Kickstart your career in Wellington

There are endless opportunities for you to work during and after your studies with Wellington’s world-leading, creative companies.

Victoria University of Wellington students on break

Surround yourself with the best leaders and talent in the world and put what you’re studying into practice. Wellington is full of creative thinkers and leading entrepreneurs, waiting for their next best employee to come along.

Most student visas allow you to work part-time while you study, and after completing your studies you may be eligible for a Post-Study Work Visa which means you could extend your stay in Wellington by up to three years.

Student female in workplace

Capital connections

That’s plenty of time to get stuck into Wellington working life, with opportunities to work for internationally-recognised companies like Weta Workshop, Xero, Resn, Pik Pok and more.

Wellington is New Zealand’s answer to Silicon Valley, with a growing technology industry which you can be a part of. This is as well as having a strong foodie culture and being the headquarters of New Zealand’s government agencies – no matter what your study or work experience, there is number of suitable jobs out there for you.

Future ready

Wellington’s education providers have amazing relationships with businesses right around the region and want to help you get into the workforce. New Zealand is ranked first in the world for getting our youth “future-ready” which means you’ll come out with top-quality training and networks to get the job you want.

Whether it’s an internship or graduate position, you’ll be able to learn from the best and get in at the ground floor of amazing start-ups and world-leading companies. There are even some opportunities to do work placements that count towards your course, with a range of Wellington workplaces wanting to bring in students to help with research and projects.

Summer of Tech internship programme

Employer Connect Programme

Connect and network with Wellington employers to get an understanding of what it’s like in New Zealand workplaces

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