Moving to New Zealand?
Kiwi Careers for New Zealand Recruitment
Kiwi Careers is made up of successful, experienced recruitment experts: 20-year veterans amongst them. Combined, the team has many decades of experience recruiting across the UK and New Zealand. We are definitely not a company staffed by young trainees without real-world, life, or recruitment experience. The Kiwi Careers team is dedicated to finding YOU the right job and making your transition to New Zealand as EASY as possible.
Supporting Your Move to New Zealand
Kiwi Careers staff are available to meet YOU face to face (YES, A REAL PERSON, IN PERSON!) to talk through your skills, experience, tell you about life in New Zealand and discuss the great job opportunities available to you on moving to New Zealand.
We are experts at sourcing quality roles in New Zealand. We focus on the New Zealand Skills Shortage List and leverage our strong NZ business networks and excellent relationships we have developed over the many years of filling New Zealand jobs with excellent candidates.
Our core areas of recruitment expertise are:
- Engineering & Building Consultancy Services
- Accountancy & Finance – Commercial & Professional Services (Accounting Practice)
Kiwi Careers has a team of UK-based talent scouts, as well as a New Zealand recruitment team based in NZ and working directly with top New Zealand employers and companies.
The Kiwi Careers recruitment team is focussed on finding people looking to make the move to New Zealand – both expat Kiwis looking to return home and UK and European citizens interested in moving to New Zealand to start their adventures down under. (Auckland remains the world’s 3rd most liveable city in 2018, according to Mercer’s annual survey, while Wellington ranks 15th).
NZ Recruitment Agency
Once the Kiwi Careers UK based team has confirmed all your details, our sister recruitment company, Tyler Wren based in New Zealand, will take over. Tyler Wren is a New Zealand recruitment team of consultants who recruit in their expert sectors. They manage your job search and advise on salary, skill requirements, interview process, company culture and career development. Each consultant has a broad network of employers who they have built relationships with and are able to match the right people to their businesses.
New Zealand Immigration Support
Our superb, qualified immigration partner, Immigration Management, will support your every step along the New Zealand Visa application process.
Thanks to our long-standing networks, we will provide you with contact details and introduce you to a social mentor and a business mentor on arrival in NZ. These individuals have long-standing relationships in New Zealand, in some cases they will have been through the same relocation process as you and can offer support, advice, a friendly face and even the odd BBQ invite to help you settle in New Zealand. This works for all individuals, whether you are relocating to New Zealand on your own or bringing the family along. Once you are settled we will call upon you to act as a mentor, which will continue to build your network.
OUR BUSINESS LEADERS
Lisa has worked in recruitment for 20 years during which time she has always been a hands-on recruiter. Her most recent role involved her setting up a recruitment business based in New Zealand across Construction, Accountancy & Finance and Insurance & Financial Services, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Lisa has trained and successfully managed many recruitment teams, but she always enjoyed working closely with her candidates to get the best opportunities available to them in the market. She believes in qualifying and understanding her candidates’ skills, personality and experience then carefully matching their needs to the right job, team culture and company.
She emigrated to NZ in 2012 and was originally on a two-year work visa but decided to stay. The first 12 months were tough – creating a social network, getting to know the area and generally how things worked – but after that, she met her Kiwi partner, adopted a cat, renovated a house, spent way too much time on Waiheke Island and became a Kiwi. Lisa understands how tough the move can be and is always on hand to help new Kiwis, to advise on the practical stuff and help build social and business networks.
Lisa loves a game of golf, wine, hiking, barbeques and spending time at the beach.
What Lisa misses about UK
Prawn cocktail Crisps / Mr Brain’s Faggots / Marks & Spencer Sandwiches / Sweet Curry Sauce from McDonald’s / Pickled Beetroot / The Family!
What Lisa loves about NZ
The weather / The people / The lack of traffic compared to UK / The beaches / The very low crime rate / Waiheke Island (over 40 vineyards)
Michelle and Lisa worked together in the UK for over five years in recruitment. Since then she has successfully run her own business and worked at The Chamber Of Commerce as a recruitment manager. She has partnered with individuals to secure roles in the workplace and successfully placed over 400 people during her career. She has also worked closely with businesses to manage their staff plans and advised on personnel matters.
She has 2 sons who are total opposites – one is into politics and the other is a budding rugby player – so if she can understand and manage their needs on a daily basis, you know you will be in very safe in her hands!! Her other love is Alfie, her Yorkshire terrier who gets away with pretty much anything.
Michelle leads our UK based recruitment team and has a strong understanding of what NZ employers are looking for. She is a down-to-earth, highly commercial recruiter and will be able to qualify your skills, experience and ability to work in NZ quickly.
She is a keen gym bunny and also loves to cook a good Sunday roast for her family, normally accompanied by a glass of wine. Michelle and the NZ team are in weekly contact to review candidates and the New Zealand recruitment strategy.
Scott has worked in recruitment for over four years and has also run his own businesses. He has led teams in both NZ and Australia but always remained a hands-on recruiter. As a recruitment partner, he was their “go to” guy for highly skilled roles, especially across the construction and sales sectors.
Our clients love working with Scott, as he is a down-to-earth, hardworking Kiwi guy who manages his clients’ and candidates’ expectations well and always goes that extra mile for them. He understands his markets thoroughly, and his clients trust his judgment when referring his candidates.
Scott has built many industry connections and proactively works with learning and development groups across NZ. When he is not at work, he is in the gym or on the golf course. He loves a vodka and soda now and again and can eat a one-litre tub of ice-cream in 8 seconds. Randomly, he can also play the bagpipes pretty well!
