Welcome to Job Mentoring Service

Job Mentoring Service (JMS) helps skilled migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds to find their first meaningful job in Wellington.

We have a team of dedicated job mentors. These are professionals with wide-ranging experience in different fields, who will help you to think about your job search strategy. This includes creating a great CV and cover letter, practising for interviews, learning about cultural differences in the workplace and helping you with any other questions you might have.

The JMS coordinator also arranges weekly support sessions for job seekers and organises workshops facilitated by HR professionals, employers or people best suited for the topic that is relevant to our job seekers’ needs.

We have a holistic approach tailored to each job seeker.  If you sign up for JMS, you will learn new skills, meet new people and get the best support on your job seeking the journey.

Contact Job Mentoring Service coordinator for more information


Our Services

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

Our sessions for 2022 have already started

If you would like to join us: 

What: An opportunity to get more help, ask any questions and meet other job seekers

When: every Monday from 10 am – 11 am

Where: Online via Zoom 

“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

Language Mistakes That Native Speakers Don’t Usually Make with Emma Stein

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.

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.