Working in Wellington


Wellington is an important economic center. Many employment opportunities exist there.

Every year, expatriates from around the world seek professional adventure in distant countries like New Zealand. Wellington, the capital city, offers various opportunities for students and workers. Many sectors are looking for foreign expertise. You can apply for a job in one of these fields if you have the required skills.


Wellington is the country's second most popular city, hosting mainly the political center of the country, key government financial institutions, local authorities, among others. Its economy is primarily based on the government sector as well as industry, trade, etc.

Tourism is also considered as one of the city's economic pillars due to the development of infrastructure and the number of tourist arrival in the area for various reasons. The city attracts more and more tourists and expatriates due to its compactness, its attractions and easy access to government agencies.

Wellington's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) amounted to more than 20 million New Zealand dollars in 2012. Arts and culture, cinema, information and communication technology also make a significant contribution to its economy. Moreover, Wellington hosts several international companies such as Datacom Group, Meridian Energy, Weta Digital, etc, as well as multinational companies.

Find a job

Tourism is deemed to be one of the region's most important job generators after the information and communication technology sector. It is also possible to find a job in the fields of engineering, mechanics, accounting, management, construction, finance and services, etc. Moreover, trade, sales and marketing have flourished over the years.

Thus, to find a job in Wellington, check sites jobs and classified ads in local online newspapers. You can also rely on word-of-mouth if you are already there or seek help from a recruitment agency.

 Useful links:
Trade Me
Career Jet
Wow Jobs

 Good to know:

Wellington is the city where the monthly salary is the highest. You are likely get an average salary of more than NZ$ 75,000 per year.

We do our best to provide accurate and up to date information. However, if you have noticed any inaccuracies in this article, please let us know in the comments section below.
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