Find jobs, training courses and support for business in Auckland, New Zealand’s economic powerhouse

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Connected centres are open for booked appointments

To make a booking, please email your Connected centre

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.

All appointments are currently happening via phone due to the Covid Alert levels.

When: Every Monday and Thursday, 9am-4pm
Where: Takapuna Library, 9 The Strand,Takapuna
To book a session: Email:


When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9am-4pm
Where: Connected, 36-44 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson
To book a session: Email

Queen Street
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-4pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centres, Level 3, 450 Queen Street
To book a session, email

When: Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9am-4pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 20/22 Queen Street
To book a session, email

When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-4pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 93 Mascot Avenue
To book a session, email

Thinking about study?

Get inspired by Unitec and look at awesome study and career options.

Pop into the Waitakere Connected Centre for free study and course advice from a Unitec advisor.

From Healthcare, Creative Industries to Engineering, Unitec have it all.

Look at funding options like free fees and studylink

When: Monday, 10am - 2pm

Where: Connected, MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre, 36-44 Sel Peacock Drive, Waitakere

Find out more (external link)

Connected Pop Up at Mangere Library

Mangere Library hosts Connected for pop up sessions fortnightly.

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


When: Tuesday 14 and 28 June , 10am - 12pm

Where: Mangere town centre library, 121 Bader Drive

Support for employment and work readiness

Starting your own business or want to learn new skills for your job preparation?

Whether you want to start your own business or learn new skills to help you get ahead with your job preparation. Whau Ace has a wide range of courses and support services available in multiple languages.

Whau Ace is available from all Connected sites across Auckland.  Contact your nearest Connected centre to be referred to the Whau Ace service.

If you want support applying for jobs, come along to the Job Café run at Connected Queen Street fortnightly. 

Drop in to find out how Whau Ace can support you.

When: Fortnightly Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm (Starting Wednesday 11 May)
Where: Connected Queen Street, Work and Income service centre, 450 Queen Street.

Let us know you are coming by registering

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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 currently available include:

Trades Assistance - Civil Construction, Tuakau

Learn to operate and then operate various types of plant and equipment. Some Manual labour also such as digging, lifting and setting out. No experience necessary and good physical fitness required. Full covid vaccination is required. $22-$23 per hour. Interested? Contact

Plastering Apprenticeship - West Auckland

An opportunity to move up the ladder and achieve a trade. Previous labouring experience is preferred, however, full training will be provided. Join a team with a strong supportive culture who enjoys get togethers. $23 per hour. Interested? Contact Samantha van der Merwe 021 853135

Civil Construction Cadetship - Albany and Glen Eden

Earn while you learn, 6 weeks paid training across various civil task areas. Ongoing mentoring and support to progress your career in the civil construction sector. Interested? Contact 029 914 0982 or

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

South Auckland:

North/West Auckland:

Central/Eastern Auckland:

Bus Drivers

Full and part-time bus drivers required in South, East and Central Auckland.

Being a Bus Driver is more than being professional and driving a bus. It is also about looking after passengers- all of which takes a special skill set.

Go bus work hard to provide the very best quality of service- so it is vital that we recruit the right people for this important job.

You will ideally have excellent customer service skills and enjoy working with the public. Together with a strong commitment to safety and best practice driving techniques.

Go Bus will help you obtain your Class 2 Licence and a P Endorsement and will provide you with the training required. You will need to have held your full licence for 2 years or more.

Find out more (external link)

Airport baggage handler

Start your career in the aviation sector by loading and unloading baggage, who knows where it will lead?

Swissport is a global leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling who are currently recruiting for several Aircraft Presentation and Ramp Agents to join their team at the Auckland Airport.

Ideal applicants will be reliable team players who are focused on delivering exceptional and safe service who are self confident and can stay calm under pressure.

You need to be physically fit and able to lift bags weighing up to 32kg. Able to work across shifts 7 days a week.

Covid vaccination is a requirement for this role.

Find out more (external link)

Aircraft Cleaner

The number of flights in and out of NZ are increasing with the borders reopening. Be a part of a 24/7 Team helping to ensure cleanliness of aircraft.

An employer is seeking hardworking, reliable and well-presented aircraft cleaning staff to join the team at Auckland Airport.

You will be a part of a team providing their airline customers with a high-quality interior aircraft cleaning service.

As a team member, you will be responsible for the cleaning of all areas within the aircraft to a high standard so as to ensure complete satisfaction of passengers and the airline.

