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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

Migrant employment support seminar

Are you a recent migrant looking to start your journey into work here in Aotearoa?

This free information session will cover knowledge needed for migrants seeking employment such as support provided:

  • Pacific Work Connect - informaton for Pacific migrants new to New Zealand
  • An introduction to the website
  • Inland Revenue covering working for familiies, diferent tax codes and myIR.

Representatives from Citizens Advice Bureau, Inland Revenue, Pacific Work Connect and will be there.

When: Monday 20 March 10am -12pm

Where: Mangere Community Law, 9/27 Mangere Town Square, Mangere 

Register by 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

Where: 121 Bader Drive, Mangere

When: Tuesdays Fortnightly, 10am - 12 noon

From: April 11

Papatoetoe War Memorial Library

Where: 30 Wallace Rd, Papatoetoe

When: Tuesdays Fortnightly, 10am -12 noon

From: April 4

For more information contact

Te Matariki Clendon Library

Where: 17 Palmers Rd, Clendon

When: Wednesdays Fortnightly, 10am – 12 noon

From: April 12

Takaanini Community Hub

Where: 30 Walters Rd, Takanini

When: Thursdays Fortnightly, 10am – 12 noon

From: April 13

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.

Takapuna (Currently Closed until April due to Water Damage - All services have been relocated to Northern Jobs and Skills Hub, 2 Kaipatiki Road, Glenfield)

When: Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm

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

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:

Call centre

Interested in Customer Service?

An Albany Based Call Centre is looking for full-time workers!

This employer has multiple positions available on the North Shore.

If you would like to start a career in Call Centre or Customer Service work, this is the opportunity for you.

All successful applicants will receive up to 6 weeks of paid training - before being placed in a full-time job. Some flexibility will be avaialble, like work from home options (after the first 3 months of office work).

Find out more (external link)

Are you a retail superstar?

Farmers are looking for sales assistants across their various Auckland stores.

Are you passionate about customer service, committed, reliable, honest and have a can-do attitude? Then this could be your niche. Get your CV ready.

Customer service experience preferred, however full training will be provided to the right candidates.

You must be able to commit to rosters as required for the store which may include weekends. Employer will offer on the job progression and development.

Full-time and part-time roles available across rostered shifts. Paying from $21.20 per hour.

Find out more (external link)

Securtiy Guard opportunities across Auckland

Mobile and static security guard roles are available across Auckland.

The roles are entry level roles with varying responsibilities depending on shift and location.

You could be protecting people, property or assets by investigating, monitoring, controlling and reporting threats.

Previous experience and current Certificate of Approval, are helpful to securing this role. Although, if you don't have a certificate, the employer will be able to help.

If you are applying for one of the Mobile roles, you must hold a driver licence.

For more information (external link)

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.

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)
Wahine youth

Young and considering self-employment

SAYE is a group supporting South Auckland 16-30 year olds with their next steps to employment or entrepreneurship.

SAYE provide two fully funded part-time programmes, who live in or who have connections to South Auckand. They also work with organisations to deliver a range of bespoke solutions helping acheive positive outcomes.

The programmes are:

  • Confident, Resilient and Driven, a five week programme assisting you to prepare for the role you want.
  • Ideation, Launch and Grow is a 12 week programme for those who are interensted in entreprenuership.

The programmes run on rolling intakes.

Where: GRID Manukau, 2 Osterley Way, Manukau

Find out more (external link)

Electrical Engineering Courses

This programme is ideal for those who want to pursue a career in the electrical industry.

Start a career in the field of electrical engineering by completing this foundation level programme.

You can use the skills gained in the programme to prepare you for your Electrical Service Technician (EST) registration, or to enter an electrical apprenticeship to become a registered electricain in New Zealand.

Where: Mangere, Henderson or North Shore.

Cost: Free

Find out more and register (external link)

Police Preparation Webinars

Interested in becoming a Police officer and need support to pass the recruitment process?

