Bay of Plenty

Find jobs, courses, business support and events in the Bay of Plenty, rich in forestry, horticulture and food production

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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.

Mt Maunganui

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8.30am-5pm (last appointment available is 4pm).
Where: Connected, 9 Owens Place, Mt Maunganui
To book a session, email, walk-ins welcome.


When: Every Thursday
Where: Connected, 1207 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua.
Walk-ins welcome. To book an appointment please email

Mt Ruapehu skifield roles available

Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas are now recruiting for roles for the upcoming winter season.

Turn Mt Ruapehu into your workplace this winter with full-time, part-time and casual roles available from June through to October.

Vacancies include safety services, lift operations, road crew, rentals, retail, guest services, food and beverage, and instructors.

See all job opportunities (external link)

More Bay of Plenty 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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Free courses

Toi Ohomai has over 60 fees-free courses funded by the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF).

TTAF is open to anyone, regardless of age or previous qualifications, studying a targeted course or apprenticeship between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2022. 

The courses available at Toi Ohomai are from industries where there is strong demand from employers.

These courses are in industries including: construction, community support, electrical engineering, computing and IT, manufacturing, mechanical engineering and primary industries.

Find out more about fees-free study (external link)

Choose your course

Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in the Bay of Plenty.

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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Business start-up clinic

If you need help starting a business, attend a start-up clinic run by Rotorua Chamber of Commerce.

The clinic includes group and one-on-one sessions hosted by business coaches and tailored to your business needs.

Topics that can be covered include assessing the feasibilty of your idea, developing a cashflow forecast, building a business plan, understanding legal obligations and avoiding common pitfalls.

Find out more and register (external link)

Seminars for business

Inland Revenue runs regular workshops in the Bay of Plenty to assistant employers and self-employed people to understand their obligations.

The workshops also provide further information on topics such as PAYE, GST, tax filing, which expenses you can claim, record-keeping and more.

Workshops are held regularly in Rotorua, Tauranga and Whakatane.

Find out more (external link)
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Connecting students and employers

SpeedMeet brings together students and employers – speed-dating style.

It’s a great opportunity for senior students who are ready for work, or will be looking for work within the next six months, to discover all the exciting careers available in the trades and services industries. And it's a great way for employers to find new staff or apprentices.

When: Thursday 12 August, 9am-2.30pm
Where: Mt Maunganui College, 565 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui

Registrations close Wednesday 28 July.

Students - talk to your school's careers advisor about attending and find out more about a career in the trades (external site)
Employers who are looking to recruit staff or apprentices - register here (external site)

Careers expo in Tauranga

Canvas Tauranga Careers Expo showcases career pathways and study and training opportunities available in the Bay of Plenty and elsewhere in New Zealand.

It is an event for students, people looking for a new career direction, or parents and whānau interested in exploring the range of career opportunities.

When: Friday 30 July and Saturday 31 July, 9am-3pm
Where: Trustpower Arena, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui

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.

Mount Maunganui

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
9 Owens Place
Mount Maunganui 3116


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Ground Floor
1207 Pukuatua Street
Rotorua 3010


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
24 Pyne Street
Whakatane 3120

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