MFEM Young Achievers Programme

The Ministry of Finance & Economic Management is currently operating a Young Achievers Programme. Our aim under this program is to recruit talented young people that have recently completed their final year at secondary level who wish to gain work experience before further tertiary studies. Two elite applicants are chosen each year to join our team in MFEM as Young Achievers and will be placed on a three month attachment with each of the four divisions within the Ministry.

MFEM has four main divisions:

  • Treasury Management Division – responsible for effective fiscal and economic management
  • Revenue Management Division – administration of taxation and border management taxes
  • Statistics Division – production and dissemination of official statistics
  • Development Coordination Division – effective and efficient administration of donor assistance

After a year of work experience with the four divisions of MFEM, the Young Achiever is to choose a division for permanent placement where they will concentrate on developing their skills and gain the experience needed in their field of choice. As part of conditions for this program, the successful candidate must be willing to further themselves through tertiary studies which MFEM will pay for during their term of employment with us.

The ideal candidates are students who have an interest in one or several of the following areas: social sciences; information technology; accounting; economics; mathematics; and business studies.

Priority will be given to Cook Island students who have completed NCEA level 3.

 Expressions of interest in the Young Achievers Programme should be sent by 4 p.m. Friday, 28th November 2014 to: