Joiner Jobs

How to Enter

Whilst there are no specific entry requirements for Joiners in the Trade & Industrial sector, most New Zealand employers prefer candidates who have, or are working towards, a National Certificate in Joinery (Level 3 or 4).


Personal requirements of a Joiner can often include:

  • Hard-working and adaptable
  • Great attention to detail and safety-conscious
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Good at problem-solving
  • Can work independently and as part of a team
  • Proactive and quick to learn


Typical Responsibilities

Joiners can expect to do some or all of the following:

  • Engaging with prospective customers and clients
  • Discussing briefs and providing quotes
  • Drawing designs and plans
  • Measuring, cutting, assembling, sanding and finishing materials such as wood
  • Construction items like cabinets, doors, frames and stairs
  • Installing finished products



With experience Joiners could further specialise in working with wood, such as Boat Building, Cabinet Making or continue training to become a qualified Carpenter.


Salary Range

34K – 57K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427