What is JOBfest

JOBfest is an annual event that brings together employers who have a genuine recruitment need, with local students and young job seekers who are eager to enter the workforce.

Businesses find the employees they need, and young people have the opportunity to get in front of employers committed to helping young people into employment and training.

JOBfest is the perfect place to find the ideal candidate. We can help to smooth the path to recruit the right young person



What’s in it for students and young job seekers?

We’ll have real jobs and real opportunities on offer from employers that want to take on young people.

To get the most out of JOBfest make sure you bring your ‘A’ game.  Come along job ready, with your updated CV.  Dress for success and be ready to make the best impression if someone wants to interview you on the spot.

For more information contact your careers advisor or case manager.


JOBfest success

Porirua JOBfest 2018 was another great success, with 35 businesses showcasing job and training opportunities to hundreds of young job seekers. The employers were genuinely committed to providing information that the young people needed and were impressed with their interest, energy and enthusiasm. Based on the success of previous JOBfests, many of their interactions will turn into tangible employment opportunities.

Sponsors 2018

Without the support of amazing sponsors JOBfest wouldn’t take place. We’d like to thank Whitireia, Porirua City Council and the Graeme Dingle Foundation for getting behind JOBfest 2018.


What’s in it for businesses?

You’ll get your name out there as a progressive employer and supporter of the Porirua community!  

Before JOBfest we help identify the young people who best match your needs. You can meet them at JOBfest.

JOBfest gives you the chance to meet interview-ready candidates for jobs you need to fill.  Employing young people is an investment in your future and we will provide the support you need to help integrate new staff into your workforce.

You can recruit a young person directly through JOBfest. Otherwise, after JOBfest we’ll follow up with the young people you’d like to interview for a job (whether it’s full-time, part-time, casual or a holiday position) or who you’d like to offer work experience or cadetships to.

So, if you’re a business with genuine employment, work experience or training opportunities for young people call us today to secure your place at JOBfest.



JOBfest Gallery

Photos by Mark Tantrum Photography


Join up today

Join the Porirua Youth 2 Work Movement today and cement your commitment to our city. Call us – together we can discuss your involvement and a partnership agreement.


Partners Porirua
04 237 1097

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