More and more travellers are choosing to work in the countries they visit or join local volunteer work schemes. New Zealand is a fairly easy place to do both especially when combined with a comprehensive and flexible Kiwi Experience pass.
Working holiday and gap year
The most popular type of working holiday is the “gap year” where you take a year off study or work in your own country and head to New Zealand. Once here you will fill your year with a mixture of work and travel. With Kiwi Experience’s flexible travel options you can buy one of our New Zealand passes and use it to head around the country at your own pace. A working holiday or gap year is a great way to see more of New Zealand and have the trip pay for itself. The rules differ between countries so check out www.immigration.govt.nz for more information including how to get a Visa.
Permanent work and immigrating
New Zealand has a diverse ethnic mix and progressive immigration policy which makes it a very welcoming place if you want to work and live here. The rules for permanent work and immigration are obviously a lot more complex than for a gap year so it’s always best to check out www.immigration.govt.nz for the most up to date information.
Types of work available
As a developed country New Zealand has jobs of all types available for permanent workers (the exceptions being submarine drivers, clog makers, and rodeo clowns). When it comes to casual work most jobs are either in:
- hospitality i.e. cafes, restaurants, bars
- seasonal work i.e. fruit picking, vineyard work
- the tourism industry itself i.e. front desk staff, reservations
Seasonal Jobs in New Zealand
There is a growing demand in New Zealand for seasonal workers. People that are willing to work at short notice and for varying durations, but usually in a great environment that offers freedom and a chance to really see this great country.
So, are you an overseas visitor and looking for a way to fuel your travel funds? Or maybe you are a kiwi yearning for a change of scene? Either way you are in the right place because this site was designed for you! www.seasonaljobs.co.nz
Want to work for us?
We often have Reservations Consultant positions available for those who want a role with a tourism icon, experience in the industry, and the travel/social perks that go with it.
New Zealand has strong social structures and welfare policies but there are a number of opportunities for volunteer work. Most of these involve environmental work but there are teaching and social work needs in our communities as well. See the links below to get you started.