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Connected centres are open for booked appointments

To make a booking, please email your Connected centre


The Inzone Careers Coach is coming

Come and visit the Inzone careers coach at Manakau and the North Shore. 

The Inzone careers coach features  career pathways through interactive career kiosks. There will also be providers from Auckland Chamber of Commerce, MSD, Manukau Jobs and Skills Hub, MIT, ETCO, ATNZ and more in attendance. Offering a number of activities on the day as well as information about exciting career pathways for people of all ages.


When: Wednesday 18 May, 2pm - 3.30pm

Where: MIT Manukau visitors car park (across from the MIT Tech park). Corner of Davies Avenue and Manukau Station Road.

For more details or to register email:


When: Thursday 19 May, 2.30pm - 4pm

Where: Marlborough Park, 13 Chartwell Avenue, Glenfield.

For more details or to register email:

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.

All appointments are currently happening via phone due to the Covid Alert levels.

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

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

Connected Pop Ups in libraries

Mangere and Otara Libraries host Connected

Pop in and find out more about local employment oportunites, referral to CV support, support for career pathways and introduction to the website and how it can support your next steps to employment, education and training.


When: Tuesday 3, 17 & 31 May, 10am - 12pm

Where: Mangere town centre library, 121 Bader Drive.


When: Tuesday 10 & 24 May, 10am - 12pm

Where: Otara town centre library, Centre 46, Fair Mall.

Support for employment and work readiness

Starting your own business or want to learn new skills for your job preparation?

Whether you want to start your own business or learn new skills to help you get ahead with your job preparation. Whau Ace has a wide range of courses and support services available in multiple languages.

Whau Ace is available from all Connected sites across Auckland.  Contact your nearest Connected centre to be referred to the Whau Ace service.

If you want support applying for jobs, come along to the Job Café run at Connected Queen Street fortnightly. 

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

When: Fortnightly Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm (Starting Wednesday 11 May)
Where: Connected Queen Street, Work and Income service centre, 450 Queen Street.

Let us know you are coming by registering

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Warehouse Assistant

A food storage warehouse in South Auckland is looking to fill a variety of roles.

Some of the roles they are looking to fill include:

  • Pick packer,
  • RF scanner,
  • forklift driver,
  • reach hoist driver and more.

Duties include:

  • Bulk picking,
  • Putting away frozen foods,
  • loading and unloading.
  • Some manual work required, for example lifting up to 20kgs.

Drivers Licence required.

Experience preferred. Immediate start. 

Find out more (external link)

Construction Jobs across Auckland

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

Jobs available range from entry level to skilled workers.

Roles available now include:

  • Traffic Controller 
  • Plumbing Assistant
  • Concrete Apprenticeship
  • Concrete Layer
  • STMS – Practicing and Non-Practicing
  • Insulation Installer
  • General Labourer
  • Yard Supervisor
  • Plastering Apprenticeship
  • Concrete Cutter
  • Class 2, 3, 4 or 5 Driver
  • and more

Jobs and Skills Hubs can connect you to employers and jobs that match your skills and interests. Add to your CV with some great jobs.

If you are interested in starting a career in construction, contact your nearest Jobs and Skills Hub.

South Auckland:

North/West Auckland:

Central/Eastern Auckland:

Postal delivery person

Do you enjoy being out in the neighbourhood? NZ Post is looking for delivery agents.

The new world of mail and parcel delivery means that as a Delivery Agent you will use our sustainable e-vehicles (eg. Paxters) to provide a world class service that truly meets the needs of our customers.

If you are seeking employment, flexible to fit around your lifestyle then this is a great opportunity for you!

Find out more (external link)

Mahi Pipiri Angamua Civil and Construction Roadshow

Do you want a career working outdoors in the civil and construction sector?

Join an in-person Employment and Training event at Ara – Auckland Airport Jobs and Skills Hub.

Come along and be connected to employers and training providers in the Civil and Construction sector. 

When: Wednesday 8 June 

Once you have registered you will receive an email with full information for the event.

Register today (external link)

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)

Ready to Role employment support

Ready to Role will fast-track you back into work

If you have been made redundant or lost work due to COVID19, Ready to Roll is a free and short intervention service to help you get your next job. 

By joining Ready to Role you will:

• Upgrade your CV to industry standard
• Improve your interview skills and confidence
• Connect you to great job opportunities
• Enjoy working with a job coach to apply and prepare for jobs
• Connect to drivers licence training and industry qualifications (eg COA, LCQ, First Aid, Site Safe)

Find out more (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)

Tāmaki locals find work and gain new skills

The team at the Tāmaki hub want to help you get a job and to gain new skills.

