West Coast

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General labouring roles

The Talley's factory in Westport are looking for full-time nightshift workers for the Hoki fishing season.

The roles include unloading and loading trucks so you'll need to be fit. You don't need experience - training will be provided.

Closing date: Friday 6 August

Find out more and apply (external link)

Connecting young people to employment

A programme offering support to young people looking for jobs or work experience has come to the West Coast.

Youth Employment Success is an online platform that enables young people aged 16-24 to connect with employers from a range of industries who are offering jobs or employment-based opportunities.

Whether you’re looking for real experience, an informal kōrero over coffee or a job, Youth Employment Success can help you get that break.

Find out more (external link)

Fishing industry careers

Are you interested in a career in the fishing industry?

Westport Deep Sea Fishing School runs residential programmes that offer practical training to build skills and expertise.

The programme is NZQA-approved and is supported by New Zealand’s biggest seafood companies, who employ students directly from the school.

Applications for deep sea fishing are taken on a rotational basis all year round.

Find out more (external link)

More West Coast 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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Study and training support for young people

Are you a young person who would like support to take the next step into study or training?

WestREAP's youth service aims to help young people gain the skills to find a job and have an independent future.

Young people can be put in touch with a youth faciltator/coach who can give them guidance, support and encouragement to find education, training, work-based training or work-based learning.

To find out more, contact WestREAP's youth services facilitator.

Phone 0800 927 327 or email reception@westreap.org.nz or schools@westreap.org.nz

Gain the skills to get a job

If you live in Westland and are aged 16-24, the Youth Employability Programme (YEP) could help you gain the employability skills to start your career.

The 10-week programme is made up of short workshops. Young people gain skills through group activities, discussions and interactive work.

Volunteer projects and work experience in the community are also important parts of the programme.

Participants are expected to have 80 hours work experience – including workplace visits - during the programme.

To find out more email yep@westreap.org.nz

Short courses in Greymouth and Westport

Take a short course to gain skills and improve your employment prospects.

Tai Poutini Polytechnic runs one-day and two-day courses in response to the needs of the community and local industry.

The short courses give training in areas such as traffic control, quad bikes, height safety, chainsaws and forklifts.

To see upcoming courses in Greymouth and Westport, check out the short course calendar on Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s community education page.

Find short courses (external link)

Choose your course

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

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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Upskill your team

Want to take on new staff? Upskill may be able to help.

Upskill employment and training consultants work with employers across the West Coast, developing industry training programmes to enable new recruits and existing staff to gain the skills your business needs.

A new regional employment and training scheme from Development West Coast, Upskill aims to help create sustainable employment opportunities and develop current staff to ensure West Coast businesses succeed long-term.

Find out more (external link)
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Free career advice

Would you like free advice from a career expert to help you take your next step into work, study or training?

If so, you could book a one-to-one session with a career professional to make a personalised career plan or create a CV.

A career advisor will be available for appointments in July at Greymouth Connected, Work and Income employment centre, 1123-116 Mackay Street.

To make an appointment in July, email Myjobsearch_greymouth@workandincome.govt.nz

Financial support for working parents

Are you a parent who is working or looking to start work?

The Greymouth Connected centre is running free seminars to help you explore the financial support available from Inland Revenue for working parents.

When: Wednesday 11th August 10am-12pm
Where: Greymouth Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 112-116 Mackay Street, Greymouth

To register email myjobsearch_greymouth@workandincome.govt.nz and use the subject 'IR seminar'.

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
112-116 Mackay Street
Greymouth 7805

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