Work for us

We are an incredibly diverse organisation, employing over 4,000 people across a range of roles, and all sharing a commitment to grow New Zealand for all.

We are currently changing the website for our Careers Centre, this will be up and running from 1 November 2021.

If you applied for a vacancy before 1 November 2021 any updates you'd like to make to your profile or your application will need to be made by contacting Please include your name, the role applied for and the changes required.

Where we work

We are a global organisation. While most of our people work in New Zealand in our Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury offices, over 400 work offshore.

This infographic shows where our people work. 

Infographic showing demographics of employees of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Accessible version of the snapshot

We are always on the lookout for motivated and talented people to join our team.

Who we are

Working here

As the New Zealand Government’s lead business-facing agency we have the opportunity to directly influence the way business is done in New Zealand — through face-to-face contact with ministers, influencing legislation and day-to-day interaction with our stakeholders.

We provide a positive work environment with an emphasis on career growth and progression.

In this section

New Zealand Government Procurement opportunities

Join our procurement community!

Employee benefits

As an employer we’ll help you manage a healthy work-life balance — with flexible working options, healthcare and financial benefits, along with sports teams and social activities.

Cross agency graduate and intern opportunities

MBIE participates in several cross-agency graduate and internship programmes.

Our Holidays Act payroll remediation

We have remediated our current staff for historic payroll issues. We are now turning our attention to affected former staff.

Last updated: 01 November 2021