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Career Opportunities

No matter where you are in your career journey, we’re here to help.

Just starting out? We have mentors who can help navigate your career journey. From support with your CV, to scholarships, internships, and applications for work placements including those with our business partners.

Discover all our mentors have to offer with Pūreirei, and how they can help you apply for one of our career opportunities below.

“Karawhiua e hoa mā, jump on the waka and make the most of these incredible opportunities we have. Mō tātou, mō kā uri a muri ake nei.

We need more Ngāi Tahu whānau in these spaces and we have the resources and capabilities to make that happen.”

– Grace Dimond

We currently have opportunities available with:

We will have additional opportunities avaliable from June 2022.
Register with Pūreirei to receive the latest opportunities.


Digital Technology Opportunities

Ngāi Tahu are calling for expressions of interest

We need you!

The New Zealand Technology Sector has a critical skills shortage, and we need to build new talent!

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are committed to contributing to the much-needed growth of Māori in Technology and therefore we have exciting opportunities for Ngāi Tahu whānau who are interested in a career in this enormously ever evolving sector.

Talk to us if you are…

  • good at Maths, interested in Science, intrigued with Engineering?
  • unsure of what path you could take?
  • interested in problem solving?
  • ready to learn and work hard!

You don’t need a degree, but you will definitely have a good work ethic, a desire to learn and build a career in the technology industry where opportunities are abundant!

What can we offer you?

  • Training, mentoring and lots of support while you learn on the job
  • Competitive salary and benefits, flexible working options
  • A broad range of mahi, projects across many different internal workstreams as well as external business partners
  • The opportunities that will see you develop yourself, learn new skills both technical and professional
  • cultural events and activities, strengthen your Ngāi Tahutanga
  • career pathway planning
  • opportunities in Software development, GIS Mapping, Design, Digital Technology, Cyber Security, AI … the list goes on!

In addition, we can help connect you with a mentor to prepare you for applying for this role and even prepare you for an interview should you be successful! Visit: www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/pureirei.

To register your interest and find out more: Please email a cover letter and CV to Nicole Bowden at [email protected] or call Nicole on 021 670 461.

Applications close Monday, 8th August 2022.


Ngāi Tahu Archives Intern

Internship 2022/2023

  • Location: Christchurch

The Archives team are responsible for the storage, care, and management of the collection of memories most valuable to Ngāi Tahu iwi.

Based out at the new Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, Archives New Zealand facility in Wigram, the team are excited to have an opportunity arise to support a Ngāi Tahu whānau member to work alongside them on a wide range of important projects. This mahi will see you doing key research, learning practical archival management skills, and assisting with database management.

Talk to us if you are:

  • passionate about this kaupapa
  • looking for a flexible internship and the ability to work around study or life commitments
  • interested in Ngāi Tahu history and people
  • wanting an opportunity to shadow various members of the team, do practical project work as well as training and mentoring
  • a registered whānau member or have a desire to work for your iwi.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • an understanding and respect for the importance of the Ngāi Tahu Archives collection
  • excellent written and verbal communications
  • driven, wants to learn on the job and make the most of this opportunity
  • computer literate and have a good grasp of Microsoft suite
  • strong attention to detail

Need assistance to apply?

In addition, we can help connect you with a mentor to prepare you for applying for this role and even prepare you for an interview should you be successful! Visit: www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/pureirei

To apply:  Please email a cover letter and CV to Nicole Bowden at [email protected]. Please reference your email with the opportunity you are interested in.

Applications close: Friday, 19th August 2022


Tahu FM Intern

Internship 2022/2023

  • Location: Christchurch

Tahu FM needs no introduction!

The South Island’s favourite iwi radio station are looking for an intern, who can mix it up and be mentored from some of the best whilst being exposed to a broad range of mahi that will see you on your way to being a multi-skilled professional.

Check out this ad!

Tahu FM and the wider Te Koroī team are continuing with the commitment to build capability and provide opportunities within broadcasting for Ngāi Tahu rangatahi.

What’s in it for you?

  • Training and development in multi-media broadcasting
  • Journalism and writing
  • Work experience within Te Koroī, our Comms team
  • Rangatahi online focused content
  • Tahu News reporter training, editing and production
  • Rangatahi Tahu News reporting
  • Promotion of te reo Māori
  • Administration and Finance
  • Logistics coordination
  • Multimedia Studio hub technical, audio and video content creation on tools and in front of the camera
  • Whānau and community engagement

Talk to us if you are:

  • passionate about media and broadcasting
  • have had some exposure to the industry
  • looking for a flexible internship and the ability to work casually around study or life commitments
  • wanting an opportunity to shadow various members of the team, do a range of exciting mahi as well as receiving training and mentoring
  • a registered whānau member and have a desire to work for your iwi
  • a confident communicator
  • driven, want to learn on the job and make the most of this opportunity

Need assistance to apply?

In addition, we can help connect you with a mentor to prepare you for applying for this role and even prepare you for an interview should you be successful! Visit: www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/pureirei

To apply:  Please email a cover letter and CV to Nicole Bowden at [email protected]. Please reference your email with the opportunity you are interested in.

