Employment in New Zealand


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Due to better working conditions in Australia and the UK a number of skilled New Zealanders are leaving their homeland. Therefore the demand for skilled migrants is relatively high. 

The Department of Labour reports that although the unemployment rate rose to 7.3% in the December 2009 quarter, the number of people employed was relatively steady after large declines were reported in the first three quarters of 2009. Employment fell by a total of 51,000 people over the first nine months of 2009. Strong economic growth over the December 2009 quarter, as well as other more recent indicators which show an increased demand for workers, is consistent with a labour market that is reaching a turning point.

The Department of Labour’s Jobs Online index showed a 6.6% rise in the number of advertised vacancies in the three months to February 2010 while the National Bank Business Outlook for February reported a net 9.3% of firms intend to increase staffing levels over the next year.

There is currently a strong demand for computer technicians & programmers, IT specialists, nurses & health professionals (most areas), engineers of various shades, marketing professionals, finance executives including accountants, and most especially trades people (of every description), as well as boat builders and telecommunications related technicians.

Obviously demand for certain occupations go up and down and it is very difficult to generalise.

If you are interested in working in New Zealand you are welcome to upload your CV here. Please follow the instructions carefully. Once your CV is successfully uploaded on our website, you will get an automatic reply. The CV will stay online for three months.  You will only be contacted should there be a work offer for you.


Creating a New Zealand Style CV

You may already have a German style CV (short form for “curriculum vitae” or “life story” in Latin). However, its style and content is most likely quite different from a typical CV submitted in New Zealand. Below are some tips and tricks which will help you firstly, to understand the differences between a German and a Kiwi CV, and secondly, to help you write a CV New Zealand companies prefer.

Click here to access our tips and tricks for creating a New Zealand style CV.

Interesting Links

www.news.emigratenz.org

New Zealand immigration news for everyone moving to New Zealand


www.immigration.govt.nz

Information on visa options, the holiday working scheme and immigration


www.nzembassy.com/de/deutschland

NZ Embassy in Berlin information website in German


www.newzealandnow.govt.nz

Information on living and working in New Zealand

Immigration Consultants

Once you made the decision moving to New Zealand, it might be easier and less stressful to take advantage of the service of an immigration consultant. Some of our NZGBA members offer tailor-made services and they speak German. Here are their contact details:

Instant Immigration Services (NZ) Ltd

Peter Beiner
info@ immigration.de
www.immigration.de


Immigration Help Service Ltd.

Holger Weischede
weischede@ xtra.co.nz
www.nzimmigrationhelpservice.com

 

Important Online Job Portals

The following online portals assist you in finding a job in New Zealand:

www.seek.co.nz

www.trademe.co.nz

www.nzherald.co.nz

www.job-bank.workandincome.govt.nz

Internships in New Zealand are not as well known as they are in Germany as they are not a requirement for qualification; hence there are not a lot on offer and the few companies accepting interns are in high demand.

If you are interested in applying in general for an internship you are welcome to upload your CV here. Once your CV is successfully uploaded on our website, we will get an automatic notification. Only NZGBA Members have access to your application.


Creating a New Zealand Style CV

You may already have a German style CV (short form for “curriculum vitae” or “life story” in Latin). However, its style and content is most likely quite different from a typical CV submitted in New Zealand. Below are some tips and tricks which will help you firstly, to understand the differences between a German and a Kiwi CV, and secondly, to help you write a CV New Zealand companies prefer.

Click here to access our tips and tricks for creating a New Zealand style CV.

Internship placement services or language courses

The following NZGBA members offer services for internship placements or language courses:

STUDY NELSON Ltd
Bildungsberatungsagentur für Neuseeland
International Education Consultants

284 Trafalgar Street
PO Box 1282
Nelson 7040
New Zealand

+64 3 546 6338
+64 3 545 9227
+64 21 811 460 (Mobil)
benny@ studynelson.com
www.studynelson.com
www.auszeitneuseeland.com
www.nzdirect.co.nz
www.studenttours.co.nz


Kaplan International Colleges Auckland

Kate Gomm
Student Placement Coordinator

+64 9 307 6507
auckland.interns@ kaplan.com
www.kaplaninternational.com


Kuaka New Zealand Ltd

Doug Farr

+64 7 578 3828
doug@ kuaka.co.nz
www.kuaka.co.nz


New Zealand Internships Ltd

Marcel Roos
Global Account Director

+64 9 480 9554
info@ internships.co.nz
www.internships.co.nz

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