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Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Work for us

Find out about the types of jobs you can do at Careers New Zealand, the working environment, and what we have to offer employees.

At Careers New Zealand we have great people, do meaningful work, and enjoy a fun and flexible working environment.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Want to work for us?

You will be a great fit here if you are someone who enjoys a good work-life balance, are a real team player, and are passionate about helping people make smart decisions about their careers. We are looking for people who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

What we have to offer

As a careers organisation, we walk the talk by being committed to the career development of our staff. We also offer flexible working arrangements and an Employee Assistance Programme.

What kinds of jobs are there?

  • Website content developer – creates and maintains innovative, up-to-date information and tools to help New Zealanders make decisions about their careers.
  • Kaikōkiri  Career consultant – works alongside stakeholders to deliver high-quality career consultancy services. This is a key role in the economic and social development of local communities.

What is it like to work at Careers New Zealand?

Blair McCarthy – Team leader web content

I am proof of how Careers New Zealand helps people progress in their career. I came into the organisation as a project co-ordinator, not really sure what I wanted to do with my career. In my five years working at Careers New Zealand I have progressed into writing for our website, managing large-scale projects, through to my current position as a team leader. Careers New Zealand is an excellent workplace for helping you find out where you want to go with your career and then equipping you with the knowledge and experience to get there.

Sian Roberts – Kaikōkiri – Careers adviser

I didn’t know very much about what our organisation did  before I applied to join as an office administrator at our national office. After seven years in that role, I had a career planning session with one of our consultants. They suggested that I apply for a vacancy in Advice Line, our contact centre, as it would be a good stepping stone in fulfilling my career aspiration of becoming a career consultant/kaitohutohu.

I get a huge amount of self-reward providing the tools and stepping stones to help people move in their career, whether that is providing career information, advice and guidance, or helping people make good decisions about their work, study and training options.

How we recruit

All vacancies are advertised on our website as well as other specialist websites such as Trade Me Jobs and Seek.

Shortlisted applicants are interviewed by a panel and are required to provide references from previous employers.

All new employees take part in a local and national induction programme to give them the best possible start in the organisation.