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NZ Red Cross Pathways to Employment

If you are a former refugee looking for educational or employment opportunities and/or you are currently getting a Work and Income benefit, get in touch with the NZ Red Cross Regional Pathways to Employment team.

NZ Red Cross pathways to employment programme helps former refugees plan employment, education, training and career goals to ultimately find work.

For Auckland region, get in touch with

Find out more (external link)

Hospitality jobs on the North Shore

There are 66 positions available at McDonald's stores across the North Shore.

McDonald’s is looking for motivated and passionate people to join their crew. You'll be working in a safe and inclusive environment at one of their restaurants. 

Locations with available roles:

  • Albany Free Stand, 5 Coliseum Drive, Albany
  • Albany Food court, 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany
  • Constellation, 14-16 Constellation Drive, Rosedale
  • Wairau, 142 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley
  • Akoranga, 3 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
  • Glenfield, Corner Glenfield and Kaipatiki Roads
  • Belmont, 127 Lake Road
  • Whangaparaoa, 695-699 Whangaparaoa Road

Jobs available:

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Pacific Work Connect

Recently migrated from the Pacific and been in New Zealand for less than 5 years?

Pacific Work Connect can support you to look for work, develop your skills and talents or building confidence. The programme provides one-to-one career coaching, delivered in Pacific languages to help you become job-ready.

Email: to find out more.

Or if you want to talk in person, Pacific Work Connect is based at the Mangere Connected centre every Tuesday 9-3pm.

Email: to book a time.

Find out more (external link)

Employment service for youth with a disability or health condition

Employment Service in Schools can help if you or someone in your whänau is leaving school with a health condition or disability, including mental health or neurodiversity.

The service will connect you with providers who can help:

  • identify types of jobs 
  • get work experience
  • skill development
  • work with you, your family, school and other networks to help you plan your future

This is a joint initiative between Ministry of Education and Minsitry of Social Development, and is available across parts of Auckland.  

Find out more and apply (external link)

Support for creative workers

Creative Careers Service is a free initiative to support you in gaining the knowledge and skills to grow and retain work in the arts and creative sector.

The service will teach you:

  • business management
  • contract negotiation
  • marketing and networking
  • applying for funding
  • employment opportunities.         

There are local service providers across Auckland.

Find out more (external link)

Hospitality staff wanted

Hospitality jobs are available now in the North Shore, Rodney and Auckland's CBD.

There are vacancies for roles including baristas, wait staff, kitchen hands, bar managers, bartenders and chefs. Candidates with little or even no experience are also welcome to apply.

Find out more (external link)

Construction Jobs in South Auckland

The construction industry in Auckland is booming and employers are now recruiting for civil, trade and construction-related jobs.

Jobs available in South Auckland range from entry level to skilled workers.

Roles available now include:

  • general construction labourers and hammerhands
  • concrete workers
  • traffic controllers
  • machine operators (diggers, moxy dump trucks, rollers, etc)
  • scaffolders
  • insulation installers
  • roofers
  • Class 2 and above drivers
  • yard and storepersons.

Manukau Jobs and Skills Hub can connect you to employers and jobs that match your skills and interests. It can also help you create a CV.

To apply for a job or find out how to get started in the construction industry or related trades, email

More Auckland jobs

Looking for other work? Check out Find a Job, Work and Income’s recruitment website.

Find a Job is for anyone looking for work – you don’t have to be on a benefit. If you find a job you’re interested in, contact Work and Income to be put in touch with the employer.  

Visit Find a Job (external link)

Thinking of a career with Police, Fire & Emergency, Defence Force, or Corrections?

If you're interested in a career with Police, Fire & Emergency, Defence Force or Department of Corrections - Edvance can help you prepare for the pre-entry testing.

The Edvance Pre-Entry Preparation Programme is an online course that will help you build the skills and confidence required to complete the academic assessment tests for these careers.

Fully funded evening courses are available in Auckland, but as the course is online you can enrol from anywhere in NZ and it’s free for eligible learners (must be resident or citizen and have skills gaps).

