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

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.

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

  • Job search strategies
  • Workplace communication
  • CV and cover letter
  • Interview techniques
  • Employment rights and wellbeing
  • Immigration
  • Progression to work

The WRP was a real eye-opener that helped me understand the working environment of NZ organisations, 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

Work Ready in Wellington 2022 courses

To meet the needs of students in 2022, we are doing a mixed model of delivery, with both face-to-face and online courses.

Course 1

  • Monday 2 May, 6 - 7.30pm - Job Search Strategies
  • Tuesday 3 May, 6 - 8pm - Workplace Communication
  • Monday 9 May, 6 - 8 pm - CV and Cover Letter
  • Tuesday 10 May, 6 - 8pm - Interview Techniques
  • Monday 16 May, 6 - 8pm - Employment Rights and Wellbeing, Immigration
  • Tuesday 17 May, 6 - 7.30pm - Progression to Work 


Know your employment rights 

It’s important to know your rights as an employee when you begin work in New Zealand. Learn about the minimum rights of employees on Employment New Zealand.

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