Jobs in Auckland
Officially home to an estimated 35 per cent of the national population - although many people live just outside the city boundary - Auckland provides around 36 per cent of national employment and in 2019 contributed 38 per cent to national GDP.
[Source: Statistics New Zealand data, 2018].
Seasonal work in Auckland
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New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city, with two large harbours, warm weather, and a bustling population of 1.5 million people.
Auckland is always looking for staff to support its diverse economy.
Casual hospitality staff are always needed to support Auckland’s thriving cafe culture, and there is plenty of seasonal work in tourism (especially during the holidays), market gardening, and horticulture.
Auckland Seasonal Work calendar
|Jan - May||Pumpkin harvesting||TBA||Pick NZ|
|June - October||Grapefruit picking and packing||500+||Pick NZ|
|May - October||Macadamia harvesting||100||Pick NZ|
|October - March||Tourism Summer Activity Staff||500+||Go with Tourism , Backpacker board|
|October - March||Tourism Boat Crew & Watersports||250+||Go with Tourism , Backpacker board|
|November - March||Onion harvesting||1,000||Pick NZ|
|November - March||Strawberry picking and packing||5,000||Pick NZ|
|Year Round||Hospitality(F&B, etc)||10,000+||Go with Tourism , Backpacker board|
|Year Round||Casual Event Staff||2,500+||Go with Tourism , Backpacker board|
|Year Round||Accommodation Staff (Hotels etc)||10,000+||Go with Tourism , Backpacker board|
|Year Round||Tourism Attractions Staff||1,000||Go with Tourism , Backpacker board|
|Year Round (peak April - June)||Potato harvesting||500+||Pick NZ|
Job vacancies in Auckland
Trade Me Jobs - lists a large number of jobs in Auckland.
Seek - New Zealand's largest general job website.
New Kiwis - an online programme connecting skilled job seekers (local and global) with New Zealand employers.
Workhere - specifically designed to connect offshore skilled workers and Kiwi expats with New Zealand employers.
Work and Income - jobs available in Auckland for Job Seekers.
careers.govt.nz - lists recruitment companies in New Zealand.
Most local newspapers publish jobs available in the area in the Situations Vacant column.
Job search help
Working in Auckland
Auckland is looking for top talent. Sign up for more information about job opportunities in Auckland, NZ here
Belong Aotearoa (formerly called ARMS) - supports migrants with workshops, mentoring and one-on-one guidance.
Tips for recent migrants | careers.govt.nz - a free service to assist with your job search and prepare you for employment in the local labour market.
Citizens Advice Bureau Central Auckland , Citizens Advice Bureau Eden Albert, Citizens Advice Bureau Pakuranga, Citizens Advice Bureau New Lynn, Citizens Advice Bureau Onehunga - provide information and support for job seekers, and offers workshops to offer further advice on working in NZ.
Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) - a government department helping to find employment for residents or those with a valid work permit.
Work Talk | English Language Partners - an intensive, four-week course for confident users of English. Here, you will learn how to prepare your CV, approach employers, and practice for job interviews.
Volunteer support organisations
Migrant Action Trust (MAT) - provide a voluntary work experience programme.
Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) - place migrants in volunteer positions to apply and enhance their skills in a Kiwi work environment.
Pacific Business Trust - Assists Pacific Island business owners to take advantage of opportunities available. Helps with financial advice, networks, etc.
Business networking organisations
Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) - organises a broad range of networking and business development opportunities in the Auckland area.
Auckland Business Chamber - supports local businesses by offering advice, consultancy, training and networking opportunities.
Business Over Breakfast - offers business owners an opportunity to network and share information on how to grow their businesses.
Auckland Executive Club - a group for women in senior management, the professions, business owners and people with specialist skills.
Women Entrepreneurship Centre - a business network for women
Venus Network- a business network for women
Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience, meet new people, learn about your community, and improve your English skills.
Volunteering Auckland matches volunteers looking for volunteering roles with organisations looking for specific skills, and offers free to low-cost training for volunteers.