Find jobs, training and business support in your area
Options and support available for you to choose, improve or change your work journey.
Get help to choose the education or training you need if you're starting your work journey or looking to retrain.
Learn more about the financial options and initiatives available to support your business and staff.
Find jobs, courses, business support and events in Taranaki, noted for its strengths in dairying, energy and engineering
To make a booking, please email your Connected centre
There are many hospitality opprtunities waiting for you.
A number of New Plymouth cafes, bars and restaurants, and hotels are looking for part and full-time workers across a number of different shifts.
Please enquire to email@example.com
Are you interested in full-time or part-time shift work?
An employer has various full-time cleaning positions available in New Plymouth and the Taranaki region.
The work is physical so you need to be reasonably fit.
If this type of work interests you, apply today.
A Bell Block based employer has mulitple positions available at their factory with immediate starts.
Positions available include:
Employment opportunities to fit your lifestyle, with opportunities for full-time, part-time, temp, casual and contract workers, and full training can be provided to successful candidates.
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.
Improve digital skills and build your online confidence.
You’ll get hands-on experience with useful digital tools that you can take straight back to your work, as well as the chance to collaborate with a friendly and encouraging community of learners.
If you are interested in this and more courses check out The Mind lab(external site) (external site) .
You may also qualify for a scholarship to cover any course costs.
Literacy Aotearoa New Plymouth have a wide range of classes with rolling start dates.
Whether you want to upskill in the digital world, better your literacy and numeracy skills, get help with sitting your learner licence, learn about leading a healthy lifestyle of if your already in employment and need help touching up with your numeracy and literacy, there is a course suitable for all!
All classes are held at the Literacy Aotearoa campus, 89 Liardet Street, New Plymouth (Corner of Lemon and Liardet Street), or online.
The following courses are now open for people to join at any point:
To enquire email info firstname.lastname@example.org (external site) or ring the office on (06) 759 4650.
Limited Service Volunteer(LSV) could be for you. Are you 18 - 24 years and need a fresh start and the tools to get a job?
The LSV course is a voluntary and free 6-week training course run by the New Zealand Defence Force.
You’ll meet new people and take part in a range of activities to:
Think that looks like a bit of you?
Email email@example.com, or pop in to the Connected Centre, Work and Income Service Centre, Dawson House 160 Devon Street West.
It’s never too late to start your new and rewarding career in healthcare with free online skills training and job placement support in a stable sector.
Learn and move at your own pace, and be supported along the way into a care career.
Do the training online from the safety of your own home, before being matched with a local employer for work.
The job placement service is for you if you have not been working in the health sector within the last 5 years, and not working fulltime at the moment.
From MySkill you'll gain qualifications, mahi and a stepping stone into the healthcare industry.
Are you interested in work in one of New Zealands primary industries?
New Zealand has long been known as the land of milk and honey but there are a lot of other paths your career could take if you step into the primary industries. Take the careers quiz (external site) to get an idea of where you could fit in!Even if you have never worked in any primary industry your transferrable skills can open many doors and the team at Primary ITO will help to match you up with the right training pathway and employer to get you where you want to go.
Register your interest today.
Thinking of joining the police or defence force?
Join a free online programme through Literacy Aoateroa that is perfect for those wanting to join the police, defence force or anyone that needs to undertake psychometric tests.
The course is designed to help you develop:
When: Tuesday or Thursday evenings 6pm to 8.30pm. Where: Online via video call.
These are free to all NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents. Courses are ongoing with rolling intakes.
Thinking about studying but want to stay here in Taranaki?
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.
WITTs QualifyMe programme allows you to take the next step in your career while staying employed.
QualifyMe recognises your work experience as prior learning and allows you to advance your career and studies with as little as two hours per week in the classroom.
If you're working and wanting career development through studies, get in touch with WITT about their QualifyMe program to see if your experience can advance your studies.
Not sure what careers are available to you?
Come and visit the Inzone Careers Coach while it's here in New Plymouth for one day only. Jump on one of the interactive kiosks and find a wealth of up-to-date information about different careers and training opportunities available in New Zealand.
Local training providers, MSD Work Brokers, and more will be there to show you what's currently on offer for careers and training right here in Taranaki.
When: Friday 17 June, open for the public 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Where: TSB Stadium New Plymouth, 1 Rogan Street.
Get free one-to-one advice from a professional career expert in New Plymouth.
This free career advice and support can help you:
- Make a personalised career plan- Explore training and study options- Look for job opportunities- Write and update your CV- Prepare for job interviews
Book ahead for an appointment - Sessions can be in person or over the phone.
In person: Every Wednesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm and every Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income Service Centre, Dawson House, 160 Devon Street West
How to book: Email Connectednewplymouth@msd.govt.nz
Federated Farmers and MSD have joined to provide support to encourage farmers to hire NZ employees who are new to the sector.
Many New Zealanders jobs have been impacted by COVID 19 and they are looking for new opportunities. This initiative aims to bring potential employees and employers together with a mutually beneficial support scheme.
Provided all eligibility criteria are met the new employee receives a starter kit of farm gear and ongoing pastoral support, the employer can receive a wage subsidy to assist with training costs for the new employee.
Advertise your role free of charge to New Zealand Job Seekers via Work and Income's Jobs during COVID website (external site)There you will reach people whose jobs have been impacted by Covid-19 and are a registered job seekers.
Once you find the right candidate register with Federated Farmers and they will sort out the rest.
A variety of webinars and online presentations are available to develop your business understanding of taxes and your obligations.
Topics covered include:
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
160 Devon Street West
New Plymouth 4310
Last modified: 27 January 2022