Learn more about the financial options and initiatives available to support your business and staff.
Options and support available for you to choose, improve or change your work journey.
Get help to choose the education or training you need if you're starting your work journey or looking to retrain.
Find jobs, courses, business support and events in heartland New Zealand, the agriculturally-rich Manawatū-Whanganui region
To make a booking, please email your Connected centre
Come and visit the Inzone Careers Coach - Jump on one of the kiosks and find a wealth of information about different careers and the pathway to get there.
Join local course providers, MSD Brokers, AG Challenge, and more. Offering a number of engagements on the day as well as information about exciting career pathways for people of all ages.
When: Wednesday 15 June, 2.15pm - 4 pm
Where: War Memorial Hall Car Park, Watt Street
For more information: Contact Connectedwhanganui@msd.govt.nz
Join the awesome employment brokers in our community from the Mayors Taskforce, Taumarunui Community Kokiri Trust and the Ministry of Social Development. Information and advice from our regional training providers will also be available on the day to help find participants exciting career pathways for people of all ages.
When: Tuesday 21 June, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Where: Taumarunui High School, 202 Golf Road, Taumarunui.
For more information contact: Connectedtaumarunui@msd.govt.nz
Book a one-to-one session with a career expert to make a personalised career plan.
When: Monday, Wednesday or Thursday by appointment
Where: CV Magic, Unit 3, Northcote Office Park, 88 Grey Street
To book your session, email email@example.com
When: Wednesday 10am - 3pm (Evenings available by appointment)
Where: via phone
To book your session, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The ski season will be here before we know it, there are jobs available on Mt Ruapehu.
With the two ski areas to staff, the team are looking for reliable, guest focused and upbeat employees who understand what it means to trust one another and create a sense of belonging and connection.
The common attributes of all employees are the following:
As a large tourism operator, there are approximately 60 different job descriptions within the organisation ranging from permanent full time to seasonal positions.
The winter operating season typically runs from late June until mid October, with some seasons extending into November. A summer sightseeing and guiding operation is run between December and April.
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A local Whanganui based Meat Processing Factory seeks Meat Processing Workers for various roles
Vacancies are available in following departments:
Applicants must pass a health check and have reliable transport to get to work. Minimum of 30 hours per week.
Find out more email email@example.com
Start today pruning kiwifruit at an orchard in Mangmahu just out of Whanganui.
This employer offers courses to encourage employees a chance to grow and learn with the company.
To be successful you will need to be a hard worker, reliable, keen to learn, with a restricted or full driver licence and have reliable transport.
Shifts are Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm with scope for a 9am - 2pm shift, if there is enough interest.
Training will be provided.
Online application form needs to be completed. If you are interested, apply today!
Kick start your career with Crusader Meats.
Crusader Meats NZ located in Bennydale is seeking processing workers for their slaughter floor and boning room.
All training is provided and no prior experience is necessary, although a good level of fitness is required.
The right candidate will be reliable and willing to learn, and also hold a driver licence and have access to their own transport.
Find out more and apply email TMN_EC_Team@msd.govt.nz
Earn while you learn!
A local Taumarunui employer is looking for multiple Forestry Workers to join their hard-working team.
Roles are all-year round and duties include learning all aspects of forestry:
No previous experience is required for the role. Full Training is provided.
Gain your level 1-4 forestry qualifications for free while working.
Email to apply
Are you a young person living in rural New Zealand facing challenges entering into the work force?
Do these challenges include:
If you are a young person currently not in education, employment or training, or due to the economic impacts of erhaps you have lost your recent employment due to the impacts of COVID-19 then we want to hear from you!
We offer mentoring, support and guidance while getting alongside employers to create opportunities for employment in the Ruapehu District.
Looking for a fast-paced environment?
The hospitality industry is calling out for interested people who are willing to learn and have a can-do attitude. Experience is not always essential but is a bonus.
Call into Whanganui Work and Income service centre to talk to a work broker about these opportunities, or email WAN_Client_Query@msd.govt.nz and write ‘Work in the area!’ in the subject line.
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.
Learn the art of making a great coffee! Do you want to be the next champ barista?
Learn to demonstrate knowledge of coffee origins, beans, harvesting, and fair trade requirements, and explain roasting, blending, decaffeination, and storage and handling of coffee beans. Also gain an understanding and practice of commercial espresso equipment and other beverages made using an espresso machine.
When: Wednesday 29 June and Thursday 30 June, 9am to 3.30pm both days.
Where: Tarrangower Primary School, 25 Manson Street Taumarunui
Cost:$275pp or you can apply for ACE or MSD eligibility.
To enrol or for more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get the skills and confidence necessary to cope with medical emergencies.
