Migration's Catch 22: Which comes first, the visa or the job?

So you’d like to move to New Zealand, but if you apply for a job the employer requires you to have a work visa. And to apply for a visa, you need to have a job offer. Do you feel like you’re going around in circles?

Unfortunately there’s no simple answer to the scenario, but there is a solution.

The New Zealand immigration process is job led, therefore obtaining an offer of employment is critical to obtaining a work visa and meeting the requirements to apply for residency under the Skilled Migrant Category.

The problem that many people then face is attempting to get a job in New Zealand when they’re on the other side of the world, and convincing employers to give them the opportunity when they don’t yet have a visa in place. What you need to do is make yourself more appealing to a potential employer.

  1. Start your New Zealand Visa Application. By taking the Migration Associates’ free initial visa evaluation form our Licensed Immigration Adviser’s can assess your potential for gaining a New Zealand Visa. By simply getting and understanding of your visa eligibility you will be in a better position immediately, as you’ve taken proactive control of the visa and immigration process that is applicable to you. Once you understand your visa eligibility and time frames you can mention this to any potential employers.

  2. Update your CV into a New Zealand template. This helps your CV to stand out from potentially hundreds of other international candidates who have applied for the same job,. The template provided will allow you to consider details that are relevant to a New Zealand employer, and make it look more familiar to those who will be assessing it. Include in your personal statement that you are seriously committed to immigrating to New Zealand, and show the steps you have taken such as engaging with Migration Associates, or applying for a police certificate, or that you have previously visited New Zealand, for instance.

  3. Ensure you have the right qualifications and are registered with any registration bodies in New Zealand. For example, some trade skills require you to have NZ registration, such as electricians, and you’ll need to have undertaken this registration/training before you can apply. By gaining the relevant qualifications and registration you’ll have a much better chance of being considered as it shows your level of commitment.

  4. Check to see if your skill set is in demand by checking INZ’s Skill Shortage list. If your role is found on a shortage list then your skills are in high demand in New Zealand, and you’ll find it’ll be easier to apply as recruiters and employers have to seek talent from abroad to fill the gaps. Consider whether you would be willing to work in a slightly different industry field if you have previous skills in the area, or whether you need to gain more experience/qualifications to make your skills fit the shortage list.

  5. Ensure you are prepared for interviews. You may need to conduct interviews over Skype or telephone, you may even consider travelling to New Zealand for a face-to-face interview. Being open and accessible makes the hurdle of employing an international candidate seem less daunting for a recruiter, and may just see you get that job.

So the answer to the riddle is that in most cases both visa and job comes at the same time, and you must work on both in parallel. By working with a Licensed Immigration Adviser you can build yourself an immigration strategy that will allow you to take steps on both ladders simultaneously, and eventually achieve your dream of working and living in New Zealand.

Start your New Zealand Visa Application. By taking the Migration Associates’ free initial visa evaluation form our Licensed Immigration Adviser’s can assess your potential for gaining a New Zealand Visa.

Painting positions in New Zealand

Our partners New Zealand Skills in Demand are seeking painters for positions in Queenstown and Wellington.

You will need:

  • To have relevant experience or a trade qualification

  • Be able to paint with speed an accuracy

  • Be able to work unsupervised

  • Be site safe

  • For permanent roles you may be required to have your own tools

There are permanent positions in Wellington, and working holiday visa positions in both Queenstown and Wellington. To find out more about the working holiday visa and whether you qualify click here.

Get in touch with NZ Skills in Demand today and get started on your journey. 

  1. Please get your CV through to Walter Wilson at NZ Skills in Demand walter.wilson@nzskillsindemand.co.nz

  2. Walter Wilson will be attending our upcoming November This is New Zealand seminars in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol and is keen to meet candidates that meet the requirements above. Register for an upcoming Seminar to meet Walter to understand more about the role and living in New Zealand.

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

New office in Christchurch

Here are photos of our new Christchurch office - if you need any assistance whilst in New Zealand be sure to get in touch with the team. They can be contacted on +64 03 355 1495, and found at 455/1 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8052.

New Zealand Online Jobs continue to rise

The latest reports from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show that online jobs in New Zealand continue to rise. In December 2019 advertisements rose by 2.0 percent, and slowed to 0.5 percent in January (reflecting seasonal fluctuations). The highlights from the report show:

  • Vacancies increased in nine out of the ten industry groups. The largest increases were Information Technology (up 1.8 per cent) and Healthcare and Medical (up 1.5 per cent).

