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Working in New Zealand
Why not find your future in New Zealand? It’s a smart move for your career, lifestyle, and family.
Tech Opportunities in NZ
New Zealand is a favoured destination for people from around the globe–and with good reason. Famed for its stunning scenery, friendly people, and high-quality lifestyle, New Zealand boasts a vibrant economy with innovation and cutting edge technology at its heart.
However, we are constantly short of one vital resource—highly skilled ICT professionals. More and more frequently, New Zealand organisations are looking overseas to attract the talent they need.
Keen to work here?
If you are considering a move to New Zealand to work and live, the first place you should visit is the New Zealand Immigration website.
If you already know that you are eligible to work in New Zealand, then the information below will give you more detail about what it’s like to search for jobs and to work in our country.
Guide to Finding Work in NZ
Skills in demand in New Zealand
If you’re a skilled IT professional, good news! Tech roles tend to be in demand here in NZ. For a list of official in demand skills that may make it easier to obtain a visa or work permit, visit the New Zealand Immigration’s Skill Shortage List.
When is it a good time to find a job in NZ?
Preparing your CV
Researching the NZ Market
Job Hunting Tips and Tricks
Before your arrival: the Absolute IT Checklist
Where to Live? Our Main Regions
The majority of tech job opportunities are based in New Zealand’s four largest centres. Just pick the one that takes your fancy! Below you’ll find a little more information about these cities and regions.
Auckland is the largest of New Zealand’s cities, with a youthful and ethnically diverse population. Most of the country’s biggest companies are headquartered in Auckland’s bustling business district but, wherever you live or work in ‘The City of Sails’, you’re never far from beautiful beaches, superb woodlands, and a wealth of outdoor recreations.
For more information visit www.aucklandnz.com.
This region is situated in the heart of the North Island, with Hamilton its largest city, and NZ’s fourth largest, at its centre. It’s a region that hosts the country’s longest river, Hobbiton Movie Set, and the world famous Waitomo Caves with its glow-worms and adventure tourism activities. Hamilton has a vibrant café scene and is surrounded by rolling hills and majestic forests that shape the landscape.
For more information visit www.hamiltonwaikato.com.
Our Capital city Wellington hosts New Zealand’s seat of Government, many top financial and legal firms, and a thriving arts scene. Famed for its café culture and fabulous restaurants, Wellington is also home to the National Museum, the biennial National Arts Festival, the New Zealand Ballet, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
For more information visit www.wellingtonnz.com.
Beautiful Christchurch, aka the Garden City, is our third most populous city. Rapidly becoming known as a technology and business innovation hub, it’s the gateway to the South Island. Christchurch is within two hours of wonderful scenery; skiing; wineries; dolphin and whale encounters and beautiful beaches.
For more information visit www.christchurchnz.com.
Recently Posted Jobs
Below you will find a selection of our most recently listed roles. Visit our View Jobs page for a full list of available positions.