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


Kaikōura Electoral roles

Do you want to help deliver the 2023 General Election for Kaikōura?

The Electoral Commission needs your help. Whether you want to greet voters, work in an office or count votes, there could be a role for you.

There are multiple casual roles available that require a variety of skills to help deliver 2023's biggest event. You could be working for a day or several weeks.

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Sign writer/maker

Explore life in Picton as an experienced Sign writer/maker.

Bring your exceptional skill set to boost the established team and assist in meeting clients expectations within normal business hours.

This versatile signage role provides great variety and a diverse range of signage production and vinyl application. The company produces wall graphics, vehicle and boat wraps and hard substrates.

Make a lifestyle choice and be based in Picton, where house prices and cost of living is affordable. Enjoy a climate that's conducive to the many outdoor activities available.

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Vineyard Hand

Would you like the opportunity to be the best you can be, really make a difference and have a great time doing it?

You will be responsible for day-to-day vineyard duties from general maintenance through to playing a part of the yearly harvest. As a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual, you’ll be a part of a team who are passionate about creating wines that you’ll want to share.

Some of the activities, you’ll be doing:

  • Supporting the vineyard harvest
  • General vineyard duties
  • Young vine training
  • Irrigation maintenance and operation

Based in Blenheim and work full-time on a shift-based roster with flexibility around harvest.

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Bulk Food Merchandiser

Seeking a hard working and reliable Merchandiser in Blenheim.

Duties will include and not be limited to:

  • Filling from stock bags into the bins and keeping them full
  • Cleaning and filling the bulk food bins in a Countdown supermarket
  • Filling out daily paperwork for Countdown audit purposes, prompting an order to the produce manager and liaising with our GSD 4U head office

Candidates must be available to pick up additional cover of other stores and tasks as required.

Previous grocery or merchandising experience is an advantage, and a willingness to work is essential. However, full training will be provided.

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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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More Marlborough 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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Defensive driving

Attend this course to prepare you for a successful outcome for your full licence.

Over five sessions, including one practical lesson, you will learn how to avoid and overcome risky driving situations, and reduce the wait-time for getting your licence by 6 months!

Included is a one-hour practical session with the instructor (the final session), a logbook, and a certificate.

When: Tuesday 17 October, Thursday 19 October, Tuesday 24 October and Thursday 26 October, 6pm – 8pm

Where: REAP Marlborough, 65 Seymour Street

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Book a Librarian

Need help with basic computer skills and more?

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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Better Digital Futures for Seniors

Free 1-hour session for seniors who want to use digital technologies.

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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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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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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Business growth and support pre-recorded webinars

Digitally connecting you with business support and services available to all industry sectors across the West Coast, Nelson-Tasman and Marlborough regions.

Watch as many webinars as you’d like, to hear about the offerings provided by the agency hosting. 

The Business Growth and Support Virtual Conference is brought to you by Connected and Digital Boost. (external site)

Agencies represented include:

Connected - Connecting you to support for your business

The Networkers - Creating opportunities by helping people build new connections and strong relationships with inspiring, friendly people

Amotai - Unlocking opportunities for Māori and Pasifika businesses through supplier diversity

NZ Trade & Enterprise - Helping New Zealand businesses to grow internationally

Ministry of Social Development - Work brokerage, financial support and more for you and your business

Business Trust Marlborough - Business Trust Marlborough is here to assist businesses of all types - startups as well as existing businesses

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce - We exist to unlock business vitality. We support local business growth through effective promotion and business development opportunities

Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce - Helping to create the best commercial environment in which you can achieve your business goals

Nelson Regional Development Agency - Unlock the economic potential of Nelson Tasman, to enable our people and places to thrive

Development West Coast - Endeavoring to promote employment and generate sustainable economic benefits in the West Coast

Te Puni Kōkiri - We provide services, by Māori, for Māori and with Māori, to support the growth and sustainability of your business

Inland Revenue - Here to support you, whether you’re new to business or need some help to get on the right track - An introduction and update to your rights and responsibilities as an employer - Tools and expert advice from government and industry, designed to help Kiwi businesses save time and succeed

Digital Boost - Helping your business move into the digital world

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Free business advice

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

Buisness Trust Marlborugh offer a free one hour confidential meeting with our Business Advisor to discuss any aspect of 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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Marlborough networking breakfast

Want to network with local businesses?

Join Business Trust Marlborough for breakfast on the first Friday of the month to network and hear a guest speaker.

When: First Friday of the month, 7.30 am - 8.45 am
Where: Fairweathers, 36 Scott Street, Blenheim

Buy your own breakfast at the counter and meet in the front room, no RSVP required.

Angel investors Marlborough founder clinics

Are you a founder of a start-up looking for advice?

Angel Investors Marlborough has launched clinics to enable founders of start-up companies to get advice on their next steps.

When: Third Wednesday of the month

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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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