  • Among the industry groups, Health Care and Medical, and Primary industries, had the fastest growth, in most regions.

  • Vacancies increased in all eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for Labourers (up 1.2 per cent) and Technicians and Trades workers (up 0.9 per cent).

  • The strongest percentage increase in online advertising over the quarter came from the Labourers and Sales occupation groups, in most regions.

  • Vacancies increased in all of the five skill levels. The largest increase was for unskilled (up 1.0 per cent), and the smallest increase for low skilled (up 0.4 per cent).

  • Vacancies increased in nine of the ten regions over the month, with the biggest increases in Bay of Plenty (up 2.1 per cent), and Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough/West Coast (up 1.6 per cent). The only reduction in vacancies was in Canterbury (down 0.1 per cent).

  • Over the year, the largest increases in online advertisements were for unskilled and highly-skilled jobs.

Over the past year, online vacancies increased by 6.8 per cent. To find more information on INZ’s labour market analysis click here, and for more detailed charts and data tables click here.

Roofer Positions 2019 - New Zealand

Our partners New Zealand Skills in Demand are seeking roofers for residential and commercial long-run roofing jobs in New Zealand. They offer a free service to place candidates in NZ roles. 

Applicants will have a minimum 3 years’ experience with the long-run system and hold a roofing qualification, although this is not essential. Applicants must have a high attention to detail and ability to work well within a team environment. Working Holiday Visa holders will be considered. 

Please get in touch with New Zealand Skills in Demand to register your interest.

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 rachel.beattie@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

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

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Specialist Sensory Motor Teacher - Christchurch, New Zealand

Role:  Specialist Sensory Motor Teacher (ref # 15225)

Start date:  25 Jan 2019 or by negotiation

Contract Type:  Full time with possibility of 1 management unit for sports co-ordination.

Contract Term: Permanent

Our client school in a rural setting of Christchurch seeks a qualified and experienced teacher to work in a special school, who has knowledge and understandings of Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP).  You will have a physical education background with an interest in special education applications and have a good understanding of working with students with trauma and how it affects brain development to implement sensory programmes around this.

The successful applicant will have the ability to design and facilitate programmes that:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of instructional strategies for students with

autism, developmental delay, specific learning disabilities, and behaviour disorders;

  • Manage whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to accommodate different

academic levels and learning styles; and meet the physical needs of students with learning and physical needs;

  • Help develop students sense of body awareness and sense of self and feeling ‘safe’;

  • Help develop motor skills, bilateral integration, coordination, muscle tone;

  • Create a calm purposeful learning environment for students who may need space and well-resourced support away from a conventional classroom environment;

  • Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the

development of sensory and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition and memory.

This is a full-time permanent position with the possibility of 1 Management Unit (NZ $4000) for sports coordination. The school offers education programmes for students with special needs aged 5 – 21 years catering for children with high and complex needs. The school has input from a range of specialists employed directly by the school and provide specialist programmes. All classrooms have iPads, Interactive Whiteboards, and Laptops. They are passionate about creating an Aided Language Environment for all students who require alternative and augmentative communication. The school works closely with the Talklink Organisation to trial and access equipment.

School Programmes are delivered under the NZ Curriculum Framework. Each student has a

negotiated Individual Learning Programme (ILP) to ensure that they receive an education designed specifically for them. Curriculum levels range from Primary to National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) Unit Standards.

You may be eligible for a $5000 overseas relocation grant from the Ministry of Education if you take up a teaching position in New Zealand before the 1 July 2019. Now is a great time to come and teach in Aotearoa!

Education Personnel are interviewing for this role in the UK and Ireland February 2019. To request an information pack for this role email careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference number #15225.

Please also fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

Special Education Teacher - Auckland, New Zealand

Postion: Special Education Teacher (ref #13742)
Start date: 29 April 2019 or earlier by negotiation
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Contract: Full time
Contract Term: Permanent

Mt Richmond Special School in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city are looking for an exceptional special education teacher to join their team in a well-resourced and supportive school.

With your relevant experience and training you will work with a small group of teenagers with high needs Autism who have a programme based on life skills. Over time you will assume some leadership support for other classes with a high number of students with Autism and will be a member of the schools Organisational Lead Teachers’ group. This is your chance to grow a leadership role using your specialist skills in working with students with Autism as well as coaching and monitoring other teachers.

