Careers / FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply for a job?

  1. Select the job you’re interested in
  2. Click the Apply for this Job Online button, and follow the instructions
  3. You’ll need to register with Waste Management with your e-mail and password, and log in.

Do you accept paper applications?

We don’t accept paper applications, so please apply online.

Can I apply for more than one position?

You can apply for as many positions as you like, but you can only apply for one position at a time in the Career Portal. This means once you’ve applied for your first job, you’ll need to return to our main careers page and select a new job - and then repeat the process as necessary.

How can I connect with you to receive updates on jobs?

  1. Select the Connect with us link on the Welcome page.
  2. Enter your email address, click Sign In and click Continue.
  3. Click on My Job Alerts
  4. Select the job classification, job types and regions
  5. Then click on Save my job alert settings

Can I submit my CV even if I’m not applying for a specific job?

Yes. Register your interest in future roles and get your CV into our recruiting system by clicking on My registration.

How do I update my profile information or CV?

  1. Log in to your existing profile, and then select the My Registration button.
  2. Update your information or CV, then click the Save and Finish buttons.

How do I search for a job?

  1. On our Career Portal, type in keywords or use other filters under Job Search (Location, Classification, Job Type) to look for open positions that match your interests.
  2. Click Search to view your results.

How will my application be assessed?

Once you submit your application, it is shared with the Hiring Manager for that role. He or she will compare your skills and experience with the requirements of the position you’ve applied for – and other listed position you may be suitable for. If you’re a strong candidate, you’ll be contacted for the next step in the recruitment process.

How do you advertise Waste Management vacancies?

We use online and print advertising, and we also directly approach people in our talent pool who have registered their interest. That’s why it’s important to keep your contact details and CV up to date.

Who will I be dealing with during the recruitment process?

The Waste Management recruiter is responsible for advertising the roles, and the Hiring Manager is responsible for reviewing your application. The Hiring Manager will do the initial screening, and will conduct interviews with you if you’re successful. The Hiring Manager also does the pre-employment checks.

What happens if my application is not successful?

The relevant Hiring Manager will let you know by email. We have a high volume of applications, so we’re often unable to give individual feedback.

I applied for a role but haven’t heard anything. What is happening?

If your application was successfully submitted, you should receive a confirmation message. As we take the selection of new team members seriously, our recruitment process may take some time. We aim to respond to all applications as quickly as we can, so if you didn’t receive a confirmation email when you applied, please log in to your profile and make sure all the steps were completed.

Who covers the cost for travel to interviews?

Unless we let you know otherwise, you’re expected to cover any costs associated with attending your interview.

What types of employment do you offer?

  1. Permanent full time: These roles have no specified end date, and you would be working at least 40 hours a week.
  2. Permanent part-time: These roles are for less than 40 hours per week, with no end date specified.
  3. Casual: For these roles, there are no set or fixed hours, and you’ll be called on to work when needed.
  4. Fixed-term: Here you would have an employment agreement for a specific project or a set timeframe.

Who is eligible to work for Waste Management?

All candidates must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

Does Waste Management hire applicants with New Zealand working visas?

Yes. If your visa fits the criteria of the role you’re applying for, you will be considered for employment. However, if your visa doesn’t fit the criteria of the role, we can’t legally employ you. It’s important you understand the restrictions and rules associated with your New Zealand working visa.

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