Applications close: Friday, 19th August 2022


Whai Rawa Intern

Internship 2022/2023

  • Location: Christchurch

The Whai Rawa team manages the successful savings programme set up by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to improve the wellbeing of Ngāi Tahu by growing financial capability.

This internship is an awesome opportunity to join a fantastic, fun and dedicated team in a role where you will be well supported and have the opportunity to work on a range of different mahi assisting various members of the team with member engagement, risk and compliance and administrative and board support.

Talk to us if you are:

  • working towards a tertiary qualification?
  • looking for a summer internship and the ability to work casually around your studies?
  • looking for part-time or full-time?
  • interested in varied mahi working both independently, as part of the team and engaging with whānau
  • available to work in the offices of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu?
  • a registered whānau member or have a desire to work for your iwi.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • excellent written and verbal communication, especially when dealing with whānau
  • an interest in the financial services sector
  • a desire to learn on the job, is driven and wants to make the most of this opportunity
  • a sound working knowledge of Microsoft suite
  • strong attention to detail

In addition, we can help connect you with a mentor to prepare you for applying for this role and even prepare you for an interview should you be successful! Visit: www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/pureirei.

To apply: Please email a cover letter and CV, including your transcript to Nicole Bowden at [email protected]. Please reference your email with the opportunity you are interested in.

Applications close Friday, 5th August 2022.


Whakapapa Intern

Internship 2022/2023

  • Location: Christchurch

“Whakapapa is our identity, our feet on the ground…”

Our amazing Whakapapa team is looking for a whānau member studying an undergraduate degree who is interested in learning about the inner workings of the team and assisting with some critical mahi in the research and design space.

Talk to us if you are:

  • passionate about relationships, whānau and all things Ngāi Tahu
  • working towards a tertiary qualification
  • looking for a summer internship and the ability to work casually around your studies
  • looking for part-time or full-time
  • interested in research, web design and content building
  • available to work in the offices of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
  • a registered whānau member.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • excellent written and verbal communication
  • enjoys research and thrives on finding solutions
  • sound working knowledge of Microsoft suite
  • strong attention to detail

You will also understand the importance of confidentiality, be able to work independently and collaboratively. You with have an organised work ethic and be motivated to meet deliverables as required.

In addition, we can help connect you with a mentor to prepare you for applying for this role and even prepare you for an interview should you be successful! Visit: www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/pureirei.

To apply: Please email a cover letter and CV, including your transcript to Nicole Bowden at [email protected]. Please reference your email with the opportunity you are interested in.

Applications close Friday, 5th August 2022.


RCP

Project Management Internships – Property and Construction Industry

  • Dunedin, Christchurch or Queenstown

RCP is an industry leader providing high quality project management services to New Zealand’s property and construction industry.

RCP continue to work on major projects with Ngāi Tahu Property and Ngāi Tahu Tourism and they pride themselves on having a successful high-performance culture and a multi-disciplinary team that values relationships and collaboration to ensure successful outcomes for all.

What can you expect?

Supporting the project managers to achieve outcomes for their client, you will be gaining technical experience and be able to observe and understand the essential leadership skills needed to thrive in the industry.

During your Internship you will be exposed to planning, monitoring and coordination of project activities whilst establishing and maintaining an effective channel of communication with the Project Managers.

Working at RCP means you will be part of a large family where strong relationships and teamwork are valued.

You will be:

  • well supported by industry leaders to grow and develop
  • exposed to opportunities to grow and strengthen your technical and soft skills
  • in your penultimate year of a degree such as Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Project Management to name a few – not sure just ask us!
  • an effective communicator, listener and someone who is overall willing to learn!
  • a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau member

In addition, we can help connect you with a mentor to prepare you for applying for this role and even prepare you for an interview should you be successful!

To apply: Please email a cover letter and CV, including your transcript to Nicole Bowden at [email protected]. Please reference your email with the opportunity you are interested in.

Applications close Friday, 5th August 2022.


BNZ

Entry Level roles – Branch Network

  • Thinking of a career in Banking where you will be well supported to grow?
  • Entry Level roles – opportunities for growth throughout the BNZ
  • Customer focused, full training provided
  • Christchurch based

Ngāi Tahu and BNZ have partnered together and are offering permanent, entry level roles to support Ngāi Tahu rangatahi to grow and succeed in the exciting world of Banking!

The roles offer a level-based structure to help you progress through each stage of learning and ensures you will be acknowledged and well supported through your journey at BNZ.

For the first 6 months you will be in full training, learning internal systems, communication and customer engagement.

What positions could you end up doing at BNZ?

At BNZ, as a large corporate they offer a multitude of pathways for upskilling and career development. Starting off understanding the systems and processes of the bank, there are options in Business Management, Corporate Services (such as Marketing, HR, IT, Accounting etc), Information Technology, Small Business Management and the list goes on, the world is your oyster!

