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Connected centres are open for booked appointments

To make a booking, please email your Connected centre

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Connected pop-ups at Hutt Valley Libraries

Come and meet your local Connected representative and find information on local employment, education and training opportunities.

Pop in and find out about local employment opportunities, referral to CV support, support for career pathways and introduction to the connected.govt.nz website and how it can support your next steps to employment, education and training.

Upper Hutt Library

When: Mondays fortnightly starting 16 May, 11am - 12pm

Where: Upper Hutt Library, 844 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

Taita Library

When:Tuesdays fortnightly, 10.30am - 12pm

Where: Walter Nash Stadium, 20-22 Taine Street, Taita

Lower Hutt Library

When: First Tuesday of the month, 11am - 12pm

Where: Lower Hutt Library, 2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt

Drop-in or email connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz

Looking for a trade apprenticeship?

If you’re a Work and Income client looking for a job in the construction industry, pop into Connected Porirua to talk to someone from Kiwi Can Do and see if they can offer you a place on a pre-employment course.

Kiwi Can Do recruits 100 Work and Income job seekers to become trainees each month.

Please contact connectedporirua@msd.govt.nz

APM Employment Service

Have a disability or health condition and want to work?

APM understands how daunting it can be to return to the world of work, especially if you're living with the challenges of a disability or health condition.

Drop in to Connected to talk to APM about support to prepare for work, find a job and stay in employment.

Lower Hutt
When: Every Tuesday, 9am-12pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 317-327 High Street, Lower Hutt

When: Every Thursday, 9am-12pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, Lincoln Road, Masterton

Upper Hutt
When: Tuesday fortnightly, 2pm - 4pm
Where: Work and Income Service Centre, 164 Main Street

When: Tuesday fortnightly, 10am - 12pm
Where: Work and Income Service Centre, 5 Te Ara Raukura Shop 3, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

When: Tuesday fortnightly, 2pm - 4pm
Where: Work and Income Service Centre, 2 vogel Street

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Free career advice

Get free career advice from an expert, to help you gain confidence, make a plan and take your next steps into work or training.

Discuss your short and long term career goals with a professional career advisor.  They can help you create your CV and cover letters, understand your transferrable skills and find out how you can use them in a new job or training.

Careers advisors will be in the Masterton, Lower Hutt, Wainuiomata, Naenae and Porirua.   


When: Every Thursday, 9am - 4pm

Where: Virtual meeting, e-mail to book

How to book: Email Gcw_wairarapa@msd.govt.nz

Lower Hutt 

When: Friday fortnightly, 9am - 3pm

Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 317-327 High Street

How to book: Email ConnectedLowerHutt@msd.govt.nz


When: Every Thursday, 9am - 3pm

Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income service centre, 4 Lydney Place

How to book: Email Porirua_Employment_Centre@msd.govt.nz


When: Every second Wednesday, 9am - 3pm

Where: Work and Income service centre, 5 Te Ara Raukura

How to book: Email ConnectedLowerHutt@msd.govt.nz


When: Every second Wednesday, 9am - 3pm

Where: Work and Income service centre, 2 Vogel Street

How to book: Email ConnectedLowerHutt@msd.govt.nz

Upper Hutt 

When: Every second Friday 9am - 3pm

Where: Work and income Service Centre, 162-164 Main Street

How to book: Email connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz

Whitireia and WelTec

Are you looking for study options? Call in and meet with a Liaison officer from Whitireia and Weltec.

Whitireia Weltec offer a wealth of study options, youth and international programmes.  You might find just what you are looking for to take the next step.

The campuses are spread across Petone, Porirua and Wellington city.

When: Mondays fortnightly, 10am - 12pm 

Where: Connected Centre, Lower Hutt Work and Income, 317 High Street

Employment placement for young people

Future Leaders’ Youth FOCUS Programme is an employment placement service for young people aged 18-24.

The work preparation and mentoring programme develops self-leadership, empowering rangatahi to increase their confidence, team-building and work readiness skills.

