Taranaki needs you

Want to know if Taranaki’s industries can offer you a career pathway? Keen to make the move to the region, but not sure if there’s a role for you? We’ve got you covered. By 2030 Taranaki needs another 7600 people in new roles, and you could be one of them.

Get your time back, spend less time in the car and more time with the people you love, ditch the mortgage and score your dream home.

We won’t ask you to compromise on your career. Taranaki enterprises take on complex and interesting projects and make a tangible difference to the community. 

From cutting-edge engineering to agritech start-ups, from major construction projects to specialist legal roles. Your career will grow quickly because you’ll have the opportunity to really understand the breadth of your sector.

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IT is a sector in hot demand

Discover your IT and Technology future in Taranaki

We’re hiring, so come and join us

Whether you are newly qualified and looking for your first role or come with many years’ experience we have a place for you.

Taranaki has high demand for:

  • Engineers
  • Healthcare professionals (GPs, Nurses, midwives, and psychologists)
  • IT Project Managers and System Engineers
  • Farm Managers and farm assistants
  • Professional Services (Accountants. Lawyers, Surveyors)
  • Trades People
  • Educators

And lots more roles, take a deep dive into your sector, or check out Taranaki jobs here.

Work Here

Finding your next career opportunity is important, after all, we spend a lot of our or time working! Taranaki offers opportunities for your next career step. Our connected business community is a great place to grow a business or meet people in your industry.

With a thriving primary sector and a construction boom, industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, construction, and the health sector are actively looking people.

Taranaki jobs lists jobs within the region. Check out our Job Seekers Guide for a guide on connecting with employment agencies, networking tips, and help with job applications.

"I was wondering whether I'd reached the top of my career coming into New Plymouth, but actually it's just been huge opportunities ever since arriving … My team here have the opportunity to be delivering projects internationally, you have a scale bigger than national size projects. But on the other side, [they do] local projects for the council. So they're able to really flex their engineering skills in these really complex overseas projects. Being in a being a regional office, you really do have the best of both worlds." (Andrew. Engineering Manager)

Find your next job here

We’ve pulled together all the jobs currently on offer in Taranaki to help you.

My commute is seven minutes! We have amazing sea views and a beautiful house. I’m enjoying my job, the clients are great and the team’s great. (Jimi, design and digital).

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Living Here

Ask anyone around here and they’ll tell you - you couldn’t ask for a better place to build a life. Taranaki is humming. We’re welcoming and friendly with a strong sense of pride, community, and whānau. If you’re seeking that great and easy lifestyle, with abundant opportunities to live, learn, create, work and play – you’ll find it here. No matter your age, background, or beliefs, Taranaki is where you can create a real future for yourself, and your family.

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In one day you can go from working with an elderly couple looking to make changes to a trust, to working with a large corporate client who has a big contract and is seeking indemnity advice. If you show initiative and try new things, I think [career progression] is more easily achieved working in a place like Taranaki. (Alice, Lawyer)