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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, book a free one-to-one session with a career professional to make a personalised career plan or create a CV.

Please email to request a booking


Thought about moving to Marlborough?

If you’ve visited the Marlborough region and fallen in love with what we have to offer, why not consider a career move and come work in Marlborough.

In return, we’re offering a short commute to the office, some of the country’s highest sunshine hours, wide open spaces, the sea, skifields, mountain bike tracks and national parks right on your doorstep, an abundance of amazing wineries, cafes and restaurants, friendly local community, great schools, and an iconic events calendar.

Our thriving international industries are looking for professionals across the board, from directors and CEOs, marketing and logistic managers, researchers and data analysts, and much more in between.

Come and see why we love it here.

Find out more (external link)

Vineyard hand

Calling all pruners and wrappers to start fixed term work in April and May.

Do you have previous experience pruning? Then, this is your chance to be part of a fantastic team. Training will be available.

If you are keen to be part of this vibrant team, then apply today!

Hourly rate is $22.70

Transport is available from a central pick up point at $20 weekly. 

Find out more (external link)

Factory production workers

Live, work and play in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds!

Develop your career in seafood manufacturing. Do you have the hands-on aptitude to learn, grow and advance in the workplace.

You will be a key part of a strong and supportive team, and your positive attitude, solid attendance, and excellent work ethic will be recognised and rewarded within the business.

Roles currently available at a Mussel processing plant in Havelock, with day and night shifts available to suit your lifestyle include:

  • Mussel Graders,
  • Packers,
  • Openers, and
  • Cleaners.

Roles are Monday-Friday giving you time to explore your own backyard. Affordable accommodation is available with self-contained backpacker units.

Find out more (external link)

Crane Operators

Are you looking to change the view from your office? How does 360 degree water views above a busy port sound?

The Port is looking for suitably skilled experienced staff in the operation of cranes and heavy machinery.

Full training and support will be provided to applicants who are reliable, keen to learn and develop in a career as a Stevedore. You will be employed with a primary function operating heavy machinery, such as Ships Cranes.

Hours of work can be irregular and vary due to shipping requirements.

Pay will be $37 per hour.

Find out more (external link)

After-school care assistant

Do you love working with tamariki?

Work in a busy and vibrant role providing before and after school care as well as holiday care.

Previous experience in working with children is advantageous, training will be provided to the right candidates.

A current first aid certificate would be great, but help will be given to get this, if needed.

This is a part-time position for approx. 20 hours per week over morning and afternoon shifts.

Find out more (external link)

Vineyard Labourers

Come enjoy the Marlborough climate and work bud rubbing and wire lifting!

A good level of physical fitness is required to do this vineyard role.

You will be required to work Monday-Saturday 7.30am-4.30pm. There is subsidised transport to and from work with pick up in Blenheim between 6.45am-7.00am and return around 5pm.

To be successful you must be able to pass a pre-employment drug check.

Find out more (external link)
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Support for young job seekers

If you’re aged 16-24, Youth Employment Success could help you gain confidence in your chosen industry.

Youth Employment Success gives rangatahi opportunities to meet youth-friendly employers who can help them explore the industry they’re interested in.

Find out more (external link)

Vineyard Painters

Vineyard Painters wanted for the upcoming season May to September

You will be working in a team, ‘painting’ a nutrient sealant onto freshly pruned grapevines.

A good level of fitness is required, no experience needed as full training is provided.

You will be required to work Monday to Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm.

Find out more (external link)

Life Guards

Are you a competent swimmer who wants to ensure people thrive in the water?

You will need to be honest, reliable, hard-working, a competent swimmer and great with customer service.

The summer extended opening hours mean people who can work early and late shifts during the week and during weekends are needed.

You will be trained, including first aid, so you can work as part of the lifeguard team at the aquatic centre.

Working up to eight hours a day and up to five days a week.

Find out more (external link)

Vineyard Workers

Vineyard Workers needed to join our team from May to September

You will either be:
• pruning,
• striping, or
• wrapping

Full training will be provided.

You will be required to work Monday to Saturday, 8am – 4:30pm.

Find out more (external link)

Food process workers

Are you a self-starter looking for a new adventure?

Food process workers needed to join a team based in Blenheim. Previous food processing experience is preferred however, this is not essential as full training will be provided.

Are you reliable and committed to work, punctual with great time management skills?

You will need to be physically fit and able, have a good work ethic and flexible. Flexibility around working hours and days is key. There are both day and night shifts, weekend work and overtime available when required.

The positions available are predominantly fixed-term with a chance to become permanent for the right people. If this sounds like you, apply today!

Find out more (external link)

More Marlborough 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)

Varied Vineyard Roles

General Vineyard Labourers wanted for permanent or fixed term roles starting immediately.

Depending on the season and location, physical vineyard tasks may include:

  • Planting
  • Trellis construction
  • Irrigation installation
  • Pruning
  • Wire dropping
  • Wire lifting
  • Bud rubbing
  • Fruit thinning
  • Shoot thinning
  • Hand harvest

Monday to Friday and Saturdays if required. Guaranteed minimum of 30 hours per week.