To be eligible to apply you’ll need to:

  • be a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau member
  • have a customer-focused attitude
  • have integrity and maturity, you’ll be dealing with sensitive information
  • be great with people, communicate confidently
  • most of all be passionate and want to succeed!

In addition, we can help connect you with a mentor to prepare you for applying for this role and even prepare you for an interview should you be successful!

To apply: Please email a cover letter and CV Nicole Bowden at [email protected]. Please reference your email with the opportunity you are interested in.
Applications close Monday, 8th August 2022.


Jasmax

Architectural & Landscape Architectural Summer Internship
2 roles

  • Studying Architecture or Landscape Architecture?
  • Full time, paid, internship for Summer 2022/2023
  • Christchurch based

Jasmax are excited to offer Ngāi Tahu specific internships for students studying in the field of Architecture or Landscape Architecture.

They are looking for students who are enthusiastic, motivated and who want to make the most of an internship experience that will help equip them for the world of work. To be eligible, you will need to have completed at least 2 years of study by the end of 2022, preferably be in your penultimate year.

You will be joining and exciting and supportive team at Jasmax who are friendly and always happy to help you out and answer your questions, no questions is a bad question!

What can these opportunities offer you?

  • support through a 12-week paid summer internship 2022/2023
  • networking to build your professional relationships
  • practical skills that put you in high demand with employers
  • opportunities to strengthen your connection with Ngāi Tahu

To be eligible to apply you’ll need to:

  • be a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau member
  • penultimate year of your study
  • have a positive attitude and work ethic
  • have a desire to learn and maximise your experience
  • be great with people, communicate effectively
  • most of all be passionate and want to succeed!

In addition, we can help connect you with a mentor to prepare you for applying for this role and even prepare you for an interview should you be successful!

To apply: Please email a cover letter and CV Nicole Bowden at [email protected]. Please reference your email with the opportunity you are interested in.
Applications close Friday, 5th August 2022.


Holmes Consulting

Civil Engineering Summer Internship

  • Studying a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in your penultimate year?
  • Full time, paid, internship for Summer 2022/2023
  • Christchurch, Hamilton, Auckland or Wellington based?

Holmes Consulting are excited to offer a Ngāi Tahu specific internship for a student studying in the field of Structural or Civil Engineering.

They are looking for students who are enthusiastic, motivated and who want to make the most of the experience that will help equip them for the world of work.

When you start with Holmes, you will join a programme of rotation between the Infrastructure and Building Structures teams to ensure an experience that gives you ensure an experience that gives you maximum exposure during your internship.

At Holmes Consulting they consider themselves a friendly group of people who are always willing to help you out and answer your questions. They are also a pretty social bunch! Whether it’s partaking in bootcamp, putting on a themed event, or celebrating the end of the week with fellow colleagues there’s something for everyone! We’ve worked hard to create a culture that everyone can be part of and we’re proud of it!

What can these opportunities offer you?

  • support through a 12-week paid summer internship 2022/2023
  • networking to build your professional relationships
  • practical skills that put you in high demand with employers
  • opportunities to strengthen your connection with Ngāi Tahu

To be eligible to apply you’ll need to:

  • be a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau member
  • have a positive attitude and work ethic
  • have a desire to learn and maximise your experience
  • be great with people, communicate effectively
  • most of all be passionate and want to succeed!

In addition, we can help connect you with a mentor to prepare you for applying for this role and even prepare you for an interview should you be successful!

To apply: Please email a cover letter and CV Nicole Bowden at [email protected]. Please reference your email with the opportunity you are interested in.
Applications close Friday, 5th August 2022.


IntegrationWorks

Digital Graduate opportunities
3 positions

  • Thinking of a career in the exciting Digital industry where you will be well supported to grow and develop?
  • Integration, Design, Coding, Programming, do these words spark an interest?
  • Auckland, Wellington based
  • You’ll need a Technical Degree i.e. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems/Technology

IntegrationWorks have partnered with Ngāi Tahu to provide opportunities in the Digital space for 3 Rangatahi who are graduating either mid-year or end of year 2022.

IntegrationWorks pride themselves on supporting their employees by providing mentors, driving individual development and being at the forefront of the technology industry. They have a young, dynamic and diverse team who have a lot of fun through many events – they say, “be your best self”!

The Roles

Integration Technology Specialist: includes operational support, client engagement, coding and development of concepts and developing operational automation tools. This role can take you anywhere in the organisation with many options to develop and grow your career.

Integration Developer: includes assisting with design and delivery of integration solutions, including coding and configuration. Work with other analysts, architects and system owners testing software and develop and integration data solutions.

What you’ll need:

  • Curiosity, a passion for problem solving
  • An interest in technical support and or integration solutions
  • Integrity and maturity – you’ll be dealing with sensitive, confidential information
  • Most of all, a willingness to learn and succeed!
  • To be a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau member

In addition, we can help connect you with a mentor to prepare you for applying for this role and even prepare you for an interview should you be successful!

To apply: Please email a cover letter and CV Nicole Bowden at [email protected]. Please reference your email with the opportunity you are interested in.
Applications close Friday, 5th August 2022.