The personal development and work preparation areas it covers include goal setting, CVs, exploring work and study options, personal presentation, confidence and communication, teamwork, motivation and interviewing for the workforce.

There's no need to book - just drop in.

When: Every Monday, 9am-3pm

Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 4 Lydney Place, Porirua

To find out more connectedporirua@msd.govt.nz

Find out more (external link)

Looking for employment?

Pasifika Consulting can help you with upskilling, employment opportunities, personal development training and ongoing support.

A representative from Pasifika Consulting will be at the Connected centres in Lower Hutt and Porirua to help you achieve your goals.

Lower Hutt
When: Every Thursday, 10am-12pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 317-327 High Street, Lower Hutt

Upper Hutt
When: Tuesdays Fortnightly 10am - 12pm
Where: Work and Income Service Centre, 164 Main Street

When: By appointment 
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income service centre, 4 Lydney Place, Porirua

When: Thursdays Fortnightly 10am - 12pm
Where: Work and Income service Centre, 5 Te Ara Raukura, Shop 3

Email: fiona.fusitua@pasifikaconsulting.co.nz

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Support for refugees

Are you from a refugee background and seeking employment?

NZ Red Cross pathways to employment programme helps former refugees plan employment, education, training and career goals to ultimately find work.

Red Cross staff can also support you and your employer when you start work.

Drop into Connected to talk to one of the Red Cross team.

When: Every Tuesday, 10am-12pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 317-327 High Street, Lower Hutt

Focus Futures employment placement service

Don't like class room settings, this is the programme for you!

Learn how to write your CV, cover letters, grow your interview skills and get job seeking support and career advice.

Employment placement service provides a one on one programme for up to 12 weeks of 5-8 hours per week, 5 hours self directed learning with 8 week after placement support.

Meet with the Industry Liaison from Focus Futures.

To book please email Connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz

Kiwi Can Do - Porirua drop-in

Are you looking for a career in construction?

A Kiwi Can Do course could be just for you!

Come into Connected Porirua on Wednesdays to talk to a representative from Kiwi Can Do. They will take the time to focus on you and talk through the courses on offer best suited to you.

When: Wednesdays, 9am - 12pm

Where: Connected Porirua, Work and Income Employment Centre, 4 Lyndley Place, Porirua

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Passport services officer

More New Zealanders than ever before want to renew their expired passports. Do you want to be part of the solution?

The passport office needs help to get passports renewed and out to New Zealanders as quickly as possible.

Can you answer 'yes' to:

  • attention to detail
  • a team player
  • confident talking to customers - You will be actioning customer queries via phone, email or counter services
  • have good computer skills
  • can think on your feet and learn quickly

Previous customer service, CSR, admin or processing skills would be a bonus.

Full training provided.

These roles are full-time temporary roles. Salary range (pro-rata): $47,000 - $64,000

Interested? Contact myjobsearch_wellington@workandincome.govt.nz

Road Maintanence and Traffic Controllers

Do you want to take pride in ensuring the safety of all?

Daily tasks involved in the roles:

  • Directing traffic in roading and construction zone,
  • creating a safe work zone for workers,
  • setting up work zones and corner barriers.

You will need to be fully alert at all times looking out for hazards & be flexible with the day to day traffic control duties.

  • Full-time, Minimum of Restricted Licence.
  • Traffic Control Tickets a bonus however training is provided
  • Pre employment drug test
  • COVID19 Vaccination Mandate.

Monday - Friday with occasional Saturdays - 40 hours per week, hourly rate TBD.

To enquire please e-mail: Connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz

Contact centre representatives

Does contact centre work sound interesting?

Fulltime permanent call centre positions are available in Wellington. Work is rostered over Monday to Saturday with some flexibility available. If you enjoy talking to people, have empathy towards others and building relationships, please apply now.

E-mail your CV to: connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz

Find seasonal work

Hundreds of seasonal jobs are available in the Wairarapa right now.

For many seasonal jobs, skills and experiences aren’t necessary.

If you want to take up seasonal horticulture or viticulture work lasting for six weeks or more and need support, you may be able to access help through the New Zealand Seasonal Work Scheme.

