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Meat processors needed

A Horotiu-based employer is seeking meat processors.

The job would involve working 4-10 hour days, Monday to Saturday.

Applicants need to pass a drug test and have reliable transport.

If you’re interested, send your CV to Ready2work_Waikato@msd.govt.nz, and write ID 21466140 in the subject line. 

Security roles available

There are fulltime vacancies for security guards across the Waikato area.

All applicants must be 18+ years old and pass a Ministry of Justice check.

Applicants with their restricted driver licence are preferred, but applicants may be considered if they have their learner licence, have reliable transport (not public transport) and are in the process of gaining a restricted driver licence.

Applicants must be physically fit and willing to work rostered shifts, as hours of work are 24/7.

Send your CV to Ready2work_Waikato@msd.govt.nz and write ID 21237258 in the subject line.

Free careers advice

Visit a career advice pop-up to get free advice from a career expert.

Professional career advisors will be available at Connected centres in Hamilton to give advice and provide resources.

Drop in to the Dinsdale and Five Cross Roads Connected centres on these dates and times: 

  • Dinsdale Connected, Work and Income service centre, Dinsdale Shopping Centre, on Tuesdays 1pm-5pm, Wednesdays 9.30am-5pm, and Thursdays 8.30am-12pm, till 16 April.
  • Five Cross Roads Connected, Work and Income service centre, 3 Fifth Avenue, on Tuesdays 8.30am-12pm and Thursdays 8.30am-12pm, till 16 April.
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More Waikato 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)
Study and Training

Choose your course

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

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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Practical advice and support

The Waikato region has many types of support for new and established businesses.  

Check out Hamilton City Council’s business support page to find out what kind of help is available for your business.

Find out more (external link)
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Learn about engineering

Second school students are invited to visit the University of Waikato’s School of Engineering for a busy day of engineering challenges.

In this free on-campus event, you will learn about the range of engineering areas available and will be able to chat to undergraduates about their experiences at Waikato.

The Experience Engineering event should give you a good idea of what to expect if you choose to study engineering at the University of Waikato.


Wednesday 28 April, 9.30am-2.30pm

Thursday 29 April, 9.30am-2.30pm


University of Waikato, Gate 1, Knighton Road, Hamilton

Find and more and register your interest (external link)

Starting a business?

IRD is running a free business seminar to help manage your tax obligations and learn about expenses, record keeping, business structures and more.

In this Introduction to Business seminar IRD will provide an overview of their website and introduce you to key tools and recourses.
Feel free to bring your laptop.

When: Wednesday 12 May 2021, 9.30am
Where: 21 Home Straight, Hamilton

Register (external link)

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
Shop 14
Dinsdale Shopping Centre
Hamilton 15295

Five Cross Roads

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Five Cross Roads
3 Fifth Avenue
Hamilton 14117

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