Mount Richmond Special School is comprised of 10 classes with 7 satellite classes located in mainstream schools around Auckland. Facilities include a music therapy room, woodwork room, horticultural area, covered playground and a sensory garden. Classrooms are well equipped with interactive whiteboards or smart TV’s and computers are available for the students. One Deputy Principal and three Assistant Principals are fully released to support staff and students across the school supporting class programmes, coaching, and mentoring teachers and ensuring that both the adapted New Zealand Curriculum and specialised programmes are implemented and monitored.

The successful candidate will:

  • hold a recognised initial teacher education qualification (required);

  • hold a qualification in special education (desirable);

  • have relevant experience teaching students with challenging behaviour and complex learning needs.

To request an information pack or to apply for this rewarding role email careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference number #13742.

Please also fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

Head of Department Maths - Westport, New Zealand

Postion: Head of Department Maths (ref # 3883)
Start date: ASAP
Location: Westport, New Zealand
Contract: Full time
Contract Term: Permanent

If you are an experienced mathematics teacher and are looking for that next career step - then this is your opportunity!

Buller High School, located in the West Coast Region of the South Island is looking for an exceptional mathematics teacher with experience at senior levels, to take on the permanent position of Head of Department Mathematics, from the end of April 2019.  

Buller High School is located in the rural community of Westport. It is a co-educational school that serves all towns within the Buller district, with a role size of about 350 students.

You will be leading a small, energetic team of about three to four mathematics teachers. Buller High School offers maths at all levels, teaching calculus and statistics up to National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3. All maths classes will be mixed ability, and senior students are encouraged to bring electronic devices to assist them in their learning. The school has four teaching spaces, and a department office for all staff members in the team.

The role comes with two management units, and one middle management unit. You will be remunerated for the management components of this role with approximately $10,000 NZD,  which will be additional to your base teachers salary.

Relevant skills and experience:

  • Hold a relevant qualification in Maths as well as a recognised initial teacher education qualification,

  • You will have experience and be confident in teaching English to senior level students.

Buller district has a total population of about 10,050, covering the small towns of Westport, Karamea and Reefton. Surrounded by an array of national parks, living on the West Coast provides you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the outdoors: from surfing in Tauranga Bay, fishing and kayaking in the Buller River and trekking on one of the many walking tracks.

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

Education Personnel are interviewing for this role in the UK and Ireland February 2019.

To express interest or apply for this role please email your CV to careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference number #3883

Please also fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

Hard Materials Teacher - Pukekohe, Auckland

Postion: Hard Materials Teacher (ref #3813)
Start date:
ASAP
Location: Pukekohe, Auckland
Contract: Full time
Contract Term: Permanent


Are you an experienced and passionate Hard Materials Technology teacher looking for your next career move? – look no further!

Pukekohe Intermediate is currently seeking an enthusiastic and energetic technology teacher to join their friendly and supportive team for an immediate start.

A well-resourced middle years school (ages 11 -13 years) situated in the heart of Pukekohe township, Pukekohe Intermediate is the lead school for the surrounding Papakura and Franklin regions. It is a multicultural school with students coming from 6 contributing Primary schools with a variety of ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. Presently, the roll sits at just over 600 students and this number is expected to grow to over 1000 in the next decade.

The Leadership team and staff recognise the importance of the intermediate years as crucial in the lives of learners and are dedicated to ensuring that everything possible is done to support the academic, physical, emotional and social development of students during their transition from primary to secondary school.

The technology programme is currently undergoing changes to establish a more connected educational experiences and the appointee will be a key player in this transition.

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 #3813.

Please also fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

Maths Teacher - Auckland, New Zealand

Position: Maths Teacher (ref# 14954)

Start Date: Term 3, 22nd July 2019

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Contract: Full Time

Contract Term: Permanent

Mahurangi College is looking for a collaborative Maths teacher, who is reflective in their practice.  A creative approach, as well as a desire to be challenge are valuable for this role. You will be working with a Maths Department that covers years 9-13, and has 8 teaching staff.  Strong curriculum knowledge would be an advantage.

A strong emphasis on academic achievement is also desired.  Mahurangi College has prided itself on six years of improvements in NCEA results, and this is something that they want to continue to grow within the school.

