Careers in Hire

Careers in Hire is an initiative of the Hire Industry Association of NZ (Inc) to encourage young  and young at heart people to consider a career within the Hire Industry.

From Auckland to Invercargill, our people are shaping the future of New Zealand.

With opportunities across all trades and vocations, why not consider a career where you can shape your future, contribute to the community, and enjoy the diversity of our great industry.

Our Association undertakes a large number of activities that are designed to improve the commercial well being and public perception of all the hire industry. Our members are predominantly Hire Companies situated throughout New Zealand. The Hire Industry Association of New Zealand respects the views and opinions of its membership in determining policy and direction. The Association promotes & encourages communication from members to ensure continuous improvement in today’s ever changing business environment.


The Hire Industry offers a multitude of fantastic career opportunities. Whether you are mechanically minded or have skills that lean toward sales, management, delivery service, event coordination, office administration or information technology – there are positions within the hire industry to suit.

Take a moment to view the video profiles and interviews and you will see the options available within our great industry that match your unique talents or passions.



Customer Service

Promote and drive a passionate customer driven culture by ensuring a strong focus on excellent service and sales assistance to customers and ‘right first time execution’.


Provide an outstanding customer experience by ensuring the correct hire plant and equipment is delivered/ uplifted and serviced in a timely and efficient manner.

Yard Service

Ensure the yard area and equipment is clean, tidy and presentable at all times for branch staff and customers. This role is often a stepping stone to greater opportunities.


Branch mechanics provide an outstanding customer experience by carrying out repairs and preventative maintenance to all hire plant and guaranteeing customer satisfaction.


Customer Service/ Sales

Promote and drive a passionate customer driven culture by ensuring a strong focus on excellent service and sales assistance to customers and ‘right first time execution’.

Spare Parts Department

Access equipment parts departments are crucial to the smooth running of equipment fleets. People in this area can gain trade qualifications and gain knowledge that is highly valued.


Branch mechanics provide an outstanding customer experience by carrying out repairs and preventative maintenance to all hire plant and guaranteeing customer satisfaction.

Yard Activities

Leading position with lots of learning about the industry and business processes in the equipment. Responsible for cleaning equipment return on general duties.

Office & Management


Our industry needs good leaders and you could become a branch manager, general manager or commercial manager. If you are keen to excel and lead others, this could be your future.


General administration support, HR, health and safety and planning. Admin people keep our industry running smoothly and support business.


Our industry is growing and it’s all due to marketing and great relationships. If you have good interpersonal, telemarketing, digital media and AV skills, this could be your next career.


Be part of the financial team and work in payable or receivables, account reviews, reporting and other key tasks to keep the industry running smoothly.

Party & Events

Customer Service/ Sales

Suits people with creativity and vision, specialised marketing such as digital. Party and Events sales people work with great clients all over the country.

Logistics and deliveries​

Logistics and deliveries people keep up the flow of goods and equipment to events across the country. They play a vital role in delivering a great outcome.


Typically on-site, these people are the face of the industry and their companies, typically cementing relationships with clients and developing a rapport.


Watch our video profiles and discover the benefits of being part of the Hire Industry.


From Zero to Hero

You can go places fast. Join the hire industry and we will help you gain skills and develop your career. It’s an industry that rewards initiative and hard work.

Escape from planet dull

Our industry has a kaleidoscope of career paths. Work on national events and concerts, service or rebuild small engines or seek a management path. Loads of opportunity, the choice is yours!

Love your job

The Hire Industry attracts and retains good people. Love what you do and enjoy going to work each day.


Chamber Employment is ready to support you with your recruitment needs. This is a free service to employers and comes with loads of benefits to support you and your new staff person.

Our youth programme CadetMax supports young people (18-24 years) to start their careers. We have fantastic young people looking for entry level jobs. Most of our job seekers are in South, Tamaki and Central Auckland and ready to start immediately.

These young people have completed the Chamber’s work readiness programme, are clear on their job choices and committed to launching their careers. Please see for more information. If you are looking to hire new talent, we would love to talk to you. Call now 0800709907 or send us an email

The Chamber’s ‘Education to Employment’ team or ED&EM’s goal is to connect secondary students with the world of work, whether that be directly with employers or preparing them to engage with businesses through workshops and events. In 2023 the Chamber ED&EM team led or supported 176 career events, attended by 26,000 Auckland high school students.

We are hugely grateful to the many Auckland businesses who opened their doors for site tours, guest speakers, work experience, career expo’s and inspirational chats with Auckland’s up and coming talent. If you would like to get involved please talk to the ED&EM team. Call 0800709907 or email

We are proud of the work we do at Chamber Employment Solutions. By growing the skills pipeline and engaging more people in the workforce, we are helping businesses to find great staff. Stronger communities mean stronger businesses.


CadetMax is a free programme that prepares and supports young people (18-24) into work. We provide practical training, ongoing mentoring, and give young people the tools they need to thrive in the workforce. Please, see our webpage for more info

For Hire Companies located in South and Central Auckland, please contact the following to find out more about the employment programmes: 

Natalie Oborne: 

Donny Tonumaipe’a: 

Lafaele Pereira: 


ED&EM is the Chamber’s Education to Employment programme working with over 100 schools all through Auckland. Please, see our webpage for more info 

The ED&EM team are:

Adrian Ceballos,, focussing on East and Central Auckland

Brianna Heremaia, and Jonny Faamatuainu,, focussing on South Auckland and Māori and Pacifica liaison

Ines Roberts,, focussing on North and West 

Our mission is to bring the world of work into schools.  We are always looking for industry speakers and businesses to open their doors for students to visit of do some work experience.