WE’RE HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE New Zealand HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY, FINDING A JOB HERE, AND MAKING THE MOVE
Our expert team know the ins and outs of the NZ health job recruitment, visa and moving process. They are available to answer any questions you may have so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We have also listed some of our most commonly asked questions below.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW WE HELP
What can you do to help me?
Can I talk to someone in the recruitment team?
Yes, absolutely! We would love to meet you online. A free consultation will give you the opportunity to ask us any questions you have. It will also help us understand your plans, clinical skills and experience, so that we can provide the best advice and support.
Can I sign up with more than one recruitment agency?
Is there a charge for your service?
No, our recruitment service is completely free!
What information do I need on my CV/ resume?
As part of our service, we can help with CV formatting.
You will need an up-to-date CV, including your employment history (most recent first), qualifications, and any additional training. Your employment history should include your position, employer, dates started and finished, and key clinical duties and responsibilities.
Do you help with interview preparation?
Yes, absolutely. As part of our service, we provide advice and support to get you ‘interview ready’.
Can you help all types of Health Professionals?
Yes, we assist Doctors, Nurses, Midwifes, and Allied Health and Technical professionals. Please note that we are unable to assist Healthcare Assistants.
What qualifications do I need to work as a Healthcare Professional in NZ?
A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent is normally required.
How do I get New Zealand registration?
Do I need NZ registration before I can get a job?
How much does registration cost?
This varies depending on the registration you require. Each registration board has information on the requirements, the process, and the costs.
Can you help me with the registration process?
Yes, we can support you with the process and will be on hand to help with any queries, but you will be required to complete the application and provide the relevant documentation.
How long does the process take?
This will depend on the particular regulatory board. Generally, you should allow around three to six months. Our advice is to start your application process as soon as you can. This will show potential employers that you are serious, and it will put you in a good position for a potential job offer.
Will I need to do an English test?
You may be required to pass an approved English language test, depending on where you obtained your qualification and/or which country(s) you are registered in.
More information about the required scores specific to your registration can be found on the relevant board website.
Working In New Zealand
How long will it take to find a job in New Zealand?
We can start the job search process around six months before your expected arrival. Usually, we can secure a job for you in about two months. The time can vary depending on factors like your availability, the interview process, reference checking, selection, and contract preparation.
Do New Zaland employers offer sponsorship to overseas candidates?
No, NZ employers do not offer sponsorship. However, relocation allowances are commonly provided. Part of our recruitment service is to negotiate the best package for you.
Relocation expenses (based on your individual employment agreement) are normally reimbursed in your first pay.
How much will I get paid in New Zealand?
How much annual leave will I get?
How long are the shifts and how many hours will I be expected to work each week?
Where in New Zealand do you have opportunities?
We have opportunities throughout the whole country – both in the North Island and South Island. We have extensive knowledge of every region and city, so first we can discuss your needs and then recommend the best location(s) for you.
Which employers do you work with?
We have close relationships with a nationwide network of employers both in the public and private sectors, including hospitals, clinics, and community health providers. Once we understand your experience, skills and preferences, we are dedicated to matching you with the most suitable employer.
Immigration and Visas
Is there an age limit for moving to NZ?
Only if you would like to apply for residency. You must be 55 years or younger to submit an application for residency.
How do I enquire about applying for a Visa?
How much will the Visa application cost?
This will depend on the type of visa and who is included in the application. You can book a no-obligation chat with one of our immigration experts to find out more. Please start by completing a free eligibility assessment here.
Can I bring my partner and children?
Can I bring my cat or dog?
Yes, we have lots of families that bring their pets. Obviously, there are costs involved in this but we work with top relocation partners and can help you manage this aspect of your move.
Click here for a step-by-step guide.
How long will the visa process take?
This will depend on the individual visa application. An average processing time is around two months.
We recommend talking to one of our Licensed Immigration Advisors as soon as you have made the decision to move, so that you can start the preparation process.
How much money do I need to move to New Zealand?
Before you consider moving, it’s important to ensure that you will have sufficient funds to cover registration costs, visas, flights, shipping and other miscellaneous costs associated with moving. We can put you in touch with our relocation expert when you are ready to discuss this.