Learn more about the financial options and initiatives available to support your business and staff.
Options and support available for you to choose, improve or change your work journey.
Get help to choose the education or training you need if you're starting your work journey or looking to retrain.
Find jobs, courses, business support and events in the wild and beautiful Southland region, an agricultural powerhouse
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Book a one-to-one session with a career expert to make a personalised career plan.
Career experts can help you to:
Spaces are limited, so email to book your spot or pop into Connected
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 33 Gala Street, Invercargill
To book your spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Full time positions available working in local sawmills.
General duties include heavy lifting, stacking timber, general tidy up of the workplace and other work-related duties that may be required.
Work is predominantly Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, but some weekend work maybe required.
Full training is provided.
You will be expected pass a pre-employment health checks. Current Covid Vaccination is required for this position.
For further information or to apply for one of these positions email email@example.com
Do you have a Class 4 and/or Class 5 truck drivers licence?
Fulltime, part time and casual roles are available with established local companies.
They are looking for team players who are hardworking, reliable and have a good work ethic.
Find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you take pride in keeping things clean?
Invercargill based employers are searching for part time cleaners.
Duties will include floors, bathrooms, vacuuming and dusting and other general cleaning duties at locations such as commercial and retail businesses, cafés and schools etc. This could also include evenings or weekend work.
You will work to a task list and day routines, have good communication skills and be contactable by phone and email.
Some moderate lifting may be required, so you must be physically fit and healthy.
Previous experience is preferred, but full training will be provided to the right person.
A successful applicant will need the following:
Minimum of a Restricted Drivers Licence and preferably own transport.
The COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 applies. Mandatory vaccinations for workers | Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)
Apply by email email@example.com
Mulitple roles available in security work.
If you are looking for full-time, part-time or casual security work in Invercargill in an interesting and varied environment, a position awaits you.
Develop your experience and skills to further your career in the industry.
To be successful in this position, you must display a high level of professionalism and personal presentation. Preferred candidates will hold a current Certificate of Approval or have the ability to obtain COA.
You will be able to work alone or in a team environment, be able to meet company operating procedures and health and safety regulations. You must be customer focused with the ability to deal with a range of situations and people.
You will be trustworthy, reliable and display common sense. Full drivers licence preferred as working in a 24/7 industry in a variety of worksites.
Find out more and apply email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in gaining a trade qualification?
Southern Group Training is looking for people interested in gaining a trades qualification.
Apprenticeships are currently available in:
General labourers are required various assignments in and around Invercargill.
Work can vary from casual afternoon shifts in Bluff loading containers for export, to builders’ labourers on construction sites, to factory hands.
Hours of work will vary depending on the specific assignment.
Applicants must have a reasonable level of fitness and must be able to pass drug testing procedures.
A minimum of Restricted Class 1 licence and own transport will also be required for certain roles.
For more information email email@example.com
Do you have a strong sense of community and are after a foot in the door to working in public health?
Are you a strong communicator? Do you enjoy working as part of a team?
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a great team rolling out a national, mobile health initiative to whanau, communities and workplaces.
Multiple fulltime positions available.
Day to day tasks will include administrative support, identity checks, record maintenance, collecting swabs and administering COVID19 vaccinations.
Full PPE, training and certification will be provided.
Some travel may be required. Drivers License preferred but not necessary.
Being vaccinated is a requirement of this role under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.
To find out more and apply: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Varying work is available in and around Invercargill for processing workers.
Shifts could be rostered and may include Saturdays and/or overtime
Applicants must have a reasonable level of fitness and may be required to pass drug testing procedures.
Some positions may require a completed Health and Safety induction course.
Applicants will require their own transport or a reliable lift to and from the worksite. A forklift licence is a bonus, but not essential.
Find out more and apply by email email@example.com
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.
Interested in a future in farming?
Growing Future Farmers aims to accelerate the careers of school learners from entry-level faming skills through to advanced farming skills and business management.
This two-year programme (46 weeks each year starting mid-January and ending mid-December), includes:
Registrations are now open for the January 2023 intake.
