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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.

Takapuna
When: Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm (by phone), Face to face appointments available Thursday mornings 9am-12pm 
Where: 519 Lake Road Takapuna
Request a session: Email Connectedtakapuna@msd.govt.nz

Waitakere
When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income, 36-44 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson
Request a session: Email connectedwaitakere@msd.govt.nz

Queen Street
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30am-4pm
Where: Level 3, 450 Queen Street
Request a session, email ConnectedQueenSt@msd.govt.nz

Papakura
When: Tuesday and Thursday 10am-4pm (face-to-face)
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income, 20/22 Queen Street
Request a session, email Connected_Papakura@msd.govt.nz

Māngere
When: Every Monday to Thursday, 9am-3:30pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income, 93 Mascot Avenue
Request a session, email ConnectedMangere@msd.govt.nz

Māngere Budgeting Services Trust

Get free budgeting advice.

If you need specific budgeting support, you can drop into Māngere Work and Income to see a budget advisor with Māngere Budgeting Services Trust.

Get assistance for:

  • Financial mentoring
  • Housing advocacy
  • Education support
  • Food support
  • Counselling and community connections, and
  • Financial capability services.

When: Tuesdays, 9am - 11:30am
Where: Māngere Work and Income, 93 Mascot Ave, Māngere. 

Learn more (external link)

North Shore Budgeting Service

Free budgeting service for individuals and businesses.

If you or your business or organisation has been struggling with finances, or in need of specific support around your money, North Shore budgeting are offering support to help you.

You can learn how to:

  • Budget,
  • Solve debt, and
  • Manage your money better.

When: Every Wednesday, 9:30am-2:30pm
Where: 519 Lake Road, Takapuna

If you are interested in speaking to a professional budgeter, email connectedtakapuna@msd.govt.nz to book an appointment.

Learn more (external link)

Connected community drop-ins

Connected can help you navigate the different employment, education and training support and services available to you.

The Pride Project Clendon Community House
When: Tuesdays, 11am – 1pm
Where: 60 Maplesden Drive, Clendon
For more information contact: Connected_papakura@msd.govt.nz

Work and Income Ōtara
When: Mondays, 9:30am -12pm
Where: 54 Lovegrove Crescent, Ōtara
For more information contact: ConnectedMangere@msd.govt.nz

Work and Income Ōtāhuhu
When: Tuesdays, 9:30am - 12pm
Where: 4 Fairburn Road, Ōtāhuhu
For more information contact: ConnectedMangere@msd.govt.nz

Māngere East Family Services
When: Thursdays, from 1pm
Where: 7 Hain Ave, Māngere East
For more information contact: ConnectedMangere@msd.govt.nz

Māngere Budgeting Services Trust
When: Fridays by appointment
Where: 92 Beachcroft Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland
For more information contact: ConnectedMangere@msd.govt.nz

English Language Support

Explore the support options with English Language Partners.

English Language Partners offer support for migrants who are non-english speakers and those looking to strengthen their professional English skills. English Language Partners can also come to you, whether you'd prefer to study on your work site or in your own home.

For any queries please email: ConnectedTakapuna@msd.govt.nz

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Construction Jobs across Auckland

The construction industry in Auckland is booming and employers are now recruiting for civil, trade and construction-related jobs.

Jobs available range from entry level to skilled workers. Jobs and Skills Hubs can connect you to employers and jobs that match your skills and interests. Add to your CV with some great jobs.

Jobs available include:

  • Drivers
  • Scaffolders
  • Traffic Management
  • And more

If you are interested in starting a career in construction, contact your nearest Jobs and Skills Hub.

South Auckland: manukauhub@msd.govt.nz

North/West Auckland: northernhub@msd.govt.nz

Central/Eastern Auckland: citycentrehub@msd.govt.nz

See what's available (external link)

Earn as you learn and become a Support Worker

Are you interested in supporting people with intellectual disabilities?

Join Idea Services and support people with intellectual disabilities to live independently and be part of their local communities.

No qualifications are required and, you will be supported to achieve your NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 2 and 3. So, you will be earning while you are learning on the job.

Discover more (external link)

Mangere hiring days

If you are ready to work! Mangere Work and Income are keen to see you.

Employers come to Mangere Work and Income fortnightly ready to hire. If you are looking for work, this could be an opportunity to meet with employers directly.

When: Fortinghtly Thursdays, 10am -12pm

Email employment_mangere@msd.govt.nz for the lastest on which employers will be attending the next hiring day.

More Auckland 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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Quality Education Services

Are you 16 - 24 years old and looking for training that will lead to a career?

Quality Education Services have a range of courses and services to help you get ahead.

You can achieve your career goals and learn a new skill for free.

Courses are available in:

  • Carpentry
  • Automotive trades
  • Early childhood education
  • Koe Mokai Ako (Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Programme) and
  • Foundation Skills Level 1.
Sound good? Click here (external link)

Free Online ESOL for Migrants

Free online conversational English lessons for all Migrants.

Whether you're new to the country or aiming to polish your skills, these classes are open to all migrants and offer a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Learn practical English for everyday conversations
  • Master the language used in job interviews and workplace communications
  • Connect with fellow migrants and build your community

When: Every Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm, and Saturday 1:30pm - 3:30pm, from Thursday 7 March to Saturday 6 April
Where: via ZOOM

If you would like to join, please register your interest here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeTpn-ftNkxehBE5ytTSwX96gp_J0A7_MBgPu8vvxaM5XNVyA/viewform (external site)

Turama Scholars Programme

Full tuition scholarships in Business and IT available from the New Zealand Skills and Education College.

