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.

Find out more (external link)

Vineyard labourers

Do you want to work outdoors in the Marlborough summer sun?

A vineyard contracting company based in Blenheim is currently looking for vineyard labourers to join their team over the summer.
This work has started and will go until Saturday 24 December.

Duties include but not limited to:
bud rubbing,
shoot thinning and
wire lifting.

Ideal candiates need to commit for the whole contract, be hardworking and reliable.

For more infomration call 0800 779009 and quote Job ID 22029848

Find out more (external link)

Construction opportunities

Construction offers a variety of roles in a growing industry.

Painter and Decorator (external site)

A local employer is looking for a painter decorator to join their team. Working mainly on new builds and inside, work duties include preparation, cutting and rolling as well as filling and sanding holes. No experience is needed as this is an entry level role so full training is provided.

Plumber's Apprentice (external site)

An employer in Blenheim is looking for Plumbing, Gas fitting and Drain Laying Apprenticeship applicants. The Plumbing, Gas fitting and Drain laying (PGD) apprenticeship is a 4.5 to 5-year qualification which combines knowledge gained from working on the job and from the classroom. As a P.G.D apprentice you will get to experience a variety of work that ranges from residential and maintenance jobs through to commercial projects.

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.  

Visit Find a Job (external link)
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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

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.

Find out more (external link)

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.

Find your course now (external link)
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Your business and tax

Inland Revenue offers free Seminars and webinars to help you set up correctly to meet your tax obligations whether you are new to business, GST or employing staff.

Inland Revenue offers three different practical webinars:

  • Starting a business? Introduction to Business is a two hour sessions. Learn about 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? Attend the two hour session on GST. Learn about who needs to register for GST, what GST is charged on, what information must be recorded and how to send this to us, and ceasing your GST registration.
  • Are you employing? In the Employers session. learn about who needs to register as an employer, and what information must be recorded and how to send to IR.

These sessions are run regularly, register today!

Introduction to Business

(external site)Tuesday 29 November, 10am (external site)

(external site)Wednesday 30 November, 7pm (external site)


Tuesday 6 December, 10am (external site)

(external site)Employers

No live sessions scheduled for 2022, watch a pre-recorded version. (external site)

Young Chamber Christmas meet-up

Meet with young professionals at this networking hui hosted by Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.

Young professionals (18-35 years olds) connect and build your careers, across Marlborough.

Te Pa Wines is generously hosting this festive MY Chamber event to give you the opportunity to get together and network.

When: Thursday 1 December, 5pm -7pm
Where: Te Pa Wines, Wynen Street, Blenheim
Cost: $17.50 + GST

Register today (external link)

Coffee and catch up

Come for an informal catch-up over a cuppa!

Join Pete (GM), Zoe (Membership & Events Manager) and Louisa (Office Coordinator) for an opportunity to catch with the Chamber team and other members over a cup of tea or CPR coffee.

When: Tuesday 6 December, 10am - 11am
Where: Marlborough Chamber of Commerce NZ, Level 1, 6-8 Scott Street, Blenheim

Register today (external link)

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

Watch today (external link)

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: Mondays Monthly, second Monday of the month

Book today (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
Riverview House
11 Alfred Street
Blenheim 7201

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