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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 available from August 2022.
Register with Pūreirei to receive the latest opportunities.

 


MHV Water

Summer Internship 2022/2023

  • Opportunity with a leading innovative organisation
  • In your 3rd year of study or above
  • Location Hakatere / Ashburton / Ōtautahi / Christchurch

Do you want to gain first-hand experience and understanding of the challenges facing water resource management and sustainability in mid Canterbury?

Ngāi Tahu and MHV Water Ltd (MHV) have partnered together to create an exciting opportunity for a summer internship in the Environmental, Water and Hydrogeological industry.

MHV is a farmer owned water cooperative that supplies irrigation water across the Hekeao Hinds Plains of central Canterbury. MHV works closely with stakeholders such as Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua, the Hekeao Hinds Water Enhancement Trust, Fish and Game, ECan, local farmers and the Mid Canterbury Catchment Collective.

Click here to find out more about MHV Water

Who we are looking for:

  • Someone passionate about our waterways
  • An open minded and enthusiastic person who wants to gain first-hand experience and understanding of the challenges facing water resource management and sustainability in mid Canterbury.
  • Those who have a strong work ethic, energy and commitment, a thirst for learning. Some days you’ll be in the office crunching data and writing reports, others you’ll be out in the field or on farm running field tests.
  • Tertiary students studying at year 3 or above, or completed a relevant qualification in:
    • Environmental Science
    • Environmental Management
    • Earth Science (Geology, Soil Science, Hydrology, Hydrogeology)
    • Resource & Consent Management
    • Water Infrastructure Engineering
  • Someone who is proficient with MS Office, and interested in or proficient with relevant software such as R, QGIS, Overseer etc
  • A registered Ngāi Tahu whānau member

What can MHV offer you?

  • Valuable work experience with an exciting organisation who are spearheading research into water management in Canterbury
  • The opportunity to work in a vibrant environment full of wonderful, knowledgeable people
  • Mentoring by enthusiastic and dedicated senior team members
  • Paid employment for a defined period within the University summer break

How to apply

  • Step 1: Prepare an amazing CV and cover letter – telling us why you are passionate about  working for MHV.
    Need some help with this? No problem! Enrol now with Pūreirei – this is the Ngāi Tahu career starters tool for assistance with your application and even interview skills!  Enrol early enough to ensure you are ready.
  • Step 2: Apply! Applications are open now and close Friday, 30th September 2022

 


Datacom

Customer Success Coordinator

  • Full-time, permanent role
  • Christchurch based
  • Exciting opportunity for growth and mentor support

Datacom | Australasia’s Largest Homegrown Tech Company are excited to offer a Ngāi Tahu specific Graduate position for a whānau member who is in their final year of a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in business, commerce, law, science, engineering or information technology discipline, or you may have recently graduated.

This exciting opportunity supports senior leaders within Datacom to track and manage the activities necessary to deliver on the Company’s Regional Strategy.

You will be involved in a wide range of mahi from marketing and coordinating events, supporting industry sector leads to grow the sectors as well as customer improvement projects.

What can this opportunity offer you?

  • mentor support and training
  • on the job learning – core business and technology skills
  • multiple career pathway opportunities
  • networking to build your professional relationships
  • opportunities to strengthen your connection with Ngāi Tahu

To be eligible to apply, you will need:

  • a relevant tertiary degree
  • report writing and presentation skills
  • a desire to learn and maximise your experience
  • sound digital presentation skills
  • social media skills
  • to enjoy problem-solving and planning
  • a positive attitude and work ethic
  • 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! 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 Friday, 30th September 2022.


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 Friday, 30th September 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.

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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, 30th September 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 Friday, 30th September 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, 30th September 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, 30th September 2022