The full course is the OSH requirement in the New Zealand Workplace:When: Wednesday 15 June and Wednesday 22 JuneWhere: Central King Country REAP Association rooms, 115 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui
To enrol in this course or to ask for more details- contact REAP at: email@example.com or phone 07 896 8680
Interested in shearing? Join this course to learn some of the basics including health and safety.
This short course is designed to enhance specific work practice skills and the health and safety of people in rural workplaces.
You will learn practical aspects of shearing and wool handling including:setting up for shearing, wool handling and wool pressing, first aid and health & safety in the workplace.
Register your interest in the up-coming round of training: call 07 895 3495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in driving as a career? Get your large passenger service licence today!
Do you enjoy meeting people? With the borders reopening, the tourism and transport sector are about to pick up, getting your P Endorsement is a great option. Take the first step towards driving as a career.
To be eligible you will need to have held your full class 1 drivers licence for 2 years, complete a medical certificate and provide an acceptable form of identification.
Enrolements are open now with five "fees free" spaces available.
Find out more and register: Te Awanui A Rua Trust on 07 895 3495 or email email@example.com
Learn installation and maintainenance of farm fences and tractors.
On this part time course you will learn about:workplace risks, personal wellbeing,vehicle and merchandised equipment maintenance.
Learn to operate mowers, post hole borers, post hole drivers, tractor carriages. Install battens and apply fencing wire.
Expressions of interest are now open for the next enrolment round.
For more information or to register phone 07 895 3495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you passionate about growing Aotearoa's native wildlife population?
Learn the skills and knowledge required to carry out pest control. This is a full time 36 week course.
Express your interest now in the next enrolment round:. Phone 07 895 3495 or email email@example.com
Kanorau Digital will help you to connect to the digital world and demystify the internet for you.
Learn how to send and check emails, use tools to create,organise and connect to the digital world, solve common problems using online resources, explore day to day tasks such as online shopping and banking and learn to stay safe when your online.
Programme delivery runs in 3hr long sessions to be arranged once 10 participants have signed up per group. The course is free of charge.
All chrome books, modems and wifi are provided for each session. Dont miss out, grab a friend and register your name today at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upskill today for new roles in Hospitality, be prepared and know about food safety.
This comprehensive training includes the new modified suite of food safety standards.
You will learn how to demonstrate a basic knowledge of contamination hazards and control methods used in a food business (2 credits), as well as the practice of food safety measures in a food business under supervision (4 credits).
When: Thursday 29 June, 9am-3pm
Where: Tarrangower Primary School- 25 Manson Street, Taumarunui
To secure your enrolment or for more information contact: email@example.com
Understand NCEA and the help available for your student.
Nau Mai Haere Mai, NCEA Me Te Whanau Workshop - Come and see what Hinengakau Maatua Whangai Services are sharing with schools about NCEA.
They will cover:
When: Tuesday 21 June, 6pm
Where:Hinengakau Maatua Whangai Services, 14 Manuate Street Taumarunui
Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Manawatū-Whanganui
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.
Pakihi offers a free, online short course that enables whānau to realise their potential in business.
Whether you are a new business or have an idea you want to turn into reality this free, online course is for you.
This kaupapa Māori course is designed to help your business move forward, flourish and succeed.
Pakihi will provide you with new skills, a growth plan, mentoring and connections with other business support organisations and networking with other Māori businesses.
Next intake is in July, so sign up today.
Te Manu Atatū Whangnanui, in connection with, the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) is a gateway that connects you to the right advice, people and resources.
Firstly, they'll help you identify the needs and opportunities within your business. They will provide you with targeted advice, information, referrals and connections.They might connect you with a business mentor, help you boost your management skills, or access R&D funding or expertise through Callaghan Innovation.
You may also be eligible for Capability Management Funding to access training and advice from a training specialist.
Māori Women’s Development Inc Supports wāhine Māori and their whānau in business.
Today Māori Women’s Development Inc is a unique, indigenous financial institution. Governed, managed and operated by Wāhine Māori, for the economic development of Wāhine Māori and their whānau.
MWDI provide micro-loans, business coaching & financial capability programmes. MWDI loans to Māori women and their whānau to enable and assist them to enter into and commence business and/or to expand and restructure their existing businesses.
Inland Revenue are offering a number of webinars and online presentations to develop your business understanding of taxes and your obligations.
Calling all employers, Whanganui District Employment Training Trust are hosting a breakfast networking event.
If you are wanting to recruit more staff and would like to know more information on what grant funding options are available to you, or are interested in taking on an apprentice but not sure how to go about it, then this event is for you.
When: Tuesday 12 July, 7.30am -8.30am
Where: 2nd Floor, 12 Drews Ave, Whanganui
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
MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
153 St Hill Street
MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
521 Main Street
Palmerston North 4410
Last modified: 10 June 2022