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Free 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 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


Lower Hutt

When: Every Wednesday, 11am-4.30pm

Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 317-327 High Street

How to book: Email



When: Every Thursday, 9am-3pm

Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income service centre, 4 Lydney Place

How to book: Email

IRD at Connected

Get free income and tax related advice.

Come and meet an IRD representative who can help you with your:

  • Income tax
  • Working for Families Tax Credits
  • Student loan
  • Child support
  • General tax enquiries

When: Third Tuesday of the month, 9:30am – 2pm
Where: Connected Lower Hutt, 317 High Street, Lower Hutt

To arrange for a time on the day, email: with your name, mobile number and/or email address.

Connected pop-ups at Hutt Valley Libraries

Come and meet your local Connected representative and find information on local employment, education and training opportunities.

Pop in and find out about local employment opportunities, referral to careers practitioners, support for career pathways and introduction to the website and how it can support your next steps to employment, education and training.

Upper Hutt Library
When: Second to last Monday of the month, 11am - 12pm
Where: Upper Hutt Library, 844 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

Taita Library
When: Second to last Thursday of the month, 11am - 12pm
Where: Walter Nash Stadium, 20-22 Taine Street, Taita

Lower Hutt Library
When: First Tuesday of the month, 11am - 12pm
Where: Lower Hutt Library, 2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt

Wainuiomata Library
When: Second Tuesday of the month 11am - 12pm
Where: Wainuiomata Hub Library, 1A Queen St, Wainuiomata

Drop-in or email


Need support with a mental or physical disability? Returning to the workforce after an injury or illness.

Pop into one of the below Work and Income service centres to speak with someone from Workbridge about your options.

Lower Hutt
When: Mondays fortnightly, 1pm - 3pm
Where: Connected, Work and Income, 317 High Street

When: Mondays fortnightly, 1pm - 3pm
Where: Work and Income, 2 Vogel Street

When: Mondays fortnightly, 1pm - 3pm
Where: Work and Income, 5 Te Ara Raukura Shop 3

Upper Hutt
When: Mondays fortnightly, 1pm - 3pm
Where: Work and Income, 164 Main Street

For more information, please e-mail:

APM Employment Service

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.

When: Every Friday, 9am-12pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 49-51 Lincoln Road, Masterton

Lower Hutt
When: Every Tuesday, 9am-3pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 317-327 High Street, Lower Hutt

Looking for employment?

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 Hutt
When: Every Thursday, 9am-3pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 317-327 High Street, Lower Hutt

When: Every Tuesday, 9am-3pm
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income service centre, 4 Lydney Place, Porirua

Support for refugees

Are you from a refugee background and seeking employment?

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

Kiwi Can Do - Porirua drop-in

Are you looking for a career in construction?

A Kiwi Can Do course could be just for you!

Come into Connected Porirua on Wednesdays to talk to a representative from Kiwi Can Do. They will take the time to focus on you and talk through the courses on offer best suited to you.

When: Every Wednesday, 9am - 12pm
Where: Connected Work and Income, 4 Lyndley Place, Porirua

Career pathway

Do you need guidance for your next steps toward training?

The Learning Shop is your local hub where you can get information, advice and support about continuing your learning.

A Career Advisor is available to help you with your CV, applying for jobs, interview skills, as well as supporting you to reach your goals.

Gain support for pathways to education and careers now.

When: Every Wednesday, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Where: Work and Income, 4 Lydney Place, Porirua

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Whānau Ora Navigators

Are you looking to be an advocate for whānau who are facing homelessness?

You will be working with a close-knit team of social support professionals in assisting whānau into emergency, transitional or permanent housing.

In this role, you will be:

  • Providing information to clients
  • Connecting whānau with government and non-government agencies
  • Providing advocacy support

To be successful for the role, you will have some experience in:

  • Microsoft suite, customer relationship management and note taking
  • Understanding of the Te Reo Māori world view
  • Working in an advocacy role and /or passion for the field
  • Verbal and written communication.

Find out more (external link)


Do you have a passion for food and are keen to manage a professional kitchen?

Here is an opportunity for you to help manage a kitchen with the head chef.

You will be able to deliver food at high standards and help with the menu.

You will gain experience in:

  • Maintaining food and workplace hygiene
  • Providing great customer service
  • Assisting in stock control and ordering

To be successful for the role, you will have:

  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in the food industry
  • The ability to work at least 1 weekend day
  • A willingness to work closely with recipes.
Find out more (external link)

Check Out Supervisor

Do you have Supervisor retail experience and are you looking for part-time work?

If you're a responsible, reliable, team player and want to work in a supermarket in Stokes Valley this is for you.

Working hours are Wednesday and Thursdays 4pm-9:15pm, and Fridays 2pm-8pm.

Duties include:

  • Assisting check-out staff
  • Customer service and enquires
  • Cashing up at the end of each shift and more.
Discover more (external link)

Customer Service Rep

Do you have a flair for representing clients and being at the front-end of sales services?

A Wellington roofing product manufacturing company is looking for a customer service superstar to join their team as their next Client Rep.

In the role, you will be responsible for:

  • Taking customer orders
  • Entering customer orders into the system
  • Interacting with customers face-to-face, email and by phone
  • Problem solving issues with customers and the team

Some sought after skills for the role are:

  • Good organising skills with ability to work with numbers and data
  • Experience in customer service and problem solving
  • Great computer literacy and proven ability to pick up new systems and processes
Discover more (external link)

Maintenance Personnel

Do you want to help repair and maintain equipment?

