Join our local team of Air New Zealanders
No matter where in the world we fly to, New Zealand will always be our home. If you’ve thought about making New Zealand your home, here are some facts that may help your decision.
Moving to New Zealand with a job offer
Air New Zealand is an Immigration Accredited Employer. This means we can help fast-track your visa application, depending on the type of role you’re applying for and the skill shortage in New Zealand at the time of your application.
If you receive a job offer from us, we’ll guide you through the immigration process and help you with your move.
Moving to New Zealand without a job offer
If you don’t have a job offer before you move to New Zealand, you’ll need to check what type of visa you need to enter the country. Different countries have different requirements, so check with Immigration New Zealand that you have the correct documentation before you make the big move.
Living in New Zealand
New Zealand is home to 4.5 million people. Our beautiful country attracts many migrants from all over the world who love our laid-back lifestyle, breath-taking scenery and passion for the outdoors.
New Zealand culture
Auckland is our biggest city, followed by Christchurch and Wellington. Here we are fortunate to be surrounded by many beautiful beaches, so you’re never far away from the water even when you live in a city. Our varied climate means you can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor pursuits from kayaking, fishing and mountain biking to snow-boarding and skiing.
Kiwis are well-known for their easy-going approach to life and welcoming nature. New Zealand Maori is the indigenous language, but most people who live here speak English.
New Zealand Transport
Getting around the city centres in New Zealand is relatively easy using public transport such as buses and trains or taxi services. It can be more difficult once you leave the centre, so most Kiwis own a car for their day to day needs.
Before you buy a car, check with NZ Transport Agency that you are allowed to use your overseas driver’s license. You can buy a car from a dealer or privately at trademe.co.nz. If you buy your car privately, make sure an authorised mechanic checks your car. Insurance is not mandatory in New Zealand, but it is recommended so that you can protect yourself from liability.
New Zealand healthcare
Our healthcare is world-class. Public healthcare is free or subsidised for New Zealanders, permanent residents and people who hold a two year work permit. Private healthcare is also widely available. If you are injured from an accident, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) helps to pay some of the cost of your care. This means you can’t sue anyone in New Zealand for compensation for your treatment costs.
Take a look at this useful website for more information on healthcare:
Ready to make the move?
If you want to move to New Zealand and have the skills and qualifications we need, you could be our next Air New Zealander. So what are you waiting for?