The college has one of the largest and most diverse secondary school catchments in New Zealand.  The 1,456 students come from NZ European, Maori, Pasifika, and other backgrounds from the large community surrounding the school.  An appreciation for culture and diversity are greatly desired for this role.

Mahurangi College is located 45 minutes north of Auckland City.  Surrounded by beautiful beaches and vineyards, as well as the Dome Forest, the area offers a lot of outdoor activities for all types of interests.  These areas are utilised for the for several extra-curricular groups, including outdoor education. However, there are other extra-curricular groups that you can get involved in, such as sports teams, performing arts, and cultural groups.

You may be eligible for a $5000 overseas relocation grant from the Ministry of Education if you take up a teaching position in New Zealand before the 1 July 2019. Now is a great time to come and teach in Aotearoa!

Education Personnel are interviewing for this role in the UK and Ireland February 2019.

To express interest or apply for this role please send your CV to careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference number #14954

Please also fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

Diesel Mechanics

Are you looking for the chance to make the move to New Zealand?

New Zealand Skills in Demand has an incredible opportunity for experienced Diesel Mechanics to work in Wellington and various other cities.

You will ideally be trade qualified and auto electrical experience would be beneficial for your application. Have long haul/fleet/truck/bus experience with “big brand” vehicles such as MAN, Cummins and Mercedes.  You should be competent working on engines as well as transmissions as well as the rest of the vehicle.

Daily tasks may involve:

  • tune-up’s and replacing engines

  • servicing, installing and repairing diesel engines

  • performing diagnostics and fault finding and providing a solution

  • maintaining truck running gear, brakes, suspension, lubes etc

With huge growth in the trades sector of New Zealand this is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door and get started with a new job in New Zealand. Experience the "kiwi" lifestyle and get in touch today with New Zealand Skills in Demand team to get started!

For more information on these positions, please email susanna.dyson@nzskillsindemand.co.nz 

If you're interested in working and living in New Zealand please fill out our free initial visa evaluation form today.

Migration Associates Director Borey Chum joins the board for NZAMI

The Managing Director of Migration Associates Borey Chum has joined the board of directors for the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (NZAMI). The NZAMI has been New Zealand's leading professional association for immigration practitioners since 1989, and works closely with Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) in its commitment to playing a major role in building the professionalism of the immigration industry in New Zealand. 

The association is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected annually by the NZAMI membership and are bound to the NZAMI Code of Ethics for the protection and care of migrants to New Zealand.

The Directors and staff of NZAMI are a highly committed team of immigration practitioners that work with industry and stakeholders to achieve the aims and objectives of the association. The group comprise of highly experienced Immigration Advisers and Lawyers who are committed to giving the best service possible to their clients, as well as a range of service providers who help migrants with important settlement matters such as finding a job, banking, housing, relocation, education.

Borey will be at the heart of the immigration industry and working with the private sector and government and has a passion to make a difference. His role on the board is within the committees of Continuing Professional Development, Policy and Advocacy and Awards. Of particular interest, is his involvement in the policy committee, given his academic background (Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science). Borey sits on the board alongside eight other directors, vice chairman and Chairman. To see the full board and their roles, click here.

Of the position, Borey Chum:

Borey Chum - MD of Migration Associates

Borey Chum - MD of Migration Associates

“Having only returned to New Zealand in April 2016, it is a great privilege and honour that I have been elected for the NZAMI board of directors by my peers in the immigration industry in New Zealand, in such a short time of arriving back.”

“In this role I’m able to not only contribute and share my own views and experience with other key members of New Zealand’s immigration sector, but gain a wealth of knowledge and understanding in return, which directly benefits my clients as I am in a position to provide strong advocacy. My practice will also benefit from this role with the insights gained on immigration policy and procedure. “

“I relish the challenges and opportunities that await me in this position and look forward to working hard with the other NZAMI board members to make a difference.”

At the time of writing the article, Borey has only just returned from the UK where he held a NZAMI CPD seminar in New Zealand House in London in November 2018, which was hosted by INZ and well attended by Immigration Advisers and Lawyers in the Europe region.

“This seminar was a great chance to acknowledge the close working relationship that the INZ London branch has built over the years with a close group of Licensed Advisers and Lawyers in Europe and to thank INZ London Branch for the high level of customer service and the high level of policy and procedural knowledge of Immigration Officers, Technical Adviser’s and Managers from the INZ in London prior to the closure of the branch in February 2019.”