To find out more about seasonal work in the Wairarapa and about the New Zealand Seasonal Work Scheme, email connectedwairarapa@msd.govt.nz

Community Connections Wairarapa

Community Connections are a community based disability service helping job seekers into employment.

They support you holistically with your job hunt by helping with your job search, developing a CV, Coverletters, interview support and then in work support while you learn the job.

Get in touch: e-mail shane.haskell@connections.org.nz or phone 0220389217

Find out more (external link)

Commercial Cleaners wanted now!

Commercial Cleaners wanted in Wellington. Different shifts and different locations.

You will be working unsupervised to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene which require an individual with the willingness to work flexible hours and can manage their own time to meet deadlines. No experience required.

Cleaning involves, manual handling and lifting, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.

You will need to be able to make your own way to the job.

You must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, minor convicions considered on a case-by case basis. Vaccination is a requirement for these roles.

Part time and full time roles available between 7am & 11.30pm. $20.00 p/hr.

To enquire please e-mail: connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz

Health Support workers wanted for the Wellington Region

Are you an energetic and motivated person who could support people living with an intellectual disability?

Do you live in Wellington City or the surrounding suburbs? then this might be the job for you.

You will be working with people at different stages of their lives, starting from young adults, to achieve greater independence and be part of their community.

Full and part-time roles available on rostered shifts.

No experience necessary - full training will be provided.

  • Flexibility to work across a rotating fortnightly roster, including weekends and sleepovers
  • Have a Full or Restricted NZ Driver Licence (the ability to be able to gain a Full Licence within 6 months)

Interested? email Connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz

Driving roles

If you Love driving then look no further!

Tranzport solutions are about 'Right people, right place' and are seeking hardworking, individuals who are seeking the right opportunity for them.

Job opportunities are in the logistics, freight, manufacturing and driving industry.

To apply: Contact Atina Poloie on 027 2638451 or email atina@driveteam.nz 

Find out more (external link)

Health support workers wanted now

Would you like a job where you can make a genuine difference in people's lives?

Community and disability support providers and rest homes throughout Wairarapa are looking for kind, caring, capable and reliable staff.

There is a range of jobs available, with workplace-assessed, pay progressive NZQA qualifications. 

You could be working in someone's home, a community-based group home, a residential facility or a rest home.  Job tasks are varied and interesting and may include:

  • community outings
  • assistance with dressing and/or mobility
  • personal caring
  • household management. 

To find out more or apply, email connectedwairarapa@msd.govt.nz

Calling all labourers

Labourers are needed for scaffolding, labouring and construction work. 

Workers will be required to erect and dismantle scaffolds, learn the concrete trade, or be hammer hands or builder’s labourers.

Applicants must have a minimum restricted driver’s licence.

For more information, email wellington_employment_centre@msd.govt.nz

Work in a timbermill

Full-time roles are available in a timber processing/manufacturing plant.

Staff benefits include discounted firewood, national qualifications training, social club, long service pay and a superannuation scheme.

The jobs involve working a 5-day rotational shift (6am-2.30pm, 2pm-10.30pm, 10pm - 6.30am) or a 4-day shift (5am-3.30pm).

Day shifts or night shifts only may be available in the 5-day shift.

To find out more or apply, email connectedwairarapa@msd.govt.nz

More Wellington 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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CVs, cover letters and more for Porirua residents

The Learning Shop at Whitireia Polytechnic wants all Porirua locals to thrive.

They can support you with:

  • your cv
  • a cover letter
  • interview skills
  • finding the right education or training.

For more information: email kathleen@thelearningshop.co.nz or phone 237 3141

Visit their website (external link)

CV's, cover letters and more

Do you need help with your CV, cover letter and interviewing skills?

There is a free course run by Literacy Aotearoa in Lower Hutt. This course covers writing a CV, cover letter, interview skills and digital literacy.

Find out more e-mail: connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz

Take a business computing course

Are you looking for work but need to upskill?

A fees-free NZQA-accredited Level 2 course could teach you how to use Microsoft Office Suite and a range of computing programmes and digital tools.

