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Career opportunities in Wellington

From start ups to multinationals and the government hub, there are hundreds of great jobs available in Wellington right now - it’s a city where anything is possible.

Creative & digital

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Wellington companies produce world-leading content and invent award-winning technologies. Weta Digital's work wins Academy Awards and global recognition, Pukeko Pictures produces internationally successful television programmes such as The WotWots and Thunderbirds Are Go!, and with clients like Dreamworks and HBO, Carnival Mobile is just one of many companies breaking new ground in game and app development.

There's a thriving community of designers, developers, gamers and producers here - and it just keeps growing. See what jobs are available in Wellington


Everything from epic blockbuster trilogies to independent short films gets made in Wellington.

A strong screen sector (more than 80% of all film revenue in New Zealand) means opportunities for creative and pioneering minds to shine on the world stage. We've got Academy-Award-winning specialists in principal photography, VFX, miniatures, model making and countless other areas.

Learn more about Wellington's screen sector (or as Guillermo del Toro calls it: "Hollywood the way God intended it.")


The global marketplace for frictionless digital exports means Wellington's gaming sector gaming and app developers can go head-to-head with the rest of the world. Their imagination and expertise have seen the likes of Pik Pok and Carnival Mobile deliver innovative products that have won over over multinational clients and international consumers alike. 


Information and communications technology (ICT)

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Many ICT companies with international reputations for innovation and technical excellence call this capital city home.

You may have heard about companies such as IntergenXero and Fronde. Look a little deeper and you’ll also find smaller companies with specialised technologies serving lucrative niche markets around the world – companies such as Mindscape and Silverstripe. 

Search for ICT jobs available in Wellington.

Financial services

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The financial services sector is a key knowledge-based industry in Wellington, and a major contributor to our GDP.

The New Zealand stock exchange, the NZX, our central bank, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and many global players in the finance industry have set up shop here.

View finance jobs in Wellington.

Professional services

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The combination of knowledge and science-focused industries, central government and outstanding educational institutions consistently attract high-calibre workers to Wellington.

Professional services such as lawaccountingmarketing and management consultancy are well-represented by global companies and locally-owned service providers. 



The health sector is the third largest employer and the sixth largest contributor to GDP in Wellington.

Being part of the Government hub alongside the Ministry of Health is a big plus. Wellington has a number of private and public hospitals as well as several colleges and clinical bodies that represent the medical professions.

Search for health jobs in Wellington.

Science and research

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Led by innovation, driven by technology and focused on exports, Wellington has a strong science and research sector.

Crown research institutes (such as ESR, NIWA, and GNS Science), and high-quality tertiary education institutions spearhead our research sector. Further strengthening Wellington's science and technology community, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Callaghan Innovation, a Crown Agency, support business growth and help companies commercialise their science and technological advances. 

View science and research jobs in Wellington.

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