Get ready for work with one on one help from one of the team:

• Career advice
• Help you find training courses and apprentices
• Coach you on interview skills
• Work with you to write your CV
• Help you apply for your driver’s licence
• Match you with locals job.

Why not sign up to attend one of the great programmes on offer?

Pop in and see the team in person at 54 Mayfair place, Glen Innes

Find out more (external link)

New Kiwis employment service

A free service to connect local and global job seekers with New Zealand employers.

If you are a new migrant and want help meeting local employers, New Kiwis is a free employment service to help! Provided by the Auckland Chamber and Immigration NZ.

You will get support with CV writing, job prep and connecting with employment opportunities.

Find out more (external link)

Start your pathway to part time/casual employment

Insight Tamaki is a community led social enterprise which focuses on providing a pathway to part time/casual employment for local community members.

Whether you are wanting to re-join the workforce or entering it for the first time, this programme will help you on your employment journey.

Participants will be placed into work at local community events as well as other casual jobs in the community.

For more information email Samantha Makoare at

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)
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MIT Open Day

Come and join the MIT Open Day - See what's on offer and get some information on your next step.

Come and talk with the subject matter experts to find the best career pathway for your future.

Options for study include everything from electrical engineering to floristy and baking to supply chain managment, just to name a few. Check out the list of what's available to start in July. (external site)

When: Saturday 21 May, 10am - 1pm

Where: Manakau Institute of Technology, Corner of Station Road and Davies Ave.

Find out more (external link)

Free Industrial Transport Training

From forklift driving through to class 2, 4 and 5, learn the ins and outs of driving and get certified with Axiom Training.

Axiom Training offers NZ recognised certificate training programs in Civil Construction and Commercial Road Transport at NZQA Level 3, which are fees free to the learner.

Axiom also offers short training courses to obtain truck licences at class 2, 4 and 5 plus associated endorsements for Forklift, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and Roller, Wheeled and Tracked earth moving plant.

These programmes and courses are ideal for those wanting a new career or for youth looking to get started in the civil infrastructure and/or the commercial road transport industries.

All training is based on a hands-on "industry for industry" approach with employment as the end focus.

Ph 0800 267 476 with any questions.

Find out more (external link)

Site Safe Foundation Passport Workshops – Building & Construction

Site Safe and Education Unlimited are partnering to embed literacy, language and numeracy into a single training.

Supporting people to grow, giving people the best possible outcome for Site Safe members, the construction workforce and the construction industry.

Full day workshop will include:

  • Site Safe Foundation Passport – BCP
  • Goal setting – Becoming future focused
  • Understanding employment contracts
  • Understanding payslips

Dates and Locations of the workshop:

When: Wednesday 15 June

Where: Manukau Jobs and Skills Hub, Level 2, 21 Putney Way, Manukau Central

Register to attend:

North Shore

When: Thursday 16 June

Where: Northern Jobs and Skills Hub, 2 Kaipatiki Road, Glenfield

Register to attend:

Central Auckland

When: Friday 17 June

Where: City Centre Jobs and Skills Hub, Level 1, 16 Kingston St 

Register to attend: 

Gaming and Esports Course

Build your confidence and skills in a fun, suportive space with NZMAs new Gaming and Esports courses.

Learn how gaming and esports can become your job. You will volunteer at a real E Sport Tournament, work on a gropu project, create your own practice tournament.

Foundation Skills in Esports, and Introduction to Esports courses run for 16 weeks.

Where: Otahuhu campus, 12-16 Gordon Road, Otahuhu

Find out more and enrol (external link)

Mana Dressed in Confidence digital workshop

Are you needing support in how to dress confidently and appropriately for the workforce?

The criteria for this free online programme is:

• Pasifika and Maori looking for work
• 18 – 35 years of age
• Interested in fashion or creative arts
• Work readiness with specific focus on self-confidence, building self-esteem, personal and professional styling, workplace dress codes, cultural appropriateness in the workplace
• NEETS (Not in Education, Employment or Training)
• Anyone impacted by COVID causing loss of employment (redundancy) and looking to redeploy into new roles

All participants will get their own DIC merch pack on completion of the digital programme.

When: Friday 20 May, 9am - 12pm

There will be an opportunity to join our face-to-face programme at a later date.

Register by email:

Start your welding career

NZ Welding School in Wiri is offering two free welding courses to start your welding career.

Gain the foundation knowledge and skills for the booming welding industry. Kick-start your welding career today. Study full-time or part-time for free.

