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Discover a great service sector career

There are hundreds of fantastic careers to be enjoyed in retail, hospitality, travel and tourism, and aviation - New Zealand’s exciting, fast growing service industries that also offer some of the biggest employment opportunities.

In fact, 35 percent of all job openings in New Zealand between 2017 and 2020 will be in these sectors. This equates to 89,286 retail jobs, 49,786 hospitality jobs, 43,211 tourism jobs, 3,889 aviation jobs, 1,755 travel jobs, and 626 jobs in museums.

Depending on the role a school leaver chooses, the great news is that once they have got the job, many businesses in these sectors offer staff the opportunity to upskill with ServiceIQ training programmes and/or apprenticeships.

In a nutshell, new recruits get to earn as they learn, develop skills, gain knowledge and make professional contacts to build an enjoyable career – all without accumulating a student loan. They will gain the expertise to do the job, confidence, qualifications, and it’s also a great way to save for things they want in life.

Download your copy of the Service Career Kick-Starter.

Download your copy of the Getting Job Ready for the Service Sector activity booklet.


Choose an industry and discover a great career




You and your students can find out more about careers in the service sector at: >


Careers Maps

Students can find out more about careers pathways with our ServiceIQ career maps.  

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