Like most cities with growing economies, Wellington has a range of job opportunities. High priority areas are ICT, engineering, business and finance, health and construction.
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The Wellington region is the seat of New Zealand’s government, with related national administrative functions and international connections, and with strengths in knowledge-intensive business services.
The region contributes 13.5 per cent of national GDP, provides 11.5 per cent of national employment and is home to 11 per cent of New Zealand’s population.
Job Listings in the Wellington region
Trade Me Jobs - lists a large number of jobs in Wellington.
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 Wellington for Job Seekers.
Careers New Zealand - lists recruitment companies in New Zealand.
Most local newspapers publish jobs available in the area in the Situations Vacant column.
Job search help
Skilled Newcomers Programme - matches the skills of newcomers with the needs of employers in the Wellington region.
New Kiwis - provides an online job search programme linking New Zealand employers with skilled migrants living in New Zealand, or who are in the process of emigrating.
Job Mentoring Service - helps skilled migrant and former refugee job seekers looking for work in Wellington.
Careers NZ - offers a free service to assist with your job search and can prepare you for employment in the local labour market.
Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) - a government department helping to find employment for residents or those with a valid work permit.
Multicultural Learning and Support Services (MCLaSS) - offers employment and language services for refugees and migrants whose first language is not English.
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.
Business networking organisations
Grow Wellington - the economic development agency for the Wellington region.
Chambers' of Commerce support local businesses by offering advice, consultancy, training and networking opportunities:
Venus Network- a business network for women
Pacific Business Trust - Assists Pacific Island business owners take advantage of opportunities available. Helps with financial advice, networks, etc.
Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience, meet new people, learn about your community, and improve your English skills.
Volunteering Wellington matches volunteers looking for volunteering roles with organisations looking for specific skills, and offers free to low-cost training for volunteers.