To find out more or book your place on the next course call 0800 773 368 or email

View the edvance website (external link)

Free Digital Skills short courses

Are you interested in learning how to navigate the digital world?

Kanorau Digital is a free short course designed to help you or someone you know stay conncected with the digital world by gaining the skills to get online safely and navigate websites and apps with more confidence.

These are 1 or 2-day courses run in Avondale, Henderson and Mangere.

Call 0800 526 672 for more information or book in online (external site)

Unitec open day

Are you interested in tertiary education or would like to learn more about different career opportunities?

Come along to Unitec's open day, either on campus or online.

The open day will be an opportunity to discover different study options and career opportunities by talking to lecturers, industry experts and student support teams.

On campus: Saturday 4 September, 9.30am-1.30pm
Online: Tuesday 24 August, 6pm-8pm

Waitākere campus, 5 - 7 Ratanui Street, Henderson, Auckland
Mt Albert, 139 Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland
Online by Zoom

Find out more and register (external link)

Want to learn a new skill?

Whether you know what you want to study, or have no idea, NZMA and the NZ Institute of Sport have a wide range of courses, tools, and support to start your journey.

Drop in to Connected Waitakere to find out what makes studying with these institutes different and the free study options available.

When: 10am–12pm

Friday 13 and 27 August

Where: Connected Waitakere, 36-44 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson, Auckland

Register now:

Māori and Pasifika tech scholarships

Māori and Pacific people aged 16 to 40 have been invited to apply for scholarships that could be a path to a career in full stack web development.

Sponsored by Auckland Council, the scholarships are for a 12-week course to study for an NZQA-approved Certificate in Technology Product Development Essentials.

Find out more (external link)

Choose your course

Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Auckland.

Click on the link below to find the field of study and type of qualification to interest you. Qualifications range from certificate level 1-3 to doctorates.

Find your course now (external link)

Upskill your Pacific Workforce

Auckland employers in manufacturing, healthcare, construction/infrastructure and transport/logistics can now register for Future Ready Training courses.

These are available to upskill your Pacific people for the future with short in-work training courses.

This service is fully government funded and free. Courses are flexible to suit the workplace and can be tailored to meet your business needs.

Register (external link)

Learn about new ways to engage your staff

If you're part of a medium to large scale manufacturing or service business come along to this workshop and coaching programme.

Lean can show you how to:

  • identify customer value-adding activities
  • identify inefficiencies across your business
  • improve planning, staff engagement, customer value, inventory, and production flow
  • create a continuous culture of improvement.

Lean one-day workshops cost $65 per person. 
Implementation costs over 12 months vary depending on the consultant chosen. You pay 60%, we fund 40%, up to a maximum of $20,000.
Date and venue to be confirmed, this varies depending on registrations. 

To find out more, contact a Callaghan Innovation advisor by email; Or phone: 0800 422 552. 

Visit Callaghan Innovation website (external link)

Get what you want from your business

If you're a business owner and are experiencing a lack of control, people issues and frustrations or profitability issues then this workshop can help.

You’ll gain simple, practical tools which you and your leadership team can use to focus on priorities, get clear on issues and gain traction together.

The event is complimentary if you meet the following criteria:

  • Established business owner with a leadership team and up to 250 staff
  • Has a leadership team who is:
    • Growth-oriented
    • Frustrated
    • Want help
    • Open-minded
    • Respectful
    • Appreciative
    • Willing to be open, honest and vulnerable

Ticket Information: 

  • Use Code – BUSINESSTRACTIONVIP to get a complimentary ticket (usually $132.50)

When: Wednesday 21 July, 11:30am–1pm  

Where: Ventell - Business Traction, 1a George Street, Newmarket, Auckland

Find out more and register (external link)

Find an intern

No matter what type of organisation you run, hiring an intern can help you to trial a potential employee and add value to your business.

If you have an internship or business project that might benefit from having a student intern in support, contact Unitec to register your internship or industry project.

