Working holidays 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 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. Rather than sending out a hundred emails inquiring about jobs, travelling to your city of choice allows you to meet recruitment consultants, understand how to tailor your experience to New Zealand roles - and proves you are serious about the move. Hudson encourages flexi-interviews and can facilitate skype interviews prior to you arriving in New Zealand. However, please note that it is very rare to be offered a role without first attending a face-to-face interview. All offers of employment are made on the condition you have the correct visa entitlement.
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 https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/options/work/thinking-about-coming-to-new-zealand-to-work/working-holiday-visa