Carpenters and Joiners - Various Locations, NZ

There's been a recent rise in demand of qualified Carpenters and Joiners for full time permanent roles across New Zealand, in cities such as Christchurch, Auckland and Tauranga. Our strategic partners New Zealand Skills in Demand are offering a free service to place suitable candidates in NZ roles. 

You will be involved in residential, commercial and infrastructure projects (depending on experience).

Ideal candidates will have a wide range of experience on both commercial and residential sites, including 1st and 2nd fix and high-ending finishing and have at least 3 years full-time experience.

A CV is a must. You must also be able to provide written references and an oral reference will be taken as part of the process.

Permanent full time contracts are on offer. You will be "on the books" as opposed to working self-employed meaning you will enjoy 4 weeks paid annual leave, and your employer pays a levy to cover health insurance and contributes to your retirement savings scheme. 

Starting rate for qualified carpenters in New Zealand is $23 - $28 NZD per hour (dependent on skills, qualifications and experience).

You must supply your own hand-tools and will likely need a vehicle to transport yourself to your worksite.

Opportunities are on-going and start dates are flexible – New Zealand Skills In Demand will provide you with relocation advice including visas, shipping, banking, money transfer and support before you arrive in New Zealand. 

Start the process now:

1. Email Susanna.Dyson@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

Digital Technology Teacher - Porirua, Wellington NZ

Suitable for beginning teachers

With skills/experience across disciplines including computer science, digital technology and DVC.

Commencing term 1, 2018. A multicultural, coeducational secondary school, in Porirua City, with an established reputation for student engagement and strong community spirit.

If you are interested and would like further information please contact Zaf Burns at Education Personnel on 04 910 2214 or to apply please send CV and covering letter to careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference number 103

Discover your eligibility of living and working in New Zealand by completing our free initial visa evaluation form.

Head of Department, Physics Teacher - Auckland, NZ

Aorere College, a co-educational, state secondary school located in South Auckland, is looking for an experienced, passionate educator to lead the Science department, with Physics teaching responsibilities from Junior to Senior levels. The right candidate requires Science (Physics) teaching experience. This permanent role is set for a Term 1, January 2018 start.

You will enjoy working in a well-resourced Science department of ten staff, and have pleasure in teaching in modern facilities with a strong support network behind you. The Aorere College Science Department endeavours to develop the curiosity of students in the wonders of Science through their vast array of subjects and topics, including generalist science for younger students, followed by biochemical, physical, and investigative sciences, as well as biology, chemistry, physics and physics for trades.

Science is well liked by the students at Aorere College.  Students are excelling in this area and as Head of Department you will be influential in the further increase of this positive momentum.

Aorere College’s co-educational, multi-cultural context creates a rich learning environment for its 1500 students from Year 9 – Year 13 (Age 13 – 18). Due to its size the college offers a broad learning environment with many opportunities. Established in 1964, Aorere College has a proud history in educating the communities of Mangere East and the Papatoetoe district in South Auckland. The school projects a respectful warmth which is the result of happy students and professional teachers. Positively, the school’s 2015 ERO inspection resulted in a 4 – 5 year cycle, a result only 10% of New Zealand schools receive.

As a teacher at Aorere College you will reside in Auckland, the biggest city in New Zealand. Auckland is a bustling place with many opportunities and activities. It is a beautiful city that boasts picturesque scenery, great cultural diversity and is near to many top New Zealand holiday destinations such as the Coromandel and Northland.

Applicants must have:

  • The belief in the ability of young people;
  • A commitment to working in a multi-cultural, student-focused environment; and
  • Will be expected to endorse the school's academic priority and participate in the extra-curricular life of the school.

You will enjoy helping students achieve a balanced schooling life by encouraging participation in one of many cultural and sporting groups and feel rewarded from teaching students important skills both inside and outside the Science classroom. You will be an integral part of Aorere College’s vision, which is “Working closely with our community to grow high-achieving young men and women with the character, confidence and qualifications for future success.”