Completing a Defensive Driving course can put you on the fast track to your full driving licence.
If not having your full driving licence holds you back from job opportunities then this course is for you. It can reduce the time you are on your restricted licence by up to 6months (if under 25) or 3 months if you are 25 or over.
4 x 2 hour theory sessions and 1 practical drive (you must attend all sessions to complete the course)
Where: Drivetech Depot, 156 Longbush South Road, Invercargill
If you need assistance with the cost of this course check out Course participation assistance and apply for assistance.
If you work in licensed premises, an NZQA-accredited qualification could help you gain the skills needed to become a duty manager.
The Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) covers your legal responsibilities to comply with liquor legislation and with your duties as a host.
You can gain the qualification in a one-day course or by distance learning.
When: Wednesday 27 July
Where: Frontine Training, 416 Dee Street, Invercargill
Cost: $287.50 plus GST
Contact Frontline firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in course dates for 2022.
Do you need an introductory digital technology skills course to help you with general entry level employment opportunities?
Based at SIT Gore Campus, SIT’s New Zealand Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) (Level 2) gives you the opportunity to learn computing from the very beginning.
You will learn:
This qualification will assist graduates in improving digital literacy and capability in society, in a range of personal, community and voluntary areas.
Next course starts on Tuesday 26 July.
Frontline Training Consultancy are running a variety of employment taster courses.
These introductory workshops are free of charge. The taster courses are designed to give the basic essential stills needed to start a career in a variety of different employment options.
Course dates are now available for:
Email Frontline Reception@front-line.co.nz to register your interest.
Literacy Aotearoa in Invercargill have a wide range of courses running this term with rolling intakes.
Whether you want to upskill in the digital world, better your literacy and numeracy skills, get help with sitting your learner license, learn about leading a healthy lifestyle of if you're already in employment and need a bit of help with your numeracy and literacy there is a course suitable for all.
All classes are held at the Literacy Aotearoa campus, Unit 2/41 Leet Street, Invercargill.
The following courses will be available in 2022:
Also available: Tailored workplace and learning needs.
To register your interest email email@example.com, ring the office on (03) 214 5524 or text 022 085 1767.
Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Southland.
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.
Discover more about opportunities in agritourism!
Hear about the journey of an existing agritourism business and learn more about operator support, working with trade, regional collaboration and other opportunities within agritourism.
All events include lunch.
Invercargill with Tom O’Brien from Welcome Rock:
When: Thursday 30 June, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Where: Great South, 143 Spey Street, Invercargill
Gore with Laura Koot from Real Country
When: Friday 1 July, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Where: Croydon Lodge, 100 Waimea Street, Gore
Te Anau with Laura Koot from Real Country
When: Tuesday 5 July, 9.30am - 3.30pm – Lunch included
Where: Te Anau Club, Pop Andrew Drive, Te Anau
Looking for business support? Watch the 13 pre-recorded webinars from the Southern Business Growth and Support virtual conference at your leisure.
These webinars are a fantastic starting point to finding out how the different organisations offer support within Otago and Southland for your growing business.
Funding is available for expert advice and support to scale-up your tourism business to prepare for the border reopening.
There are three initiatives from MBIE to support eligible tourism businesses in the Southland District through their recovery:
Eligibility guidelines and information to help you prepare for your application are available online. Your business will need to be registered with Great South who will support you through the application and eligibility process.
Frontline Training Consultancy are running free workshops on Digital Marketing Strategy and Social Media Tips and Tricks.
Contact Frontline Training Consultancy to register your interest in attending these free courses are being run in 2022.
Inland Revenue are offering a number of webinars and online presentations to develop your business understanding of taxes and your obligations.
A series of free webinars available to support small business development and growth.
Malloch McClean - Chartered Accountants & Business Mentors in Invercargill - bring you webinars and podcasts such as the Small Firm, Big Impact Podcast Series, Xero Introductory Series, The Trust Act 2019 and Farming for Profit webinar.
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
33 Gala Street
Last modified: 10 June 2022