Hawke's Bay

Find jobs, courses, business support and events in the Hawke’s Bay region, famous for its food, wine and relaxed lifestyle

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Free career advice

Have a free one-to-one session with a career expert that can help you make a personalised career plan.

This session can provide you with advice on:

  • studying or training
  • changing careers
  • preparing your CV and cover letter
  • applying for jobs

When: In-person sessions every Wednesday or flexible by phone
Where: Connected, 506 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings

Booking required

Request a session  connectedhastings@msd.govt.nz


Nursing in Wairoa

An amazing opportunity for a registered nurse.

Te Whatu Ora are looking for enthusiastic nurses to work and care for the people of Wairoa. Fixed term and permenant opportunities are available.

If you are successful:

  • Accommodation is available at no costs
  • Your initial travel cost to Wairoa will be covered
  • You will have access to the Rural Nursing Professional Development fund to assist with training and / or post graduate study
  • Relocation packages are available, if you have permanent contract
For more information (external link)

Traffic Management Operatives

Looking for a career in traffic management?

Jobs and Skills Hub can connect you to employers and jobs that match your skills and interests. Employers are now recruiting traffic management operatives in Hastings and Napier.

This full-time role requires: 

  • a minimum restricted licence.
  • Traffic Management qualification is beneficial, pre-employment training can be provided for the right candidate.


For more information (external link)

Hospitality and food

Do you enjoy preparing and serving food?

Employers are looking for people who have excellent communication skills, are well presented, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Join a kitchen crew or customer service team preparing and serving food in a variety of roles.

Roles include:

  • Fast food worker,
  • Apprentice chef,
  • Lead cook,
  • Payroll administrator,
  • ane more.
Sound interesting? (external link)

More Hawke's Bay 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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Get work ready

Better skills, better jobs, better future with Land Based Training.

Land Based Training is an innovative and welcoming education provider with a focus on work preparation and the primary industries. You could gain the skills to create a career in agriculture, pest control, bees, forestry and more.

Land Based Training will help you with:

  • Work preparation
  • Transport
  • Literacy & numeracy
  • Foundation skills for land-based jobs
  • Level 1 & 2 credits

Rolling intakes open now and transport available from Napier and Hastings

Contact them today on 0508 TRAIN ME (0508 8746 63) or visit them at Warren Street North, Hastings

For more information (external link)

Online healthcare training and job placement

It’s never too late to start your new and rewarding career in healthcare with free online skills training and job placement support in a stable sector.

Learn and move at your own pace, and be supported along the way into a care career.

Do the training online from the safety of your own home, before being matched with a local employer for work.

The job placement service is for you if you have not been working in the health sector within the last 5 years, and not working fulltime at the moment.

From MySkill you'll gain qualifications, mahi and a stepping stone into the healthcare industry.

Find out more and apply (external link)

Choose your course

Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Hawke's Bay

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)

Grow your Business

Do you want to boost your business productivity and increase staff engagement?

Callaghan Innovation are offering businesses the chance to learn about the Lean Programme and how it can be the boost your business needs.

This programme is designed for:

  • medium to large-scale high-value manufacturing and services businesses
  • medium to large-scale food and beverage and agritech businesses
  • businesses stalled by unnecessary costs or inefficient workflows
    business that face poor staff engagement and low customer value

When: Thursday 28 September
Where: East Pier, 50 Nelson Quay, Napier

For more information (external link)
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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)

Interested in Self-employment?

Are you thinking about taking those first steps towards self-employment? Work and Income can help you get started.

Come along to a self-employment seminar to learn about support, resources and funding available to start your own business. The Self Employment Work Broker will discuss the following products, eligibility and what you'd need to do:

  • Business Training and Advice Grant
  • Self-employment start-up payment
  • Flexi-wage for self-employment


When: Every Tuesday, 1pm - 2pm 

Where: Hastings MSD, 506 Eastbourne Street  


When: Every Monday, 9am -10am

Where: Napier MSD, 245-247 Tennyson Street

Find out more: selfemployment_ec@msd.govt.nz

Hawke's Bay Business Hub

Does your business need support to recover and grow?

Hawke's Bay Business Hub want to support small-to-medium business owners who may be facing challenges and need that extra help or guidance for thier business to grow to the next level.

When you register, you will:

  • be matched with a local growth advisor
  • be connected to the right resources and people
  • be supported to find training and funding to move your business
For 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.


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
245 – 247 Tennyson Street
Napier 4110


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
506 Eastbourne St West

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