It's believed that having a driver's licence greatly enhances one's chances of getting a job.

New numbers confirm fewer under 40 are learning to drive and the current youth unemployment is pushing 12%.

But now Manukau Institute of Technology and the AA are working in partnership to assist these students in getting their driver's licence.

Each Accelerate participant receive over five hundred dollars in funding to assist them on this programme.

According to MIT representative Julie Prentice, there is a high demand for support such as this.

"Many jobs out there need driver licenses and our students just can't afford them. We see this and we want to make it easier for them to get out into the workplace."

The AA will provide one year free AA Membership to each participant who obtains their full licence by the end of June 2019.