Who are we at MBIE ICT

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is the government’s lead business-facing agency. Our purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities for all and by ensuring good quality housing is more affordable.

ICT plays a significant role at MBIE to drive sustainable, innovative and robust ICT outcomes. For us, it’s not just about technology – it’s about the ways in which information and technology are used to deliver better services and enhance trust and confidence in government. MBIE ICT also facilitates inter-agency collaboration to share and reuse information for effective and integrated policy development and joined up better public services.

We are looking for applicants who are engaged and capable people and would be proud to work for a forward-thinking, innovative and customer-centric ICT branch.

Why are we taking part in Return to IT?

The technology sector is having a profound impact on New Zealand. Fully embracing this wave of digital transformation will lead to greater prosperity for our country. We are excited at the opportunity to help skilled New Zealand women to return to work in our digital technology workforce. We are committed to merit-based recruitment; and will select candidates based on the relevant skills and experience for a position.

We recognise and acknowledge that diversity and inclusion play a strong part in enabling high performance. Women frequently face entry barriers when returning to work in the IT field after an extended break. We see this programme as a great way of bringing support to interested candidates and employers, and an opportunity to provide a more conscious and structured approach to addressing some of these barriers in a way that can be measured and supported.

At the launch of Return to IT, acting MBIE Chief Executive Carolyn Tremain said: “We want to create a pipeline of women in the IT sector at every level, to address some of the traditional bias in the tech industry.”