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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 are available in the Masterton, Lower Hutt, Wainuiomata, Naenae and Porirua.   

Masterton
When: Every Thursday, 9am - 4pm
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income, 49-51 Lincoln Road. Virtual meetings available on request.

Request a session connectedwairarapa@msd.govt.nz

Lower Hutt 
When: Friday fortnightly, 9am - 3pm
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income, 317-327 High Street

Request a session  ConnectedLowerHutt@msd.govt.nz

Porirua
When: Every Thursday, 9am - 3pm
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income, 4 Lydney Place

Request a session  Connectedporirua@msd.govt.nz

Wainuiomata
When: Wednesday fortnightly, 9am - 3pm
Where: Work and Income, 5 Te Ara Raukura

Request a session  ConnectedLowerHutt@msd.govt.nz

Naenae
When: Wednesday fortnightly, 9am - 3pm
Where: Work and Income, 2 Vogel Street

Request a session  ConnectedLowerHutt@msd.govt.nz

Upper Hutt 
When: Friday fortnightly, 9am - 3pm
Where: Work and Income, 162-164 Main Street

Request a session  connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz

Willis St
When: Monday to Friday, 9am - 2:30pm
Where: Level 9, Findex House, 57 Willis Street

Request a session  cv_magic@yahoo.com

Job and Career event

Choose your pathway to employment, education and training.

Discover your next opportunity now.

Come along to the Connected Job and Career event, where you will have access to:

  • Job and Career opportunities
  • Career Advice
  • CV support
  • Study and training opportunities.

When: Wednesday 17 April, 10am - 12pm
Where: Kōraunui Stokes Valley Neighbourhood Hub, 186 Stokes Valley Road, Lower Hutt

Job and Career Event Upper Hutt

Choose your pathway to employment, education, and training.

Discover your next opportunity now.

Come along to the Connected Job and Career event, where you will have access to:

  • Job and Career opportunities
  • Career Advice
  • CV support
  • Study and training opportunities.

When: Wednesday 1 May, 10am - 1pm
Where: Upper Hutt Library, 844 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

IRD at Connected

Get free income and tax related advice.

Come and meet an IRD representative who can help you with your:

  • Income tax
  • Working for Families Tax Credits
  • Student loan
  • Child support
  • General tax enquiries

When: Third Tuesday of the month, 9:30am – 2pm
Where: Connected Lower Hutt, 317 High Street, Lower Hutt

To arrange for a time on the day, email: connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz with your name, mobile number and/or email address.

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 careers practitioners, 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: Second to last Monday of the month, 11am - 12pm
Where: Upper Hutt Library, 844 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

Taita Library
When: Second to last Thursday of the month, 11am - 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

Wainuiomata Library
When: Second Tuesday of the month 11am - 12pm
Where: Wainuiomata Hub Library, 1A Queen St, Wainuiomata

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

Workbridge

Need support with a mental or physical disability? Returning to the workforce after an injury or illness.

Pop into one of the below Work and Income service centres to speak with someone from Workbridge about your options.

Lower Hutt
When: Mondays fortnightly, 1pm - 3pm
Where: Connected, Work and Income, 317 High Street

Naenae
When: Mondays fortnightly, 1pm - 3pm
Where: Work and Income, 2 Vogel Street

Wainuiomata
When: Mondays fortnightly, 1pm - 3pm
Where: Work and Income, 5 Te Ara Raukura Shop 3

Upper Hutt
When: Mondays fortnightly, 1pm - 3pm
Where: Work and Income, 164 Main Street

For more information, please e-mail: connectedlowerhutt@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: Tuesday fortnightly, 9am-12pm
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income, 317-327 High Street, Lower Hutt

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

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

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

Naenae
When: Tuesday fortnightly, 2pm - 4pm
Where: Work and Income, 2 Vogel Street

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: Thursday fortnightly, 10am-12pm
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income, 317-327 High Street, Lower Hutt

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

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

Wainuiomata
When: Thursdays fortnightly, 10am - 12pm
Where: Work and Income, 5 Te Ara Raukura, Shop 3

Naenae
When: Tuesdays fortnightly, 10am - 12pm
Where: Work and Income, 2 Vogel St, Naenae

Email: fiona.fusitua@pasifikaconsulting.co.nz

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: Last Thursday of the month, 10am-12pm 
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income, 317-327 High Street, Lower Hutt

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: Every Wednesday, 9am - 12pm
Where: Connected Work and Income, 4 Lyndley Place, Porirua

Career pathway

Do you need guidance for your next steps toward training?

