What we do
SkyCity Auckland is a world class entertainment complex in the heart of Auckland's CBD where our guests can enjoy over 20 bars & restaurants, 2 hotels, a casino, a theatre & the iconic Sky Tower.
SkyCity Auckland – Corner of Federal and Victoria Street
SkyCity Auckland employs over 3,000 people in 200+ job types. Our restaurants, bars and hotels makes us one of the biggest hospitality employers in NZ and we're growing. While we value experience in specialised areas such as in the kitchen, bartending, working as front of house or efficiently managing checks ins - we understand not everyone comes with this experience so we also look for teamwork, communication and collaborative problem solving in the people we employ.
We have a huge range of entry level positions from Trainee Dealers, Apprentice Chefs and Stewards to Bussers, Housekeeping Attendants, Porters and Cleaning Attendants. As long as there is passion and a
genuine interest for our business and industry, we can teach the skills needed to get started in these entry level opportunities and also provide lots of development and progression to grow a career.
At SkyCity, we aim to create an environment where our people are at the centre and ensure that our staff can work safely, are motivated to work hard, progress in their careers, and have the tools and knowledge they need to look after both themselves and our customers.
Our vision is to be a centre of expertise that delivers high value learning and development solutions for staff which contribute to the achievement of our business priorities.
We have an advanced set of priorities and programmes in place across our sites to achieve our goal of being a great place to work where our people are empowered to grow and to achieve.
To ensure that these programmes remain effective and relevant, we regularly review the effectiveness of the programmes, in terms of both interest and sustained impact, and make refinements as required.
New programmes are also trialled and introduced where appropriate.
We regularly seek advice from staff on how to remove barriers to participation (such as release time) and introduce better incentives for participation.
Supporting Young People
We have relationships with a number of training providers such as NZMA and AUT where we have attended careers expos, participated in panel discussions and offered master classes where Chefs have taught students a dish and talked about their progression in the industry as well as the expectation.
We also engage and support a number of initiatives such as the DINE Academy who delivers pre-employment training bootcamps to senior high school students, job seeker youth and many young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) with a focus on accelerating their students directly into employment opportunities.
We have developed a Gateway programme which sees us working alongside secondary schools to provide work experience opportunities for students who are interested in working in the Kitchen and envision this to potentially feed candidates into our annual Chef Apprenticeship intake.
SKYCITY’s Recruitment team has also been working with ATEED as part of their Tourism Skills Steering Group to help put together and launch the GO with TOURISM Auckland campaign. As part of this we have attended the NZ Careers Expo as well as other events specifically targeted at the secondary skill level. We have worked closely with ATEED to profile our opportunities, share success stories and connect with more youth from the Auckland talent market.