A better working future
Our work ensures all New Zealanders can enjoy better work futures.
Please visit our career website [external link] to learn more about joining our team.
The careers website is hosted by an external provider who meets Government information security and privacy requirements.
We employ a diverse range of people whose skills and efforts make a positive contribution to the working lives of all New Zealanders. We have a history of delivering initiatives that have boosted the productivity of New Zealand’s workplaces.
In our career website you’ll find a list of current vacancies [external link]
Other content includes staff profiles with different team members talking about their jobs and what they find rewarding about our work environment.
If you're a school leaver or a recent graduate, we have a special section for you at first job [external link].
You can apply for vacancies online. The details you provide will be stored in a safe and secure environment and will be handled in confidence and used for recruitment purposes only.
A summary of our recruitment processes [external link] and an explanation on how your application will be handled are included online.
The Department of Labour offers a small number of scholarships and graduate grants to assist students to gain a qualification, or support graduate students pursuing academic research in labour market issues, or build knowledge about key economic and social trends that could affect the workplace.