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, 08 Apr 2021 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 9 May 2021
Location: Wellington Central Wellington New Zealand
Visual Communication Designer - We are looking for a curious, creative individual who wants to help customers get complex ideas and concepts across to a diverse audience using visuals.
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 2 May 2021
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Unilever Future Leaders Program
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 30 Apr 2021
Location: Wellington Wellington New Zealand
Te Kura Kaiwhakawā / Institute of Judicial Studies (Te Kura), based in Wellington, is a leader in innovative judicial education. Its work supports and assists the judiciary to stay up to date with developments in the law and in touch with changes to New Zealand society.
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 30 Apr 2021
Location: Wellington Wellington New Zealand
Te Kura Kaiwhakawā / Institute of Judicial Studies (Te Kura), based in Wellington, is a leader in innovative judicial education. Its work supports and assists the judiciary to stay up to date with developments in the law and in touch with changes to New Zealand society.
Wed, 07 Apr 2021 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 8 May 2021
Location: Wellington Wellington New Zealand
Part Time Archivist
Wed, 07 Apr 2021 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 8 May 2021
Location: New Zealand
Join Green Impact today. Green Impact is a worldwide sustainability programme with challenges tailor-made for Victoria University of Wellington students.
Wed, 07 Apr 2021 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 27 Apr 2021
Location: Ashburton Canterbury New Zealand
A great opportunity for graduates who want to put their GIS qualifications into practice and kick start their GIS careers.
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:00:00 Z
Employer: Mott MacDonald
Application closing date: 31 Aug 2021
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Our Summer Intern Program is offered for 6 to 12 weeks. It is focused on giving you exposure to our industry and the projects we work on which impact our world.
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 7 May 2021
Location: Porirua Wellington New Zealand
Conservation Volunteer wanted - Utilise your existing skills and gain new ones on restoration sites in the Wellington region by becoming a Conservation Volunteer
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 28 Apr 2021
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Fast-track development into a Procurement career for all disciplines of study!