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.

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 17 Jan 2020
Location: Wellington Wellington New Zealand
We are looking for current students to join The Bubble team. If you are passionate about helping others and enjoy talking to people then this is the job for you.
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 30 Dec 2019
Location: United Arab Emirates
Would You Like To Teach In Or Around Dubai? This is open to all graduates of all disciplines.
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 14 Dec 2019
Location: Wellington Wellington New Zealand
This key role is to deliver a positive learning environment where children of all ages develop skills.
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:00:00 Z
Application closing date: 31 Jan 2020
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Student Learning is looking for PASS study group leaders for 2020. Involvement contributes towards the Victoria Plus Programme.
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:00:00 Z
Employer: Taikura Trust
Application closing date: 30 Jan 2020
Location: Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Are you passionate about our community? Do you want to utilise your skills and knowledge of the disability sector in a rewarding role within a collaborative and supportive team?
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:00:00 Z
Employer: Taikura Trust
Application closing date: 30 Jan 2020
Location: Auckland Auckland New Zealand
You're making a tangible difference. Every day, the world is a little brighter for having you in it. You're changing lives; you're helping others reach their goals, fulfill their potential in ways they could only dream of without you.
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:00:00 Z
Employer: Taikura Trust
Application closing date: 30 Jan 2020
Location: Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Are you looking for a rewarding customer service role with an awesome team in a supportive environment within a people focused organisation?
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:00:00 Z
Employer: Taikura Trust
Application closing date: 30 Jan 2020
Location: Auckland Auckland New Zealand
In this role, you will provide quality case management by walking the journey towards better life outcomes, alongside clients who have high and complex needs, and their families / whānau.
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:00:00 Z
Employer: Taikura Trust
Application closing date: 30 Jan 2020
Location: Auckland Auckland New Zealand
You are not your average Administrator - you're not looking for a role where monotony prevails. You will likely have a solid administration background, or you may be a recent graduate with some work experience and heaps of initiative.
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:00:00 Z
Employer: TRA
Application closing date: 20 Dec 2019
Location: Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Spend your summer working alongside one of NZ’s and Australia’s most innovative companies and turn your study into real-life experience.