Wondering what kind of job you'll find in New Zealand?
If you've never been on a working holiday before, your first question is probably "What kind of jobs will I find?" Many people talk about finding fruit picking, serving drinks or waiting tables, and while these are certainly some of the most common jobs, it's not what all BUNACers are limited to!
In the past year, our partners at IEP have helped BUNAC participants choose from a huge range of jobs all over New Zealand in many different professions, service or industry you can think of!
These jobs have included:
• Director of Lighting for The Hobbit movie
• Recruitment consultant for Madison
• Television Producer for FOUR
• Nurse at an elderly care center
• Store Manager at Kathmandu
• Chef at Orbit Restaurant in the Skytower
• Event Coordinator for Sanitarium
• Ice Hockey Coach at Lake Tekapo
• Assistant Manager - Waldorf Apartment Hotels
• Administrative Assistant at University of Otago HR Dept
Here's what one participant said when we asked him how things were going at his new job at AIDA:
"I've only been working here for two weeks and am already one of the top Sales Reps. I get to travel New Zealand for free! Now they want me to build my own team so I get to go recruit people to work for me. Thanks for helping make this possible."
Of course, not all working holiday participants are focused on gaining experience in professional jobs and would prefer to take up more casual work throughout their year. Lots of BUNACers choose this in order to spend more time traveling and exploring everything New Zealand has to offer!
The Auckland office has employers throughout the country contacting them to advertise their job opportunities on IEP’s office job boards, weekly emails and online members lounge (you will be given access to this at your welcome orientation). By having these resources available, it really gives you the freedom and independence to structure your working holiday however YOU want!
Here is a selection of the types of ‘casual’ work you could find yourself doing in NZ:
• An extra in TV adverts, feature films and TV series
• Photographer for bungee jumps
• Mobile pizza business
• Making Gelato
• Working at a hostel
• Fruit picking & farm work
• Packing Frozen Bull semen! (yes, that's a real job)
What do the people who were aiming for casual work have to say?
"Everything is awesome here. I am a batista in one cafe and Dustin is the chef in another cafe owned by the same people. They are great people and we both have full time hours. We have a car and bought all camping stuff so we go away every week and explore a different part of NZ."
So there you have it! Whether you are looking for career related experience, something new and exciting or getting your hands dirty on a farm – Work New Zealand can help you find an opportunity that fits!
Give our team a call on 1-800-GO-BUNAC to find out more about starting your adventure to today!