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.
Find ways to help you look for staff and fund new opportunities.
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Find jobs, courses, business support and events in the Wellington region, New Zealand’s dynamic, entrepreneurial capital
Are you from a refugee background?
NZ Red Cross pathways to employment programme helps former refugees plan employment, education, training and career goals to ultimately find work.
Red Cross staff can also support you and your employer when you start work.
Drop into Connected to talk to one of the Red Cross team.
When: Every Tuesday, 10am-12pm Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 317-327 High Street, Lower Hutt
Would you like a job where you can make a genuine difference in people's lives?
Community and disability support providers and rest homes throughout Wairarapa are looking for kind, caring, capable and reliable staff.
There is a range of jobs available, with workplace-assessed, pay progressive NZQA qualifications.
You could be working in someone's home, a community-based group home, a residential facility or a rest home. Job tasks are varied and interesting and may include:
To find out more or apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Full-time roles are available in a timber processing/manufacturing plant.
Staff benefits include discounted firewood, national qualifications training, social club, long service pay and a superannuation scheme.
The jobs involve working a 5-day rotational shift (6am-2.30pm, 2pm-10.30pm, 10pm - 6.30am) or a 4-day shift (5am-3.30pm).
Day shifts or night shifts only may be available in the 5-day shift.
Labourers are needed for scaffolding, labouring and construction work.
Workers will be required to erect and dismantle scaffolds, learn the concrete trade, or be hammer hands or builder’s labourers.
Applicants must have a minimum restricted driver’s licence.
For more information, email email@example.com
Hundreds of seasonal jobs are available in the Wairarapa right now.
For many seasonal jobs, skills and experiences aren’t necessary.
If you want to take up seasonal horticulture or viticulture work lasting for six weeks or more and need support, you may be able to access help through the New Zealand Seasonal Work Scheme.
To find out more about seasonal work in the Wairarapa and about the New Zealand Seasonal Work Scheme, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Are you keen on farming and want to learn more? Develop your skills and gain confidence with a 3-day Women in Agriculture course.
The programme will give you basic skills to work in primary industries, such as backing a trailer, putting up an electric fence, sharpening a knife, fixing a leaking pipe and driving a tractor.
The course is free and includes accommodation and meals.
When:Monday 23 August - Wednesday 25 August
Where: Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, 529 Cornwall Road, Masterton
Learn about farm vehicles and improve your driving skills with a free 5-day Introduction to Farm Vehicles course.
The course will introduce you to range farm vehicles, including motorbikes, quad bikes, side-by-side (LUV) and tractors. You will also learn about pre-start checks, maintenance and operations.
The free course includes accommodation and weekday meals.
When:Monday 9 August - Friday 13 August
Are you looking for work but need to upskill?
A fees-free NZQA-accredited Level 2 course could teach you how to use Microsoft Office Suite and a range of computing programmes and digital tools.
You’ll develop your computing skills to be able to work in a modern digital work environment.
The course can be completed full-time or part-time.
The course is for any learners aged over 20 who don’t already hold a qualification at Level 2 or above.
Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Wellington
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.
Are you a Wellington based business looking to develop new products or services?
Through Research & Development (R&D) Experience Grants, Callaghan Innovation funds tertiary-level students with relevant skills into real world R&D work experience.
WellingtonNZ can help your business get access to Callaghan Innovation's funding and services and give you advise to support your innovation.
Applications for 2021/2022 R&D Experience Grants are open from 2 August to 30 September.
This workshop is so you can learn how to use Facebook and Instagram to start or grow your business.
The event provides the most up-to-date education for small businesses directly from the Facebook team.
Whether you're a seasoned Facebook and Instagram user or starting out in using these platforms for your business, all skill levels are welcome.
When: Friday 13 August, 12 - 5pmWhere: Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington
Inland Revenue’s free employers' workshop will give you an overview of its website and introduce you to key tools and resources, to make it easier to manage your tax obligations.
This workshop is a hands-on interactive session where you will learn how to:
The workshop is ideal for sole traders, partnerships, and other small businesses.
When: Wednesday 25 August, 9.30amWhere: Aurora Centre, Level 1, 66 The Terrace, WellingtonFind out more and register (external site)
Learn how to make it easier to manage your tax obligations.