Covid Vaccination is required for this role.

Find out more (external link)

Ready to Role employment support

Ready to Role will fast-track you back into work

If you have been made redundant or lost work due to COVID19, Ready to Roll is a free and short intervention service to help you get your next job. 

By joining Ready to Role you will:

• Upgrade your CV to industry standard
• Improve your interview skills and confidence
• Connect you to great job opportunities
• Enjoy working with a job coach to apply and prepare for jobs
• Connect to drivers licence training and industry qualifications (eg COA, LCQ, First Aid, Site Safe)

Find out more (external link)

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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Literacy Aotearoa - Computer basics

Learn computer basics and become more confident when using a computer.

You'll get private, one-to-one or small group tutoring from trained tutors using methods that work. 

Literacy Aotearoa will help you gain:

  • Confidence
  • Independence
  • Employment skills
  • Unit standards


  • 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 and online profiles

When: Wednesdays, 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Where: 25 Mayfair Place, Glen Innes, Auckland 

To register your interest contact: Kerry Harris email, or call 022 395 8456

Accelerate your career in digital technology

Are you ready to jumpstart your career in Tech? Get a certificate in Digital Technology Product Solutions

MissionReady HQ has a variety of  NZQA approved courses to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to begin your career in Software Development or UX Design.

You will learn to develop sophisticated applications and become a confident problem solver using cloud resources.

You will also have the chance to meet industry mentors and get work experience with a tech company.

Upcoming Intakes – Monday 1 August

Course duration – 19 weeks, 5 days a week

Where: Level 5, 115 Queen street, Auckland or Virtual, Microsoft teams.

Fees – free (under TTAF)

Take the self-assessment (external site) to see which course might be best for you.

Find out more (external link)

Study for a career in health and wellbeing

Caring is a growing industry, learn what it takes to care in the health and aged care sector.

This healthcare programme will help you provide a higher level of care that will enhance the general well-being of people, families, and communities.

This foundation will prepare you for further studies in the healthcare and aged care sector or prepare you for the workplace with pay parity starting at $25.00 per hour once completing the course.

You may qualify for free study under the targeted training and apprenticeship fund

You can complete study online or in-person at either New Lynn Campus, 3033 Great North Road, New Lynn or Manukau campus, 20A Amersham Way, Manukau.

Next course starts Monday 11 July.

Find out more and enrol (external link)

Ako Pacific professional development fund

Ako Aotearoa offers support through scholarships for Pacific staff and emerging Pacific leaders in tertiary education.

The scholarships are each worth between $2,000 and $5,000. The nominees' organisation is expected to provide a cash or "in kind" contribution to match that being funded by Ako Aotearoa.

The purpose of the scholarships are two-fold and aim to address the following priorities:

  • Supporting Pacific tertiary staff on their pathways to leadership positions through career development.
  • Building leadership capability, along with capacity, that becomes a stronger platform of support to grow greater Pacific learner success.

The fund is open to all Pacific staff working in tertiary education in New Zealand. 

Find out more (external link)

Circular fashion design community programme

Got an idea for sustainable fashion business and you want to make a difference for people and planet then this programme is for you.

What you will learn about:

  • Designing from reclaimed materials
  • Sewing and design skills
  • Designing to sell & earn an income
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Marketing, sales & pricing

Benefit from mentor sessions and promote your work through a fashion show.

The programme starts on Friday 10 June, with the fashion show on Friday 9 September.

Where: Gribblehirst Hub, 5 Cabbage Tree Swamp Drive, Sandringham

Find out more (external link)

Learn Samoan for free

Learn to speak Gagana Samoa and develop your understanding of Samoan culture.

Manukau Institute of Technology, Otara is offering New Zealand Certificate in Pacific Language (Samoa).

You don't have to be Samoan to take this course, but, if you're of Samoan descent raised in New Zealand, this is a chance to reconnect to your language and culture.

Intake starts on Monday, 25 July.

Find out more and enrol (external link)

Micro credential in Cybersecurity

Learn the technical and theoretical knowledge in cybersecurity focusing on bridging the gap between improving baseline security readiness and incident response.

Join this 10 week on -line course, 9-3 on Saturdays. Free under TTAF for domestic students.

Learn about:

  • Identify security threats
  • Security infrastructure
  • Security Solutions
  • Response procedures
  • Risk management

Micro credentials are stackable allowing you to work towards gaining a higher qualification and advance your career.