This role teaching Science (Physics) to Junior and Senior students and leading the Science Department is a great opportunity to join a modern learning environment in proud community-focussed New Zealand secondary school. The right teacher will have a positive attitude towards learning, great classroom management skills, a genuine care for the well-being of students, will value cultural diversity and have the willingness to contribute to extra-curricular activities. Curriculum experience and knowledge in Science (Physics) is essential, with relevant, advanced tertiary qualifications and a recognised teaching qualification are also required.

To request an information and application pack for this role please email the Candidate Care team, quoting ref # 73 at careteam@edperson.co.nz.

Discover your eligibility of living and working in New Zealand by completing our free initial visa evaluation form.

Mathematics Teacher - Porirua, Wellington NZ

Suitable for beginning teachers

Commencing term 1, 2018. Well qualified experienced teacher.

Curriculum experience, and sound knowledge of the NZC required. The college is a multicultural, coeducational secondary school, in Porirua City, with an established reputation for student
engagement and strong community spirit.

Please state other subjects.

If you are interested and would like further information please contact Zaf Burns at
Education Personnel on 04 910 2214 or to apply please send CV and covering
letter to careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference number 99

Discover your eligibility of living and working in New Zealand by completing our free initial visa evaluation form.

English Teacher - Porirua, Wellington NZ

Suitable for beginning teachers

Commencing term 1, 2018. Well qualified experienced teacher.

Curriculum experience, and sound knowledge of the NZC required. The college is a multicultural,
coeducational secondary school, in Porirua City, with an established reputation for student
engagement and strong community spirit.

Please state other subjects.

If you are interested and would like further information please contact Zaf Burns at Education Personnel on 04 910 2214 or to apply please send CV and covering letter to careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference number 98.

Discover your eligibility of living and working in New Zealand by completing our free initial visa evaluation form.

Mathematics Teacher - Porirua, Wellington NZ

Suitable for beginning teachers

Y9–13. We are seeking teachers with the energy and enthusiasm to develop our learning vision. Come curious, leave inspired!

Willingness to work within integrated curriculum and project inquiry contexts vital.

Please state supporting subjects.

If you are interested and would like further information please contact Zaf Burns at Education Personnel on 04 910 2214 or to apply please send CV and covering letter to careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference number 97

Discover your eligibility of living and working in NZ today by completing our free initial visa evaluation form

Head of Department, Maths - Auckland, NZ

Aorere College, a co-educational, state secondary school located in South Auckland, is looking for an experienced, passionate educator to lead the Mathematics department, with teaching responsibilities from Junior to Senior levels. The right candidate requires mathematics teaching experience. This permanent role is set for a Term 1, January 2018 start.

You will enjoy working in a well-resourced Mathematics department of fourteen staff. You will have pleasure in teaching in modern facilities with a strong support network behind you.

Mathematics is well liked by the students at Aorere College.  Students are excelling in this area and as Head of Department you will be influential in further increasing this positive momentum.

The general aims of mathematics education at Aorere College include:

  • Developing skills to aid in everyday use of mathematics in real life situations
  • To encourage students to engage in the art of mathematics and to look forward to the sense of achievement it brings
  • To develop skills students will require once in the work force
  • To encourage the more able students to develop a top level working knowledge of mathematics to take with them

Aorere College’s co-educational, multi-cultural context creates a rich learning environment for its 1500 students from Year 9 – Year 13 (Age 13 – 18). Due to its size the college offers a broad learning environment with many opportunities. Established in 1964, Aorere College has a proud history in educating the communities of Mangere East and the Papatoetoe district in South Auckland. The school projects a respectful warmth which is the result of happy students and professional teachers. Positively, the school’s 2015 ERO inspection resulted in a 4 – 5 year cycle, a result only 10% of New Zealand schools receive.

Applicants must have the belief in the ability of young people, a commitment to working in a multi-cultural, student-focused environment and will be expected to endorse the school's academic priority and participate in the extra-curricular life of the school. You will enjoy helping students achieve a balanced schooling life by encouraging participation in one of many cultural and sporting groups and feel rewarded from teaching students important skills both inside and outside the Mathematics classroom. You will be an integral part of Aorere College’s vision, which is “Working closely with our community to grow high-achieving young men and women with the character, confidence and qualifications for future success.”

