Real Journeys was named the Supreme Winner at the 2017 Diversity Awards NZ at a ceremony in Auckland for a number of diversity and inclusion initiatives that include being a signatory to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, running Unconscious Bias workshops and setting up a Diversity and Inclusion Council. The company was up against some stiff competition including Air New Zealand, The Warehouse Group, ANZ and Coca-Cola Amatil.
For an initiative to solve an industry-wide shortage of qualified skippers and to address a lack of career pathways for maritime staff, Real Journeys won The Tomorrow’s Workforce Award and the training initiative has seen it become the country’s biggest maritime training employer after the New Zealand Navy. Real Journeys is utilising its experienced Launch Masters who are close to retirement to train the next generation of skippers and crew. So far over 200 Real Journeys staff have gained one or more of the qualifications.
Check out our Wisdom Workers case study for more information on the initiative.