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Working Holidays in New Zealand

If you’re a traveller keen to experience living and working in New Zealand, here are some useful tips and links to help you plan for your move. Doing some research, understanding your visa requirements and even booking your flight will show potential employers that you are serious and really help us to support you to find a new role in New Zealand. 

Getting a job in New Zealand

The New Zealand economy is in rebuilding mode and remains resilient in the face of adversity. So now could be a good time to consider moving to New Zealand. Here are some tips for arranging a great working holiday job in New Zealand...

  • Do your research. Think about why you want to move to New Zealand. Is it for the lifestyle, is it for your career or both? Whilst the outdoors lifestyle is appealing its important to remember that the majority of professional roles require you to work more than the standard 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Industry bodies and professional organisations like ACCA, (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) are great places to start your research.
  • Get in touch with an immigration consultant. They will be able to answer your visa, logistics and lifestyle questions and can speed the process of getting everything you need to work in New Zealand.
  • Be prepared to get on a plane and take a risk. Traveling to your city of choice allows you to meet the relevant  Hudson consultants in person, understand how to tailor your experience to New Zealand roles and proves you are serious about the move. Keep in mind that most companies will not interview you for specific jobs until you have arrived in the country and are legally entitled to work. Unless you have a very specific skill set unable to be sourced from the local market, it is very rare to be offered a role without first attending a face-to-face interview.

Immigration and Visas

It’s vital you have the right visa to work in New Zealand. Visit Immigration New Zealand to find out more about visas at

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