New Zealand Paid Work
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From $594 (was $659), 12 months, New Zealand Trip code: NZKE

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Trip Highlights

  • Fantastic programme that provides you with all the support and assistance you need to help you find your feet and begin your working holiday in New Zealand.
  • Experience Auckland's great nightlife and stunning surrounding area.
  • Gain work experience overseas in one of the most sparsely populated and attractive countries in the world.
  • Earn cash to fund your travels around the North and South Islands.

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This is the perfect programme combining everything you need to enjoy a working holiday in New Zealand on your gap year! We’ll help with your accommodation, offer access to a job centre, let you know the latest travel offers and there’ll be loads of opportunities to meet other like minded travellers so that you can share your experiences!

 

We’ll get you settled into New Zealand with a whole bunch of young travellers so you can kick off your trip having fun and partying in Auckland. Once we’ve sorted out your social circle, we’ll then get you sorted out with finding work so that you can earn some cash to fund your travels around the incredible North and South Islands.


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What will I be doing?

  • Arrival Orientation (Up to 12 months)

  • The Job Service (Up to 12 months)

  • Types of Jobs (Up to 12 months)

  • Tips for getting work (Up to 12 months)

Arrival Orientation: Up to 12 months

Next Leg

Destination info

New Zealand is extremely popular in terms of tourism, especially with backpackers due to its diverse range of geographical features, extreme sports and cosmopolitan cities. It is one of the most recently populated major landmasses, settled by the Maori’s in the year 1000. The Maori language native to New Zealand is named Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud.

 

New Zealand consists of two main islands, the North and the South. The North Island, home to the major cities: the capital Wellington and “The city of sails” Auckland is mainly volcanic in origin boasting many seismic features such as geysers and hot springs. The South Island is separated down its length by the Southern Alps, the highest point of which is Mount Cook/ Aoraki. 

  • Location: New Zealand

The New Zealand Paid Work package gives you a hassle-free start to your working holiday in New Zealand, making it easy to meet new people and find paid work.

 

You will fly into Auckland airport and where you will need to catch a bus to the hostel (the cost of the bus ticket will be refunded to you when you check-in at the hostel).

 

Our hostel is right in the heart of Auckland - a great location to get to grips with the city and the Kiwi way of life. While you are staying here you will have help finding a job and you have will a detailed orientation session with a local NZ co-ordinator.

 

An orientation will be held on the first business day after you arrive into Auckland. The session is packed with loads of useful information including info about jobs; travelling around New Zealand and for some the most important advice – where the best bars and clubs are in Auckland! There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. They will also give you all the following items and information.

 

  • 1 hour internet access
  • 1 month luggage storage
  • Work NZ Handbook with diary and information about living in NZ
  • Complimentary drink voucher at hostel bar
  • SIM Card
  • USB loaded with useful information
  • Welcome Pack
  • Hostel membership valid for 1 year to access “backpacker fares and rates” with selected touring and transport companies 

Within your first few days of arrival, you will also have a one to one meeting with a member of the jobs team. They will discuss with you your previous work experience and help amend your CV if necessary. This is also your opportunity to let them know what your preferences are with regards to work. They will then start to search for suitable jobs for you and it won’t be long before you have a job offer! 

The Job Service: Up to 12 months

Next Leg

Destination info

New Zealand is extremely popular in terms of tourism, especially with backpackers due to its diverse range of geographical features, extreme sports and cosmopolitan cities. It is one of the most recently populated major landmasses, settled by the Maori’s in the year 1000. The Maori language native to New Zealand is named Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud.

 

New Zealand consists of two main islands, the North and the South. The North Island, home to the major cities: the capital Wellington and “The city of sails” Auckland is mainly volcanic in origin boasting many seismic features such as geysers and hot springs. The South Island is separated down its length by the Southern Alps, the highest point of which is Mount Cook/ Aoraki. 

  • Location: New Zealand

This programme includes a 12-month job finding service. We have a team that are specialists at finding jobs for NZ working holidaymakers. You could get a job in the fields of labour and construction, temping, bar/café work, fruit picking (seasonal), travel and tourism, trade positions, health sectors work, clerical/office admin work, accountancy and many more. There are jobs all over the country to choose from, you needn't be restricted to one area!

 

Another part of the jobs service is assistance with sorting out the important stuff, like sorting out a bank account, getting a tax number, preparing a CV and arranging interviews. The job office will have, on average, between 60 and 120 jobs for you to choose from (though this does depend on the season). Due to a shortage of skilled workers in NZ there is currently work available in the skilled fields, from IT to healthcare and forestry to accounting.

Types of Jobs: Up to 12 months

Next Leg

Destination info

New Zealand is extremely popular in terms of tourism, especially with backpackers due to its diverse range of geographical features, extreme sports and cosmopolitan cities. It is one of the most recently populated major landmasses, settled by the Maori’s in the year 1000. The Maori language native to New Zealand is named Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud.

 

New Zealand consists of two main islands, the North and the South. The North Island, home to the major cities: the capital Wellington and “The city of sails” Auckland is mainly volcanic in origin boasting many seismic features such as geysers and hot springs. The South Island is separated down its length by the Southern Alps, the highest point of which is Mount Cook/ Aoraki. 

