Collaboration is key to Wellington’s business success

Wellington knows business is better when you’re working together.

Studio Pacific team collaborating

A true New Zealander is always willing to lend a hand. And whether it’s mentoring, advising on a project or putting their heads together to find the best solution to a problem, Wellington businesses are always looking to collaborate.

New Zealand Parliament and most major national government offices are based in Wellington city, giving businesses both large and small access to the country’s top policy and decision makers.

The Beehive & Parliament Buildings_ People seating and walking
Biz Dojo student intern and mentor talking
Storypark office table chats
EightyOne open plan office area

Our government, large businesses and universities all work together to cut out red tape and ensure commercial success across our industries. Also, as Wellington builds its reputation as a tech capital and start-up community, more and more companies are emerging that benefit from taking on their industry challenges together.

Wellingtonians represent more than 80 different nationalities. We have thousands of international students coming to our region to study and the capital celebrates its thriving LGBTQ+ community. Employers believe in equal opportunities for people of all ages, gender identities and abilities - what matters is we’re attracting the best people and talent to our region.

We have a pipeline of well-trained, qualified graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions, ready to get to work. Our universities are ranked top 3% in the world and are leaders in quality research. Additionally, there are numerous internship and work opportunities that help boost learning opportunities for students, and research and project opportunities for Wellington’s workplaces.

Physical workspaces are now set up to encourage in-office collaboration, with most having open-place offices and breakaway rooms for team discussions. Businesses want to build your skills in other areas, and it’s common for you to work on projects that differ to your day-to-day work.

Wellingtonians see their businesses as places to learn and grow together – with creativity and wild ideas very much encouraged.

3 Mile people working at desks