Jobs in Wellington

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 contributed 13 per cent of national GDP, provided 11.5 per cent of national employment and was home to 10.7 per cent of New Zealand’s population in the year ending June 2018.

[Source: Statistics New Zealand data, 2018].

Job vacancies in Wellington

Trade Me Jobs  - lists a large number of jobs in Wellington.

Seek - New Zealand's largest general job website.

New Kiwis - an online programme connecting skilled job seekers (local and global) with New Zealand employers.

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. - lists recruitment companies in New Zealand. lists jobs available in government.


Most local newspapers publish jobs available in the area in the Situations Vacant column.

The Dominion Post

The Hutt News

The Kapi-Mana News

Kapiti News

Kapiti Observer

The Wairarapa Times-Age

Job search help

Job Search Connect (Wellington Chamber of Commerce) - Supports newcomer job searchers into sustainable employment that matches their field of expertise or interest. 

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 

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency - the economic development agency for the Wellington region.

Chambers of Commerce support local businesses by offering advice, consultancy, training and networking opportunities:

Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

Porirua Chamber of Commerce

Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce

Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce

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.

Volunteering Wellington

Volunteer Kapiti

Do Good Jobs


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