Inland Revenue’s free Introduction to Business seminar can help you learn about topics including:
When: Wednesday 4 August, 9.30amWhere: REAP Wairarapa, 340 Queen Street, MastertonRegister now (external site)
When: Monday 9 August, 1pmWhere: Pelorus Trust House, Hutt Park, Gracefield, Lower HuttRegister now (external site)
When: Monday 16 August, 09.30amWhere: 12 Hagley Street, PoriruaRegister now (external site)
When: Tuesday 24 August, 09.30amWhere: Aurora Centre, Level 1, 56 The Terrace, WellingtonRegister now (external site)
Do you need advice on employment, education, training or business support?
If so then pop into Lower Hutt and talk to Connected's Wellington Employment Liaison Advisor about available assistance.
When: Thursday 12 August, 12-1pmWhere: Petone Library, 7 Britannia Street, Petone
Come along to an open day in Porirua, Petone or Wellington to find out what it would be like to study at Whitireia or WelTec.
There's a huge choice of qualifications and subjects, including nursing, beauty, creativity, business and construction.
When: Wednesday 11 August. Session 1: 1-4pm. Session 2: 6-8pm Where: Petone Campus, 21 Kensington Avenue
When: Friday 20 August, 9am-3pmWhere: Te Auaha Campus, 66 Dixon StreetHospitality Campus, 52 Cuba Street
Have a disability or health condition and want to work?
APM understands how daunting it can be to return to the world of work, especially if you're living with the challenges of a disability or health condition.
Drop in to Connected to talk to APM about support to prepare for work, find a job and stay in employment.
MastertonWhen: Every Friday, 9am-12pmWhere: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 49-51 Lincoln Road, Masterton
Lower HuttWhen: Every Tuesday, 9am-3pmWhere: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 317-327 High Street, Lower Hutt
Pasifika Consulting can help you with upskilling, employment opportunities, personal development training and ongoing support.
A representative from Pasifika Consulting will be at the Connected centres in Lower Hutt and Porirua to help you achieve your goals.
Lower HuttWhen: Every Thursday, 9am-3pmWhere: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 317-327 High Street, Lower Hutt
PoriruaWhen: Every Tuesday, 9am-3pmWhere: Connected Centre, Work and Income service centre, 4 Lydney Place, Porirua
If you’re a Work and Income client looking for a job in the construction industry, pop into Connected Porirua to talk to someone from Kiwi Can Do and see if they can offer you a place on a pre-employment course.
Kiwi Can Do recruits 100 Work and Income job seekers to become trainees each month.
When: Wednesdays, 9am-3pm Where: Connected Porirua, Work and Income service centre, 4 Lydney Place, Porirua
Future Leaders’ Youth FOCUS Programme is an employment placement service for young people aged 18-24.
The work preparation and mentoring programme develops self-leadership, empowering rangatahi to increase their confidence, team-building and work readiness skills.
The personal development and work preparation areas it covers include goal setting, CVs, exploring work and study options, personal presentation, confidence and communication, teamwork, motivation and interviewing for the workforce.
There's no need to book - just drop in.
When: Every Monday, 9am-3pm
Where: Porirua Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 4 Lydney Place, Porirua
Are you struggling with finances in your current job, or need help with your finances to gain a job? If so, you could get free financial advice in Masterton from an expert.
Building Financial Capability (BFC) is a service that helps people, families and whānau experiencing hardship to build their financial capability and resilience.
BFC takes a strengths-based approach to empower people to get control of their money, set goals and achieve long-term, sustainable change.
No appointment is needed – just drop in.
When: Every Tuesday, 1pm–3pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 49-51 Lincoln Road, Masterton
Get free career advice from an expert, to help you gain confidence, make a plan and take your next steps into work or training.
Discuss your short and long term career goals with a professional career advisor. They can help you create your CV and cover letters, understand your transferrable skills and find out how you can use them in a new job or training.
Careers advisors will be in the Masterton, Lower Hutt and Porirua Connected centres.
When: Every Thursday, 9am-4pm, and every Friday, 10am-2pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 49-51 Lincoln Road
How to book: Email Gcw_wairarapa@msd.govt.nz
When: Every Wednesday, 11am-4.30pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 317-327 High Street
How to book: Email Hutt_Employment_Central@msd.govt.nz
When: Every Thursday, 9am-3pm
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income service centre, 4 Lydney Place
How to book: Email Porirua_Employment_Centre@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.
MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
49-51 Lincoln Road
MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
317-327 High Street
Lower Hutt 5010
MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
4 Lydney Place
Wellington (Willis Street)
MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
195 Willis Street
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Last modified: 2 July 2021