Job Mentor Training

Training for volunteer job mentors normally run a couple of times a year. They are compulsory to attend for people wanting to become job mentors. The interactive training sessions are one day long and run generally on Saturday from 9.30 am-3.30 pm. They take place in our training room at level 5, 186 Willis St.

Job Seeker Meeting Group

Each week we host an online meeting group for job seekers to connect and receive extra help with their job search. “After every event, I feel not only that I have more ideas about how I could improve my job seeking, but also that I get some extra energy and motivation to continue facing the search!” (Mario, an engineer from Spain)

Workshops for Job Seekers

We support all our job seekers (registered with Job Mentoring Service) to attend workshops and learn new skills and expand their network connections in Aotearoa New Zealand. Currently, all workshops are held online via Zoom due to Covid alert settings.

Past workshops

“Clarifying the changes to work visa policy” with Cameron Pritchard “Understanding culture for the workplace” with Rhiannon Robinson “IT industry in Wellington” with Karun Shenoy “How does recruitment work?! Job Hunting Advice” with Daniza Galinovic

Become a volunteer Job Mentor

Support a skilled migrant or former refugee job seeker from a non-English speaking background into employment in New Zealand. Experience the rewards of sharing your knowledge and skills while fostering diversity in the workplace.

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Are you a skilled migrant or former refugee jobseeker?

Are you a skilled migrant or former refugee from a non-English speaking background looking for employment in New Zealand? We have volunteers willing to share their knowledge of the New Zealand work environment. Our job mentors offer support, ideas and information on how to be an effective job seeker.


Job Mentoring Service is a free service provided by English Language Partners New Zealand. Please see the conditions below to find out if you are eligible .

Am I eligible?

You must be a skilled migrant or former refugee job seeker with a valid work visa. Your visa must have at least six months left before the expiry date, or you must be a resident.

  • a tertiary qualification and/or professional work experience from another country
  • to be looking for your first skilled job in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • a good level of written and spoken English

Apply for Job Mentoring Service

If you would like to join the Job Mentoring Service to get help with your job search, please contact us:

The Job Mentoring Service Coordinator will get back to you with more information about the Job Mentoring Service and confirm your eligibility for the service.