It appears that Borey’s contribution is being well received around the world and we congratulate Borey on this exciting new position!

New rules for overseas people buying or building a house in New Zealand

The rules for overseas people buying or building residential property in New Zealand have changed. In general, only residents and citizens can buy homes to live in, but other investment opportunities are available.

The below article was written by Tom Appleton for Christchurch-based Lawyers Harmans.co.nz

“The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill recently passed its third reading of the house, and will bring into law amendments to the Overseas Investment Act 2005. The amendments will take effect in late October 2018. The main intention is to restrict the ability of overseas buyers, not ordinarily resident in New Zealand, from purchasing residential land in New Zealand.

One of the key amendments is the addition of residential land to the definition of “Sensitive Land” contained in Schedule 1 to the Act. Consequently a person who does not satisfy the “ordinarily resident in New Zealand” test contained in section 6 of the Act, will have to apply to the Overseas Investment Office for consent to purchase residential land in New Zealand.

New Zealand citizens living overseas retain the ability to purchase sensitive land. However in order to satisfy the “ordinarily resident in New Zealand” test, an overseas buyer must:

  1. Hold a resident class visa; and

  2. Have been residing in New Zealand for at least the immediately preceding 12 months; and

  3. Be tax resident in New Zealand; and

  4. Have been present in New Zealand for 183 days or more in total in the immediately preceding 12 months.

Due to existing free trade agreements, overseas buyers from Australia and Singapore will enjoy the same rights as New Zealand citizens when purchasing residential land.

Developers will be able to apply for an exemption in relation to large multi storey apartment buildings of 20 or more units. Large scale developments often rely on pre-sales to raise capital and satisfy lenders that a project is feasible. At the select committee stage, it was submitted that restricting overseas buyers as a source of pre-sales would stymie this type of development. Developers will be able to apply for an exemption to sell a percentage of the units to overseas buyers “off the plans”, without the need for Overseas Investment Office consent. There will be no requirement for overseas buyers to on-sell the unit once it has been completed, however they will not be able to occupy it themselves.”

If you have any questions regarding the purchasing or building of New Zealand houses, please contact your immigration adviser, or contact Harmans directly on legal@harmans.co.nz.

Visa income thresholds are changing

The remuneration thresholds for people applying for an Essential Skills work visa will change, effective from 26 November 2018. The changes are as follows:

Remuneration ANZSCO 1-3 ANZSCO 4-5
$37.50+ per hour Higher-skilled Higher-skilled
$21.25 - $37.49 per hour Mid-skilled Lower-skilled
Less than $21.25 per hour Lower-skilled Lower-skilled

The duration and conditions of an Essential Skills work visa is determined by the skill band of the job offered. The skill band is determined by looking at both remuneration and the ANZSCO level of the job.

Remuneration thresholds are updated each November, based on the New Zealand median wage.

The changes do not affect the duration or conditions of visas that have already been granted. The new remuneration thresholds will only be used to determine the skill level of applications lodged on or after 26 November 2018.

If you have any questions on the above please get in touch with your adviser, or call the office on:

UK office: +44 (0) 148 355 0920

NZ office: +64 03 355 1495

Or email info@migrationassociates.co.uk

Jobs Online monthly report – October 2018

Jobs Online measures changes in online job advertisements from four internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs, Education Gazette and Kiwi Health Jobs. Job vacancies are an important indicator of labour demand and changes in the economy. 

This month, the All Vacancies Index increased by 0.8 per cent in the month of October 2018.

  • ·Vacancies increased in nine of the ten industry groups. Amongst the largest contributors were Primary (up 2.4 per cent), and Healthcare and Medical (up 1.2 per cent) industries.
     

  • Vacancies increased in all eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for Clerical and Administration (up 1.3 per cent), and Community and Personal Services (up 1.1 per cent).
     

  • Vacancies increased in all five skill levels. The largest increases were for Skilled, and Unskilled (both up 1.1 per cent) occupations.
     

  • Vacancies increased in all ten regions over the month, with the biggest increases in Northland (up 2.0 per cent), and Bay of Plenty (up 1.8 per cent).
     

  • Over the past year, online vacancies increased by 9.4 per cent.

To read the full report, click here.

