking for a student recruitment coordinator to join our team in Rotorua.

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Student Journey Data Administrator

Naturopathic College of New Zealand (NCNZ) are looking for a Student Journey Data Administrator to join our team in New Plymouth. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure systems and processes are in place to track and manage the quality and outcomes of the student journey from enrolment to post graduation destination. 

The role is part-time, 24 hours per week for a fixed term of 6 months.

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Hospitality Tutors - Fixed Term

Aspire2 International is looking for outstanding Hospitality Tutors on a fixed term contract for 11 weeks, 24 hours a week and Full time, starting in July, with possible opportunities beyond this term.  

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Business Development Manager

We are seeking a high performing, Auckland-based Business Development Manager for our Workplace Communication programmes. 

You will be targeting businesses across New Zealand to engage them in government-funded training. The programme is customised to each business with the needs stemming from language, literacy and numeracy skill gaps.

This is a full-time role for Aspire2 Business | Workplace Communication

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CAD Training Facilitator - Auckland

NZ Welding has a full time fixed term (6-8 months) vacancy for a CAD Tutor to facilitate our programmes from South and Central Auckland premises.

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Quality Coordinator

Naturopathic College of New Zealand (NCNZ) are currently looking for an experienced Quality Coordinator to join our team in New Plymouth.  This role will coordinate quality systems and processes to manage self-assessment and evaluation practices.  The position will also monitor NCNZ performance against a Quality Management System (“QMS”).

The role is part-time, permanent, 24 hours per week.

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Student Recruitment Coordinator - Auckland

Cornerstone are looking for a student recruitment coordinator to join our team at a brand new campus in Wiri, Manukau. If you are passionate about success of students and thrive in a challenging but rewarding environment, this is the role for you.

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HR/ Staff Engagement Manager

Aspire2 Group are looking for an experienced hands-on leader to ensure we attract and retain the best staff to our various PTEs across New Zealand.  We focus as a group to being committed to development and advancement of staff and the role will be key to making this happen.  You will model our core values including being committed to developing a strong culture of innovation, courage, excellence, support and enjoyment.

If you are interested in applying or like a job description please email clare.brown@aspire2.ac.nz 

Health & Safety Trainers

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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Projects and Operations Coordinator

Safety 'n Action are looking for a logistically minded problem solver to step up to our role of Projects and Operations Coordinator based at our Albany head office.

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Student Recruitment Coordinator - Rotorua

Are you experienced in student recruitment? Do you have exceptional administration skills? Cornerstone are looking for a student recruitment coordinator to join our team in Rotorua.

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Student Journey Data Administrator

Naturopathic College of New Zealand (NCNZ) are looking for a Student Journey Data Administrator to join our team in New Plymouth. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure systems and processes are in place to track and manage the quality and outcomes of the student journey from enrolment to post graduation destination. 

The role is part-time, 24 hours per week for a fixed term of 6 months.

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Hospitality Tutors - Fixed Term

Aspire2 International is looking for outstanding Hospitality Tutors on a fixed term contract for 11 weeks, 24 hours a week and Full time, starting in July, with possible opportunities beyond this term.  

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Business Development Manager

We are seeking a high performing, Auckland-based Business Development Manager for our Workplace Communication programmes. 

You will be targeting businesses across New Zealand to engage them in government-funded training. The programme is customised to each business with the needs stemming from language, literacy and numeracy skill gaps.

This is a full-time role for Aspire2 Business | Workplace Communication

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CAD Training Facilitator - Auckland

NZ Welding has a full time fixed term (6-8 months) vacancy for a CAD Tutor to facilitate our programmes from South and Central Auckland premises.

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Quality Coordinator

Naturopathic College of New Zealand (NCNZ) are currently looking for an experienced Quality Coordinator to join our team in New Plymouth.  This role will coordinate quality systems and processes to manage self-assessment and evaluation practices.  The position will also monitor NCNZ performance against a Quality Management System (“QMS”).

The role is part-time, permanent, 24 hours per week.

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Student Recruitment Coordinator - Auckland

Cornerstone are looking for a student recruitment coordinator to join our team at a brand new campus in Wiri, Manukau. If you are passionate about success of students and thrive in a challenging but rewarding environment, this is the role for you.

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HR/ Staff Engagement Manager

Aspire2 Group are looking for an experienced hands-on leader to ensure we attract and retain the best staff to our various PTEs across New Zealand.  We focus as a group to being committed to development and advancement of staff and the role will be key to making this happen.  You will model our core values including being committed to developing a strong culture of innovation, courage, excellence, support and enjoyment.

If you are interested in applying or like a job description please email clare.brown@aspire2.ac.nz 

Health & Safety Trainers

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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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.

  • Brendon Massey
    Brendon Massey
    Chief Executive - Cornerstone Group

    Brendon oversees the management of Cornerstone Education Group including NZ Welding School, Naturopathic College of NZ, School of Business, CAD training, Dive and Bike programmes. Brendon works with the wider Aspire2 team to continually enhance the quality of our programmes and our students' learning experience including e-learning/blended learning programmes.

  • 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 - Safety 'n Action

    Annemarie joined Safety ‘n Action 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.

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