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Planning To Work In New Zealand In 2017? Here Are The Jobs M'sians Can Apply For Now.

Being a rather big country, it’s quite surprising to know that New Zealand has faced issues when it comes to employing local workers for their industries.

In fact, the government of the country has recently increased its quota for the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme for short term migrants working on vineyards and orchards by 1,000 to 10,500 for the 2016/17 season in response on tackling this issue.

Even the Prime Minister himself has said that New Zealand heavily relies on foreign labour due to their own locals not being enough manpower to drive their industries forward.

So if you’ve ever wondered what it was like to live in New Zealand for an extended period of time and have a go at their working culture, here’s your chance.

The New Zealand Immigration Department has recently uploaded information regarding next year’s application for citizens to apply for a Malaysian Working Travel Visa.

This entails a prime opportunity for young Malaysians looking to travel for a few months but also gain experience through earning a living in New Zealand.

The Malaysian Working Travel Visa allows Malaysians to travel to New Zealand for a set duration of 6 months. The minimum requirement is that the applicant must be a Malaysian aged 18 to 30 and own around NZ$ 2,250 (RM7,160) to be used during their stay. The visa allows applicants to study and work during their stay.

There is a set quota of 1150 spots for the year and the application date will be on 20th January 2017.

For more information regarding the terms and conditions as well as the procedure, click here.

So in case you were curious on what jobs are offered for you to try and apply for whilst you’re visiting New Zealand, below is a list according to regions in the country with specific industries to choose from.

Most of the jobs listed here were taken from Backpackerboard as we noticed it had a comprehensive list of the requirements needed for the employee, the conditions to work as well as a proper description for the jobs. All the candidates need to do is check to see if they fit the bill and just submit their CV through the form provided.

1) Farmwork/Fruit Picking/Vineyard Work

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Image Credit: nz-adventures.blogspot.com

A seasonal job that runs throughout the year. This sector focuses more on finding people willing to live the outdoors life and spend long hours in their vineyards and orchards. Accommodations are usually provided seeing as the areas with the most vacancies are in the outskirts of town.

No experience is usually needed for these jobs but do keep in mind, own transportation is recommended.

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2) Restaurant/Bar/Cafe Work

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Image Credit: possector.com

No matter which country, the F&B scene is always looking for new people to employ. Most of the vacancies include professional chefs, baristas, wait staff (which are basically waiters), restaurant managers and so on.

These jobs do require some experience or certification and also has a condition of the applicant having fluency in English.

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3) Admin/Office Work

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Image Credit: Google

These jobs are a little bit restrictive as not many offer contracts for just 6 months. But the ones that do have a higher pay compared to other industries. Applicants usually need to have good marketing skills and know how to speak in more than one language.

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4) Construction/Trades

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More specifically for male candidates with expertise in the construction field. Not much certification is needed but applicants would generally need to be alright with flexible shift times.

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5) Adventure Tourism/Coaching

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6) Au Pair/Family Help

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Au Pair or more commonly known as babysitters/nannies are quite common in New Zealand as these urban families tend to seek for young and energetic people to help keep an eye on their young children for a set duration. Not much certification or experience is needed for this but the jobs are more aimed towards women.

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7) Retail/Sales/Marketing

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8) Beauty/Healthcare

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9) Hotel/Hospitality

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10) Gardening/Landscaping

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11) Horse Care/Riding/Grooming

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Image Credit: petfinder.com

These jobs require a degree of understanding on horses. No particular experience is required but having a know-how on how to groom and tend to the horses are a plus. These jobs however do not have a set shift so applicants must be prepared to be called during certain days and times.

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12) Hostel Work/Work Exchange

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For a more thorough list of jobs in other areas of New Zealand, click here.

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