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Trainees and apprentice workers are needed for day shifts in a wet fish factory.
Roles available include general hand, trimmer, filleter, packer and machine operator.
Would you be interested in applying for a pre-employment course in Nelson to prepare for a career in deep-sea fishing?
Applicants are needed for a range of roles in the deep-sea fishing industry, including cooking, working in a galley, fishing and catch preparation.
The six-day pre-employment training course for cadets includes gaining NZQA qualifications in health and safety, firefighting, sea survival and seafood handling.
Cadets will also do practical sessions in the pool and gym to prepare for conditions at sea.
Food and accommodation will be provided to applicants who don’t live in Nelson.
Successful applicants who complete the course will be invited to join a fishing crew.
If you’re aged 16-24, Youth Employment Success could help you gain confidence in your chosen industry.
Youth Employment Success gives rangatahi opportunities to meet youth-friendly employers who can help them explore the industry they’re interested in.
Hundreds of seasonal jobs are available through the Pick Nelson Tasman campaign.
The jobs are in the region’s horticulture and viticulture industries and involve working with hops, apples, kiwifruit, grapes and pears.
Government financial support may also be available for people living outside the region.
To register to find a job in the Nelson Tasman region, fill in a form and you’ll be contacted by one of the team.
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.
As New Zealand’s leading fisheries hub, Nelson-Tasman is an ideal region to study for a career in the aquaculture industry.
The majority of the country’s aquaculture produce is grown in the top of the South Island. The region is also a research hub.
Aquaculture programmes at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) have a strong focus on sustainability and marine conservation, and include field trips, work placements and applied research projects.
Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Nelson-Tasman
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.
If you’re starting a business, you could attend a free Inland Revenue seminar in Takaka to learn how to manage your tax obligations.
The seminar will cover:
It will be held on Thursday 22 April at 10am at 65B Commercial Street, Takaka.
Come to a hands-on session to learn to complete a cashbook and GST return.
The Inland Revenue workshop is aimed at sole traders, partnerships and other small businesses.
The workshop will be held on Thursday 13 May at 1.30pm at Level 5, Civic House, corner of Trafalgar and Halifax streets, Nelson.
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
22 Bridge Street
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Last modified: 13 April 2021