Hyundai Pinnacle Programme

Growing future leaders since 2004.

In 2004, Hyundai NZ created the Pinnacle Programme.

For 15-18 year-olds, the Pinnacle Programme was created to identify young New Zealanders with potential, develop their skills and prepare them to be this country’s next generation of leaders.

Since then, the Pinnacle Programme has prepared dozens of young kiwis for success here and on the world stage. They are living proof of Hyundai’s commitment to New Zealand and its optimism about the future.

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Pinnacle Programme Journey

Stage 1 ->

Self Discovery

10 days on board Spirit of New Zealand

Stage 2 ->

Personal Development

21 days at Outward Bound

Stage 3 ->

Mentoring & Guidance

5 days off grid at Kai Waho

Graduate ->

Connect &          Mentor  



Applications are now open for the next selection in March 2024.

Meet some of our students & graduates


Meet some of the graduates and students from the Hyundai Pinnacle Programme and you'll see why our optimism about the future is well placed.