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Free career advice

Book a one-to-one session with a career expert to make a personalised career plan. 

If you are exploring studying or training, or want assistance to prepare your CV, book a session with an experienced career expert.

Mt Maunganui

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8.30am - 5pm
Where: via phone conversation or zoom call
To book an appointment, email


When: Every Thursday, 10am-2pm
Where: Rotorua Library or via phone or zoom call
To book an appointment please email


When: Every Monday and Wednesday morning
Where: via face to face or phone conversation (Location tbc once appointment has been made)
To book an appointment please email:

Education to employment webinar series

Hungry for learning? Looking for support? Or ready for your next job? We're here for you!

We have a wide range of webinars to provide tools if you are looking for employment, wanting to digitally upskill or looking for a change in careers.

Keep an eye out for when these great webinars come out where you can join in and gain skills and support tools towards employment, training or building confidence.

Employment Webinar

To provide jobseekers with information on specific industry sectors and jobs that are available. Learn how you can get your CV ready and tips for interviewing with employers.

Get a Fresh Start

A free programme for rangatahi (18 to 24 years old) to increase their confidence, learn new skills, get fit and healthy and gain employment through the Limited Service Volunteer Programme.

Rethinking Careers

For those affected by the vaccine mandate who are considering a career change or requiring support.

Start Your Own Business 

To provide support, tools, information and resources that are available to those looking to start their own business.

Mature Workers

Relevant information to support job searching or a career change. Also, to gain digital capabilities.

Enhance Digital Capabilities

Assist to digitally upskill and outline free online resources available.

Support into Employment

To provide information and support available to those with a disability or health condition looking for assistance to access employment.

Women's Series

To inspire and support women with employment, training and self-employment aspirations.

If you want to find out more about one or more of the webinar series, email

Canvas Tauranga Careers Expo

The Bay of Plenty Connected team look forward to seeing you there!

The Canvas Tauranga Careers Expo is an incredible resource for anyone wanting to explore career opportunities. Whether you’re considering tertiary study, trades training, a career in an innovative business, or you’re already working and want to upskill or change careers completely.

You will have the opportunity to speak with leaders across a variety of industries and see what strikes a chord, and learn about the best pathways to take to help achieve their goals.

When: Friday 12 August and Saturday 13 August, 9am - 3pm
Where: Trustpower Baypark Stadium, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui 

Find out more (external link)

Seasonal jobs in the Bay of Plenty

Looking for a new seasonal job in fruit or vegetable industries?

Pick NZ offer a range of Jobs in the horticulture industry and training is provided on the job! There are jobs for young, old, experienced and inexperienced people. All you need is your commitment and reliability – and to bring along your enthusiasm!

The summer season has started with a wide range of job opportunities:
• Orchard Workers - Te Puke
• Packhouse positions available - Opotiki
• Seasonal Kiwifruit Laboratory Technicians - Mount Maunganui
• Orchard Worker - Tauranga

And more

See the jobs available now (external link)

Homecare support jobs and training

Are people your passion?

Homecare support jobs are on the rise and with the help of free NZQA training, this could be the job for you.

Homecare support covers: 

  • Household Management – such as vacuuming and tidying, laundry, ironing, meal preparation and shopping
  • Personal Care – such as assistance with eating, showering, bathing, hair washing, toileting and personal grooming
  • Sleepovers – assistance with household and personal tasks for up to 12 hours overnight such as getting to bed, trips to the bathroom, getting out of bed, making breakfast

Your hourly rate increases significantly with each level you achieve.

Both part-time and full time positions are available.

These positions require Covid-19 vaccination. (Based in Tauranga and Whakatane)

To apply, download and print the application form (external site)

Find out more (external link)

Construction labourers in Taupō

Be part of this exciting opportunity to work on the new power station build!

There are a large number of construction labourers wanted for this amazing job. No experience needed, full training will be provided.

Duties will include general labouring and other tasks where necessary.

You will need to be physically fit and willing to learn.

Express your interest by calling 0800 779 009 (Quote Job ID 21783567)

Express your interest

Varied opportunities in Ōpōtiki District

If you’re interested in opportunities to work in the Ōpōtiki District, the Workforce Team at the Ōpōtiki District Council are showcasing lots of interesting job opportunities, along with information about industry training and support.

Current job opportunities include:

  • Kiwifruit packhouse jobs
  • Mussel openers
  • Truck drivers
  • Local government vacancies

New opportunities are added every week.

View job opportunities (external link)

More Bay of Plenty 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)

Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships now open

An amazing opportunity for anyone considering studying forestry science, forest engineering or forest management begining in 2023.

Scholarships are for students who begin study in the 2023 academic year and enrol in one of these courses:

  • Bachelor of Forestry Science at University of Canterbury, are of Māori descent or identify as female, or both
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) with a major in forest engineering (open to all applicants entering from their first year), or 
  • Diploma in Forest Management at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, are of Māori descent or identify as female, or both

 Why study forestry?