The MSL Training team will work closely with you to prepare your mind and body for the rigours of the Police recruitment process. All designed to give you the best possible chance of success. Fees Free options are available.

Webinar dates are and times are:
Wednesday 12 April 2023 at 6pm
Wednesday 17 May 2023 at 6pm
Wednesday 14 June 2023 at 6pm
Monday 5 July 2023 at 6pm

Click on the link and request to join the webinar at your chosen date and time. 

Find out more (external link)

Supported learning courses in Henderson

Do you or someone you know struggle with a learning disability?

Learn through a supported Learning Course in the heart of Henderson. Leave with a great qualification and the confidence to tackle the next stage of your journey.

Supported learning courses in foundation Level 1 and Level 2.

Skills for living Level 1 is enrolling now with the course starting on Tuesday 7 February.

If you are in receipt of a main benefit, you are entitled to receive a Training Incentive Allowance.

Find out more (external link)

Get ready for work

Get new skills or a new job with Tamaki Jobs and Skills Hub.

The Jobs and Skills Hub is a free service for Tamaki locals.

Get ready for work with one-on-one assistance. Receive help with:

  • Career advice
  • Help you find free training courses and apprenticeships
  • Interview and CV preparation
  • Match you with local jobs

Where: 54 Mayfair Place, Glen Innes, Auckland, 1072

Cost: Free

You can either walk in during business hours Monday to Friday to see the team or register through the link below.

Register here (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

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)
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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.

Inland Revenue offers three different practical webinars:

  • Starting a business? Introduction to Business is a two hour sessions. Learn about 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? 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.
  • 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.

These sessions are run regularly, register today!

Introduction to Business

Kanohi ki te kanohi - Takapuna

When: Tuesday 21 March, 10.30am (external site)

Where: 5 Byron Avenue, Takapuna

Kanohi ki te kanohi/Face to face - Manukau

When: Wednesday 12 April, 10am (external site)

Where: 5 Osterley Way, Manukau

Kanohi ki te kanohi - West Harbour

When: Thursday 23 March, 10.30am (external site)

Where: Manutewhau Community Hub, 74B Oreil AvenueWest Harbour


Wednesday 22 March, 7pm (external site)

Tuesday 28 April, 4pm (external site)


Kanohi ki te kanohi/Face to face - Takapuna

When: Thursday 30 March, 10.30am (external site)

Where: 5 Byron Avenue, Takapuna

Kanohi ki te kanohi/Face to face - Manukau

When: Wednesday 22 March, 10am (external site)

Where: 5 Osterley Way, Manukau


Tuesday 21 March, 10am (external site)

Tuesday 4 April, 10am (external site)


Kanohi ki te kanohi/Face to face - Takapuna

When: Monday 20 March, 10.30am (external site)

Where: 5 Byron Avenue, Takapuna


Tuesday 4 April, 10am (external site)

Alternatively, you can watch pre-recorded sessions here. (external site)

Back to work grants

Designed to help small business get back on their feet sooner, stronger following the Auckland floods of Friday 27 January.

The Back to Work grants are not a substitute for insurance or compensation for all commercial losses a business has suffered from the recent flooding but offer up to $5,000 for businesses that are suffering in the aftermath of the floods. 

Auckland businesses are still recovering from the impact of Covid-19 and the recent flooding has just been another blow in what’s been a few very tough years. 

This is a difficult time, and the Back to Work grants will provide some needed relief in the aftermath of the floods.

Find out more and apply (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)

Empowering programmes for Pacific Entreprenuers!

Join the Hatch Pacific Vaka on your journey to entrepreneurship.

Hatch Pacific provides a set of targeted business programmes, anchored in Pasifika values, that will develop Pasifika entrepreneurs and business owners from initial idea to business set up and development.

Programmes start on Tuesday 7 March and there will be regular intakes updated on the Hatch Pacific website. Get in touch with them today to find out the best pathway for you.

Find out more (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


[Face to face service currently closed due to water damage. Please email and we will call]
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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