Work Ready in Wellington Programme

Work Ready in Wellington is a free programme of learning designed to prepare international tertiary students for working life in New Zealand

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Learn all the skills you need to launch an exciting career in the capital on a Work Ready in Wellington Programme hosted by WellingtonNZ.

Delivered over six sessions, a group of local experts and tutors from the local business community will teach you everything you need to know about workplace culture in New Zealand, along with the skills you need to successfully find employment in Wellington. You'll also receive a Work Ready in Wellington completion certificate to add to your CV. By completing this Programme you will also get access to special upskilling Clinics throughout the year.

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Who should attend

This programme is specifically designed for international tertiary students who are currently studying or have recently graduated. We will ask you to provide your most recent student ID number upon registration. If you are already employed or a domestic student, the skills and information covered in this course will not be particularly relevant to you.

Topics covered

  • New Zealand work culture
  • Workplace communication
  • CVs and cover letters
  • Job search strategies
  • Job interview techniques
  • Wellness at work
  • Worker Rights in New Zealand

"The WRP was a real eye-opener that helped me understand the working environment of NZ organizations and of Wellington in particular. It also showed me how I can become a better candidate by fine-tuning my job search strategy.

Read Shamanthi's student story here

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Work Ready in Wellington 2021 courses

To meet the needs of students in 2021, we are doing a mixed model of delivery. We will host three face to face courses and two online courses.  The first three courses are all complete. 

Course 4

Note – the first session (8 Nov) of Course 4 is an online webinar, then the remaining sessions are face to face and based at the Willeston Conference Centre on Willeston street. Registrations are now open via the link below.

  • Monday 8th November, 6pm – 7.30pm: Job Search  (Online)
  • Tuesday 9th November, 6pm – 8pm: Interview Techniques   
  • Monday 15th November, 6pm – 8pm: Workplace communication   
  • Tuesday 16th November, 6pm – 8pm: CV and Cover Letters   
  • Monday 22nd November, 6pm – 8pm: Employee Rights, Wellbeing and Immigration   
  • Tuesday 23rd November  6pm – 8pm Progression to work   



Know your Employment Rights 

It’s important to know your rights as an employee when you begin work in New Zealand. Below are some handy resources to learn about your rights: 

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