Find out more and register (external link)

Start-up grant for tech entrepreneurs

Aspiring entrepreneurs from West and South Auckland may be able to get grants to help them get their tech product off the ground.

The start-up grant covers:

  • fees for the Technical Founders Accelerator, a 12-week programme for would-be tech entrepreneurs
  • free access to the technology, resources and software needed to build a tech product
  • $2,500-$10,000 seed funding
  • mentoring and support from industry professional.

To apply for this grant you must be:

  • aged 18 or above
  • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • living in West or South Auckland
  • have a technology idea.

The grants are the result of a partnership between Mission Ready, Auckland Unlimited and The Southern Initiative. Limited places are available.

Apply now (external link)

Support for self employment and work readiness

Whether you want to start your own business or learn new skills to help you get ahead with your job preparation, Whau Ace adult and community education centre can help.

Whau Ace has a wide range of courses and support services available in multiple languages.

Drop in to Connected Waitakere to find out how Whau Ace can support you.

When: Every Wednesday, 10am–12pm
Where: Connected Waitakere, Work and Income service centre, 36-44 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson, Auckland

Register now:

Inland Revenue seminars

Inland Revenue offers seminars across Auckland to support businesses.

In the Introduction to Business seminar, you can learn about different types of business structures, record keeping, and how income tax and provisional tax work for businesses.

In the GST Workshop, you can understand who needs to register for GST, how to register, how to keep records and how to file GST returns.

Find out more (external link)
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Women in Trades Conference

Are you interested in a career change and are curious about the challenges of being a woman in the trades?

Come along and meet potential employers, industry training providers, tertiary institutes and industry organisations. Learn the next steps to undertake your trades training and career.

When: Thursday 19 August, 3pm-7pm
Where: Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Road, Wiri, Manukau

Find out more (external link)

Women in Business

If you are a woman or anyone in business seeking inspiration, come and hear from NZ’s Leader of Life Insurance, Naomi Ballantyne.

She has motivated and inspired audiences across New Zealand from all walks of life and is passionate about helping others to follow their own dreams.

When: Wednesday 1 September, 10am–12pm
Where: North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Business North Harbour member guest registration - $40 per person
Non-member guest registration - $50 per person

Register now (external link)

Auckland University of Technology Open Day

AUT is hosting their annual open day in August where you can discover future study possibilities and check out the campus facilities and all study programmes that are on offer.

What to expect on the day:

  • 45 min programme info sessions
  • Meet AUT academic staff
  • Discover student life and student services

When: Saturday 28 August, 9am-3pm

Where: 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland CBD

Register here (external link)

Free career advice

Book a one-to-one session with a career expert to make a personalised career plan.

If you are exploring studying or training, or want assistance to prepare your CV, book a session with an experienced career expert.


When: Every Monday and Thursday, 9am-4pm
Where: Takapuna Library, 9 The Strand ,Takapuna
To book a session, email:


Starting 27 July
When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9am-4pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 36-44 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson
To book a session, email:

Queen Street

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-4pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centres, Level 3, 450 Queen Street
To book a session, email


When: Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9am-4pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 20/22 Queen Street
To book a session, email


When: Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-4pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 93 Mascot Avenue
To book a session, email

Drop into your local Connected centre without an appointment to find out about how government agencies can help you find a job, training or business support.

City Centre

MSD Jobs and Skills Hub
Level 1
16 Kingston St
Auckland Central 1010

Queen Street

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Level 3
450 Queen Street
Auckland 1010


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Unit 1, 40-42 Mayfair Place
Auckland 1072


MSD Jobs and Skills Hub
2 Kaipatiki Road
Glenfield 0629


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
519 Lake Road
Takapuna 0622


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
36-44 Sel Peacock Drive
Auckland 0610


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
93 Mascot Avenue
Auckland 2022

Manukau Central

MSD Jobs and Skills Hub
Level 2
21 Putney Way
Manukau Central 2104


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
20-22 Queen Street
Papakura 2110

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