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Australia and New Zealand

This section of the website will give you an overview of how to find work in Australia and New Zealand.

For graduates, unless you are sponsored by your employer, you may find it best to apply for a Working Holiday visa. 

In Australia, this enables you to work for one employer for up to six months . For further information please visit the Working Holiday Visa page 

In New Zealand please review the information on the Immigration New Zealand website.

Please remember that the Global Employability Consultant is unable to provide visa advice so it is important that you research your options. 

Employment Overview-

If you’re looking to settle in Australia long-term for professional and permanent employment, you’ll need to apply through SkillSelect. Your chances of success very much depend on having the desired skills, qualifications and experience. 

If you're a young person looking to holiday and work in Australia temporarily, you may also be eligible to apply for a holiday working visa. For more information visit Australia's official government website here.

 

Major industries: agriculture, mining, tourism, manufacture.

 

Major companies: National Australia Bank (NAB), Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), Telstra Corporation, Wesfarmers, Woolworths, AMP Ltd, Macquarie Group, Suncorp Group, Qantas, Woodside Petroleum, Westfield Group, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto Group.

 

Country Information 

AGCAS country guide

Target Jobs country guide

Prospects: Working in Australia

Going Global: you will need to log in through MyCareerZone or on a University PC for the first time to create your own log in as this is a University subscription.

Gov.UK Country Living Guide

Gov.UK Country Export Guide

 

Job search sites & resources:

Adzuna

Seek 

Graduate Careers Australia

Graduate Opportunities

Grad Connection

CareerOne

GradAustralia

 

CV and application advice for Australia

 

For more information about finding work in Australia, please book an appointment with one of our Global Employability Advisors via the My Careers Zone desk. 

NEW ZEALAND- If you can offer one of the shortage skills that is in demand in New Zealand, you’ll find it much easier to get a work or residence visa. For more information please visit New Zealand's official immigration website here.

If you are a UK citizen between the ages of 18 and 30 you may be eligible to apply for a United Kingdom Working Holiday Visa. For more information please visit New Zealand's official immigration website here.

Major industries: agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, banking and insurance, and machinery and transportation equipment.

Major companies: Air New Zealand, Auckland Airport, Contact Energy, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation, Fletcher Building, Goodman Fielder (food company), Guinness Peat Group (investment holding company), Sky Network Television, Telecom New Zealand, Westpac Banking Corporation.

 

Country Profile Information:

Target Jobs country guide

Prospects: Working in New Zealand

Gov.UK Country Living Guide

Gov.UK Country Export Guide

 

Job search sites & resources:

Grad Connection

New Kiwis

Seek

TradeMe

Working In New Zealand

Grad New Zealand

For more information about finding work in New Zealand, please book an appointment with one of our Global Employability Advisors via the My Careers Zone desk.