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

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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.

When: Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm (Face to face upon request)
Request a session: Email:


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

Queen Street
When: Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-4pm
Where: Appointment location will be confirmed by your career practitioner
Request a session, email

When: Wednesday (by phone) and Thursday (Face to face), 9am-4pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 20/22 Queen Street
Request a session, email

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

Connected community drop-ins

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

South Auckland

The Pride Project Clendon Community House

Where: 60 Maplesden Drive, Clendon

When: Every Tuesday, 11 am – 1 pm

Work and Income Manurewa

Where: 12 Selwyn Road, Manurewa

When: Every Thursday, 2 pm – 5 pm

For more information contact

Connected at Auckland Libraries

Come and have a confidential chat with Connected about finding the right support for you.

Connected runs drop-in pop-ups at libraries across Auckland.

Get access to career guidance, support for study & training, employment rights, help writing or updating your CV, applying for jobs and more!

Mangere Town Centre Library

When: Tuesdays Fortnightly (from Tuesday 19 September), 10am - 12 noon

Where: 121 Bader Drive, Mangere

Papatoetoe War Memorial Library

When: Tuesdays Fortnightly (from Tuesday 26 September), 10am -12 noon

Where: 30 Wallace Rd, Papatoetoe

For more information contact

Te Matariki Clendon Library

When: Wednesdays Fortnightly (from Wednesday 20 September), 10am – 12 noon

Where: 17 Palmers Rd, Clendon

Takaanini Community Hub

When: Thursdays Fortnightly (from Thursday 14 September), 10am – 12 noon

Where: 30 Walters Rd, Takaanini

For more information contact

Support for employment and work readiness

Whether you want to start your own business or learn new skills to help you get ahead with your job preparation. Whau Ace can provide support.

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.

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


When: Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm

Where: Connected, Work and Income service centre, 519 Lake Road

Queen Street

When: Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm

Where: Connected, Work and Income service centre, 450 Queen Street


When: Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm

Where: Connected, Work and Income service centre, 36-44 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson


When: Thursdays at Mangere Hiring Days, 10am - 12pm

Where: Connected, Work and Income Service Centre 93 Mascot Ave, Mangere


When: Tuesdays Fortnightly, 10am - 12pm

Where: Connected, Work and Income Service Centre, 20-22 Queen Street, Papakura


When: Tuesdays, 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Where: Pukekohe Library, 12 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe


When: Wednesdays fortnightly (21 September), 10am - 12pm

Where: Work and Income Waiuku, 57B Queen Street, Waiuku

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:

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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:

North/West Auckland:

Central/Eastern Auckland:

See what's available (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 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)

Fruit Picker/Packer Wanted

A West Auckland based Employer is Looking for Fruit Pickers and Packers

The fruit picking season has begun, and employers are again looking for new people to join their operations!

This Employer needs people who would like to be Pickers or Packers, 7 days a week 7.30am to 3.00pm.

No experience or Licenses required. Pickers and Packers get picked up and dropped off before-and-after every workday from Ranui Library.

If you are interested in this opportunity, send your expression of interest through to the link below.

For more information (external link)

Jumpstart your career in skydiving

Come and get a world class qualifiaction in an exciting industry to work in.

New Zealand school of SkyDiving has new intakes to become a qualified SkyDiving instructor!

This 32 week Diploma includes 200 skydives and an international work experience placement opportunity. The skydiving industry worldwide is in need of skilled staff so the employment rate is excellent and there are many options to travel with this career.

Limited spaces left for the Auckland October intakes!

The course fees for this qualification is currenly covered by Fees Free.

Apply today (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 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Cavendish Drive, Manukau

To check your eligibility and register or call 0800 433 6263

Youth employment programme

Are you between the ages of 20-24 and looking for work on North Shore?

Attend the Graham Dingle Foundation Career Navigator Programme.

You will have an intial 8 weeks of hands on training, navigating and preparing for employment. Followed by 8 weeks support in job searching and acquiring a role.

For more information please check out their website. (external site)

Register your interest (external link)

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
  • We based email: using Gmail and outlook
  • Internet: Naviagting the internet
  • Online profiles - social media & employment sites

When: Wednesdays, 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Where: 25 Mayfair Place, Glen Innes, Auckland

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

Need help with literacy

Upskill in literacy and numeracy by attending on of the classes offered by literacy Waitakere.

Classes available include:

  • Read, Write, Spell
  • Everyday Maths
  • Beginner and Intermediate Computer Course
  • Digital Literacy Skills
  • Learner Licence
  • Find Strength in Uncertainty-Strategies for Stress

Term 4 starts Monday 9 October.

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 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)

Turama School Programme

Full tuition scholarships in Business and IT available from NZSE

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, please follow the link below. (external link)
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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)

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&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.

Supporting Employers with ESOL

Communication is key to your business running smoothly and efficiently. Successful companies need workers equipped with the right English, to relate well to customers and colleagues, and to function safely at work.

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 info, please call 04 471 7790

Find out more (external link)

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
Closed for Renovations - Please email or visit another Connected Centre
Auckland 1010


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


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


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

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