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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 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 Queens St Wainuiomata

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

Youth Job Expo

Let your future take off this summer

All Youth welcome to discuss, learn and find your pathway to Education,Training and Employment.

What you can expect

  • Meet Employers with full, part time or casual vacancies
  • Talk to providers offering course training
  • Get CV support and Career Advice
  • Discover the Jobs and Skills Hub
  • Learn about uniformed Career opportuntites and more...

Bring along any questions related to employment for support and pathways.

Where: Walter Nash Centre, 22 Taine Street, Taita
When : Saturday October 28th 11am to 1pm.

For more information contact: Luis.Perez@crf.org.nz


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



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



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


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


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

Request a session  Connectedporirua@msd.govt.nz


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

Request a session  ConnectedLowerHutt@msd.govt.nz


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

Request a session  ConnectedLowerHutt@msd.govt.nz

Upper Hutt 

When: Every second Friday, 9am - 3pm
Where: Work and income, 162-164 Main Street

Request a session  connectedlowerhutt@msd.govt.nz

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

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

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

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 service centre, 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: Wednesdays, 9am - 12pm

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

Free Career Advice in Porirua

The Learning Shop - Career Advisor

A Career Advisor is here to help you with your CV, applying for jobs, interview skills and more.

Gain support for pathways to Education and Careers now

Where: Porirua Work and Income Service Centre
4 Lydney place Porirua

When: Every Wednesday, 9.30am to 3.30pm

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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 0220389217

Find out more (external link)

Bus Drivers

Do you enjoy driving? Have a full clean Driver Licence?

Join a diverse, innovative, supportive, and fun team who work hard to keep the Wellington region connected. 

Seeking Bus Drivers with a full clean Class 1 Licence for a minimum of 2 years for depo’s in Rongotai, Grenada and Lower Hutt.

Full training will be provided, and the opportunity to gain your P endorsement and Class 2/4 Licences.

They're looking for drivers with:

  • strong communication skills,
  • who genuinely care about keeping all customers safe and happy, and
  • have a positive helpful personality.

Starting rate is $23.65 per hour, and will increase once qualified to $28.00 per hour.

For more information (external link)

Security Officer

Play an integral role in making people feel safe.

From maintaining a safe environment in supermarkets, through to protecting small business and construction projects, our Security Officers play an integral role in making people feel safe.

Previous security experience would be an advantage. Driver licence is not required.

There are a variety of shifts, part time, full time or casual. Pay rate depends on experience, from $25 per hour to $35 per hour

To be successful you will need:

  • To have a valid Certificate of Approval or the ability to obtain one (employer willing to support this)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work independently, self -aware, motivated, as well as able to work as part of the team
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Be proactive, whilst maintaining discretion and confidentiality

For more information (external link)

Process Workers

Meat Process Worker roles available

There are full time Meat Processing roles available in Ngauranga. The variety of positions include  processing, packing, working in the boning room or freezers. Previous experience is an advantage, however training can be provided along with the opportunity to obtain a qualification.

This employer also offers a range of benefits. Convictions are considered on a case by case basis.

The job requirements are:

  • be able to work day an dnight shifts as well as Saturdays when required
  • be physically fit
  • able to stand on your feet for long periods of time
  • able to pass a drug and medical test
  • be reliable

For more information (external link)

Service Desk, Customer Service

Join a fantastic team with lots of scope to grow

A Wellington employer has Full-time permanent opportunities for people keen for the next step in their career.

You will be part of the extensive Customer Delivery business that supports each other by working collaboratively across multiple locations.

As a Service Desk Analyst, you will respond to phone calls and email queries from customers, guiding them through first-level technical support.

You will work with a team of close-knit, like-minded people, who rally each other through the rushes and support each other with more in-depth queries.

Duties include:

  • responding to phone calls and emails in relation to technical support
  • working to given service level agreements and KPIs
  • problem-solving and troubleshooting
  • multi-tasking

Monday to Friday (40 hours)
Sound like you? Apply today!

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)
Computer work

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)

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)

LSV : Limited Service Volunteer Training For Youth

LSV gives you an experience like nothing you've ever done before.

LSV operates in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and is available to those aged 18 to 24.

On an LSV course, you spend 6 weeks:

  • meeting and working with new people from around New Zealand
  • gaining life skills, like how to manage your time and money
  • getting fit and staying healthy
  • overcoming new challenges with our practical and personal support


  • Be in good health and able to take part in a range of outdoor activities and
  • Be able to meet the minimum New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) security requirements

You can apply for an LSV course if you're between 18 and 24 years of age and not in employment, education or training.
Once you've been accepted to an LSV course, get ready so you can make the most of your time as an LSV trainee.

For more information (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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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)

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

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.

When: Tuesdays fornightly (from 5 September), 9:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Wainuiomata Community Hub, 1A Queen Street, Wainuomata

When: Wednesday 13 September, Wednesday 18 October, Wednesday 8 November, Wednesday 13 December, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Where: Walter Nash Centre, 22 Taine Street, Taita

When: First Monday of the month (from 4 September) 9.30am - 2.30pm
Where: Newtown Community Centre: 4 Normanby Street Newtown

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

Certificate in Small Business and Project Management

Are you running your own business, or do you have a great business idea and don’t know where to start?

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is offering a Wairarapa based Certificate in Small Business and Project Management (CSBM) course is an incubator which analyses your business or business idea.

Learn up front what so many businesses struggle to pick up along the way including:

  • how to plan strategically,
  • best ways to market in a social media environment, and
  • how to use financials to motivate and grow.

There are no fees associated with this 36 week long course. Your commitment is to attend a three-hour class once a week, plus the odd weekend workshop, along with completing assignments, all of which will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your business.

You will be viewing your business from the helicopter hovering over the trees, rather than forcing your way through the forest. 

CSBM also provides a unique opportunity to learn from and network with not only fellow entrepreneurs in your year, but from many past students who've successfully applied their CSBM knowledge to their own business.

Please contact Jeanette Hall jeanette@xtra.co.nz to find out the next available dates and to get more information.

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)

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)

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)

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.


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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