Q. How do I apply for a job with Port of Tauranga?
We process all job applications online, so simply click the link on any of our vacancies to be directed to the application portal. You will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire and upload a CV and Cover Letter.
Q. Where are Port of Tauranga job vacancies listed?
All of our vacancies are listed on our website under ‘Current Vacancies’. We recommend that you regularly check this page to stay up-to-date with the latest vacancies at Port of Tauranga.
Q. What types of jobs are available at Port of Tauranga?
A wide variety of roles exist in our business. You can check out some of these roles on our ‘Career Opportunities’ page.
We do not employ Stevedores, Marshallers or heavy machine operators – these roles are filled by independent companies. You can find the links to these companies on our ‘Current Vacancies’ page.
Q. What pre-employment checks are involved if I am successful in my application?
Port of Tauranga prioritises the safety of all Port Users.
In order to ensure our employees comply with our high safety standards, we carry out a range of pre-employment checks prior to being accepted for a role, including; reference checks, drug & alcohol testing, a Ministry of Justice Criminal Justice Check, and a medical.
You may also be asked to complete psychometric or proficiency testing in the application process.
Q. What are the benefits of working for Port of Tauranga?
At Port of Tauranga, we are very much aware of the contribution our employees make to the success of the company. We offer a competitive remuneration package to permanent employees which includes:
- Performance bonuses;
- Subsidised health and medical insurance;
- Annual health monitoring;
- Employee Assistance Programme;
- Employee Wellbeing Programme; and
- Employee Share Scheme options.
Q. Port of Tauranga isn’t currently recruiting for any jobs that fit my skill set. Can I email my CV anyway?
No. All of our vacancies are listed on our website, so if there aren’t any jobs which are suited to you it means that we don’t currently have any vacancies in this area.
We recommend that you regularly check the ‘Current Vacancies’ page and apply for the job you’re after when it becomes available.
Q. What do I do if I’m having difficulties uploading my CV/Cover Letter to apply for a job?
If you’re experiencing technical difficulties when applying for a job, email [email protected] for support.
Q. What do I do if I’m not sure that my job application went through?
You will receive email confirmation after you have submitted your application. Please check you junk mail if you have not had an email confirmation, or email [email protected] and we can check if your application has come through to us.
Q. What documentation should I include in my application?
You will need a CV and Cover Letter to apply for a vacancy with Port of Tauranga. If you wish, you can also upload supporting documentation such as a certificate or written reference.
We ask that you please upload all documents in PDF if possible.
Q. What if I don’t have my referee’s contact details right now?
You don’t need to have referees when you submit you application, but if you are shortlisted we will request the contact details of your referees after interviews. A phone number is the preferred method of contact for us.
You will be informed before any referees are contacted by us.
Q. What can I expect at a job interview?
You can expect to be interviewed by a panel (a minimum of two people) who will ask you questions relevant to the job and about your previous experience. The interview itself is structured for consistency and fairness between applicants, but our questions aren’t designed to trick you.
Depending on the recruitment process, there might be more than one interview with different panels.
Q. What type of employment arrangements are offered at Port of Tauranga?
Depending on the role, we employ people in the following capacity:
- Fixed Term – for special projects or to cover special types of leave such as maternity leave or long-term unpaid leave.
Q. What will my roster be?
Different rosters exist for different work groups to cover our 24/7 operations. You will be advised of the roster for the job you are applying for if you are invited to an interview.
Q. Will there be a probation period if I am successful in my application?
Yes. All new employees are subject to a six month probationary period prior to accessing most of our employment benefits.