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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)
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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: Connected centre, Work and Income service centres, Level 3, 450 Queen Street
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
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When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-4pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 93 Mascot Avenue
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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.

Drop in to find out more.
When: Fortnightly Tuesdays, 10am-12pm
Where: 519 Lake Road, Takapuna.

For any queries please email:

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!

Auckland City Library

When: Fortnightly Thursdays, 1 December , 12pm - 2pm
Where: Central City Library, Level 1 Public Computer space, 44-46 Lorne Street

For more information

Takaanini Library

When: Tuesday 29 November and Tuesday 13 December, 2pm - 4pm

Where: Takaanini Library and Community Hub, 30 Walters Road

For more information

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)

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 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 (18 October), 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

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It is strawberry season!

Get to pick some of Auckland sweetest berries.

A large farm based in Helenville are looking for seasonal strawberry pickers.

You will be hardworking, comfortable outdoors, physically fit and able to crouch and bend for long periods of time. No experience necessary.

Start in October and work through until the end of February.

Work is available across 7 days with early starts.

Apply Online (external link)

Keen to be a Bus Driver?

Do you have a passion for driving and can provide excellent customer service?

In this role, you need to be responsible and able to work unsupervised as you are in sole charge of your passengers and the bus. You will need to have a passion for driving and want a role where every day is an opportunity for you to make a positive difference.

You will need to have a clean driving record and a current Class 2 licence and P endorsement.

The employer is committed to creating a safe environment for children and other vulnerable adults so you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks.

Find out more (external link)

Become a trainee panelbeater

Are you interested in cars and collision repairs?

A great opportunity to gain pre-employment training placement into on the job training and work support. Work towards an apprenticeship and study towards a MITO qualification.

You need to have a minimum of a learner licence and be committed to being trained.

Opportunities available across Auckland.

Full-time work Monday-Friday 7:30am - 4pm. Paying from $21.20 per hour.

Find out more (external link)

Allied Security

Can you provide a friendly reassuring presence?

These security jobs are available in offices in West Auckland and North Shore.

You will need to have a Certificate of Approval (COA) or the ability to obtain one.

Full-time hours, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm at $22.75 per hour.

Find out more (external link)

Chevron need traffic controllers

Looking for reliable team members.

If you have a can do attitude,are physically fit, and happy to work outdoors.

You will be standing for long periods of time and need to be able to get to a depot in Henderson, there is a job for you.

No experience is required. Full training is provided.

Start from $21.20, full-time Monday - Sunday.

Apply Online (external link)

Love working with food?

Pizza Hut Lincoln and Massey need you.

These two sites are looking for new team members available to start now.

You will provide great customer service, support the team and help keep the store well stocked and tidy.

Full-time with some weekend work. Starting rate $21.20 per hour.

Find out more (external link)

Poultry process workers

Tegel Foods are seeking more process workers.

Work for an iconic NZ company.

As a process workers you may be required to work in any area of the plant. You will be assigned to where you are needed the most.

You need to be fit, have good numeracy and literacy, be reliable and responsible.

Multiple vacancies available across all day and night shifts.

Find out more (external link)
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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:

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.

General cleaners required

Cleaning contracts available across west Auckland.

You need to be physically fit to carry out the work required, flexible with working shifts.

A good attention to detail be able to work in demanding and sometimes difficult environments.

Previous cleaning experience is advantageous and a full driver licence is preferred. You need reliable transport to enable you to get to work sites.

Building service contractors of NZ are looking for cleaners in hospitals, offices, malls, prisons, schools, banks, supermarkets and other general commercial sites.

Have the ability to pass pre-employment checks.

These roles are full-time, starting from $21.20 per hour.

Find out more (external link)

Interested in Security?

Be a security guard for Armourguard.

Reputable Auckland Security company are currently looking for Security Personnel across the Auckland area. These are full-time, Permanent roles starting asap.

You will be someone who shows up to work on time, ready to collaborate within a team environment and who takes pride in wearing a well known brand as your uniform.

Experience is helpful, however full training is available if required. You will have or be able to obtain a Certificate of Approval for this role.

You will be working in a variety of different deployments in a fast paced environment, with a strong focus on customer service.

The roles will suit motivated and focused individuals to provide high levels of professional service.

24/7shifts available. Paying between $21.30 - $25.65 per hour

Find out more (external link)

Love fast food?

McDonalds have multiple vacancies across Auckland.

McDonalds are looking for staff!

Work over the holidays and make some extra cash. Shifts available are early morning, day shifts, evening and overnight.

McDonalds can offer NZQA qualifications. If you already have these, this is an advantage.

Full-time, rostered shifts with 2 days off. Start at $21.30 per hour.

Westgate roles - Crew Members, Maintenance and Barista Team (external site)  

Glenfield to Whanagaparoa - Crew Members  (external site)

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.  

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Dreaming of a career in tech?

Create change and make it big in technology.

You will be given an introduction to Amazon Web services and the opportunity to join in their flexible online learning sessions. These sessions can lead you to a qualification in web services.

Accompanied by epic food and headline musical entertainment, you’ll be given a front row seat. Listen as leaders in technology share their stories and reveal what’s possible for you in the world of tech.

When: Thursday 24 November, 6pm - 9pm
Where: Fale o Samoa, 141 Bader Drive, Māngere

Find out more (external link)

Love Animation?

Visual arts and design foundation course in Henderson.

A free 12 weeks intensive foundation course in Visual Arts.
Course will contain lessons in fundamental and advanced drawing and draughting techniques, before moving on to a digital component.

