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Here at DIALOG Fitzroy, we are growing the careers of talented local, national and international people

DIALOG Fitzroy is a major engineering, fabrication, construction and maintenance specialist with branches in New Zealand and Australia.


We have established an enviable reputation as a leading provider of multi-disciplined engineering services to industries including: processing, energy, pharmaceuticals, dairy, forestry and infrastructure.

At our DIALOG Fitzroy branches in New Zealand and Australia, we offer employment opportunities to engineers, welders, fitters, scaffolders, painters, administrators, and support staff at all levels. 

Whether you’re looking for a career in engineering, graduate opportunities, or you're looking to progress your professional career, at DIALOG Fitzroy you can shape your own path as you work with the people that make it happen.

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Richard Ellis - Managing Director, DIALOG Fitzroy Ltd

Welcome to DIALOG Fitzroy, I am very pleased that you have chosen to build your career with us.  We welcome passionate people who will contribute to building a long-term profitable business and a sustainable brand which is recognised for bringing innovation and value to our clients.  We encourage people who will talk openly about good ideas and continued improvement, who want to develop their careers and will share our company values.

The people of DIALOG Fitzroy are our most valuable asset. We ensure that employees are carefully selected and then assisted to become productive members of our team as quickly as possible.  We will assist in enabling you to utilise and develop your talents to the full.

We are always keen to talk to talented and committed people and invite you to offer your Expression of Interest now.

Training & Apprenticeships

DIALOG Fitzroy recognises the importance of training and we currently have a robust programme that is encouraging and providing a pathway for young people to choose a career in the trades.

Our programme currently has;
> 20 Mechanical apprentices (including 2 in our Brisbane facility)
> 18 Scaffolding and Rigging apprentices
> 10 Industrial Coatings apprentices

We have just qualified six scaffolders and 10 coatings trades people and have plans to take on more across all roles in the New Year, and we would be very keen to support more females in considering trades as a career option.

We have always enjoyed regular face to face contact with the High Schools in Taranaki, offering opportunities for students to consider apprenticeships with DIALOG Fitzroy. While this became difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now able to reconnect and allow students to view the various positions we have available.

We have a great mix of young people working through their apprentice years at DIALOG Fitzroy, all of whom state their aspirations to become the best tradesperson that they can and then see where that leads in terms of their longer-term careers. DIALOG Fitzroy intends to continue to offer apprentice opportunities and very much hope this intensified interest will continue into the future.

Whether you’re looking for a career in engineering, graduate opportunities, or you're looking to progress your professional career, at DIALOG Fitzroy you can shape your own path as you work with the people that make it happen.

Apprentice Safety Challenge

After a 2-year absence the Taranaki Construction Safety Group supported by BeSafe Taranaki, delivered another fantastic Apprentice Safety Challenge activity day, hosted by Wood Training.

Each Apprentice Safety Challenge team consisted of four members each of whom was on an apprenticeship of some sort. DIALOG Fitzroy was able to present a well-rounded team of young apprentices, two from our Scaffolding & Rigging division and two from our Blast & Paint division.

The day consisted of a series of activities and challenges, ranging from scenario role playing (Willy was like a young Chris Warner from Shortland Street) to identifying where and what the bilge pump does on a boat, with roughly 20min spent on each activity. The teams were quizzed and scores were recorded against each team throughout the day, with the overall winners taking home and array of prizes and gifts!

Although the weather wasn’t our best friend, there were plenty of smiles and laughs all around, multiple spot prizes were handed out throughout the day and a delicious BBQ lunch was put on for everyone involved.

Our young guys represented our company admirably and had a great time doing it. It was especially good to see our two divisions teaming up and communicating to achieve positive outcomes, something we do daily in our work environment. We offer a huge thank you to William Arnold (Team Lead), Justice Robertson, Jaedyn Ingram and Lachlan Scott for their participation and positive approach to the day, and to everybody who made it possible. The benchmark has been set by this team of apprentices so let’s roll on next year!

DIALOG Fitzroy University of Canterbury Scholarships

For the last nine years (first awarded in 2014) DIALOG Fitzroy Ltd from New Plymouth, has been awarding scholarships to school leavers from Taranaki, for engineering study at the University of Canterbury. Covering the specialisations of Chemical & Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Natural Resources Engineering the scholarships carry values of $5,000 (1 year scholarship); and $15,000 per annum and a possibility of an offer of a summer internship with DIALOG Fitzroy (2 year scholarship).

The programme was established thanks to the generosity of distinguished Malaysian alumnus Tan Sri Dr Ngau Boon Keat and the support of DIALOG Fitzroy.

Tan Sri Dr Ngau grew up in Malaysia, and graduated from Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury in 1971 with a BE in Mechanical Engineering. In 1984 Tan Sri Dr Ngau co-founded and became Executive Chairman of DIALOG Group, now one of Malaysia’s leading listed companies, providing services to the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries around the world. With his wife Jean Ngau he co-founded the charity MyKasih, which provides food aid, health awareness and financial literacy programmes, children’s education, and skills training programmes to less-fortunate Malaysians.

Tan Sri Dr Ngau was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering by Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury in April 2012.

Previous recipients of this fantastic scholarship have gone on to work for well-known organisations in New Zealand such as Aurecon, Worley, Rocket Lab and are all forging amazing careers in engineering and related industries.

The 2022 recipients (for study beginning 2023) have been confirmed and DIALOG Fitzroy has announced that New Plymouth students Jackson Corlett (2 year) and Marius Schnetzer (1 year), have been chosen to receive these scholarships. Jackson and Marius will be majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Chemical & Process Engineering respectively and we at DIALOG Fitzroy wish them well for their study and look forward to seeing them back here for summer work at the end of next year.

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Why work with us...

DIALOG Fitzroy works hard to provide the best, most efficient and innovative service to our customers in a wide range of sectors.  We hire and retain the best people and work with them to achieve their goals and maximise their potential. 

We offer a diverse and enriching working environment, treat our people with respect and ensure their safety and personal wellbeing is a priority.

In addition to providing a great working environment DIALOG Fitzroy offer some amazing rewards and benefits that help to acknowledge the effort and input of our people.

These are just SOME of the benefits you can access by joining our growing team: 

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