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Healthcare vacancies

Looking for a career in care? Start here..

Wairau Hospital are looking for part-time Health Care Assistants to work in the Emergency and High Dependency Units. You will be assisting staff in the care of patients and other duties as required. Full training is provided. These roles support the doctors and nurses to help the units run smoothly. Duties include patient personal cares, health monitoring, replenishing, tidying stock and other duties as required. These roles are on a 24-hour rotating roster over 7 days.  

Find out more and apply (external link)

Seafood processing factory opportunities

Do you have the muscle to process mussels and more?  Multiple vacancies available.

Mussel Factory

Make the most of being based in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds working in a Mussel processing plant in Havelock. Your choice of day or night shifts to suit your lifestyle.

They are currently looking for:

  • Mussel Packers
  • Mussel Graders
  • Mussel Openers
  • Cleaners - Night shift only

Find out more (external site)

Seafood Processing Operators

Are you looking to develop a career in seafood manufacturing? Do you have the mechanical aptitude to learn, grow and advance in the workplace?

You will be a key part of a strong and supportive team, and your positive attitude, solid attendance, and excellent work ethic will be recognised and rewarded within the business.

Multiple vacancies are available and include:

  • Machinery operation
  • Forklift operators
  • Cook room operators
  • Pack room operators

Find our more (external site)

Road maintenance and traffic control workers

Multiple and varied roles to keep the roads  and footpaths of Marlborough in top condition.

Are you keen to train and get certified? If yes, this employer wants you.

There are many opportunities within the business for those who show initiative and a good attitude.

You will work at various locations around Blenheim. Full-time $21.50ph

Find out more and apply (external link)

More Marlborough 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 work readiness programme

Learn strategies and skills to help you be 'Work Ready'.

  • How to present yourself confidently in interviews
  • Your basic employment rights and responsbilities
  • Career planning
  • Work literacy
  • Job searching online vs traditional

Email Literacy Aotearoa to find out more

Get qualified in the wine industry

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) offers a NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills Level 2 Viticulture

This industry-recognised programme focuses on gaining the introductory skills and experience needed to work in the viticulture industry with an emphasis on safe work practices.

You will learn practical tasks to gain an entry-level role in the viticulture industry and skills and knowledge to contribute safely and effectively in the workplace.

These include:

  • First aid
  • Safe work practises
  • Tractor safety
  • The use and regulations of agrichemicals
  • This qualification complements our New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3) and will give you an understanding of the practices and skills involved in both viticulture and winemaking.

Register here (external link)

NZ Certificate in Joinery

Take your joinery career to the next level by becoming a craftsperson specialising in cabinetry, timber door and windows, timber stairs, and laminate fabrication.

Depending on your employment circumstances and career aspirations, you can choose one strand, or all four strands if you wish to attain 'craftsman' certification.

Your training (which is delivered by way of block courses and evening classes) will fill gaps in your experience that might otherwise have been gained in your workplace.

This programme is designed for individuals who are working in the industry and is typically achieved in a workplace environment while completing an apprenticeship.

The New Zealand Certificate in Joinery Level 4 typically takes 2-4 years to complete depending on what strands you choose.

This qualification covers:

  • Health and safety
  • Legislation
  • Communication
  • Materials and manufacturing methods
  • Use of tools and equipment
  • Drawings and specifications
Register here (external link)

Workplace literacy and numeracy

Learn to read a wider range of words and solve basic maths problems.

Literacy Aotearoa teaches literacy and numeracy for the workplace.

The course teaches students:

  • To read and understand a range of texts
  • To solve a wider range of math problems
  • To use strategies to estimate numbers
  • To understand simple fractions, decimals, percentages and conversions
  • Skills and language in a range of formal and informal settings

For more information email

Careers in forestry

Plantation forests in Marlborough and other parts of New Zealand are expected to grow in value over the next 15 years, giving strong employment opportunities to qualified workers.

To get into the forestry industry, you could study forest operations or forestry management at Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology.

There are also industry training courses for people who are already in the forestry industry and want to gain more skills, or for employers wanting to upskill their staff.

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 Marlborough 

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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Kick Start Your Business workshop

Are you thinking of starting a business and not sure where to start? Or are you a business owner who would like a refresh?

Kick Start workshops equip you with advice to help you make informed decisions and make your business succeed.

You’ll come away with practical tools that you’ll be able to start working with right away.


  • how to write a business plan,
  • make informed decisions to prioritise your effort, and
  • track your success.

When: Wednesday 25 May, 5pm - 9pm

Where: Business Trust Marlborough, Level 2, 3 Main Street

Register now (email to reserve your place and kick your business into high gear with Business Trust Marlborough subsidy for only $24.95.

Find out more (external link)

Selling Your Value

Join the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce for a seminar, where you will learn powerful sales techniques that will boost your conversion rate, without pressuring customers to buy.

Everyone has encountered a salesperson who pressured people to buy something they didn’t need, damaging trust and brand perception.

Join the Marlborough Chamber of Comerce for a complimentary seminar, Selling Your Value, where you’ll:
- Become a Problem Solver Seller
- Improve your sales by implementing best practice sales strategies
- Articulate your value to build trust in your brand
- Overcome objectives and increase your sales conversion rate
- Develop your Sales Action Plan and achieve your sales goal

Presented by Manoli Aerakis

When: Wednesday 25 May, 11am-1pm

Where: Level 1, 6-8 Scott Street Blenheim

BYO Lunch

Find out more and register (external link)

5 Ways to grow your business

Learn how generate more sales and profit through a growth equation model

Covering the key areas in your business that you can influence and the strategies you can adopt to achieve growth and improvement.

Be shown how to use 5 ways that will actually generate more sales and profit through the growth equation model.

You will also:

  • Understand how to map a clear path to get your business from A to B
  • Discover the seven ways to grow your business
  • Identify strategies to grow and improve your business
  • Understand how to adapt your business for greater success
  • Achieve continuous growth via implementation of best practice strategies

Complimentary seminar for Marlborough Chamber members, $25 for non members

When: Wednesday 8 June 11am - 1pm

Where: Malborough Chamber, Level 1, 6-8 Scott Street, Blenheim

Register here (external link)

An introduction to the duties of a director

Are you considering becoming a director, about to join a board or recently been appointed to the role of director?

This half day course is interactive and will provide practical exercises to enhance your governance skills and experience.

A mock board meeting will give participants a hands on experience and attendees will be provided with a set of board templates that can be adapted for their own use. 

The session covers:

  • Governance vs management
  • Strategy vs Operations
  • Board and CEO (or GM or MD) relationship
  • Duties of a director including legislative and regulatory obligations
  • Board papers – getting the information you need to make good decisions
  • Assessing Risk
  • Budget processes
  • Managing conflicts of interest
  • Good board practice – policies and procedures

When: Monday 30 May, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Where: Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, Level 1, 6 Scott Street 

Find out more and register (external link)
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Free career advice

Would you like free advice from a career expert to help you take your next step into work, study or training?

If so, book a free one-to-one session with a career professional to make a personalised career plan or create a CV.

To make an appointment please email: We will then connect you with the Careers Practitioner.

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.


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Riverview House
11 Alfred Street
Blenheim 7201

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