You will learn:

  • Health and Safety

  • Workshop processes

  • Industry terminology and workplace numeracy

  • Safe use of tools, machinery and equipment

    And more.

2022 is your last chance to join the welding courses for free under the government’s Targeted Training & Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF), regardless of prior study!

Specialised Welding Level 4, starts Monday 30 May
Register today (external site)

Pathway to technology for women

Pathways is designed to help women, Maori, and Pasifika people into a paid software technology role in six months to a year – without needing a degree first.

The guide presents stories from eight women working at Joyous (NZ software company), a chance to ensure women and people of colour can see themselves as software engineers, data scientists and quality assurance analysts.

Download your copy here (external link)

Study for a career in health and wellbeing

Caring is a growing industry, learn what it takes to care in the health and aged care sector.

This healthcare programme will help you provide a higher level of care that will enhance the general well-being of people, families, and communities.

This foundation will prepare you for further studies in the healthcare and aged care sector or prepare you for the workplace with pay parity starting at $25.00 per hour once completing the course.

You may qualify for free study under the targeted training and apprenticeship fund

You can complete study online or in-person at either New Lynn Campus, 3033 Great North Road, New Lynn or Manukau campus, 20A Amersham Way, Manukau.

Next course starts Monday 11 July.

Find out more and enrol (external link)

Course for a career with Fulton Hogan

Are you keen to start your career in infrastructure?

Fulton Hogan are looking for people new to construction or straight from school with great attitude, skills, and drive to help the company build and maintain critical infrastructure. You will attend an Infrastructure Skills Centre 6 week accelerated training programme that is designed to give you foundational skills you need to succeed. On completing the course, you will be employed in an entry level role within a department of Fulton Hogan.

Where: Training is based in Glen Eden

When: Monday 30 May – Friday 8 July

Find out more (external link)

Pasifika health care pathway scholarships

Are you Pasifika seeking a career pathway in healthcare?

There are scholarships relevant to health professional studies, or STEM subjects in each of the tertiary providers offering health professional programmes eg. nursing, medical school, physiotherapy, clinical engineering, clinical imaging etc.

Find out more (external link)

Information Technology fees free course

Learn the fundamentals of Information Technology fees-free in just 18 weeks.

This is an 18-week course run out of Whitecliffe Manukau Campus, which is located above the Manukau Public Library.

This is a hands-on, practical course that will provide you with skills to secure entry level support roles in the tech industry.

You will learn about:

  • computer hardware,
  • databases,
  • web design,
  • software development, and more.

No previous experience is necessary.

Find out about the next intake (external link)

Learn Te Reo Māori for free

Get your New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Māori at Manukau Institute of technology in Otara.

In this program, you will: 

  • Learn basic Māori vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • Be able to express basic connections to the land, environment and people of the area
  • Apply technical knowledge of foundation-level reo Māori
  • Develop respect for te reo Māori as you learn about yourself and others.

The next intake starts on Monday 25 July.

Find out more and apply (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)
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Find tools and resources to support your business

Auckland Unlimited provides free online resources and links to business support to help you navigate the changing economic landscape.

Check out their links on:

  • operating at different Covid alert levels,
  • financial planning,
  • marketing, and
  • other essential parts of the business toolkit.
Find more information (external link)

Online workshops and events for pasifika business owners

Pacific Business Trust is running a number of community and workshop events with an aim to bring together Pacific businesses.

They want to provide you with opportunities to network, collaborate and engage with others.

Keep an eye on the website for upcoming webinars.

Free workshops available in April:

  • Business strategy
  • HR People and Capabilities
Find out more (external link)

Introduction to Knowing your Customer and your Market workshop

Are you a business owner or founder in Health Tech looking to raise capital?

The workshop is aimed at early stage healthtech companies, or healthtech companies that would like to have a fresh look at their market and how they have validated it to date.

When: Tueday 24 May, 1 pm - Wednesday 25 May, 12 pm
Where: Callaghan Innovation, Textile Centre, 1 Watt Street, Parnell

Find out more and register (external link)

Turn your business idea into reality

Hatch is a programme to promote and develop entrepreneurship (your business idea) for Pasifika people.

Join the Hatch Pacific Vaka on your journey to entrepreneurship. These programmes seek to transform your ideas into viable businesses.

Course work is conducted on-line and has a rolling in-take.

Find out more (external link)

Building an enterprising spirit across communities

Do you have a business idea but don’t know where to start?

Getting started in enterprise can be a daunting prospect. Enterprising Families is a free programme that takes away the fear and guides individuals and families through their enterprising journey in a clear, practical and supportive way.

Find out more and register (external link)

Make an appointment to visit your local Connected centre 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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