This role teaching Mathematics to Junior and Senior students and managing the Mathematics Department is a great opportunity to join a modern learning environment in proud community-focussed New Zealand secondary school. The right teacher will have a positive attitude towards learning, great classroom management skills, a genuine care for the well-being of students, will value cultural diversity and have the willingness to contribute to extra-curricular activities. Curriculum experience and knowledge in Mathematics is essential, with relevant, advanced tertiary qualifications and a recognised teaching qualification are also required.

This position is suitable for someone with prior leadership experience as well as someone ready for that next career step.

To request an information and application pack for this role please email the Education Personnel Candidate Care team, quoting ref # 72 at careteam@edperson.co.nz.

NZAMI Awards Evening

The biannual NZAMI awards were held in Eden Park in Auckland on Friday, 18th August 2017.

NZAMI is the largest membership organisation representing immigration professionals in New Zealand. Its members have expertise and broad first-hand knowledge of how immigration policies affect migrants and New Zealand businesses. The recent awards recognises talent, hard work, inspiring migrant stories and great service in the New Zealand immigration industry. 

Borey Chum our Managing Director attended, as he was a finalist for Immigration Adviser/Lawyer of the Year 2017, along with 4 other candidates.

Borey was up against tough competition and unfortunately wasn't successful in his category. The awards were incredibly popular with 86 nominees for the for Immigration Adviser/Lawyer of the Year 2017 category, and only 5 finalists, so Borey is delighted to have even been named as a finalist, especially as Borey has only relocated back to New Zealand in April 2016 to establish the New Zealand practice, having established the UK practice in 2009.

The NZAMI Annual Conference was held before the NZAMI awards evening, and distinguished names from the New Zealand Immigration Industry attended and presented. Among the notable names was was Rt Hon Michael Woodhouse, Government Immigration Minister. With immigration a hot topic in New Zealand it was interesting to see the Governments vision for NZ immigration and also to listen to other academics and migration commentators deliver presentations on the issues of immigration. 

The NZAMI Conference and Awards evening was great opportunity for Borey to have the New Zealand immigration industry recognise the work Migration Associates has done, over the years, to assist migrants to work and live in New Zealand.   

Borey had an enjoyable weekend in Auckland living and breathing the New Zealand immigration industry, which he enjoys very much, and we'll make sure he enters in 2019, hopefully to do even better!

Borey at Awards.jpg

NZ FAQ Series: Sports and Recreation

Kiwis are renowned for their love of sport, and the country’s magnificent landscapes provide a perfect setting for a range of both adrenaline fuelled and more contemplative recreational activities.

New Zealanders are both enthusiastic participants and spectators when it comes to sport. As might be expected given its history, most of the major sporting codes in New Zealand are of British origin. Golf, netball, tennis and cricket are the four top participatory sports. Soccer is the most popular among young people and rugby union attracts the most spectators.

Cricket

Cricket is played in backyards, beaches and, more formally, ovals throughout New Zealand during the summer months. While it doesn’t quite generate the passion rugby does, it has the fourth- highest participation rate and is widely watched, especially when the national team (the Black Caps) is playing.

Netball

Netball is by far the most popular sport for Kiwi women, both in terms of participation and public interest. The national team (the Silver Ferns) has enjoyed considerable success on the world stage.

Rugby union/Rugby league

Rugby union is not so much New Zealand’s national sport as its national religion, though it’s more watched than played.

Rugby is the fifth-most-popular sport for men, with 11 per cent of kiwi males playing. Players from New Zealand’s Maori and Pacific Islander communities are well-represented in the national team (the All Blacks) and current or past star players, such as Jonah Lomu and Richie McCaw, are feted as national heroes. Rugby league, which spun off from rugby union about a century ago, is also played and watched by some New Zealanders.

Tennis

Though it’s been a long time since a New Zealander has made the final rounds at Wimbledon, tennis is the second most popular sport for men and the third most popular for women.

Golf

While people tend to think of rugby when New Zealand is mentioned, golf is the sport closest to Kiwi’s hearts, with one in four of them playing the game. Golf is the most popular participation sport for men and the second most popular (after netball) for women. There are 400 golf courses scattered throughout New Zealand, the highest per capita in the world.

