BCD Group prides itself on supporting the local community and economy. We take pride in recruiting local staff with 85% of our total staff being from the wider Waikato region. For various reasons, it is often difficult to recruit quality staff to the Waikato. We believe that to get staff to commit to the Waikato long term it is important they have ties to the region. For this reason BCD is well linked to the local education providers, including WINTEC and the University of Waikato.
BCD has a cadetship programme whereby students are regularly employed on a part time basis while they are finishing their studies with a view to offering full time employment when they graduate.
In addition, BCD often sub-consult to other smaller consultancies, where specialised inputs are required. Again, BCD typically targets locally based subconsultants which further supports the local economy.
BCD provides a significant amount of financial sponsorship to numerous community groups. This is something BCD takes great pride in. BCD’s core philosophy is to look after local groups as a priority and reinvest our profits in local community and sports groups.