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.

Tue, 19 May 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 14 Aug 2020
Location: Various Japan
Japanese Government Scholarships 2021 - Post-Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Tue, 19 May 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 26 Jun 2020
Location: Sydney Australia
An exciting opportunity exists to join a successful research group as part of a partnership between The Heart Research Institute and the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre.
Tue, 19 May 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 20 Jun 2020
Location: Wellington New Zealand
We have a fully funded PhD scholarship available for research into optical fibre sensing applied to quench protection in high magnetic field tokamak fusion magnets. The scholarship is to be awarded for a period of 3 years.
Wed, 13 May 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 14 Jun 2020
Location: Auckland CBD Auckland New Zealand
Intermediate data scientist at a proprietary trading firm (financial derivatives)
Wed, 13 May 2020 12:00:00 Z
Employer: Honeywell Ltd
Application closing date: 31 May 2020
Location: Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Formal graduate program with great career opportunities. Opportunity to work for a large global innovative leader.
Tue, 12 May 2020 12:00:00 Z
Employer: CPA Australia
Application closing date: 31 Aug 2020
Location: Auckland New Zealand
CPA Australia is offering up to two scholarships annually for students of Māori descent. Scholarship recipients will be exempt from all CPA Program subject fees and first year membership fees as an Associate (ASA).
Sun, 10 May 2020 12:00:00 Z
Employer: HelloFresh
Application closing date: 30 Jun 2020
Location: Ellerslie Auckland New Zealand
HelloFresh is hiring for a superstar data wizard to join the OpsTech team! You will be in a high-impact role driving analysis, tools and applications to deliver business insights and drive our rapid growth in New Zealand.
Tue, 05 May 2020 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 6 Jun 2020
Location: Auckland Auckland New Zealand
The New Zealand Work Research Institute is seeking a Research Officer for a two-year fixed-term appointment.
Tue, 05 May 2020 12:00:00 Z
Employer: Rakon Limited
Application closing date: 29 May 2020
Location: Mount Wellington Auckland New Zealand
We are looking for recent or pending Engineering graduates for several 6 month R&D project contracts!
Sun, 03 May 2020 12:00:00 Z
Employer: Agility CIS Ltd
Application closing date: 12 Jun 2020
Location: Auckland Auckland New Zealand
We're looking for a sharp-minded Graduate or Junior SQL Developer keen to pursue a career with databases and move up the ranks in our dynamic company.