Find jobs, courses, businesses support and events in sunny Marlborough, known for its aquaculture, farming and winemaking

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Free career advice

Would you like free advice from a career expert to help you take your next step into work, study or training?

If so, book a free one-to-one session with a career professional to make a personalised career plan or create a CV.

Please email to request a booking

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Support for young job seekers

If you’re aged 16-24, Youth Employment Success could help you gain confidence in your chosen industry.

Youth Employment Success gives rangatahi opportunities to meet youth-friendly employers who can help them explore the industry they’re interested in.

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Vineyard Workers

Be part of a local team that’s making great wines in the heart of Marlborough.

In this full-time role, you will be pruning, stripping and/or wrapping grapevines. This is a hands-on job so physical fitness is important.

You will be in an apprentice/ trainee role for the first 6 months.

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Winter Vineyard Workers

Want to work outside in a vineyard?

There are a variety of full-time roles available at a Marlborough vineyard, that include pruning, stripping leaves and wrapping produce.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Physical fitness
  • Some experience, however training can be provided
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Deep Sea Fishing - General Hand

Experience the voyage of a lifetime while you work.

Are you ready to jump into an exciting career where challenging work leads to incredible rewards?

You could be working as a general hand crew member onboard a fishing vessel.

Duties include:

  • Catching fish
  • Processing the catch
  • Packing and more.

In this role you will be working 12 weeks on and 6 weeks off.

You’ll enjoy endless food, stay connected with Wi-Fi and earn all year-round while working only 6-8 months.

To be successful you will:

  • Be able to work in a physically demanding role with varying shift patterns.
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Pruners and Wrappers

Are you looking for winter vineyard work? Join the operation in Marlborough.

Full-time work available from early May until September.

You will be working Monday – Friday, with an optional Saturday.

There are two roles available:

  • Pruning: Prune and strip the grape vines
  • Wrapping: Trim and wrap the grape vines

While experience is preferred, training will be provided.

To be successful you will be:

  • Physically fit
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • A fast worker
  • A clear communicator.

Transport may be available from a central pick-up point at a weekly charge.

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Silviculture Worker

Are you looking to join a forest management team in the Marlborough?

In this full-time role, you will be joining one of the region’s biggest primary industry employers based in Blenheim and help with:

  • Planting and waste management of pine trees
  • Pruning, releasing, and weeding
  • Occasional fire suppression duties
  • Carrying loads of up to 25kg on hills. 

Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience and be physically fit. Transport will be provided on the job.

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More Marlborough jobs

Looking for other work? Check out Kimi Mahi Mai Find a Job, Work and Income’s recruitment website.

Kimi Mahi Mai 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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Better Digital Futures for Seniors

Free 1-hour session for seniors who need help using digital technology.

For seniors who want to use digital technologies to pursue hobbies, communicate with family and friends, and become more independent online. Bring your device along and spend an hour one on one with Shona, learning tips and techniques and increasing your confidence. This one-hour session is completely free.

When: Wednesdays
Where: 65 Seymour Street, Blenheim

Bookings are essential so ring Shona at REAP to book your spot ph 03 5787848; you choose which hour you prefer.

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Te Reo Māori

Want to learn the basics of Te Reo Māori?

This beginner's course will teach you the basics of Te Reo Māori pronunciation and simple sentence structures.

By the end of these six weeks, you will be able to use formal and informal greetings, introduce yourself, and recite your pepeha.

When: Thursday 6 June - Thursday 11 July, 10am to noon
Where: REAP Marlborough, 65 Seymour Street, Blenheim

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Book a Librarian

Need help with basic computer skills?

Book a free 45 minute session with a library staff member.

You can ask for help with:

  • Downloading eBooks, eAudiobooks and library apps
  • Basic computer skills, including email, social media, word processing and using the internet
  • Basic trouble shooting on your digital device (laptop, tablet, phone, and eReaders)
  • Help with your CV/resume
  • and more

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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.

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Choose your course

Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Marlborough 

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.

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Free Business Health Check

Is your business looking healthy?

Running a business can require a lot of hats and sometimes things could fall through the cracks.

You can get a free Business Health Check to look at different areas of your business and also help towards assessing your need for relevant assistance. 

You'll go away with a list of action points to improve the health of your business.

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Business But Better

Get your free business blueprint.

Learn how to get your business going by someone who’s done it before!

Business but Better is here to provide you the free help you need to grow a business that is financially sustainable and solves problems.   

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Free business advice

Got a great idea for business and need a sounding board?

Come and have a free one hour confidential meeting with a Business Advisor to discuss your business or plans for starting a business.

You can get help if you:

  • Have a business idea you want to explore
  • Want to start a business
  • Need information and advice
  • Need a fresh point of view on your business
  • Are facing problems in your business
  • Want the opportunity to network with others in business
  • Require access to mentoring from an experienced business person.
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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!

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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
Riverview House
11 Alfred Street
Blenheim 7201

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