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 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 locally in Wellington.

Summer of Tech

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

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

The roles include Code, Design, Engineering, Security, Testing, Hardware, Business Analysis and more.

Internships are typically over summer (roughly November after exams to late February) and you must be currently enrolled in a Wellington tertiary institution. You will 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 (typically in rooms provided by ECS), and the annual Meet 'n Greet held in September.

Taking part in SoT will put you 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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Seek Jobs, ICT, Wellington Central, Full-time, $0-$60k (52 jobs as this text is written)
Seek Jobs, ICT, Wellington Central, Full-time, $0-$70k (80 jobs as this text is written)

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TradeMe Jobs (needs manual input) Wellington (Wellington), IT, any to $60k, Full time (27 jobs as this text is written)
TradeMe Jobs (needs manual input) Wellington (Wellington), IT, any to $70k, Full time (39 jobs as this text is written)

Both platforms provide useful salary guides; Seek Salary Guide (select ICT) and the TradeMe Salary Guide.

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Employers advertising here are looking for students and recent graduates with your skills (not industry veterans!).

Register with Student Job Search to look for part time, summer and permanent work.

Victoria Career Services

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Employers advertising here are looking for students and recent graduates with your skills (not industry veterans!).

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.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 9 Oct 2020
Location: Wellington Wellington New Zealand
We are looking for motivated Graduates to join our fast-paced consultancy firm in Wellington. We provide a collegial and supportive environment and invest in our people to develop and grow
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:00:00 Z
Employer: GPS-it
Application closing date: 30 Sep 2020
Location: Tauranga Auckland New Zealand
The GPS-it Summer Internship projects are ready and waiting for your applications!
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 11 Oct 2021
Location: Wellington Wellington New Zealand
Salient Editor for 2021, more than just a magazine!
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 21 Oct 2020
Location: Wellington Wellington New Zealand
On this day we'll be planting trees and lending our support to the Trelissick Park Group, a committed group of local people who have been methodically removing weeds and planting in the park for over 15 years. Come along and lend a hand!
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 19 Oct 2020
Location: Wellington Wellington New Zealand
Join us for a day helping the Stream Team, a group of a parents who, together with the students and teachers of Owhiro Bay School are restoring their local stream.
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 17 Oct 2020
Location: Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland Wellington New Zealand
A career with PwC gives you a distinct opportunity to work with market-leading private businesses, public-sector organisations and government agencies to help solve important problems.
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 7 Oct 2020
Location: Makara Wellington New Zealand
The Makara Peak Supporters were established in 1998 to work in partnership with Wellington City Council to plan and develop a mountain bike park and restore native forest.
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 1 Oct 2020
Location: Tawa Wellington New Zealand
On this day we are supporting Willowbank Reserve Care Group to look after the ecology and heritage of Willowbank Reserve in Tawa
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 Z
Employer: Marops Ltd
Application closing date: 1 Oct 2020
Location: Albany Auckland New Zealand
Software engineering student interns
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 16 Oct 2020
Location: Wellington Wellington New Zealand
Fast-moving Wellington based IoT Startup would like to hire an exceptional student or recent graduate of Science; Mathematics or Engineering for a summer internship to help bring a new IoT product to the international market.