You’ll develop your computing skills to be able to work in a modern digital work environment.

The course can be completed full-time or part-time.

The course is for any learners aged over 20 who don’t already hold a qualification at Level 2 or above.

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 Wellington

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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Fully funded staff training

Would you like a free opportunity to increase the literacy, language, digital literacy and numeracy skills of your staff?

A government-funded training programme provides support for employers.  Capital Training is one of the larger providers of this fund and enjoys excellent success rates.

Capital Training can work with your organisation to develop customised workplace communication programmes that are tailored to fit the real and actual needs of your workplace.  These programmes are directly related to your employee’s daily activities. They are relevant, effective, easily remembered and readily implemented to increase productivity and ease of communication.

Employers who take up the training opportunity experience: 

  • Reduced error rates amongst staff
  • Decreased resistance to change
  • Less staff turnover and absenteeism
  • Improved health and safety compliance
  • Increased staff performance productivity

Your organisation could be eligible for 25-80 hours of fully funded training, delivered over a period of 10-40 weeks.

Find out more (external link)

Unlock: digital marketing virtual workshops

Are you looking for additional digital marketing support for your business?

This free WellingtonNZ webinar series is designed to support all businesses, no matter their size or experience in digital marketing, and will uncover the digital marketing tactics of some of the Wellington region's most successful business leaders, including tools like Google, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Canva and Shopify.

Experts will cover topics including everything from retail online sales and digital marketing strategies, to content creation and social media.

When: Every Monday 12-1pm

Upcoming Sessions:

Monday 20 June - Email Marketing

Find out more and register (external link)

GST workshop

Free GST workshop where you will learn to complete a cashbook, and GST return.

This workshop is a hands-on interactive session where you will learn to complete a cashbook and GST return. It is ideal for sole traders, partnerships and other small businesses.

This workshop covers:

-What is GST
-GST registration
-Record keeping-cash book
-Basic adjustments
-GST filing (online and manual) and payment
-Online services

It is recommended that you attend the 'Introduction to business' tax seminar before attending this GST workshop where possible.

All seminars are now online.

Register here (external link)

Introduction to Business

Starting a business? Attend IRD's free seminar.

Learn about:

  • Working smarter with our online services
  • Business structures
  • Income tax
  • Expenses you can claim
  • Record keeping and more

All Seminars are now online.

Register here (external link)

Free business training

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce brings you this Brand New Business Training Programme, run in conjuction with Platinum Partner, Open Polytechnic.

Choose from:

  • Introduction to Small Business (Level 3)
  • Administration & Technology (Level 3)
  • First Line Management (Level 4)
  • Small Business (Level 4)
Find out more (external link)

Greater Wellington Business Growth and Support Webinars

Looking for business support? Watch the 14 pre-recorded webinars from the Greater Wellington 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 for your growing business.

  • Connected.govt.nz - 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
  • Wellington NZ - Support for businesses to grow, innovate, and build a stronger more connected regional business community
  • Pacific Business Trust - Prosperity through partnership: Building a successful future for our Pacific businesses and communities
  • Wellington Chamber of Commerce - Encouraging regional development and representing the regions businesses
  • Ministry of Social Development - Work brokerage, financial support and more for you and your business
  • NZ Trade and Enterprise - Helping New Zealand Businesses to grow internationally
  • Business Wairarapa - Encouraging and supporting business growth through the principles of linking, collaboration and influence wherever possible
  • Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce - The voice of the business community
  • Inland Revenue - Here to support you, whether you’re new to business or need some help to get on the right track
  • Employment.govt.nz - An introduction and update to your rights and responsibilities as an employer
  • Business.govt.nz - Tools and expert advice from government and industry, designed to help kiwi businesses
  • Digital Boost - Helping your business move into the digital world
Watch here (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.


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
49-51 Lincoln Road
Masterton 5810

Lower Hutt

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
317-327 High Street
Lower Hutt 5010


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
4 Lydney Place
Porirua 5022

Wellington (Willis Street)

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
195 Willis Street
Wellington 6011

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