Foreman positions - New Zealand

Are you looking for “that lifestyle” and a career in NZ?

New Zealand has a vast amount of culture and heritage that is accompanied by a laid back “She’ll be right” attitude to living well.  Sun, beaches, BBQ’s, snow, mountains all add up to lifestyle.  Create your own.

Aotearoa – “the land of the long white cloud” where the beaches and mountains are in eyeshot of one another. 

Our partners New Zealand Skills in Demand are working with Ryman Healthcare who are reaching out for Site Foreman to work on their well-established facilities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Implement project planning, management and quality control on site to meet requirements as defined by the Project Manager

  • Ensure construction programme, critical paths and key target dates are met

  • Schedule and prioritise construction sequences and maintain a two-week rolling program

  • Order materials required on site

  • Review drawings and documentation and advise Project Manager of any missing information

  • General admin such as controlling timesheets, purchase orders and inwards goods 

  • Liaise with the Project Manager regarding all changes in design, scope and projects

  • Monitor and enforce Health and Safety on site

  • Ensure all rental equipment is accounted for along with all other tools and equipment

  • Be responsible for site security and minimising theft and vandalism on site

  • Liaise with relevant head office staff and village management as required

About you:

  • Previous experience on large commercial and residential projects in a Foreman capacity 

  • Hold relevant qualifications

  • Fantastic communication skills

  • Strong technical ability and attention to detail

  • Leadership skills and the ability to create an engaged team atmosphere

For the right candidate, salary would be between $36 - $40 per hour. 

NZ Skills in Demand’s client is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of retirement living options for New Zealanders. Established in Christchurch in 1984, they draw on over 30 years’ experience to provide the best retirement living options. The company has an unprecedented reputation for providing the very best of rest home, hospital and dementia level care.

If you feel that you would be suitable for this role, please send your CV to NZ Skills in Demand.

Get in touch with NZ Skills in Demand today and get started on your journey. 

  1. Please get your CV through to Walter Wilson at NZ Skills in Demand walter.wilson@nzskillsindemand.co.nz

  2. Walter Wilson will be attending our upcoming November This is New Zealand seminars in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol and is keen to meet candidates that meet the requirements above. Register for an upcoming Seminar to meet Walter to understand more about the role and living in New Zealand.

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

 

New Zealand Jobs - Quarterly Data release from INZ

In the September 2018 quarter, New Zealand job advertisements rose by 1.9 per cent, the same as the June 2018 quarter.

Construction and engineering, business services and the health sector showed the strongest increase across most of the regions, whilst the strongest percentage increase in online advertising over the quarter came from professional occupations, machinery operators and driver groups.

Over the year, the increase was contributed to mainly by highly skilled and unskilled jobs, with semi-skilled jobs continuing to show the weakest increase, especially in the sales occupation group.

Provincial New Zealand leads the increase in job advertisements, and Auckland and Wellington were also the main contributors, while Canterbury’s fell.

For the full quarterly report click here.

Carpenter / Joiner / Kitchen Fitter roles in New Zealand

Has New Zealand been on your radar for a while?

Our partners New Zealand Skills in Demand are seeking an experienced Joiner/Kitchen fitter for a permanent role in Queenstown.

The client is looking for an experienced Joiner/Kitchen fitter with at least 10+ years experience - either working as a 2IC in a joinery workshop or running one themselves.

Duties will include:

  • Going to site to take measurements and design kitchens. You would then program machinery and take materials back to site for fitting

  • Managing and running a team

  • Manage the running of the workshop

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience working with natural timber

  • Have experience working on building sites

  • Be comfortable and confident running a whole workshop

Salary could exceed 100k for the right person as well as many other benefits to be discussed.

 The client we are recruiting on behalf of were established back in 1996. Now with over two decades of experience supplying temporary and permanent workers to the trades and industrial sectors, this client has grown to become the industry leader. Through consistent action the client has connected more than 25,000 New Zealand workers with upwards of 5,000 local businesses of all shapes and sizes over the years.

NZ Skills in Demand help you by preparing you and your documents for the NZ marketplace, before putting you forward to willing and able employers at the RIGHT time. This negates the need for you to take a scatter-gun approach with your CV, or (in most cases) having to worry about flying to NZ for interviews. Best of all, they are a free service!