You will learn about:
drawing theory,
life drawing,
still life studies,
advanced life drawing,
technical and drafting drawing, and
introduction to 3D Modelling.

You will be required to draw a minimum of 2 hours per day.

To be successful you will need to at least have 1 year NCEA level in Art with basic understanding of human anatomy and 1,2 and 3 point perspective.

If you love art, this is a great opportunity based in Henderson with a guaranteed job with an animation studio upon completion of the course.

To enquire or enrol, email Mike

Youth Podcast workshop

Come and learn from one of the best in the business.

Join Queen Shirl’e for this introductory workshop on podcasting.

The workshop is a free after school creative programme designed for young people 12 - 20 years old to access, participate, understand and gain experience in a range of creative arts.

Shirl'e is an experienced tutor and a professional performing artist/songwriter, who has released 3 music EPs and 7 music videos.

When: Every Tuesday for 6 weeks starting from 1 November, 4pm - 6pm

Where: Te Oro music and arts centre, 98 Line Road, Glen Innes

To register your interest contact:

Develop your English Language

Improve your language skills through one of the courses offered by English Language partners. Choose a course to suit your needs.


Learn to read and write in English
When: Tuesday to Friday, 12.15pm - 2.45pm
Where: Manurewa Baptist Church, 9 Lupton Road, Manurewa

Learn English for daily life
When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9.15am - 1.15pm
Where: Manurewa Methodist Church, corner Alfriston Road and Great South Road, Manurewa


Come and learn Kiwi English
When: Monday and Friday, 9.30am - 11.30am. Starting Monday 17 October.
Where: Sir Edmund Hillary Library, 220 Great South Road, Papakura

Please register by calling English Language Partners on 09 278 9099

Find out about the other courses they offer to help improve your language skills.

Find out more (external link)

Future Open to Us

A Pasifika focused programme created to nurture Pasifika students interest in healthcare.

If you are a secondary or tertiary student, the service can provide career exposure activities, interactive education outside the classroom events, workforce ready workshops and leadership development opportunities.

It is run by teams from the three Auckland DHBs, with the goal to grow the pacific health workforce and improve Pacific Health outcomes.

Find out more (external link)

MSL Training

Are you seeking a qualification in Hospitality with a focus on Bar Skills?

Learn all there is to know about cocktails, spirits and beers as well as the responsibilities of being a bartender.

Like being part of a team? Enjoy making people smile? Then you’re halfway to a career in hospitality. MSL Hospitality will teach you the rest.

You’ll learn in a fun, hands-on environment that gives you everything you need to succeed.

The course includes:

  • Zero fees study
  • Small classes from 16 – 25 students
  • A practical approach to learning
  • Qualified teaching and support staff
  • NZQA National Qualifications
  • Community outside engagement
Find out more (external link)

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

Find out more (external link)

Literacy and numeracy help

Looking to progress your literacy and numeracy skills further.

Build your confidence in reading and writing in a fun environment with access to one on one mentoring.

Part-time study in small classes.

These courses are open to all 16 years and older.

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)

Tei Mua Tatou

Are you a secondary school student from the Cook Islands?

Tei Mua Tatou is a free Cook Islands Student Support Service that begins during secondary school all the way through to completion of a trade, professional qualification, tertiary or university degree. At present our service is offered to any Cook Islands secondary student who lives in Mangere. To participate in this service so that TMT with you can move forward together.

Please send Anthony a message on 021 0266 9047 or email 

A career in tech?

Qrious is offering tech careers scholarship programme for women, Māori and Pasifika.

Take a look at the scholarship programme offered by Qrious: You will receive one year of on-the-job training, mentoring, and a pathway to permanent employment for up to 20 people per year in Auckland, starting in late 2022.

You will start on an annual salary of at least NZ$60,000, that's 15% higher than the average graduate salary in the industry.

The wider Qrious Data Academy programme includes opportunities outside the scholarships set up for women, Māori, and Pasifika, meaning anyone can apply.

Register your interest (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.

Introduction to business

Starting a business? Introduction to Business is a two hour session. Learn about the different ways to structure your business, expenses you can claim, and how income tax and provisional tax works.

Kanohi ki te kanohi/Face to face - Manukau


Wednesday 7 December, 10am (external site)

Where: 5 Osterley Way, Manukau


Tuesday 29 November, 10am (external site)

Wednesday 30 November, 7pm (external site)


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.

Kanohi ki te kanohi/Face to face  - Manukau


Wednesday 14 December, 10am (external site)

Where: 5 Osterley Way, Manukau


Tuesday 6 December, 10am (external site)

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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.


No live sessions planned until 2023, watch a pre-recorded webinar (external site)

Pacific Business Trust can support your business

Check out these great Pacific Business Trust events!

Upcoming events in Auckland:

Pasifika Businesses in Construction - Networking Event
When: Thursday 24 November, 5pm - 8pm
Where: HRV Building Lobby, 45 O'Rourke Road, Penrose

Health and Safety for General Businesses Workshop
When: Tuesday 29 November, 4pm - 6pm
Where: PBT Office, Level 2, 45 O'Rourke Road, Penrose

Find out more (external link)

Pacific women in construction

Join in this great networking event for pasifika women in construction.

You will hear some stories from women about their business journeys, and the support PBT can provide to help Pasifika construction businesses grow and be well prepared to win tender contracts. Take the opportunity for Pasifika women to connect with other women in similar roles.

When: Thursday 8 December, from 5pm.
Where: HRV Building Lobby, 45 O'Rourke Road, Penrose

Find out more (external link)

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)

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)

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.

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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