By studying and choosing a career in forestry you can:

  • Help New Zealand reach its climate change goals
  • Enhance and protect our country’s biodiversity
  • Partner with Māori and iwi to optimise land use potential and outcomes
  • Create a sustainable environment for the future
  • Help create new industries and technologies
  • Be part of the move to building a bioeconomy.
Find out more (external link)

Study Pest Control Operations in Whakatane

Would you like to help protect New Zealand's native species? Then Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology have the perfect course to get you started.

With New Zealand gearing up to become predator-free by 2050, landowners are facing a massive shortage of trained pest control operators.

If you're looking for a career in pest control, this 19-week course will gear you up with the base skills and tools to get you started.

You'll learn trapping and poisoning techniques for controlling rats, rabbits, stoats and ferrets – some of our most destructive animal pests, as well as methods for controlling pest plants.

Through a mix of theory and hands-on learning, you'll also cover topics such as animal physiology and welfare, personal safety in the outdoors, firearm safety and legislation.

The course starts on Monday 29 August for a duration of 19 weeks.

Where: Whakatane Campus, 33 Cutler Crescent, Whakatane

Find out more and enrol (external link)

Hospitality Training Programme and Career Opportunity - Taupo

Do you want to gain new skills in different areas of a hotel? Or a restaurant?

Hotel Training Programme
Have you always had a passion for people and hotels? This is an excellent 2 week training programme in a 5-star hotel where you can learn the ins and the outs of the hotel as well as gain skills in the different departments, such as in housekeeping, kitchen and so much more.

Express your interest email

Restaurant Opportunity
If you've always wanted to learn how to make coffees, here is your chance! You will receive 2 weeks training in areas of customer service, food preparation, cleaning, stock control and completing general tasks as required. You will gain new skills and meet great people as well as obtain a Work Experience certificate and transferable skills.

Express your interest phone 0800 779 009 Quote Job ID 21737985

Digital skills for work

Improve digital skills and build your online confidence.

You’ll get hands-on experience with useful digital tools that you can take straight back to your work, as well as the chance to collaborate with a friendly and encouraging community of learners.

If you are interested in this and more courses check out The Mind lab (external site) 

You may also qualify for a scholarship to cover any course costs.

Hospitality courses in Whakatāne

The Queenstown Resort College is coming to Whakatāne to offer a Certificate in Hospitality Service. You will graduate with industry current skills and competencies required to enhance the customer experience.

The programme will equip students with food and beverage service trends, cultural intelligence techniques and compliance procedures needed to succeed in New Zealand’s dynamic tourism and hospitality industry.

Graduates will have the skills to work as advanced food and beverage professionals within the hospitality industry.

Graduates may also progress onto further study and entry into QRC’s Hospitality Management (Level 6).

Course Overview Level 4 Certificate in Hospitality Service (17 Weeks Starting July 2022)

• Safe and Secure Practices in Hospitality

• Hospitality Teams and People

• Hospitality Compliance

• Restaurant Service 

The course will be run at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Whakatāne Campus

To learn more or to apply for a course, email  or call Sharman Morgan 027 277 8617

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 the Bay of Plenty.

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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Your business and tax

Inland Revenue offers free webinars to help you set up correctly to meet your tax obligations whether you are new to business, GST or employing staff.

Inland Revenue offers three different practical webinars:

  • Starting a business? Introduction to Business is a two hour seminar. Learn about the different ways to structure your business, expenses you can claim, and how income tax and provisional tax works.
  • Are you registered for GST or thinking of registering for GST? Attend the two hour webinar on GST. Learn about who needs to register for GST, what GST is charged on, what information must be recorded and how to send this to us, and ceasing your GST registration.
  • Are you employing? In the Employers webinar learn about who needs to register as an employer, and what information must be recorded and how to send to IR.

These webinars are run on a fortnightly rotation, register today!

Introduction to Business

Wednesday 10 August, 7pm (external site)

Tuesday 16 August, 4pm (external site)


Tuesday 9 August, 10am (external site)

Tuesday 6 September, 10am (external site)


Tuesday 23 August, 10am (external site)

Tuesday 20 September, 10am (external site)

One hour of free business advice

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is offering new business owners, freelancers, sole traders and even social enterprises and not-for-profits access to one hour of free business advice.

Their business advisor can help you to understand how to get started, and what they need to be thinking about in the short and long term.

For more infomation on the support available and to book a consultation visit the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce (external site) website. 

Business start-up clinic

If you need help starting a business, attend a start-up clinic run by Rotorua Chamber of Commerce.

The clinic includes group and one-on-one sessions hosted by business coaches and tailored to your business needs.

Topics that can be covered include assessing the feasibilty of your idea, developing a cashflow forecast, building a business plan, understanding legal obligations and avoiding common pitfalls.

Find out more and register (external link)

Whakarite hui ki te toro atu ki tō pokapū Connected ā-rohe kia ako ai koe me pēhea e taea ai e ngā pūtahi kāwanatanga te āwhina i a koe ki te kimi mahi, whakangungu, tautoko pakihi rānei.


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
9 Owens Place
Mount Maunganui 3116


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
Ground Floor
1207 Pukuatua Street
Rotorua 3010


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
24 Pyne Street
Whakatane 3120