New Zealand Working Holiday Visa

New Zealand Working Holiday Visa

For anyone ever considering a change in scenery, lifestyle, work opportunities and culture, you’d be selling yourself short to look past the opportunities that exist down under in New Zealand, and especially in Christchurch on the South Island’s east coast. After the earthquakes that hit the Christchurch region in late 2010 and early 2011, a massive redesign and rebuild of the city has begun and the wheels are now in motion. There is development to both horizontal and vertical infrastructure. Work is being undertaken in the residential, commercial and civil sectors.

In broad terms, the New Zealand building and construction industry is on the cusp of a boom. In the next five years the industry will spark somewhere in the vicinity of $46 billion worth of activity. With a number of plans being officially uncovered and actioned by a number of different local and national Government initiatives, there is much to be encouraged by in the rebuild of Christchurch.

The only thing lacking is skilled labour. New Zealand is a small country, with about 4 million total people in a country which is geographically only slightly bigger than the UK. It is estimated that 17,000 extra workers will be required to facilitate this rebuild process. The fact is most of these workers will come from off-shore and especially from places like the UK and Ireland.

The move is made all the easier by the opportunity to head to New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa.

What is a Working Holiday Visa

A Working Holiday Visa in New Zealand allows you to live and work anywhere in New Zealand for up to 12 months and you can apply for a visa for up to 23 months.

How do I get a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa?

You can obtain a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa quickly and easily online as long as you:

  • Are aged between 18 and 30
  • Have no dependent children
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself on arrival
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Have never had a working holiday visa before

To obtain further information about a Working Holiday Visa and the job opportunities in New Zealand, please complete our online visa evaluation form and upload your CV.

Alternatively you can register for one of our free seminars