Work Experience Job Opportunities

Places to find work.

Industry Connections

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Many people find work through the network of contacts they have made over time. Jobs found this way are often a great match with your interests and result in working with great people you already get on with.

Industry connections are built up by chatting with people in industry. Of course this sounds obvious, however, students often avoid this due to concerns around their own skill levels, plus not everyone is a social butterfly. Funnily enough, nearly everybody in industry feels the same way.

Numerous companies hold regular industry tech events on niche topics, specifically to find those just getting started and hopefully keen on that topic. They create a casual social environment, talking about tech at a level that is easy to break into and they encourage personal projects. Done well and these companies don't have to advertise for junior staff, new talent walks in their door regularly for a chat.

Meetup.com is a good site to book-mark. Check out the 100 plus tech meet-ups held in Wellington.

Summer of Tech

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Summer of Tech is a world-class internship programme helping to match Wellington IT companies with smart tech students.

Over summer 2018/19, 151 tech interns were placed in Wellington, most went ECS students.

The roles include Code, Design, Engineering & Business Analyst over summer (roughly November after exams to late February). You must be currently enrolled in a Wellington tertiary institution. You need to sign up to the SoT platform and complete your online profile in order to start getting notification of industry focused training, provided by industry (often in Kelburn), and the annual Meet 'n Greet held in September.

You will also be in the running to kick-start your tech career in Wellington over summer.

TradeMe and Seek Jobs

One of the keys to using job platforms is to use filtering.

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TradeMe Jobs Wellington, $60k or less, Full time (29 jobs as this text is written)
TradeMe Jobs Wellington, $70k or less, Full time (44 jobs as this text is written)

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Seek Jobs, Wellington Central, Full-time, $0-$60k (35 jobs as this text is written)
Seek Jobs, Wellington Central, Full-time, $0-$70k (65 jobs as this text is written)

Both platforms provide useful salary guides; TradeMe Salary Guide and the Seek Salary Guide

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Register with Student Job Search to look for part time, summer and permanent work. Employers advertising here are looking for students and recent graduates with your skills.

Victoria CareerHub

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Employers advertising with Career Services are specifically looking for students and recent graduates with your skills.

The following job opportunities are currently posted on the Victoria CareerHub website. Obviously Career Services does a lot more than just IT work, but it is well work keeping an eye on. Login with your VUW student account.

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 17 Nov 2019
Location: Upper Hutt Wellington New Zealand
Quality Control (Chemistry) Technician will prepare solutions and samples and conduct chemistry testing (e.g. AAS, TOC & UV vis) on intermediary and finished goods.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 16 Nov 2019
Location: Mount Cook Wellington New Zealand
Vinnies Wellington is hosting a Free Shop and Community Lunch on Saturday 16 November - join the crew making this day possible.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 15 Nov 2019
Location: Mount Cook Wellington New Zealand
Vinnies Wellington is hosting a Free Shop and Community Lunch on Saturday 16 November. We need help in sorting stock to be ready for the 800+ people expected to attend.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:00 Z
Employer: Maclab NZ
Application closing date: 15 Nov 2019
Location: 11 Merton Place Nelson New Zealand
We are looking for a student that is capable of designing and recording data related to factory efficiencies. You will be working with and reporting to our resident R'n'D engineer.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 8 Nov 2019
Location: Kelburn Wellington New Zealand
The Malaghan Institute is seeking a driven Animal Technician (Biosafety Specialist) to join our close-knit BRU team. Responsibilities will focus on animal husbandry, with specialist duties relating to surgical and experimental techniques and manipulations.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:00 Z
Employer: Mackay Bailey
Application closing date: 31 Oct 2019
Location: Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand
This is your chance to become part of an innovative commercial and rural accounting team in a well-established CA firm. We are seeking two Accounting Graduates to join our team, one with a focus on the rural and agribusiness sector and another with an emphasis on commercial clients.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:00:00 Z
Employer: Alsco NZ
Application closing date: 14 Nov 2019
Location: Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Are you an Energy Management, Environmental Sciences or Engineering Graduate?
Are you looking to kickstart your career with a global company? We have an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate to join Alsco on a 2 year fixed term contract based in Auckland.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 5 Nov 2019
Location: Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui New Zealand
Provide expert independent advice and expertise to build a strong, embedded risk culture that leads to risk informed decision-making.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:00:00 Z
Employer: Public Trust
Application closing date: 3 Nov 2019
Location: Nelson Tasman New Zealand
Full time, permanent role for a grad supporting our customers to manage their family assets, wills, estates and trusts in order to plan for their future.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 1 Nov 2019
Location: Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui New Zealand
We are seeking an education professional who thrives in complex environments, is a successful multitasker to look after critical details.