This course is also great for those already working in the sector who want to upskill in cyber security.

Find out more (external link)

Learn Te Reo Māori for free

Get your New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Māori at Manukau Institute of technology in Otara.

In this program, you will: 

  • Learn basic Māori vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • Be able to express basic connections to the land, environment and people of the area
  • Apply technical knowledge of foundation-level reo Māori
  • Develop respect for te reo Māori as you learn about yourself and others.

The next intake starts on Monday 25 July.

Find out more and apply (external link)
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Digital Media and Design at Whitecliffe

Learn the fundamentals of graphic design and digital media! 

The programme focuses on developing design and visual communication skills allowing for employment in junior assistant/support roles in the creative and arts industries.

This introductory 18-week course is offered out of the Whitecliffe Manukau Campus, above the Manukau Public Library.

Find out more (external link)

Gaming and Esports Course

Build your confidence and skills in a fun, supportive space with NZMAs new Gaming and Esports courses.

Learn how gaming and esports can become your job. You will volunteer at a real E Sport Tournament, work on a group project, create your own practice tournament.

Foundation Skills in Esports, and Introduction to Esports courses run for 16 weeks.

Where: Otahuhu campus, 12-16 Gordon Road, Otahuhu

Find out more and enrol (external link)

Information Technology fees free course

Learn the fundamentals of Information Technology fees-free in just 18 weeks.

This is an 18-week course run out of Whitecliffe Manukau Campus, which is located above the Manukau Public Library.

This is a hands-on, practical course that will provide you with skills to secure entry level support roles in the tech industry.

You will learn about:

  • computer hardware,
  • databases,
  • web design,
  • software development, and more.

No previous experience is necessary.

Find out about the next intake (external link)

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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Migrant small business support

Are you a new migrant with a business idea but don’t know how to start?

Iti Rearea runs two programmes, NEST and SOAR, for migrant entrepreneurs to achieve financial independence and social inclusion by creating profitable enterprises.

The 12 week programmes will help you to develop confidence, knowledge, skills and networks, as well as provide business coaching, mentoring and microfinance to support you in your entrepreneurial dream.

Where: Wesley Community Centre, Mt Roskill and/ or online

Find out more and apply (external link)


Are you a Māori wahine wanting to start your journey to self-employment?

This 3 day online wānanga is designed with you in mind. Māori Women's Development Inc has designed the course to support your pathway towards a successful business.

You will complete 80% of your business plan, gain new business skills and a network of like-minded wāhine to support you on your journey.


Friday 1 July - Sunday 3 July

Where: Online

Cost: $29.97

Find out more and enrol (external link)

Find tools and resources to support your business

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

Check out their links on:

  • operating at different Covid alert levels,
  • financial planning,
  • marketing, and
  • other essential parts of the business toolkit.
Find more information (external link)

Nek Gen

Are you a young keen entrepreneur in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu and Manurewa areas?

Nek Gen is a 10 week programme, specifically for 17-26 year olds.

You will receive business mentoring and $500 seed funding towards your business.

Workshops run for 2-3 hours per week. If you are commited and hungry to be sucessful young entreprenuer then this is for you!

Next course starts Wednesday 29 June.

Where: 2 Osterley way, Manukau.

Find out more (external link)

The Tukua List

Are you a self employed creative looking for access to mahi?

Get help to build your portfolio, creative networks, and increase your income.

Be your own boss and choose jobs that align with your time and values.

To enhance creativity and innovation in Manukau, and see our people know and grow in their potential, Tukua supports creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs to thrive!

It is an active community of innovators and entrepreneurs led by Tikanga Maori and Pasifika values.  

Join the community (external link)

Accounting support for community organisations

Auckland Community Accounting (ACA) is a free and confidential service offering support and assistance on accounting matters for small and medium community organisations in Auckland.

Community Accounting’s goal is to build confidence and capability in Treasurers and other Board Members of small to medium community groups through support and training from accounting students, supervised by Chartered Accountants.

Find out more and apply (external link)

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.

City Centre

MSD Jobs and Skills Hub
Level 1
16 Kingston St
Auckland Central 1010

Queen Street

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


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


MSD Jobs and Skills Hub
2 Kaipatiki Road
Glenfield 0629


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


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


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

Manukau Central

MSD Jobs and Skills Hub
Level 2
21 Putney Way
Manukau Central 2104


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

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