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Viticulture opportunities

Marlborough is world-renowned for producing wines with pure intensity that simply can't be found anywhere else in the world.

There are a range of opportunities available within Marlborough.

Vineyard Supervisor

Bring your superb vineyard and people management skills to this Vineyard Supervisor role, based in Marlborough, New Zealand. - You will ideally had at least 3 years vineyard experience (including machinery operations) and be looking for the next opportunity or you may already be at a supervisory level.

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Vineyard Labourer

Do you like working in the outdoors where no two places are the same? Then maybe pruning, cutting, strip and wrapping and working at the Vineyards could be a role for you in Marlborough!

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Cellar Hand, Machine Operator

Cellar Hands are responsible for completing the full range of daily cellar operations efficiently and to high standards (completed in line with Standard Operating Practices) including wine transfers, additions, dispatches, cleaning tanks and equipment, undertaking ferment monitoring and analysis, inoculating ferments, blending etc.

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Hospitality and tourism work available

With the opening of our borders an influx of visitors are expected, our tourism and hospitality employers are hiring now.

From Hotel Managers to Housekeepers, to front of house to chefs...Marlborough needs to be ready to welcome manuhiri/guests back.

A few of the exciting roles available are:

Seafood processing factory opportunities

Do you have the muscle to process mussels and more?  Multiple vacancies available.

Are you looking to develop a career in seafood manufacturing? Do you have the mechanical aptitude to learn, grow and advance in the workplace?

You will be a key part of a strong and supportive team, and your positive attitude, solid attendance, and excellent work ethic will be recognised and rewarded within the business.

Multiple vacancies are available and include:

  • Machinery operation
  • Forklift operators
  • Cook room operators
  • Pack room operators

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Road maintenance and traffic control workers

Multiple and varied roles to keep the roads  and footpaths of Marlborough in top condition.

Are you keen to train and get certified? If yes, this employer wants you.

There are many opportunities within the business for those who show initiative and a good attitude.

You will work at various locations around Blenheim. Full-time $21.50ph

Find out more and apply (external link)

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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Free work readiness programme

Learn strategies and skills to help you be 'Work Ready'.

  • How to present yourself confidently in interviews
  • Your basic employment rights and responsbilities
  • Career planning
  • Work literacy
  • Job searching online vs traditional

Email Literacy Aotearoa to find out more

Get qualified in the wine industry

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) offers a NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills Level 2 Viticulture

This industry-recognised programme focuses on gaining the introductory skills and experience needed to work in the viticulture industry with an emphasis on safe work practices.

You will learn practical tasks to gain an entry-level role in the viticulture industry and skills and knowledge to contribute safely and effectively in the workplace.

These include:

  • First aid
  • Safe work practises
  • Tractor safety
  • The use and regulations of agrichemicals
  • This qualification complements our New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3) and will give you an understanding of the practices and skills involved in both viticulture and winemaking.

Register here (external link)

NZ Certificate in Joinery

Take your joinery career to the next level by becoming a craftsperson specialising in cabinetry, timber door and windows, timber stairs, and laminate fabrication.

Depending on your employment circumstances and career aspirations, you can choose one strand, or all four strands if you wish to attain 'craftsman' certification.

Your training (which is delivered by way of block courses and evening classes) will fill gaps in your experience that might otherwise have been gained in your workplace.

This programme is designed for individuals who are working in the industry and is typically achieved in a workplace environment while completing an apprenticeship.

The New Zealand Certificate in Joinery Level 4 typically takes 2-4 years to complete depending on what strands you choose.

This qualification covers:

  • Health and safety
  • Legislation
  • Communication
  • Materials and manufacturing methods
  • Use of tools and equipment
  • Drawings and specifications
Register here (external link)

Workplace literacy and numeracy

Learn to read a wider range of words and solve basic maths problems.

Literacy Aotearoa teaches literacy and numeracy for the workplace.

The course teaches students:

  • To read and understand a range of texts
  • To solve a wider range of math problems
  • To use strategies to estimate numbers
  • To understand simple fractions, decimals, percentages and conversions
  • Skills and language in a range of formal and informal settings

For more information email

Careers in forestry

Plantation forests in Marlborough and other parts of New Zealand are expected to grow in value over the next 15 years, giving strong employment opportunities to qualified workers.

To get into the forestry industry, you could study forest operations or forestry management at Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology.

There are also industry training courses for people who are already in the forestry industry and want to gain more skills, or for employers wanting to upskill their staff.

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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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Kick Start Your Business workshop

Are you thinking of starting a business and not sure where to start? Or are you a business owner who would like a refresh?

Kick Start workshops equip you with advice to help you make informed decisions and make your business succeed.

You’ll come away with practical tools that you’ll be able to start working with right away.


  • how to write a business plan,
  • make informed decisions to prioritise your effort, and
  • track your success.

When: Wednesday 19 July, 5pm - 9pm

Where: Business Trust Marlborough, Level 2, 3 Main Street

Register now (email to reserve your place and kick your business into high gear with Business Trust Marlborough subsidy for only $24.95.

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Health & Safety from a management perspective

Ensure you have a high standard of health and safety practices in your workplace.

This half day course is an ideal opportunity for senior managers/business owners to understand their health and safety responsibilities to their business, learn to implement a practical health and safety system and make their workplace safer and more productive.

You'll learn about:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 - what the legislative framework requires
  • Health and Safety at Work Regulations which support the Act
  • Tools to develop a simple, practical and good practice health and safety system the duty holders under the law and their duties
  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Building and promoting a positive health and safety culture in your workplace to create a competitive advantage
  • How to manage the difficult conversations with your workers When: Tuesday 16 August, 9am - 12:30pm

When: Tuesday 16 August, 9am - 12:30pm

Where: Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, Level 1, 6-8 Scott Street, Blenheim

Find out more and register (external link)

Health and Safety Training

Providing essential skills, knowledge and competency to fulfil your role under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

This one-day course provides health and safety representatives, committee members and others with an interest or responsibility for workplace health and safety with the essential skill, knowledge and competency to fulfil their roles under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 shifts the focus from monitoring and recording health and safety incidents to proactively identifying and managing risks so everyone is safe and healthy.

Everyone in the workplace has a role to play and this course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and competencies required

  • Legislation Roles and Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Health and Safety Regulations
  • Health and Safety systems
  • Worker Engagement, and
  • Participation Hazard/Risk Management Notifiable Events

When: Monday 15 August, 9am - 4.30pm

Where: Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, Level 1, 6-8 Scott Street, Blenheim 

Find out more and register (external link)
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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.

To make an appointment please email: We will then connect you with the Careers Practitioner.

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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