Waikato

Find jobs, courses, business support and events in the Waikato region, New Zealand’s agricultural and pastoral heartland

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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

These free, one-to-one sessions with a career expert can help you make a personalised career plan.

If you are exploring studying or training, or want assistance to prepare your cv, talk to an experienced career expert. 

Dinsdale

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 9am - 4:30pm

Where: Connected Centre, Shop 14, Dinsdale Shopping Centre

Five Cross Roads

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 9am - 4:30pm.

Where: Connected Centre, Five Cross Roads, 3 Fifth Avenue

There are also 1 hour phone appointments available to those that cannot make it to a Connected site.

To book, please email connected_waikato@msd.govt.nz

Te Kuiti wahine series

Wāhine of Te Kuiti, are you work ready? Connected along withWork and Income are running workshops to help women increase work readiness.  

The series is designed to inspire and create a connection with women to increase work readiness; awareness of support agencies and courses available; and build self-esteem and confidence in what women have to offer a workplace.

The series will include workshops with guest speakers, journey to employment, re-entering the workforce, life hacks and selfcare as well as much, much more.

If you are looking to return to the work force and want some more support come along, bring a friend and join in this free seminar with a cuppa and like minded women.

When: Tuesdays from 12 July, 10am – 12pm

Where: Te Kuiti Work and Income, 45 Taupiri Street

Find out more email connected_waikato@msd.govt.nz

Support into employment

Are you disabled, have an injury or health condition limiting your ability to work?

Workbridge is free and they offer one-to-one sessions with an Employment Consultant to discuss career options for you. This is a drop in service.

When: Every Wednesday, 10.30am - 12pm

Where: Connected Centre, Five Cross Roads, 3 Fifth Avenue

Phone appointments are available and someone from Work Bridge will make contact to discuss their services and how they can help.

Please email Connected_Waikato@msd.govt.nz to register interest and be contacted to make an appointment.

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Fencing Labourers

Based in Te Awamutu, multiple full-time permanent Fencing Labourers required to join the team.

As a Fencing Labourer, you will be required to build timber fences and retaining walls. You will also be mixing concrete, carrying posts and other related duties. 

Comfortable to work in all weather conditions and open to learning (especially with Chainsaws, excavators and small machinery.

Applicants must be physically fit and reliable as the schedule can be flexible and sites change with a phone call.

Monday to Friday, 40 hours a week, 7am - 5pm.

PPE gear and uniform will be provided, but you will need to have your own safety boots.

A minimum of a Restricted Driver licence and own transport required as the job sites change depending on the contracts.

Express your interest ready2work_waikato@msd.govt.nz

Mail Sorters

Leading Courier company in Hamilton is looking for processing officers/sorters to join their busy team.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Sorting our customers mail to meet our service level agreements,
  • Handling parcels in a careful and professional manner.

Applicants must be physically fit and able to lift up to 25kgs.

You will ideally be willing to learn and listen to instructions, be resilient and have good attention to detail.

Express your interest and find out more email ready2work_waikato@msd.govt.nz

Want some help looking for work?

Work and Income have a team ready to help you find a job that's suitable for you!

Let the team know what you want to do and send your CV to ready2work_waikato@msd.govt.nz.

More Waikato 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)
Computer course

Digital skills for work

Improve digital skills and build your online confidence.

You’ll get hands-on experience with useful digital tools that you can take straight back to your work, as well as the chance to collaborate with a friendly and encouraging community of learners. 

If you are interested in this and more courses check out The Mind Lab (external site).

You may also qualify for a scholarship to cover any course costs.

Choose your course

Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Waikato.

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)
Networking event

Join a business networking group

Business owners get the opportunity to help each other grow strong and exciting businesses by meeting, educating each other.

Attend Morebiz weekly business networking meetings with guest speakers from Thursday 10 February.

Networking helps you learn about other businesses and share the benefits of working with you. It's a great way to collect referrals and grow your business.

When: Every Thursday, 6.45am-8.30am

Where: Hamilton Workingmen's Club, 45 Commerce Street, Frankton

Find out more (external link)

Keen to get business advice?

Soda Inc offers support for businesses in the Waikato through workshops, one on one mentoring, and co-working spaces.

They provide practical advice by using their specialised business knowledge and experience to support your business.

Find out more and explore your options (external link)

Help for Māori Women in business

Māori Womens Development Inc (MWDI) is designed with the goal of encouraging the economic development of Māori women and their whānau.

MWDI offers support to your business including:

  • Small business loans 
  • A 3 day waananga business support called HineBoss
  • specialist business mentoring with their Te Aka programme.
Find out more (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.

Dinsdale

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Shop 14
Dinsdale Shopping Centre
Hamilton 15295

Five Cross Roads

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Five Cross Roads
3 Fifth Avenue
Hamilton 14117

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