Career Success Stories

Kia angitu te Mahi

No matter what pathway or industry you choose, there are opportunities for you to succeed in the Manawatū and beyond.

Josh Mabey

Qualification: National Certificate in Goods Service (Heavy Vehicle Driver)
Employer: Allied Concrete

Josh’s passion for driving, coupled with a strong family background in heavy machinery, saw him land a job as a driver for Allied Concrete – and he thinks he’s found his calling… Read more

Qualification: National Certificate in Glass and Glazing
Employer: Smith&Smith’s®

On Thursday 31 October 2019, six of Smith&Smith’s® leading technicians from around the country, competed to be the ‘Best of New Zealand’ in vehicle glass repair and replacement… Read more

Connor McKinon

Qualification: Bachelor of Aviation
University: Massey University School of Aviation

Connor was born in Durban South Africa before his family emigrated to the NZ. A graduate of the South Island’s Mountt Hutt College, Methven, Connor went on to complete his Bachelor of Aviation (BAv) degree at Massey University, Palmerston North, graduating in 2016. He works as a commercial pilot for a company specialising in luxury charters and African Fly-In Safaris… Read more

Internship Opportunities

If you are looking for Graduate Jobs, Internships and Entry-Level Roles in the Manawatu, check out NxtStep. NxtStep is a leading graduate employment and careers platform in New Zealand, and CEDA have partnered with them to create a dedicated Manawatū recruitment platform.

NxtStep Manawatu

Strong Regional Growth

The logistics and distribution sector in Manawatu comprises wholesale trade, transport, postal, warehousing and non-store retailing activities.

The regions central location and strong roading, rail and air networks means this is one of our fastest growing sectors. With more than 8,000 people employed in the sector and an expected 700 positions needing to be filled in the short to medium term it is expected that distribution and logistics sector will soon overtake the education sector in terms of value earned.