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Conducting routine inspections of premises and equipment
  • Performing preventative maintenance
  • Managing basic repairs

To be successful in your application, you will have:

  • Proven maintenance experience
  • Skills in the use of hand & power tools
  • An eye for detail
  • Organisational and follow up skills.
Learn more (external link)

Site Traffic Management Specialist

Are you looking for work in Lower Hutt?

Here’s a fantastic opportunity for you to grow and develop in a supportive team and build your career.

You will be part of a team responsible for:

  • Managing and directing traffic safely
  • Ensuring protection for road workers and users

Work is full-time from Monday to Friday, 7am-4:30pm, with overtime offered when available.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be reliable and flexible
  • Have a full clean Driver Licence min Class 1
  • Hold a Level 1 STMS qualification
  • Be physically fit.
For more information (external link)

Community Connections Wairarapa

Community Connections are a community based disability service helping job seekers into employment.

They support you holistically with your job hunt by helping with your job search, developing a CV, Cover letters, interview support and then in work support while you learn the job.

Get in touch: e-mail or phone 022 038 9217

Find out more (external link)

More Wellington 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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Take a business computing course

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.

Find out more (external link)

Literacy Aotearoa

Do you need help with literacy, language, or numeracy?

Explore the courses available to help you with entering into employment or further study.

Digital Literacy and Computers
Designed to assist you on the path to becoming digitally literate and capable. This course covers everyday uses including emailing, internet and software and hardware functions.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy
This course supports you to:

  • Obtain NZQA unit standard credits
  • Communicate ideas
  • Use numbers to solve problems
  • Read and understand texts

Learner Licence
Will help you prepare to sit the licence theory test in a fun and effective small class.

Email to find out more:

Online Māori language programme

Want to learn Te Reo at your own pace?

This programme has no end date, generally takes 5 weeks, but can be done at the Learners pace.

There are no assessments, it is purely based on increasing your knowledge.

You will gain a basic understanding of te reo Māori. The programme includes a selection of well-known waiata and karakia. 

Enrolments are rolling so no real start or finish date. Get started today and register online!

Find out more and register (external link)

CV's, cover letters and more

Do you need help with your CV, cover letter and interviewing skills?

There is a free course run by Literacy Aotearoa in Lower Hutt. This course covers writing a CV, cover letter, interview skills and digital literacy.

Find out more e-mail:

CVs, cover letters and more for Porirua residents

The Learning Shop at Whitireia Polytechnic wants all Porirua locals to thrive.

They can support you with:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter
  • Interview skills
  • Finding the right education or training.

For more information: email or phone 237 3141

Visit their website (external link)

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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Training for your staff

Would you like the opportunity to increase the literacy, language, digital literacy and numeracy skills of your staff?

Capital Training can work with your organisation to develop customised workplace communication programmes that are tailored to fit your workplace needs.

Employers who take up the training opportunity experience: 

  • Reduced error rates amongst staff
  • Improved health and safety compliance
  • Increased staff performance productivity

Your organisation could be eligible for 25-80 hours of fully funded training, delivered over a period of 10-40 weeks.

Find out more (external link)

Workplace Communication training

Designed for your company’s specific needs.

A Language Communication Coach and Trainer can provide a skills-based learning curriculum via one to one, live online video conferencing and in-house workplace training workshops.

Experience includes working with a vast range of employees across many industries, both internationally and locally.

Areas of Focus:

  • Public Speaking & Presentation skills,
  • Active listening skills,
  • Communication techniques
  • Pre-employment skills
  • Networking tactics
  • Report writing skills
  • Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, Interpersonal Skills, Health & Safety/Compliance & Procedures.

For more information email:

Your business tax

IRD Representatives are available for advice and support.

Meet with an IRD Representiative face to face at the following locations throughout Wellington.

When: Tuesdays fornightly (from 23 January), 9:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Wainuiomata Community Hub, 1A Queen Street, Wainuomata

When: Second Wednesday of the month, Wednesday 13 December, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Where: Walter Nash Centre, 22 Taine Street, Taita

When: First Monday of the month, 9.30am - 2.30pm
Where: Newtown Community Centre, 4 Normanby Street Newtown

To make an appointment call IRD on 0800 227 774 or you can pop in and request an appointment.

Free business training

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce brings you this Brand New Business Training Programme, run in conjuction with Platinum Partner, Open Polytechnic.

Choose from:

  • Introduction to Small Business (Level 3)
  • Administration & Technology (Level 3)
  • First Line Management (Level 4)
  • Small Business (Level 4)
Find out more (external link)

Your business and tax

Attend Face to face seminars or webinars to guide you setting up your business correctly to meet your tax obligations.

Inland Revenue (IR) offers three practical sessions:

  • Starting a business? Introduction to Business offers information on 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? GST is to help you learn who needs to register for GST, what GST is charged on, what information must be recorded and how to send this to them, and ceasing your GST registration.
  • Are you employing? The Employers session covers who needs to register as an employer, and what information must be recorded and how to send it to IR.

With a choice of format, don't miss out and register today!

Check your options (external link)

Te Heke Mai

Te Heke Mai is a coaching programme providing support to anyone who is looking for work, in training or starting new jobs.

Through a handy app, friendly real-life coaches help you to set goals specific to your individual journey and support and coach you through your journey and towards achieving your goals.

Te Heke Mai is designed to mentor and help individuals grow the skills to manage life and work challenges.

To discuss further email or Phone 0800 938474

Find out more (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
49-51 Lincoln Road
Masterton 5810

Lower Hutt

Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
317-327 High Street
Lower Hutt 5010


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
4 Lydney Place
Porirua 5022

Wellington (Willis Street)

Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
195 Willis Street
Wellington 6011