Corporate & Business Sector


Downer is a leading provider of services to customers in markets including: Transport Services, Technology and Communications Services, Power & Gas, Utilities Services, Engineering and Construction and Maintenance. While our primary operations are in Australia and New Zealand, we also work on projects in the Asia-Pacific region, Canada, South America and Southern Africa.

With over a century of building our country's roads, rail, hydroelectric schemes, communications and infrastructure, Downer leads the way in providing innovative solutions, helping to shape New Zealand's infrastructure.

At Downer, customers are at the heart of everything we do. It is our relationships that enable us to deliver shared success. By truly understanding and predicting our customer's needs, we transform possibilities into reality. It's the trusted relationships we build with our customers, colleagues and communities that allow us to create and sustain our modern environment. 

Fulton Hogan

Fulton Hogan has made its mark for more than 80 years – building and maintaining the roads, airports, bridges, parks and property developments that form the important connections between, functioning towns and cities.

With more than 6,000 people on our team, we’re also a big part of the communities we help build.

We invest in our people and we actively encourage their development, so their career prospects and opportunities advance with us. Our graduate programme is known for rotating entrants through many different aspects of civil contracting – ensuring they meet the challenges from day one and learn to take responsibility in their final area of specialisation.

We value our diverse workforce and provide both employment and empowerment. With our work sometimes touching on sensitive sites, the cultural heritage training we provide ensures cultural concerns are respected.

Fulton Hogan has a long and proud family history and we retain a unique family-based culture of looking after each other. Like good families, we’re there for the neighbours when things turn bad. We rolled up our sleeves and got stuck in after the devastating Christchurch earthquakes and the Queensland floods in 2011 and 2013.

Our company philosophy is ‘Quality from Start to Finish’ in everything we do, and the way we treat our employees is no exception.

We reward Fulton Hogan employees for their hard work and dedication, with the opportunity to further their career with our employee development programmes, plus through the exceptional employee benefits on offer.

IEP - Working Adventures Worldwide

Are you thinking about doing an overseas working holiday or taking a gap year?  Whether your dream is to work at a world class ski resort in Canada, become a camp counsellor at a US Summer Camp or get paid to pull pints at a UK pub, we have a working holiday for you.  We offer a wide range of services including visa assistance, in country support, pre-arranged job before you arrive, staff housing, emergency support plus loads more. IEP are the OE experts!

Kia Ora Hauora – Mokowhiti Consultancy

Kia Ora Hauora is a national workforce development programme, which aims to increase the recruitment of Māori into a range of health careers through providing access to quality Māori health career information, increasing uptake and achievement by Māori students in Secondary School Science and addressing recruitment and retention of Māori tertiary students studying a health or health related qualifications – Kia Ora Hauora!

Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB has a staff of approximately 4,500 and is governed by a Board made up of both publicly elected and government appointed members. The Board is accountable to the Minister of Health.

As a DHB, we are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 304,268 located south of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.

We receive government funding of over $800 million per annum, of which approximately half is applied to traditional hospital and mental health services delivered from Southland Hospital (Invercargill), Lakes District Hospital (Queenstown), Dunedin Hospital (Dunedin) and Wakari Hospital (Dunedin). These services are managed and delivered through our own facilities and staff, collectively known as the 'Provider Arm'.

The other half of our funding is applied through contracts with a range of primary and community health providers. This funding is distributed and monitored by our 'Planning and Funding Team' to providers such as Primary Health Organisations (general practices), pharmacies, laboratories, aged residential care facilities, Pacific Island and Maori Health providers, non-governmental mental health services, rural hospitals and primary maternity facilities.

Our statutory purpose is to:

  • improve, promote and protect the health of our population
  • promote effective care and support for people in need of personal health or disability services
  • reduce health outcome disparities
  • manage national strategies and implementation plans
  • develop and implement strategies for the specific health needs of our local population.

Given the broad scope of our services, we offer a huge range of career opportunities. As well as health professionals we employ management and administration professionals, cleaners, maintenance and security staff, food workers, accountants, IT professionals, telephonists, orderlies, human resources and communications/marketing staff – the list is endless.

Health is a fast-paced environment, which is always changing, making Southern DHB an exciting place to work.

At Southern DHB, they believe in fostering the education of health professionals and providing development opportunities for our staff.

All our hospitals are teaching facilities, working in close collaboration with the University of Otago, Southern Institute of Technology and Otago Polytechnic.

For further information about Southern DHB please visit our website and make sure you visit our stand at CareerFest.

Southland Youth Futures

Southland Youth Futures is a Venture Southland-led community programme with the goal of connecting young people to training and careers in the primary sector. That’s dairy and sheep farming, horticulture, fishing, aquaculture and forestry, plus the many companies which support the primary sector such as dairy processing, wood processing, trades, transport, manufacturing, agricultural services, science, technology, IT and exporting.

We work with schools, employers, training providers, local councils, industry organisations, and Government agencies. We’ve all working together to provide information and opportunities to our young people, and to encourage all employers to Invest in Youth.

Did you know many Southland employers are prepared to give school leavers a chance and help them train on the job?  You could become an apprentice or a cadet and learn as you earn, or gain a tertiary diploma or degree and find open doors as a new graduate.

Come and talk to us to find out more about career possibilities on your doorstep.

Talley's Deepsea Career - Nelson

Talley’s provide a one week pre-employment course, which focuses on workplace training and unit standards towards a National Certificate in Seafood Processing.  Based in Nelson, these courses are run every 4-6 weeks and enables the trainee to be well versed in all the operations and safety aspects of a deep sea fishing vessel.