Other sports

Soccer, hockey and basketball have won some converts from more traditional sports in recent decades, though they remain minority interest. Water sports, such as yachting, rowing and windsurfing, are popular and local competitors have frequently proven themselves world-beaters. In terms of Olympic sports, New Zealand has enjoyed a lot of success in middle- distance running as well as winning medals in rowing, windsurfing, yachting, equestrianism and cycling.

If you’re interested in abseiling, bungee jumping, caving, cycling, fishing, jet skiing, hang gliding, horse riding, hunting, mountain climbing, rafting, scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming or skiing, you’ll find New Zealand has plenty to offer.

To discover your eligibility of living and working in New Zealand, complete our free initial visa evaluation form today. 

New Zealand remains at the top of the Legatum Prosperity Index

New Zealand was recently cited as the world’s most prosperous country outside of Europe, in the annual Legatum Prosperity Index. 

Currently sitting at no.4 in the rankings, New Zealand has secured a place in the top 5 since 2009. The index, which ranks 149 nations (96% of the global population) according to wealth and wellbeing, offers an insight into how people flourish, why some nations are more prosperous than others and how poorer communities transition from poverty to increasing prosperity.

Among the various sub-indexes, New Zealand was ranked first in the world in Social Capital and particularly high in Governance, Education and Personal Freedom. Another result of note was New Zealand's second place for the most tolerant country in the world to immigrants - highlighting the country's welcoming nature to immigration.

You can read the full article about New Zealand's 4th place in the prosperity rankings here

Learn more about the Legatum Prosperity Index here.  

Roofers – Central Otago, NZ

Our strategic partner New Zealand Skills in Demand are seeking qualified Roofers for permanent roles in the Central Otago & Queenstown Lakes region. 

We're undertaking an overseas recruitment process to source a number of highly experienced roofers to work within the Central Otago & Queenstown Lakes region. We are looking to attract experienced roofers to make the move to New Zealand long term and provide assistance in getting the right people here and underway. These are full-time and ongoing positions based in Cromwell, working within a small team motivated by delivering quality workmanship.

The roles:

1)    We predominantly require a number full-time experienced Long-Run-Iron installers

2)    We have positions for full-time Membrane applicators

To be considered for this role you must:

  • Have solid experience working in the roofing industry (either Long-Run or Membrane)
  • Have a full and current drivers licence
  • Have two contactable & recent work references
  • Have the ability to secure a NZ Work Visa or Working Holiday Visa
  • Have a genuine interest in living and working in New Zealand, and maybe with a view to residency.
  • These positions are required to be filled now. Ideally you will be available to start work in New Zealand in the next 4 months, but if you can’t then there is an ongoing requirement so please apply to us today.

Please get in contact with NZ Skills in Demand's New Zealand based Account Manager, Glenn Davis at glenn.davis@nzskillsindemand.co.nz 

To discover your eligibility of living and working in New Zealand, complete our free initial visa evaluation form today.

English Teacher, Assistant Head of Department - Gore, NZ

If you are an experienced English teacher and are looking for that next career step – then this is your ideal opportunity!

Gore High School, located in Southland is seeking an exceptional English teacher with experience at senior levels, to take on the position of Assistant Head of Department from January 2018.  This permanent role will have additional responsibilities as the successful applicant will be acting Head of Department fixed term for 2018, then revert to an Assistant’s role.

The school has a boarding facility to cater for those students from further afield.  With a roll of around 500 students, the school is large enough to provide a wide curriculum, including a thriving English department, while having the ability to know each student.

The leadership team and staff place strong emphasis on lifelong values of respect, responsibility, participation, and community.  This well-respected high school has a proud tradition of educational excellence and strong school culture of ‘Courtesy, Effort and Responsibility.’

Gore is a small, friendly, rural New Zealand town of around 10,000 people and close proximity to many beautiful South Island attractions.  A day trip to Dunedin, Invercargill and weekends at the ski-fields around Queenstown are only a couple of hours drive away.  The school serves both the town of Gore and the surrounding rural areas, and the low cost of living in the region makes this a popular choice for families.