New Zealand’s largest Trade Recruiter will be coming from New Zealand to attend our November Seminars and are potentially interviewing for this role at the sessions. That means if you attend a Seminar and have the right skill set you could potentially walk away with a New Zealand job offer!* This is a unique opportunity to speak to these representatives face-to-face.

If you feel that you would be suitable for this role, please get started on your journey today:

  1. Please get your CV through to Susanna Dyson at NZ Skills in Demand susanna.dyson@nzskillsindemand.co.nz

  2. Register for an upcoming Seminar to understand more about the role and living in New Zealand.

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

Unit Coordinator positions in New Zealand

Has New Zealand been on your radar for a while?

Our partners New Zealand Skills in Demand are seeking a Unit Coordinator for a fantastic role at a well-established facility.

Key responsibilities:  

  • To effectively manage the unit  

  • Ensure compassionate and excellent care is provided to residents

  • Build a strong team of kind, trained and highly motivated staff

  • Coordinate frequent GP visits for assessment and review of resident’s general health and medication

  • Ensure accurate and precise documentation of all other nursing records, incident reports and medication records

  • Act as an advocate for each resident and ensure the resident is aware of their own rights regarding treatment

  • Encourage and support residents, relatives, visitors and staff at all times

  • Be involved with staff development and performance reviews alongside the Clinical Manager

About you:

  • Previous age care experience preferred

  • Strong empathy and patience with residents

  • Fantastic communication and leadership skills

  • Friendly, professional and approachable manner 

Potential salary would be $80 - $85k for a 40 bed unit.

Their client is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of retirement living options for New Zealanders. Established in Christchurch in 1984, their client draws on over 30 years’ experience to provide the best retirement living options. The company has an unprecedented reputation for providing the very best of rest home, hospital and dementia level care.

If you feel that you would be suitable for this role, please send your CV to NZ Skills in Demand.

Get in touch with NZ Skills in Demand today and get started on your journey. 

  1. Please get your CV through to Walter Wilson at NZ Skills in Demand walter.wilson@nzskillsindemand.co.nz

  2. Walter Wilson will be attending our upcoming November This is New Zealand seminars in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol and is keen to meet candidates that meet the requirements above. Register for an upcoming Seminar to meet Walter to understand more about the role and living in New Zealand.

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

Registered Nurse positions in New Zealand

Are you looking for “that lifestyle” and a career in NZ?

New Zealand has a vast amount of culture and heritage that is accompanied by a laid back “She’ll be right” attitude to living well.  Sun, beaches, BBQ’s, snow, mountains all add up to lifestyle.  Create your own.

Aotearoa – “the land of the long white cloud” where the beaches and mountains are in eyeshot of one another. 

Our partners New Zealand Skills in Demand are working with Ryman Healthcare who are reaching out for Registered Nurse’s to work in their well-established facilities.

Key responsibilities:

  • To supervise and deliver nursing care according to the nursing process

  • Ensure ongoing assessment of each resident’s care needs/goals

  • Implement and review of the resident’s written care plan at regular intervals

  • Develop and review resident’s care plan in consultation with the resident and family/whanau

  • Ensure accurate and precise documentation of all other nursing records, incident reports and medication records 

  • Act as an advocate for each resident and ensure the resident is aware of their own rights regarding treatment

  • Encourage and support residents, relatives, visitors and staff at all times

About you:

  • Previous age care experience preferred

  • Professional manner

  • Reliability is a must

  • Fantastic communication skills

  • Friendly and professional manner

  • Reliability is a must

Salary is $35.85 per hour for someone with more than 4 years’ experience. Night shift allowance of $4 NZD per hour + weekend is 40% loading.

NZ Skills in demand’s client is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of retirement living options for New Zealanders. Established in Christchurch in 1984, they draw on over 30 years’ experience to provide the best retirement living options. The company has an unprecedented reputation for providing the very best of rest home, hospital and dementia level care.

If you feel that you would be suitable for this role, please send your CV to NZ Skills in Demand.

Get in touch with NZ Skills in Demand today and get started on your journey. 

  1. Please get your CV through to Walter Wilson at NZ Skills in Demand walter.wilson@nzskillsindemand.co.nz

  2. Walter Wilson will be attending our upcoming November This is New Zealand seminars in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol and is keen to meet candidates that meet the requirements above. Register for an upcoming Seminar to meet Walter to understand more about the role and living in New Zealand.

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