Vikki has over ten years’ hands on experience of recruitment and candidate sourcing with the UK’s largest specialist recruitment agency, nine years of which were spent working alongside Lisa. She has worked within different sectors, including Accountancy and Finance and Office Support, covering the temporary, permanent and contract markets.
As a recruitment consultant, she understands how the right role can change someone’s life, and as an army wife she understands how intimidating an overseas move can seem. This combination of professional experience and personal empathy makes her the ideal person to work alongside candidates interested in exploring the possibility of moving to New Zealand.
Vikki has travelled across New Zealand and understands what an amazing country it is, and what life is like there. She has a fond appreciation for the wines of Marlborough, the beauty of Waiheke and the calmness of Lake Pukaki.
Having recently returned from a Cyprus posting, she is once again enjoying life in the UK with her two young children and husband. When she is not in the gym, you will find her in the kitchen cooking up a storm for her family, who would describe her as loyal, committed and outgoing.
Tasha has had an interesting route into recruitment. She started her career working in an accounting firm, then moved into insurance sales before finding her calling in recruitment. For the past two years, she has specialised in placing professionals in their ideal role in a candidate-short market.
Due to her consultative nature, Tasha is great at building trust with clients and candidates and working with them to reach a common goal. She has an outgoing personality with a solid sense of humour, she is keen to listen and assist. Her favourite part of recruitment is when a candidate is absolutely overjoyed to get the job offer that will elevate their career and improve their circumstances.
Auckland born and raised, in her free time she loves indulging in cuisine (and wine), travelling with her other half and cuddling her two adorable dogs. From time to time, Panda and Kobe (the dogs) make an appearance in the office, which always boosts everyone’s mood.
Stevie has worked in recruitment for the past three years, both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Originally from Auckland, Stevie completed her Bachelor of Business and got a couple of years’ experience under her belt before doing the typical Kiwi O.E to London.
A couple of years working and travelling abroad made Stevie realise how much she loved New Zealand and that she was ready to come home and settle back in Auckland. Stevie has recruited in a number of industries, including Office Support and Accounting and Finance, both in the permanent and temporary job space. Her passions lie with matching candidates to their dream roles, ensuring the right culture fit and with furthering their careers.
Stevie understands how daunting it is to move jobs, cities and countries, and she is always around to lend an ear or give advice. When she is not in the office, Stevie loves spending quality time with friends and family, outdoors hiking or having a cheeky wine, although her next travel destination is never too far from her mind.
Simone went into recruitment after many years working in commercial business support roles within building consultancy. Through her experience in this sector, Simone developed the skills required to collaborate and understand the complexities and challenges consultancy can bring. She is therefore a person who can understand and relate to these needs.
Simone is an effective, results oriented recruiter who is detailed and considered in her approach to finding the right people for her clients Simone believes that for recruitment to be effective and efficient, relationships based on trust and mutual understanding need to be built with both clients and candidates.
Simone also enjoys music and can often be found singing in the office, much to the annoyance of “some” of her colleagues (who shall remain nameless). She also enjoys socialising with friends and family, good wine, food and lots of laughs. With her outgoing personality she enjoys a good laugh and is known to bestow nicknames on her family and colleagues.
Auckland born and raised, in her free time she loves hanging out with her husband and young son, playing touch rugby, yoga and catching up with friends.
Kirsty has international recruitment experience spanning over 5 years, and now specialises in Civil Engineering positions in Auckland. With extensive in-house and agency based experience, she’s worked at both ends of the table, and strives to make the recruitment process as efficient and smooth as possible for her clients.
She is passionate about dealing with candidates, and changing their lives by placing them with the right company! Having recently immigrated to New Zealand, she understands the enormity of the decision and how vital it is to make the right career move and lifestyle change for you and your family. Having lived in South Africa, the UK and now New Zealand, Kirsty would go far to say that this is the best place to settle, with Auckland and Tauranga being her favourite cities in New Zealand.
Should you be looking for support groups, parent communities or child care information, Kirsty is a new mom to a little boy Jesse, and has a wealth of information on all things maternity and baby related and loves to share experiences and offer advice should this be something that you’d like to know more about when considering a move to New Zealand. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and exploring parts of Auckland, finding new spots to dine at and spending quality time with her family.
Originally from South Africa, Gary has worked in the Insurance and Financial Services for 20+ years with the past 3 ⅔ years in recruitment in New Zealand. He has led teams in the Insurance & Financial Services sectors including his most recent roles in recruitment in New Zealand. With his passion for Insurance & Financial Services he works closely with candidates to understand their career aspirations and with his background knowledge in this sector, coupled with a strong NZ network, is well placed to make great employer/employee relationships.
Gary moved to New Zealand with his partner of 9 years in 2015 with the good fortunes of having a softer landing as they have a wide family and friendship support circle, which “kiwi-fied” him to make New Zealand home! Having taken the decision to do a 360 change in career direction into the world of recruitment the transition was smooth taking into account his background in Insurance & Financial Services and he quickly developed a solid network in this space.
On the weekends Gary and his partner can be found enjoying the outdoors and are keen foodies who enjoy entertaining both at home or be it a new dining experience with a few cheeky wines.
Kiwi Careers offers a £250.00 voucher for referrals.
Know someone who is interested in working In New Zealand? If we place anyone you recommend in a job in New Zealand, not only will your contact be super happy with you, we will give you £250.00 to say thanks.
(Referrals will be paid once the successful candidate has secured their dream job and remained in their new role for 3 months.)