  • Location: New Zealand

Labouring and Construction

Work of this nature tends to be weather dependent, so there are generally more jobs in the summer than the winter. Work can mostly be found within the cities, but if it is outside of the city, you will find that your employer will provide return transport for you.

 

Hospitality

The hospitality industry is one of the big job providers for travellers. Jobs in this industry include hotel reception jobs, working in a bar/restaurant, kitchen work. Most of these jobs are found around city centres so transport is not a problem.

 

Short and Long term temping

Temping encompasses all different types of office work, such as IT, Graphic Design, telesales, sales and promotion, accounts, banking and even personal assistant work. These jobs are again focused around city centres and are the most popular working options, as the longer/short term contracts are reasonably flexible.

 

Home help and Au Pair

This is a great choice for anyone who has had experience working with people, particularly children. You'll get to live with a New Zealand family and see their way of life and you might even be lucky enough to get a free holiday away with the family!

 

Farm Work Experience

Live on a Kiwi farm with a bit of manual farm work. Farm work can be paid or it can be voluntary in exchange for free accommodation and food. Just like when you are looking for work in this country, you will need to take some copies of your CV with you, which should have two e-mail addresses of previous employers for reference purposes.

Tips for getting work: Up to 12 months

Destination info

New Zealand is extremely popular in terms of tourism, especially with backpackers due to its diverse range of geographical features, extreme sports and cosmopolitan cities. It is one of the most recently populated major landmasses, settled by the Maori’s in the year 1000. The Maori language native to New Zealand is named Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud.

 

New Zealand consists of two main islands, the North and the South. The North Island, home to the major cities: the capital Wellington and “The city of sails” Auckland is mainly volcanic in origin boasting many seismic features such as geysers and hot springs. The South Island is separated down its length by the Southern Alps, the highest point of which is Mount Cook/ Aoraki. 

  • Location: New Zealand

With the right motivation and attitude your working experiences in New Zealand will be positive and fulfilling. Be flexible. You never know where your job will take you unless you give it a go. People often refuse jobs because they don’t like the sound of the work or that it isn’t what they are used to doing at home. However, you never know when the next job will come along so make the most of every opportunity to learn and to earn some money. Just think how much more you will appreciate those dollars when you want to do any of the adrenaline fuelled activities New Zealand is known for or enjoying a cold beer and watching the sun set on another perfect day of travelling.

 

Clothing

You will need to have the appropriate clothing for the work you do. This may involve purchasing new clothes if you do not have them with you. In general you will need the following:

 

  • Steel toe-capped boots for labouring
  • Closed toe black shoes, black trousers/skirt, white shirt for hospitality work
  • Smart office clothing and closed toe, polished shoes for office and call centre work
  • Kitchen whites for cook/chef work

Apart from labouring / manual work, most jobs require that you have neat hair and clothing. Facial piercing and outrageous hair are usually not accepted on hospitality and office positions.

 

CV
You must take a CV, or Resumé, as its known in New Zealand. It should be kept to a maximum of two pages and it should include your contact details in New Zealand and your past work experience. Also bring at least four passport photos. 

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What's included?

  • Airport transfer in Auckland
  • 7 nights shared hostel accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Full & detailed orientation session with local NZ co-ordinator
  • Auckland city tour
  • Bank account set up assistance
  • 12 months online job access

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Working Holiday Visa
  • Travel Insurance

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Applicants need to be aged between 18 and 30 years old.

 

Accommodation

For the first 7 nights you will stay in a hostel that is located right in the heart of Auckland city. It is situated in a great location with restaurants, bars, shops, movies, art galleries, a post office, theatres, and the Sky Tower all just minutes away.

 

The hostel is also a great place to meet other travellers who you can explore the city with and the friendly hostel staff will be able to help you sort out work, play or travelling requirements. After those seven nights are up, you can either extend your stay at the hostel or look into getting a house share with other travellers that you’ve met. The hostel staff are experts in this field and will be able to help you find accommodation.

 

Meals

Breakfasts vouchers are included to use at a local cafe in the first week. You will be responsible for your lunch and dinner. You can either eat out at one of the many restaurants in Auckland, or you can visit the local supermarket and prepare your own meals in the self catering kitchen.

 

Is this trip for you?

Who can apply?

To be eligible for a work visa under this scheme you must:

  • Be a British citizen or of a nationality that is able to obtain a working visa at the time of applying,
  • Aged between 18 and 30 years,
  • Be outside New Zealand at the time of applying,
  • Not accompanied by children on your visit.

How to apply

To get your New Zealand working holiday visa you will need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Satisfy the NZIS branch in London that your main intention for travelling to New Zealand is to holiday, and that employment is an incidental reason for the visit.
  • Have a minimum of NZ$4200 available funds for maintenance.
  • Evidence of your return or onward tickets, or sufficient funds to purchase an outward ticket (approx NZ$2000)  

 

Conditions of Job Placement Service

  • Job assistance will be available for the 12-month membership period
  • Some jobs will require a job interview and we cannot accept responsibility for an unsuccessful outcome of this.
  • Location of your employment will depend on work experience, availability and seasonal times of the year.
  • Transportation costs will be borne by you
  • Jobs for a shorter period of time will be available upon request  

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

 

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