My Dunedin Itinerary

Work opportunities

Dunedin is a great place to work and live – its lifestyle and the career opportunities are what attracts and retains people in Dunedin. International student graduates are encouraged to investigate career options in Dunedin when planning their career after they have finished their studies in the city – they will find there are many work opportunities to consider.

The main industry sectors contributing to Dunedin's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are property services, education, business services, health services and food manufacturing. Communication, government administration and tourism all contribute over $100 million each to the City's overall GDP.

Dunedin offers a range of business and work support organisations to assist and support the business community, to look for a job, or to develop a business idea.

Many international students start their career development with the Work Ready programme, which helps international students in Otago gain the knowledge, confidence and experience they need for a successful job search.

New Zealand Immigration outlines the requirements for working as a New Zealand immigrant.

DunedinNZ has some helpful advice on career opportunities.

Work and Income NZ has information on looking for work.

New Zealand Now offers information on work in New Zealand, as does CareersNZ.

If you are interesting in starting your own business, Startup Dunedin is a good place to go for information.

Insiders tip

Take advantage of the support available to develop your job interview skills

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