Flexibility required for varied start and finish times. Piece rates or hourly rate available.

Find out more (external link)

Te reo Māori for beginners

Learn basic te reo Māori over 6 weeks.

This popular course covers basic Maori language skills and culture – with one morning session per week over 6 weeks, starting Wednesday 15 March.

When: Wednesdays, 10 am - 12 pm

Where: ComCol, 65 Scott Street, Blenheim

Cost: $70 

Other courses are scheduled to start in August and October

Find out more (external link)

Better Digital Futures for Seniors

Free 1-hour session for seniors who want to use digital technologies.

For seniors who want to use digital technologies to pursue hobbies, communicate with family and friends, and become more independent online. Bring your device along and spend an hour one on one with Shona, learning tips and techniques and increasing your confidence. This one-hour session is completely free.

When: Wednesdays

Where: 65 Seymour Street, Blenheim

Bookings are essential so ring Shona at REAP to book your spot ph 03 5787848; you choose which hour you prefer.

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Choose your course

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

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 Seminars and 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 sessions. 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 session 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 session. learn about who needs to register as an employer, and what information must be recorded and how to send to IR.

These sessions are run regularly, register today!

Introduction to Business

Kanohi ki te kanohi/Face to face 

Wednesday 22 March, 10am (external site)

Where: 85 Budge Street, Riverdale, Blenheim


Wednesday 22 March, 7pm (external site)

Tuesday 28 March, 4pm (external site)

Tuesday 11 April, 10am (external site)


Kanohi ki te kanohi/Face to face

Wednesday 22 March, 1:30pm (external site)

Where: 85 Budge Street, Riverdale, Blenheim


Tuesday 21 March, 10am (external site)

Tuesday 4 April, 10am (external site)


Tuesday 4 April, 10am (external site)

Alternatively, you can watch pre-recorded sessions here. (external site)

Business growth and support pre-recorded webinars

Digitally connecting you with business support and services available to all industry sectors across the West Coast, Nelson-Tasman and Marlborough regions.

Watch as many webinars as you’d like, to hear about the offerings provided by the agency hosting. 

The Business Growth and Support Virtual Conference is brought to you by Connected and Digital Boost. (external site)

Agencies represented include:

Connected - Connecting you to support for your business

The Networkers - Creating opportunities by helping people build new connections and strong relationships with inspiring, friendly people

Amotai - Unlocking opportunities for Māori and Pasifika businesses through supplier diversity

NZ Trade & Enterprise - Helping New Zealand businesses to grow internationally

Ministry of Social Development - Work brokerage, financial support and more for you and your business

Business Trust Marlborough - Business Trust Marlborough is here to assist businesses of all types - startups as well as existing businesses

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce - We exist to unlock business vitality. We support local business growth through effective promotion and business development opportunities

Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce - Helping to create the best commercial environment in which you can achieve your business goals

Nelson Regional Development Agency - Unlock the economic potential of Nelson Tasman, to enable our people and places to thrive

Development West Coast - Endeavoring to promote employment and generate sustainable economic benefits in the West Coast

Te Puni Kōkiri - We provide services, by Māori, for Māori and with Māori, to support the growth and sustainability of your business

Inland Revenue - Here to support you, whether you’re new to business or need some help to get on the right track - An introduction and update to your rights and responsibilities as an employer - Tools and expert advice from government and industry, designed to help Kiwi businesses save time and succeed

Digital Boost - Helping your business move into the digital world

Watch today (external link)

Free business advice

Got a great idea for business and need a sounding board?

Buisness Trust Marlborugh offer a free one hour confidential meeting with our Business Advisor to discuss any aspect of your business or plans for starting a business.

You can get help if you:

  • Have a business idea you want to explore
  • Want to start a business
  • Need information and advice
  • Need a fresh point of view on your business
  • Are facing problems in your business
  • Want the opportunity to network with others in business
  • Require access to mentoring from an experienced business person.
Find out more (external link)

Marlborough networking breakfast

Want to network with local businesses?

Join Business Trust Marlborough for breakfast on the first Friday of the month to network and hear a guest speaker.

When: First Friday of the month, 7.30 am - 8.45 am

Where: Fairweathers, 36 Scott Street, Blenheim

Buy your own breakfast at the counter and meet in the front room, no RSVP required.

Biz Break

Meet and connect with other local business owners.

The business scene in Marlborough is vibrant, join the team from Business Trust Marlborough along with other Marlborough business owners to cheer each other on and chat over coffee and muffins.

When: Third Thursday of the month, 10 am - 11 am
Where: Fairweathers, 36 Scott Street, Blenheim

Please RSVP to

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Angel investors Marlborough founder clinics

Are you a founder of a start-up looking for advice?

Angel Investors Marlborough has launched clinics to enable founders of start-up companies to get advice on their next steps.

When: Third Wednesday of the month

Book today (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
Riverview House
11 Alfred Street
Blenheim 7201