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This free programme helps candidates find jobs in Aotearoa New Zealand. We give one-on-one support during the job search process and, once prepared, we connect you to local businesses looking for talent.

Who is eligible?

Jobseekers who identify their ethnicity as:

  • African
  • Asian
  • Continental European
  • Latin-American
  • Middle-Eastern

Based on the 2018 Census, ethnic communities make up around a fifth of New Zealand’s population, almost a million people. This includes new and temporary migrants, former refugees, asylum-seekers, long-term settlers and those born in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Job Search Connect programme has been so helpful in securing interviews and landing a job, and I’ll definitely encourage other candidates like me to join it.

How does the process work?

Email us at

Starter pack
We will send you our job seeker starter pack which includes templates and guides for CVs, cover letters and interviews.

CV and cover letter reviews
We review your CV and cover letter with you to make sure it is fit for the New Zealand job market.

One-on-one induction
Once your CV is in a good place, we have a one-on-one meeting where we learn more about your skills, experience and ideal job.

Job application workshops
We work through the job application process, and help you tailor your CV and cover letter to a role which you would like to apply for.

Job application support
We can supply feedback on any current job applications.

Practice interviews
Once you have been invited for an interview, we can meet with you one-on-one to give personalised advice and a practice interview.

Hidden job market
We use our extensive business network to help find placements and opportunities that might not be advertised.

Get in touch

If you would like to apply for the programme, or have any questions about your eligibility or the process, email

Man on phone

General Contact

0800 778 776
0800 800 362