Connecting You To Support For Mahi and Training

The connected website is a central place for information from the New Zealand Government, relating to Employment, Education and Training.

Connected makes it easier to explore jobs, study, training or business support. The service helps a wide range of New Zealanders find the advice and support they need, including businesses, people looking for help to find a job or who are worried about keeping the one they have, and those looking for study and training advice and opportunities.

Connected provides support and information on:

  • finding a job
  • study and training options, including support for apprenticeships
  • careers advice
  • finding staff
  • business support.


The Connected service includes this website, a freephone (0800 264 737) and 35 Connected centres(external site) across the motu. Anyone is welcome to drop into a Connected centre without an appointment for support to navigate the services available from government agencies in their region*. The Connected centres host a wide range of activities, ranging from events for young people to training sessions and business networking functions. Employers can meet job seekers and run events at Connected centres.

Connected is an all-of-government service led by the Ministry of Social Development.

*Note: Accessibility of Connected centres is dependent on Covid safety restrictions.


Provides free information, advice and support from government agencies about:

Careers Advice, CVs and More

Find the support, information and tools to help you start job hunting and choose the next steps in your career.

Financial Support To Work, Study or Train

Find information on financial support for education, training or to work.

Education, Training and Apprenticeships

Find information on the options available to learn and train beyond school.

Know Your Rights

Find information and support available to you as an employee.

Find Work Now

Connect with places where you can look for work now.

Connected also supports businesses by providing information about the financial options and initiatives available to support your business and staff in the following ways:

Guidance For Businesses

Employment advice and tools to set up and run, or manage closure of your business.

Find Staff Now

Tools and services to find staff now.

Retain And Upskill Staff

Information for businesses to build capabilities of your workforce.

Access Government Funding

Funding available when you hire staff, including apprenticeships, training and job creation schemes.

Self - Employment

Find out about opportunities for different employment options.

COVID-19 Business Assistance

Information on financial help available to businesses affected by COVID-19.


Region: Northland


Monday : 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Tuesday : 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Wednesday : 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Thursday : 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Friday : 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Saturday : Closed

Sunday : Closed

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