Posts Categorized: Full time



Downer have full time roles available for youth as part of Whakatipu Tētēkura. We are hoping that you might have rangatahi in your community that are interested in being part of this programme.

What is Whakatipu Tētēkura:

Whakatipu Tētēkura is designed for Māori school leavers, and consists of a series of marae and classroom-based residential workshops where you will learn life skills training and qualifications to get you work ready and prepared for employment with Downer. This programme leads to full time permanent employment with Downer.

What’s on offer:

The one week residential programme is– part marae based part classroom based which will give you:

    • An introduction to the infrastructure industry
    • Life skills training and qualifications to get you prepared for your new role
    • Ongoing workplace, mentoring and qualification support
    • There are two programmes 7th– 11th December 2020 and 14th-18th December 2020 (all costs covered by Downer).
  • After you have successfully completed the programme you will be offered full time permanent employment (start date 2021) with career opportunities in front line crew positions nationwide;

Who can apply:

  • We are looking for students finishing school or have recently left and are looking for a foot in the civil infrastructure door
  • To be eligible you must be Māori between the ages of 17 – 24
  • We are ideally looking for those who have a restricted driver’s license, bonus if you have a full class 1!
  • We have roles nationally

I’m interested – what next:

  • Apply now directly on line:
    • All we need from you is your CV, driver’s license details and what location you are looking for work.
  • After you have applied online, if you are shortlisted we will give you a call for a phone screen – if you are successful you will have a face to face interview with a Downer manager in your location.
  • If you impress the manager in your interview you will come to Christchurch for Whakatipu Tētēkura .
  • After you have completed the programme you will be offered a contract and then start your new role.
  • Please don’t delay your application we are looking to interview now

If you would like more information you can visit:

Full time Farm Assistant job

Farm Assistant required to milk 700 cows twice a day through 40 aside herringbone shed. Fencing and various other farm duties. Farm located just north of Oamaru. Accommodation and power provided deducted at $150 p/w. Salary $49,040. Roster is 8 days on 2 days off 9 days on 2 days off until end of November (mating) then 8 on 2 off 8 on 3 off which means a 3 day weekend every 3rd week. No experience required but need to be keen to learn

Come in to careers if you are interested

Free Gap year internship opportunity

El Rancho is a not-for-profit Camp and Conference Centre, situated in Waikanae Beach, north of Wellington.

They offer free on site internship training opportunities where you can learn key skills. This could be a great option for a gap year experience.

More details here


Lets live – paid gap years working in Australian school


There are opportunities for  graduating students to secure full-time employment in Australia. Let Live have received an overwhelming amount of requests from our Australian host schools for participants to commence placements as boarding house assistants, as soon as January. 
Working in a school environment is just one example of a Gap Year experience and one that Let live support with great enthusiasm. They receive encouraging feedback from Gap Assistants about how working in secure and established employment for a year, while having the flexibility to travel (hello school holidays!), has prepared them for life at university and beyond. Their life-long connections and social skills made abroad are invaluable for future work-related experiences.
If you are interested in finding out more visit their website
Online Applications:   
Applications can be lodged online by visiting

School holiday and gap year work



OneStaff are currently recruiting students for the summer holidays as we are very busy at the moment across all sectors warehousing & logistics, civil infrastructure, construction, engineering, and manufacturing & process work. Please note that these roles are full-time positions and would require students to start once school commitments have finished for the year.


OneStaff Student Flyer 2020 Christchurch

Paid full time world vision ambassadors

In Aotearoa, our youth are at the forefront of social change and at World Vision we’re doing all we can to empower them.

I’m excited to touch base and share two amazing opportunities for your school leavers with World Vision in 2021.

1. Help us find our next Youth Ambassador

We’re looking for a passionate school leaver to support the 40 Hour Famine roll out through a 6-month full-time paid internship.

This is an opportunity to inspire social justice across Aotearoa while gaining professional development.

If you know any young, motivated, public speakers who are familiar with the World Vision 40 Hour Famine, we want to hear from them.

Share this link & apply today

Great opportunity to become an au pair in New Zealand

 Au Pair Link  place au pairs to live-in with host families and care for their children. They have heaps of fully screened families looking for au pairs to start RIGHT NOW! Unfortunately, and cannot fill these au pair roles due to the borders being closed, so we would like to offer this opportunity to Kiwis in need of employment.

It is a great option for students who were perhaps planning on having a gap year and are now not able to travel or for those who would like to move out of home and see a different area of New Zealand, without the pressure of finding a flat and paying bills. For students interested in working in childcare we offer the option to study for their Level 4 ECE certificate during their placement – they can earn an extra $50 each week and receive a $500 completion bonus!

Au Pair Link_Be an au pair in your own country!

Looking for full time work

A position has opened up at a local engineering projects company. Over the next week students that are interested can get their CV up to date and email . This position could begin soon after it is safe for schools and workplaces to recommence.

Projects engineering assist

If you want to be immersed in the hub of a sales and engineering environment and develop your skills within the sheet metal and fabrication sector then this role will be of interest to you.

You will be working in close knit team on commercial work of varying size and value.

You will have a mix of 2D and 3D CAD skills and ideally hold a qualification.

You will learn how you to process our sales orders and job cards which have defined workflows.

Part of the role will also to be trained as a backup to some of our programming functions in laser, turret punch and folding.

There will be some assisting with the preparation of quotes on occasion to help the wider team.

To be successful you will have

  • Good attention to details
  • An interest in the manufacture of metal parts and fabrications and engineering
  • A confident manner
  • Ability to work in a busy environment alongside different team members
  • Computer literate
  • The desire to learn skills for use in the industry and develop further

Fulton Hogan Cadet ship

This program is a fantastic opportunity for a young person to join a leading Civil Construction company with a fantastic family culture, earn as they learn and partake in a huge array of development throughout the 2 year cadetship.


If you are interested in this program please read the Fulton Hogan Cadetship Program Summary and drop in to see the careers staff