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Rest home caregiver jobs available now

Positions are available in Bell Block, Taranaki for night and day shift caregivers at a local rest home.

Hours may vary and full training will be provided.

Duties will include looking after the residents as well as household and kitchen duties.

Send your CV to a Work and Income work broker by emailing Taranaki_EC_NPY@msd.govt.nz

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Agricultural labouring

Would you be interested in an agricultural labouring position in the Ōakura area?  

There are multiple positions currently available, with flexible start dates. The main duties include planting and spraying on farmland. 

No previous experience is required, just a good attitude and physical fitness. You would need to travel to Ōakura each day.

The roles are typically for 30 hours a week, between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. You might be required to work some Saturday mornings.

There are also opportunities in Taranaki for general labourers in bricklaying and scaffolding.

To find out more, contact a Work and Income work broker by emailing Taranaki_EC_NPY@msd.govt.nz

More Taranaki 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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Scaffolding apprenticeships

The Ministry of Social Development is working with a New Plymouth scaffolding company to recruit people keen to start scaffolding apprenticeships. 

Participants will have the opportunity to gain a New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding Level 5.

Full training will be given. You can expect to be working Monday to Friday with overtime available in the weekends.

Duties include planning, erecting, modifying and dismantling scaffolding.

To find out more, email Taranaki_EC_NPY@msd.govt.nz

Hotel management career taster

Pacific International Hotel Management School (PIHMS) offers career weeks to year 12 or 13 students.

Career weeks give students a chance to experience training in hospitality, tourism and hotel management.

PIHMS’s career weeks are held during the secondary school holidays in April, July and October each year.

The next PIHMS career week will be held on 20-22 April at the PIHMS campus, Bell Block, New Plymouth.

It costs $199 per person, including shared accommodation, meals and activities.

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Conservation programme in South Taranaki

Are you interested in a career in conservation?

You might be eligible to join a 12-week fulltime conservation programme based in Hawera.

You’ll train with community conservation partners to gain practical experience in areas including health and safety, GPS and map navigation, identifying weeds, pest control, quad bike training, chainsaw and brushcutter safety, track cutting and clearing, and firearms safety.

If needed, transport can be provided from Eltham.

The training programme is provided by Feats, a private training establishment, and is run in partnership with Stratford District Council, Mayors Taskforce for Jobs, Chamber of Commerce and Tupu-ā-nuku.

The first intake will start on 19 April, but there will be rolling intakes. To learn more and find out if you would be eligible for the programme, call Feats on 0800 505479.

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Choose your course

Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Taranaki 

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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Introduction to business seminar

Thinking of starting a business?

Come to a free seminar in New Plymouth to learn about working smarter with Inland Revenue’s online services, business structures, income tax, expenses you can claim, record keeping and more.

The Introduction to Business seminar will be held on Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 9.30am at Inland Revenue, 315 Devon St East, New Plymouth.

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Freedom workshops for business owners

Taranaki Chamber of Commerce has organised a series of workshops to help business owners regain a sense of freedom in running their business.

The series of three interactive workshops covers topics including financial performance, growth potential, cash flow, monopoly control and customer satisfaction.

Each workshop is expected to last 1 hour, with extra time for questions and discussion.

The workshops are on Wednesdays on 9 June, 23 June and 7 July.

A free introductory workshop will be held on Wednesday 2 June from 12pm to 1pm at Taranaki Chamber of Commerce, 42 Egmont Street, New Plymouth.

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Free careers advice

Get free advice from a professional career advisor

A career professional will be available to help you to make a personalised career plan, find work or training, and aim to help you gain confidence in your decision making.

The career advisor will be on site between 9.30am and 12.30 pm on Wednesday 21st April.

Location: New Plymouth Connected centre, 160 Devon Street West.

No appointment is needed, but it may help to register your interest.

Email Taranaki_EC_NPY@msd.govt.nz to register your interest.

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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.

New Plymouth

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Dawson House
160 Devon Street West
New Plymouth 4310

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