The Turama Scholars programme aims at removing barriers for kiwis to pursue their studies in Business and IT.

The courses offered here can help start your career in

  • Business Information Systems industry
  • Integrated Marketing Communications industry
  • Data Analytics industry

This programme provides scholarships for NZ Women, Māori, Pasifika, Domestic Academic Excellence and International Academic Excellence.

If you identify as either women, Māori or Pasifika and have NZ residency, or have displayed academic excellence, you may be eligible to apply.

For more information (external link)

Book a campus tour at MIT

Explore your different options at Manukau Institute of Technology, Manukau and Otara Campuses.

Do you need help in deciding if studying at MIT is right for you?

During the tour you will get a taste of the student life on campus, explore the areas you want to see, and get the answers to questions you may have.

You’re welcome to bring a friend, family members or support person along.

Book a tour (external link)

Gain your Learner’s Licence for free

Are you a South Auckland resident needing help to get your learner’s licence?

On Demand Training can help you gain your Class 1 Learner’s Licence for free. You can choose to attend the in-person classes or online.

Theory course runs weekly.

When: Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: Cavendish Drive, Manukau

To check your eligibility and register referrals@ondemandlogistics.co.nz or call 0800 433 6263

Literacy Aotearoa - Computer basics

Participate in private, one-to-one lessons, or small group tutoring from trained tutors using methods that work.

Literacy Aotearoa will help you gain:

  • Confidence
  • Independence
  • Employment skills
  • Unit standards

Modules include:

  • Computer Basics - Hardware and software
  • Security - Keeping your data secure
  • Web based email: using Gmail and Outlook
  • Internet: Navigating the internet
  • Online profiles - social media & employment sites

Glen Innes
When: Wednesdays, 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Where: 25 Mayfair Place, Glen Innes, Auckland

Mangere
When: Monday to Thursdays
Where: Mangere East Library, 370 Massey Road, Mangere

To register your interest contact: Kerry Harris, email info.c2@literacy.org.nz or call 022 395 8456

Choose your course

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

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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Find tools for your business

Navigate the changing economic landscape with free resources

Auckland Unlimited provides free online resources and links to business support to help you navigate the changing economic landscape.

Check out their links on:

  • Sustainability and climate action
  • Business strategy and continuity
  • Marketing
  • Māori and Pacific business support
  • Health, wellbeing and safety
Find more information (external link)

Global Talent Interns

Match your business with an international intern.

Are you an employer experiencing a skill shortage in your business?

The Global Talent Internship Programme is a streamlined process matching employers with skilled former refuges.

As an employer, you can provide an opportunity for the intern to showcase their talents and improve their future employment prospects.​

Get matched with the right intern, collaborate to grow your business and grow your interns experience.

Discover more (external link)

Supporting Employers with ESOL

Communication is key to your business running smoothly.

Do you want to support your workers to relate to customers and colleagues, who may be struggling to communicate because English is their second language?

To help them, English Language Partners offer a free service providing both 'ESOL' classes for English beginners, and 'Professional English' classes.

Tutors are flexible and can show up to the work site, or a location of your choice where needed.

For more information, contact auckland@englishlanguage.org.nz or call 09 8277882

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)

Weekly community empowerment hour

Are you keen on harnessing support and expertise to grow your personal and business ideas?

Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with and seek guidance from seasoned experts at A and K Thomson.

Topics include, but not limited to:

  • CV Writing
  • Business Idea Formulation
  • Website Development
  • App Development
  • Podcasting
  • Grants and Tender Applications
  • Accounting
  • AI for Everyday Life
  • General Business Support
  • Well-being

Join the Online Weekly Community Empowerment Hour!
When: Tuesdays, 2pm - 3pm
Where: Google Meet (Online)

Booking is essential to ensure the right advisor is present to cater to your needs. No appointment needed, just secure your spot.
Email: admin@akthomsonltd.com

Workplace Literacy and Numeracy

Vision College's programme is tailored to meet the needs of your employees.

This Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Programme will assess which areas your employees require support in and will create a strategy to help them overcome any barriers within your company context.

This programme is free for employers and learners, and is delivered online or face-to-face in a setting that best suits your company's needs.

To sign your employees onto Vision College's Workplace Literacy and Numeracy programme, give them a call on 0800 834 834.

Find out more (external link)

Te Heke Mai

A coaching programme supporting successful employer and employee outcomes.

This programme is designed to mentor and help you grow the skills to manage life and work challenges. Learn how to celebrate your successes.

Through a handy app and friendly real life coaches, participants are supported and coached through their journey and helped to set goals.

Find out more and register (external link)

Drop-in or make an appointment to visit your local Connected centre to find out about how government agencies can help you find a job, training or business support.

Queen Street

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Level 3/450 Queen Street
Auckland 1010

Tamaki

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Unit 1, 40-42 Mayfair Place
Auckland 1072

Takapuna

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
519 Lake Road
Takapuna 0622

Waitakere

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
36-44 Sel Peacock Drive
Auckland 0610

Mangere

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
93 Mascot Avenue
Auckland 2022

Papakura

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
20-22 Queen Street
Papakura 2110

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