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Support workers needed

Do you enjoy helping others?

Support workers are needed to carry out a range of duties.

These include: taking clients shopping, to appointments and on walks; giving personal care assistance; and generally just being there for clients and feeling comfortable to chat to them.

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

Calling all labourers

Physically fit, motivated and reliable 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 license and be able to pass a drug test.

For more information, email wellington_employment_centre@msd.govt.nz

House keepers needed

Part-time and full-time positions available.

The many and varied duties include:

  • Basic customer service to respond to customer requests.
  • Receiving and organising incoming deliveries.
  • Cleaning
  • Daily general tasks.
  • Setting up, packing down and cleaning of Events Conference Centre area where required.

To find out more email:


Find a Job

Find seasonal work

Hundreds of seasonal jobs are available in 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 gcw_wairarapa@msd.govt.nz

Visit Find a Job

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)

Shearing short course

In this free two week course you will learn the practical skills needed to enter the industry – including wool handling and pressing, first aid and health.

There is a massive demand for shearers in the New Zealand shearing industry. 

This programme, including accommodation for the 12 nights is entirely free, and includes free meals on Monday - Friday.

27 April 2021 – 07 May 2021

Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre


Find out more (external link)

Free training course

You can get a fresh start and the tools to get a job with the Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) course.

LSV is a six-week training course run by the New Zealand Defence Force.

Participants take part in a range of activities, have a great experience and get new skills that will help them find a job.

LSV is a live-in course that takes place in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Find out more (external link)

Free dairy course

A two week course to learn some of the basics of working with animals and keeping safe on the farm.

If you enjoy spending time outdoors this is a great opportunity to be part of a supportive team and and get hands on experience.

The programme includes accommodation for the 12 nights and is entirely free.  Free meals are included Monday-Friday. 

The course is held at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, just outside of Masterton in the Wairarapa on the following dates:

27 April 2021 – 07 May 2021

24 May 2021 – 04 June 2021

Find out more (external link)

Employment placement service

A pre-employment programme to help you gain skills tailored specifically to industry sector requirements. 

The training and services provided are relevant to the needs of the employers within that industry.

The service is designed to maximise job opportunities for participants, by providing them with effective coaching in preparing for work placement in employment and on-going career support. 

This service is available in Wellington and free to those who meet Work and Income eligibility criteria.

Find out more (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 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.

Find your course now (external link)
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Starting a business?

Learn how to make it easier to manage your tax obligations.

Inland Revenue’s free Introduction to Business seminars in Wellington can help you learn about topics including:

  • working smarter with Inland Revenue’s online services
  • business structures
  • income tax
  • expenses you can claim
  • record keeping.

Seminars are being held at:



Find out more (external link)

Employer workshop

Learn how to make it easier to manage your tax obligations.

Inland Revenue’s free workshop is a hands-on interactive session where you will learn how to:

  • Calculate PAYE and other deductions
  • Complete a monthly wage summary for two employees
  • File your employer monthly returns online

It is ideal for sole traders, partnerships, and other small businesses.  This workshop will cover:

  • Who is an employer?
  • Our online services and calculators
  • Deductions and allowances
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Payday filing
  • A return complete exercise

Date: Tuesday 20 April

Time: 9.30am

Location: Aurora Centre, 66 The Terrace

Find out more (external link)

Career advice

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/long term career goals with a professional career advisor.  They can help with your CV and cover letters, understand your transferrable skills and how you can use them in a new job or training.

A career advisor is onsite in Masterton

  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Location: Connected, MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre, 49-51 Lincoln Road, Masterton.

And also in Lower Hutt

  • Date: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 11am – 4.30pm
  • Location: Connected centre, MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre, Lower Hutt, 317-327 High Street.

To book a spot for Masterton email:


To book a spot for Lower Hutt email:


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
Masterton 5810

Lower Hutt

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
317-327 High Street
Lower Hutt 5010


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
4 Lydney Place
Porirua 5022

Wellington (Willis Street)

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
195 Willis Street
Wellington 6011

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