Find jobs, courses, businesses support and events in sunny Marlborough, known for its aquaculture, farming and winemaking

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Mussel Openers

A seafood processing factory in Riverlands, Blenheim is looking for someone to work as a mussel opener.

This is a hands-on role that requires someone with an eye for detail and who is quality conscious. Experience in the food industry is an advantage but not essential as training will be provided.

This position is full-time, working day shifts (6am-2.30pm) and night shifts (3.45pm-12am) Monday to Friday with some Saturday work required. This position begins in September.

Apply now (external link)

Grader Machine Operator

A seafood processing factory in Riverlands, Blenheim is looking for someone to work as a Grader Machine Operator.

In this role, you'll be operating the grading machine which will involve:

  • size grade products
  • label graded product
  • correctly and accurately complete grading documentation
  • ensure adequate stocks of graded product are available for production
  • accurate weighing and recording of waste product removed from production line/grader.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role, have great attention to detail, and be able to work unsupervised and in a team. Holding a forklift license and OSH certification would be an advantage but is not essential.

This position is full-time, working Monday to Friday with some Saturday work required.

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Seafood industry jobs

If you’re trawling the internet for a job now, you can catch one at the top of the South Island.

On the water, on the road or in a plant, the Nelson Tasman and Marlborough regions currently have jobs in the seafood industry.

The industry offers a range of roles, options for flexible working hours, a stable and secure income, and opportunities to advance within the industry.

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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.  

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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.

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Free winegrowing training

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.

Students 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.

This qualification complements NMIT’s New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3) and will give an understanding of the practices and skills involved in both viticulture and winemaking.

Apply now (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.

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Learn about GST

This IRD workshop is a hands-on interactive session where you learn to complete a cashbook and GST return. It is ideal for sole traders, partnerships and other small businesses.

This workshop covers:

  • what is GST
  • GST Registration
  • record keeping-cash book
  • basic adjustments
  • GST filing
  • online services.

When: Thursday 5 August, 1.30pm
Where: NMIT, 85 Budge Street, Blenheim

Find out more and register (external link)

Introduction to Business

Are you starting a business?

This IRD workshop provides support for those wanting to start a business, come and learn about:

  • working smarter with IRD online services
  • business structures
  • income tax
  • expenses you can claim
  • record keeping and more.

They'll provide you with an overview of the IRD website and introduce you to some of their key tools and resources. This will make it easier to manage your tax obligations.

When: Thursday 9 September, 10am
Where: NMIT, 85 Budge Street, Blenheim

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Support to achieve your business goals

The Regional Business Partner (RBP) Network makes it easier for businesses to access support to help them innovate and grow.

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce partners with Nelson Regional Development Agency to deliver the RBP programme.

Through the RBP, businesses can get training to improve their business management skills, seek support for research and development, and have one-to-one mentoring.

Contact the Chamber (external link)
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Not For Profits Governance Round Table - A Problem of Purpose

A round table discussion facilitated by Garth Nowland-Foreman from LEAD Centre for Not For Profit Leadership. The topic this month with be ‘A Problem of Purpose’.

When: Wednesday 4 August, 5:15-7pm
Where: Wesley Centre, 3 Henry St, Blenehim

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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.


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

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