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Work Ready in Wellington Programme

Be well-prepared for an exciting career in Wellington with this course for international students and graduates.

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Work Ready in Wellington is a free programme to prepare international tertiary students for working in New Zealand.

This course will be run over five evenings with each session running for 2 hours. 

You will gain a better understanding of New Zealand workplaces and a broad range of skills to help you find a job in Wellington.

After attending all five sessions you will receive the Work Ready in Wellington certificate, a valuable credential which will help sell you as an employee in the Wellington region in your CV and online professional network.

Check out our case studies here to see how Work Ready has helped other international students into their careers.

NOTE - registrations for Course 4 are now open! Scroll down and register via the button below.


2019 sessions will be held at the Willeston Conference Centre, Level 11, 15 Willeston Street, Wellington. 

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

Sessions will be taught by local experts and supported by tutors from the business community.

Who should attend

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

2019 courses

Courses are planned for the following months (participants are expected to attend sessions on all five dates in each course):

  • Course 1
    • Wednesday 15 May, 6-8pm
    • Monday 20 May, 6-8pm
    • Thursday 23 May, 6-8pm
    • Monday 27 May, 6-8pm
    • Wednesday 29 May, 6-8pm
  • Course 2
    • Thursday 25 July, 6-8pm
    • Monday 29 July, 6-8pm
    • Thursday 1 August, 6-8pm
    • Monday 5 August, 6-8pm
    • Thursday 8 August, 6-8pm
  • Course 3 - 
    • Wednesday 18 September, 6-8pm
    • Monday 23 September, 6-8pm
    • Thursday 26 September, 6-8pm
    • Monday 30 September, 6-8pm
    • Thursday 3 October, 6-8pm
  • Course 4 - registrations are now open for this! Register via the button below.
    • Thursday 14 November, 6-8pm
    • Thursday 21 November, 6-8pm
    • Monday 25 November, 6-8pm
    • Thursday 28 November, 6-8pm
    • Monday 2 December, 6-8pm