Kia ora Occupational Therapists!
Take your first step to an exciting new career in New Zealand
Huge opportunities for occupational therapists of all specialities!
Start your journey with us – your dedicated partner, offering a unique, tailored and comprehensive service.
Looking for a permanent move or just an overseas work adventure? We are here to help you every step of the way.
From guidance with your registration to securing your dream job and visa, our full-service offering delivers seamless support that extends beyond your arrival to our shores.
Get occupational therapy registration in up to 6 weeks! The abridged pathway is available to eligible occupational therapists from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada.
Seeking New Zealand Residency? As an occupational therapist, you may be eligible for the Straight to Residence Visa, allowing pre-arrival New Zealand residency application with an accredited employer’s job offer.
We have a wide range of job opportunities with public and private sector employers and will help to match you with your dream job.
Complete the short form and you’ll receive a copy of our Move to NZ Guide.
Submit your details and we’ll be in touch to arrange a chat, plus, we’ll send you a free guide on moving to New Zealand!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What assistance does Working In offer?
We understand that moving to a new country can be overwhelming. We are your full-service experts offering you assistance with recruitment, registration, visas, and relocation.
Our dedicated teams are committed to making your transition to New Zealand seamless. Our friendly and knowledgeable health recruiters are connected with awesome occupational therapy opportunities throughout New Zealand and will help you to secure your ideal role based on your preferences. Once you have a job offer, your visa application will be taken care of by one of our experienced Licensed Immigration Advisors, ensuring a successful outcome for you (and your family). Also available to you are our relocation partners, offering tried and tested relocation services from transferring your funds to shipping your pet!
How do I get occupational therapist registration?
Individuals with an occupational therapy qualification from overseas wishing to practice in New Zealand are required to be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (OTBNZ). If you obtained your qualification in the UK, Ireland, or Canada and are currently registered in one of these countries you may be eligible to for the abridged pathway which recognises the similarities in regulation and practice. Processing time of applications is up to 6 weeks. Find out more here
When can I expect to arrive in New Zealand?
How much do your services cost?
Our recruitment services and guidance with registration are completely free!!
Should you choose to use our visa services, this will be quoted on an individual basis subject to type of visa and the number of people in your application.
What visa should I apply for?
There are several visa categories available for New Zealand, depending on your goals and circumstances. Straight to Residency is available to eligible physiotherapists should you be looking for a permanent move otherwise there temporary options to suit. Our team will discuss this with you.
I found Working In NZ Health online and sent my CV in. What I liked best about Working In was their dedication. Everything was well communicated and coordinated across the different teams handling different aspects of the process from getting a job to the visa. I could not have asked for more! I would definitely recommend others to use Working In. Xiu LIN, Physio - Singapore
I was recommended WORKING IN through a friend. I chose them because I wanted professional advice and knowledge about working in the healthcare setting in NZ. The job find process was made stress free. Robyn was great to keep me updated with my interview date and link in with my employer regarding contracts and start dates. The communication and advice was fantastic and it was straightforward with no fuss. I recommend Working In NZ Health 100%. They were extremely professional, made the job find straight forward and found a role in a location that was best suited for me. Sophie Greene, Registered Nurse - Ireland
I have been so lucky to have a great team at Working In to help me along the way to secure employment for me at Starship hospital. Everyone has been so kind and helpful towards me along the way and I am so grateful for this. Thank you again to all the team for your help and your emails since I’ve got here to check in with me. It’s been very reassuring and lovely to be thought of. Triona O'Meara, Registered Nurse - Ireland
Thank you so much for all your help. We’re delighted. Sean Kidney, Registered Nurse - Ireland
You have been absolutely fantastic Jo, it’s great to know you are there fighting my corner at this stressful time. I have a senior colleague (amazing theatre nurse with a fantastic cv!) who is hoping to relocate to NZ in a year or two. I have forwarded your details to her. Philippa Revels, Charge Nurse - Ireland
My wife (also a nurse) has been dealing with Jo Bradshaw at WorkingIn. She’s been very helpful with everything from NZ registration through to interview prep. Andrew Watts, Husband of nursing candidate - England
Once again, thank you so much for your time and assistance with everything, I would thoroughly recommend your company/services to anyone looking to emigrate to New Zealand and cannot fault you at all. Janine Robinson, Registered Nurse (ED) - England
I feel like I accomplished my longterm goal to reach my dream country New Zealand, and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Working In NZ Health for all your assistance with my move to NZ, I literally couldn’t have done it without your massive support. You have gone above and beyond what was I expecting 😊😊. Ancy Pappachan, Registered Nurse (Operating Theatre) - UK
“Working In is a team of professional and friendly people who provided excellent service and guidance to us since Day 1. The whole process of job searching, visa application and migration is not easy but with the help of Paul Goddard, Jo Bradshaw, Hamneet Jaggi and the rest of team, this whole experience went smooth and easy. Thank you so much for being our light and guide in every step of this journey. Because of you, we can finally live our New Zealand dream. :)” Emmanuelle and Joefred, Registered Nurses
Thank you Jo!! A special thanks goes to you for finding me such a great job in what we are fast learning to be the most beautiful of townships! We’ve managed to find a cute little furnished property on 1.5 hectares of land so the kids are just going to have the best life! Cannot thank you enough for making our dreams come true 💕. Lucy Newton, Registered Nurse (Community/Aged Care) - UK