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Free study and career guidance

Not sure what you want to do or how to get there?

The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki's career advisor can help you work out a pathway, plan the next step, and take action toward your career goals.

50-minute appointments are available for you to have a chat about what to study or advice on how to get your dream job. Appointments are face-to-face, by phone or by video.

Appointments are available on the following dates: Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Thursday 5 August

Where: Reception Building, WITT New Plymouth Campus, 20 Bell Street, New Plymouth

Find out more and book (external link)
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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.  

Visit Find a Job (external link)
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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

Study line management - fees-free!

If you are a manager, supervisor or new or aspiring team leader, studying line management could give you the skills to manage your own performance and other people’s performance.

By studying for a Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Business (Front Line Management) at Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), you could gain:  

  • the capabilities, qualities and transferrable skills needed to work as a team leader or first line manager
  • confidence in managing staff performance 
  • the ability to organise resources and manage work operations successfully.

WITT’s next fees-free line management course starts in August 2021. It consists of three two-day workshops, plus self-directed study and assessments.  

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 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. 

Find your course now (external link)
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Introduction to business

Inland Revenue are offering free business seminars.

If you're starting a new business and want to understand business structures and learn more about what income tax and expenses can be claimed, come along to the next introduction to business seminar.

Upcoming Introduction to Business workshops

Wednesday 11 August, 9.30am
Wednesday 25 August, 9.30am
Wednesday 8 September, 9.30am

Where: 315 Devon Street East, New Plymouth

Find out more (external link)

Connecting students and employers

SpeedMeet brings together students and employers – speed-dating style.

It’s a great opportunity for senior students who are ready for work, or will be looking for work within the next six months, to discover all the exciting careers available in the trades and services industries. And it's a great way for employers to find new staff or apprentices.

When: Thursday 2 Sept, 9am-2.30pm
Where: Francis Douglas Memorial College, 201 Tukapa Street, Westown, New Plymouth
Who: Taranaki Senior students who are looking for work in the trades and services industries within the next 6 months.

Registration closes Tuesday 3 August

Register now (external link)
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Inspiring science and tech careers

A New Plymouth science fair is an opportunity to inspire young people to seek careers in science and technology.

The WITT Taranaki Science and Technology Fair will give high school students a chance to showcase their creative talents and learn from each other.

The event is open to all secondary school students in Taranaki. Online entries for all categories close on Wednesday 7 July.

When: Monday 9 August, Tuesday 10 August and Wednesday 11 August
Where: New Plymouth Boys’ High School, 107 Coronation Avenue, Welbourn, New Plymouth

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Free careers advice

Get free advice from a professional career advisor.

A career professional is available at New Plymouth Connected to help you make a personalised career plan, find work or training, and gain confidence in your decision-making.

Book ahead for a 30-minute appointment.

When: Every Wednesday, 9.30am-2.30pm. Every Thursday, 1pm-4pm

Where: New Plymouth Connected, Work and Income service centre, 160 Devon Street West.

To book, email Taranaki_EC_NPY@msd.govt.nz.

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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