The Learning Shop is your local hub where you can get information, advice and support about continuing your learning.

A Career Advisor is available to help you with your CV, applying for jobs, interview skills, as well as supporting you to reach your goals.

Gain support for pathways to education and careers now.

When: Every Wednesday, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Where: Work and Income, 4 Lydney Place, Porirua

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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, Cover letters, interview support and then in work support while you learn the job.

Get in touch: e-mail shane.haskell@connections.org.nz or phone 022 038 9217

Find out more (external link)

Site Traffic Management Specialist

Are you looking for work in Lower Hutt?

Here’s a fantastic opportunity for you to grow and develop in a supportive team and build your career.

You will be part of a team responsible for:

  • Managing and directing traffic safely
  • Ensuring protection for road workers and users

Work is full-time from Monday to Friday, 7am-4:30pm, with overtime offered when available.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be reliable and flexible
  • Have a full clean Driver Licence min Class 1
  • Hold a Level 1 STMS qualification
  • Be physically fit.
For more information (external link)

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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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)

Literacy Aotearoa

Do you need help with literacy, language, or numeracy?

Explore the courses available to help you with entering into employment or further study.

Digital Literacy and Computers
Designed to assist you on the path to becoming digitally literate and capable. This course covers everyday uses including emailing, internet and software and hardware functions.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy
This course supports you to:

  • Obtain NZQA unit standard credits
  • Communicate ideas
  • Use numbers to solve problems
  • Read and understand texts

Learner Licence
Will help you prepare to sit the licence theory test in a fun and effective small class.

Email to find out more: connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz

Online Māori language programme

Want to learn Te Reo at your own pace?

This programme has no end date, generally takes 5 weeks, but can be done at the Learners pace.

There are no assessments, it is purely based on increasing your knowledge.

You will gain a basic understanding of te reo Māori. The programme includes a selection of well-known waiata and karakia. 

Enrolments are rolling so no real start or finish date. Get started today and register online!

Find out more and register (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

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)

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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Workplace Communication training

Designed for your company’s specific needs.

A Language Communication Coach and Trainer can provide a skills-based learning curriculum via one to one, live online video conferencing and in-house workplace training workshops.

Experience includes working with a vast range of employees across many industries, both internationally and locally.

Areas of Focus:

  • Public Speaking & Presentation skills,
  • Active listening skills,
  • Communication techniques
  • Pre-employment skills
  • Networking tactics
  • Report writing skills
  • Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, Interpersonal Skills, Health & Safety/Compliance & Procedures.

For more information email: connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz

Training for your staff

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

Capital Training can work with your organisation to develop customised workplace communication programmes that are tailored to fit your workplace needs.

Employers who take up the training opportunity experience: 

  • Reduced error rates amongst staff
  • 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)

Your business tax

IRD Representatives are available for advice and support.

Meet with an IRD Representiative face to face at the following locations throughout Wellington.

Wainuiomata
When: Tuesdays fornightly (from 2 April), 9:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Wainuiomata Community Hub, 1A Queen Street, Wainuomata

Taita
When: Second Wednesday of the month, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Where: Walter Nash Centre, 22 Taine Street, Taita

Newtown
When: First Monday of the month, 9.30am - 2.30pm
Where: Newtown Community Centre, 4 Normanby Street Newtown

To make an appointment call IRD on 0800 227 774 or you can pop in and request an appointment.

Free business training

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce brings you this brand new Business Training Programme, run in conjunction 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)

Your business and tax

Attend Face to face seminars or webinars to guide you setting up your business correctly to meet your tax obligations.

Inland Revenue (IR) offers three practical sessions:

  • Starting a business? Introduction to Business offers information on 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? GST is to help you learn who needs to register for GST, what GST is charged on, what information must be recorded and how to send this to them, and ceasing your GST registration.
  • Are you employing? The Employers session covers who needs to register as an employer, and what information must be recorded and how to send it to IR.

With a choice of format, don't miss out and register today!

Check your options (external link)

Te Heke Mai

Te Heke Mai is a coaching programme providing support to anyone who is looking for work, in training or starting new jobs.

Through a handy app, friendly real-life coaches help you to set goals specific to your individual journey and support and coach you through your journey and towards achieving your goals.

Te Heke Mai is designed to mentor and help individuals grow the skills to manage life and work challenges.

To discuss further email hello@tehekemai.co.nz or Phone 0800 938474

Find out more (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.

Masterton

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

Porirua

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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