Northland

Find jobs, courses, business support and events in subtropical Northland, one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing regions

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Connected centres are open for booked appointments

To make a booking, please email your Connected centre

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Free career advice

Come along for a free one-to-one session with a career expert that can help you make a personalised career plan.

This session can provide you with advice on:

  • studying or training
  • changing careers
  • preparing your CV and cover letter
  • job appplications.

Whangarei

Where: The Orchard, 35 Walton Street, Whangarei
When: Services are available across the week - you must book.

Make a booking with Muriel Willem, muriel@careerfocus.nz or call 027 633 4171

Mid and Far North (Including Dargaville)

Where: Service is provided in Mid & Far North (Kawakawa, Kerikeri, Kaikohe & Kaitaia) as well as Dargaville via Zoom or face to face
When: Services are available across the week - you must book.

Make a booking with Alysha Phillips, alysha@workready.nz or call 022 564 3481

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Medical Receptionists

Make a difference in others lives by being the warm and friendly face of the medical centre.

Medical receptionist make a critical difference within medical centres.

Come and join the team and be involved in:

  • co-ordinating services,
  • priortising workloads, and
  • managing patients expectations.

Customer service experience, initiative and team work is needed for these front line roles as well as the ability to handle pressure.

Find out more (external link)

Berry picker

Far North opportunites to work in berry picking and packing.

You will ideally be:

  • Physically fit
  • Able to communicate and easily contactable via text or WhatsApp

You will be notified prior to the days work of the piece rate, however, it works out to a minimum of $21.20 per hour for hours worked, work is subject to weather.

Find out more (external link)

Weekend Childcare

Do you have a genuine interest in the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi?

Family Home Relievers support Oranga Tamariki Caregivers to provide routine and maintain a safe, caring, responsible and supportive family environment on a 24/7 basis across their Whangarei based homes.

This role includes:

  • cooking,
  • shopping,
  • recreation activities,
  • helping with homework and supervision etc

The caregiver provides a detailed handover. Full training is provided.

You will ideally:

  • have the flexibility to commit both day and night from Fridays to Mondays
  • be experienced in social services work or working with children and young people
  • have the resilience to manage and support children and young people with varied needs
  • an understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural practices including tikanga Māori and Pacific peoples culture
  • have experience with behaviour management and conflict resolution skills
  • be a positive role model, have a calm influence
Find out more (external link)

Hospitality Stars

Can you deliver a true Lone Star experience? 

Give fast, friendly, personable and memorable service which follows the Lone Star procedures and ensures customers leave happy.

Lone Star is looking for it's next stars. You don't need to have any previous experience.

Find out more about the opportunities in the kitchen (external site) and Front of House (external site).

Meat processing and packing

Career opportunities exist at Silver Fern Farms in Dargaville, with a variety of jobs on offer.

Silver Fern Farms provide meat products to a global market The business will train you and if you show intitiative you will move through the pay grades quickly.

Do you enjoy team work and keen to learn there are career pathways to a range of opportunities within the industry.

The key to getting started is being a team player, reliability and being able to pass pre-employment testing.

Find out more (external link)

Fast food crew

Can you provide each customer with a memorable experience of the service they received?

Join the Kaikohe or Whangarei crew in this high energy environment.

Do you have a passion for delivering excellent customer service?

Ideally, you will:

  • Be a team player
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be friendly and polite

Previous experience in a customer service role is preferred, but training will be provided.

To find out more:

Kaikohe (external site)

Whangarei (external site)

More Northland 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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Book a careers kōrero

Book a careers kōrero with a study advisor from Northtec to better understand your goals and study options.

Mid year courses are not far away from starting! What will your next step be?

The career conversation is 15 to 30 minutes where an advisor will explore your current situation with you on phone or zoom.

Book your career kōrero (external link)

Celebrating the future of farming

Showcasing the best of the best in Northland farming - go and watch their skills. 

The FMG Young Farmer of the Year is the flagship event for NZ Young Farmers (NZYF) and showcases the level of skill and knowledge of young people in the food and fibre sector.

A great way to explore the skill and opportunities within the sector.

The practical day is on Friday 8 July (7.30am - 3pm) at Barge Park Showgrounds 474 Maunu Road, Whangarei,

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 Northland.

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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Online Introduction to Business workshop

Are you thinking of starting a business? Join a free online introduction to business workshop with Inland Revenue.

In this free workshop, you’ll learn about business structures, income tax, expenses that can be claimed and more.

When: Tuesday 5 July, 7pm

Places are limited to 30, so register now.

Find out more and register (external link)

Hiring the right staff

Learn how to find the right employee in a tight labour market.

Workshop focused on support for local businesses with attracting and hiring the right staff in a tight labour market.

Topics include:

  • identifying role and responsbilities,
  • determining the payscale, and
  • step by step process of recruiting a new team member.

When: Tuesday 5 July, 5.30pm - 7pm

Where: The Orchard Business and Event Hub, Mahi Tahi meeting room 35 Walton St, Whangārei

Find out more and register (external link)

Northland business continuity

Providing businesses guidance and support when needed.

Northland Inc has a group of business advisors who are available to help business reponse to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Business supports has been grouped in to health, wellbeing, economy and Iwi and communities. 

Find out more (external link)

Employment Law Workshop

Wondering about employment law in a post covid world? 

WRMK Lawyers and NorthChamber are offering a free employment law workshop in Dargaville.

Topics include:

  • Covid vaccinations under the current government settings,
  • balancing the Covid risks of staff vs the impact on business and
  • a refresher on employment law basics including 90 day trials, employment records and the importance of fair process.

When: Wednesday 20 July, 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Where: 118 Victoria Street Dargaville, Northland.

Register today (external link)

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.

Kerikeri

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Keri Centre, 2 Fairway Drive
Kerikeri 0230

Whangārei

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Walton Plaza
4 Albert Street
Whangārei 0110

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