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We are pleased to be recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary providers, and we are in no doubt who to thank – our exceptional staff.

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Why work with us

Providing an environment where people can develop their lives and careers is at the heart of what we do. This is as true for our staff as our students. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining capable staff who are passionate, creative and future-focused.

We foster the leadership and communication skills to develop and actualise innovative ideas. As a research-focused Polytechnic, we support our staff to collaborate and explore their areas of interest.

Inclusivity is at the core of all that we do. We welcome everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, religious or ethical beliefs or political opinions.

We are always focused to create a positive environment for our staff. The benefits we provide help us look at our staff as we want to ensure our kaimahi are proud to work and be a part of this whānau.

We have processes and activations in place to assure all our values are upheld - all in a supportive and welcoming environment. Find out more about what’s it like to work with us.



Look at the current opportunities to join our whānau.

Opportunities at Te Pūkenga


Opportunities at Te Pūkenga

Te Pūkenga is the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa.

Information for new employees

You might have a million questions before your first day. Don’t feel pressured to know all the answers; we are here to help you get started as smoothly as possible. Rest assured, you’ll get plenty of guidance and support throughout your journey with us.

Here’s some useful information to help you prepare for your first day here.

Cultural narrative

The Otago Polytechnic cultural narrative provides celestial and historical knowledge about Otago. Compiled by, Megan Potiki, Deputy Chief Executive: Partnership and Equity, this information is from mana whenua, with a focus on Otago and the area we are built on. This Cultural Narrative is a great start if you want to gain more insights into your surroundings and feel more connected

Watch the video or download the booklet to know more.

Contact us

Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.