Jobs in Auckland
Almost half of New Zealand lives and works in or near greater Auckland, so there are jobs in most industries.
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With two large harbours and warmer weather, working in Auckland has the added bonus of being able to enjoy the city's outdoor activities and café culture.
Auckland contributed 37.2 per cent to national GDP (year ended March 2016), provides 34.6 per cent of national employment and is home to an estimated 34.4 per cent of the national population [Source: Statistics New Zealand data, 2017].
Job vacancies in Auckland
Trade Me Jobs - lists a large number of jobs in Auckland.
Seek - New Zealand's largest general job website.
Workhere - specifically designed to connect offshore skilled workers and Kiwi expats with New Zealand employers.
Work and Income - jobs available in Auckland for Job Seekers.
Careers New Zealand - lists recruitment companies in New Zealand.
New Kiwis - connects skilled migrants eligible to work and currently living in NZ with employers
Most local newspapers publish jobs available in the area in the Situations Vacant column.
Job search help
Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) - supports migrants with workshops, mentoring and one-on-one guidance.
Careers NZ - offers a free service to assist with your job search and can prepare you for employment in the local labour market.
Work Connect - you may be eligible for this free programme which offers a combination of group workshops and one-on-one coaching to help you get work ready.
Citizens Advice Bureau Central Auckland , Citizens Advice Bureau Eden Albert, Citizens Advice Bureau New Lynn - provides information and support for job seekers, and offers workshops to offer further advice on working in NZ.
Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) - a government department helping to find employment for residents or those with a valid work permit.
New Kiwis - provides a programme linking New Zealand employers with skilled migrants living in New Zealand, or who are in the process of emigrating.
Work Talk | English Language Partners - an intensive, four-week course for confident users of English. Here, you will learn how to prepare your CV, approach employers, and practice for job interviews.
Getting ready for New Zealand's job market
Work Connect is a free Auckland based programme to help you get work ready for New Zealand’s job market. Work Connect offers a combination of group workshops and one-to-one coaching to help you job hunt, secure interviews and make a good impression with New Zealand employers.
To be eligible you need to hold a current residence visa, and have arrived in New Zealand with your partner.
Volunteer support organisations
Migrant Action Trust (MAT) - provide a voluntary work experience programme.
Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) - place migrants in volunteer positions to apply and enhance their skills in a Kiwi work environment.
Pacific Business Trust - Assists Pacific Island business owners take advantage of opportunities available. Helps with financial advice, networks, etc.
Business networking organisations
Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) - organises a broad range of networking and business development opportunities in the Auckland area.
Auckland Chamber of Commerce - supports local businesses by offering advice, consultancy, training and networking opportunities.
Business Over Breakfast - offers business owners an opportunity to network and share information on how to grow their businesses.
Auckland Executive Club - a group for women in senior management, the professions, business owners and people with specialist skills.
Venus Network- a business network for women
Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience, meet new people, learn about your community, and improve your English skills.
Volunteering Auckland matches volunteers looking for volunteering roles with organisations looking for specific skills, and offers free to low-cost training for volunteers.