The English Department comprises of 4 full time passionate teachers, who inspire a love of English, and also the ability to engage students in this subject area.  This innovative department operates out of 4 learning spaces, (2 traditional classrooms and 2 modern learning environment spaces) and is a collaborative and supportive team with a culture of sharing plans, resources ideas and challenges.

For more information please request an information and application pack by emailing the Candidate Care team at Education Personnel: careteam@edperson.co.nz, quoting reference #48, or call Kristina Appleby on +64 4 910 2212.

All enquiries for this position should come directly to Education Personnel.

To discover your eligibility of living and working in New Zealand, complete our free initial visa evaluation form today.

English Teacher - Gore, NZ

If you are an experienced English teacher then this is your ideal opportunity!

Gore High School, located in Southland is seeking an exceptional English teacher with experience at senior levels, to take on the position of English Teacher.

The school has a boarding facility to cater for those students from further afield.  With a roll of around 500 students, the school is large enough to provide a wide curriculum, including a thriving English department, while having the ability to know each student.

The leadership team and staff place strong emphasis on lifelong values of respect, responsibility, participation, and community.  This well-respected high school has a proud tradition of educational excellence and strong school culture of ‘Courtesy, Effort and Responsibility.’

Gore is a small, friendly, rural New Zealand town of around 10,000 people and close proximity to many beautiful South Island attractions.  A day trip to Dunedin, Invercargill and weekends at the ski-fields around Queenstown are only a couple of hours drive away.  The school serves both the town of Gore and the surrounding rural areas, and the low cost of living in the region makes this a popular choice for families.

The English Department comprises of 4 full time passionate teachers, who inspire a love of English, and also the ability to engage students in this subject area.  This innovative department operates out of 4 learning spaces, (2 traditional classrooms and 2 modern learning environment spaces) and is a collaborative and supportive team with a culture of sharing plans, resources ideas and challenges.

For more information please request an information and application pack by emailing the Candidate Care team at Education Personnel: careteam@edperson.co.nz, quoting reference #49, or call Kristina Appleby on +64 4 910 2212.

All enquiries for this position should come directly to Education Personnel.

To discover your eligibility of living and working in New Zealand, complete our free initial visa evaluation form today.

NZ FAQ Series: Government

Great Britain granted New Zealand self-government in 1853 and it remains a constitutional monarchy with the British king or queen, represented locally by the Governor-General, serving as head of state.

Like many Commonwealth countries, New Zealand is a Westminster system-based parliamentary democracy, through it abolished its upper house in 1950. Since 1996, New Zealand has had a form of proportional representation called mixed member proportional (MMP), under which a voter casts two votes: one for electoral seats (including some reserved for Maoris) and the other for a political party.

There are 70 seats, seven of which are Maori electorates. Elections are held every three years and for the last eight decades New Zealand politics has been dominated by the centre-right National Party and centre- left Labour Party. The leader of the political party that wins the greatest number of seats in a general election usually becomes the Prime Minister. The current Prime Minister is the National Party’s John Key.

 

Parliament and the general election

A term of Parliament in New Zealand may not last more than three years. Several parliamentary processes, laws, and conventions (established practices) ensure a smooth transition and provide safeguards for democratic process when an election has been called.

You can learn more about the New Zealand parliament and the electoral process on the New Zealand Parliament website.

 

There are three branches of the government in New Zealand:

  1. The Legislature (i.e. the House of Representatives), which debates and votes on new laws.
  2. The Executive, which is responsible for enacting and upholding the laws established by the legislature. Cabinet is the most senior policy-making body and is led by the Prime Minster, who is known as the head of government.
  3. The Judiciary. As is traditional in the Westminster model, there is a separation of powers between the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary in New Zealand. The latter applies the law by hearing and deciding cases in the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the Court of Appeal, the High Court or the District Courts.

 

Local government and external territories:

While New Zealand has been divided into provinces since 1989, local government is organised in a two-tier system of 11 regional councils and 67 territorial authorities. Regional authorities concern themselves with larger-scale issues such as resource management while territorial authorities oversee building approvals, local roads, sewage and water.

While the degree of control the New Zealand government exercises in these places varies, those in the Cook Islands, as well as the islands of Niue and Tokelau enjoy New Zealand citizenship. New Zealand also lays claim to a part of Antarctica called the Ross Dependency and operates a research facility there.

English Teacher - Auckland, NZ

English Teacher
Auckland, New Zealand
Reference: 82195

This central Auckland school provides high quality learning opportunities for boys in Years 9 to 13 across the school and succeeds across a broad range of academic, sporting and cultural arenas. The school draws upon its proud heritage to provide a positive learning culture that encourages boys to achieve to their full potential. This school is held in high regard by its community, who see it as the school of choice. It is steeped in tradition and has a long list of significant NZers who attended this school.

The school offers both the New Zealand national qualification, NCEA, and the University of Cambridge International Examination suite (CIE).

As a teacher of English to Senior levels you will thrive working in a school where the importance of academic rigour and achievement complemented by extensive co-curricular opportunities is supported.

Role is for a Term 1 start, 2018.

The Principal of this school will be interviewing in the UK in September.

To apply, please send your CV to careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference number #82195

To discover your eligibility of living and working in New Zealand, complete our free initial visa evaluation form.

Maths Teachers x2 - Auckland, NZ

Maths Teachers x2
Auckland, New Zealand
Reference: 832193/2

This central Auckland school provides high quality learning opportunities for boys in Years 9 to 13 across the school and succeeds across a broad range of academic, sporting and cultural arenas. The school draws upon its proud heritage to provide a positive learning culture that encourages boys to achieve to their full potential. This school is held in high regard by its community, who see it as the school of choice. It is steeped in tradition and has a long list of significant NZers who attended this school.

The school offers both the New Zealand national qualification, NCEA, and the University of Cambridge International Examination suite (CIE).

As a teacher of Mathematics to Senior levels you will thrive working in a school where the importance of academic rigour and achievement complemented by extensive co-curricular opportunities is supported.

Start date, Term 1 2018. 2 positions.

The Principal of this school will be interviewing in the UK in September.

To apply, please send your CV to careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference number #82192/3

To discover your eligibility to live and work in the UK, complete our free initial visa evaluation form

Music Teacher Yr 7/8 - Auckland, NZ

Music Teacher (Yr 7/8)
Auckland, New Zealand
Reference: 83735

This culturally diverse South Auckland intermediate school has one vacancy for a Music Teacher (Yr 7/8). 

This high performing school currently has a roll of around 400 students, many of whom come from four main primary schools in the area.

In this role, you will be part of a school that offers excellent professional development opportunities to its staff, providing pathways to leadership roles. The school has a real sense of support and community, and students express a strong sense of belonging to the school.

To be successful, you will be a self-motivated, passionate teacher who can add real value to this decile 2 school. You will be able to build strong, culturally responsive relationships with students, staff and the community, and be willing to actively engage in the corporate life of the school.

Strengths in piano and modern contemporary music are a must. Must be willing to work with music that's relevant to the students. 

Role begins 2018.

To apply, please send your CV to careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference number #83735

To discover your eligibility of living and working in New Zealand, complete our free initial visa evaluation form today.

 

New Zealand Residence Programme - Investor (Investor 2 category)

**Thursday, 27th of July 2017**
A selection of Expressions of Interest (EOI) under the Migrant Investment Category, Investor (Investor 2 category), happened on the 27th of July 2017.

2 EOIs were choosen from the EOI pool that were able to claim between 50 and 105 points.

The next draw will happen in 2 weeks time. Up to 25 applications with the highest points value will be selected from the draw in 2 weeks and each fortnightly draw going forward untill further notice.

Economics/Business Studies Teacher - Auckland

THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Economics/Business Studies teacher, permanent, required to teach all levels of the curriculum starting Term 1, 2018. The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking, professional, passionate educator with the willingness to contribute to extra-curricular school life. Join a school with a blended learning and teaching approach now!

To apply for this exciting role in an environment that looks after their staff; email your CV, covering letter and contact details of 2 Senior teaching referees to careteam@edperson.co.nz (please quote reference #83708). 

Applications from newly qualified teachers are welcomed.

To discover your eligibility of living and working in New Zealand, complete our free initial visa evaluation form