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27d ago

Face To Face Fundraiser

Think Marketing

CBD, Auckland

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARYDo you have an excellent work ethic and a great personality? We will...

1mth ago

$1500-$3000 Per Week + Travel Opportunities + Company Car...

Enlighten Press

Auckland,

Are you a backpacker or young professional ready to embark on an exciting journey while making a...

2mth ago

Group Leader - Ideal Job For Backpackers

INTRO Travel

Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown, South Island

GROUP LEADER ROLE - INTRO TRAVELDo you have a passion for travel, enjoy meeting new people...

2mth ago

Group Leader - Ideal Job For Backpackers

INTRO Travel

Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown, South Island

GROUP LEADER ROLE - INTRO TRAVELDo you have a passion for travel, enjoy meeting new people...

4mth ago

Drivers/ Labourers - Three Month Project Dunedin

TBG

Dunedin,

TBG has specialised in the distribution of wheelie bins in Australia and New Zealand for over...

5mth ago

Office Sales/operations Manager/jet Boat Driver/summer...

Fiordland Jet Ltd

Te Anau, Fiordland, Otago

New Year - Looking for some fresh faces to join the team!Must be eligible to work in New...

5mth ago

Hop Harvest - Tractor Drivers $27 Including Holiday Pay

Korere Hops Limited

Tasman, Nelson

HOP (BEER) HARVEST 2024 - Tractor driversThe 2024 Hop Harvest is near, and we are seeking...

6mth ago

General Manager/free Ski Pass $30-$40 Per Hr

THE DUBLINER IRISH BAR AND RESTAURANT

Methven, South Island

The Dubliner Irish bar and restaurant is a multiple award-winning venue located in Methven, Mid...

6mth ago

Weed Tree Removal Crew

Pukaki Downs Station

Lake Pukaki, South Island

Are you interested in working in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand near the Iconic Lake...

6mth ago

Brand Ambassador - Gisborne

Destro

Gisborne,

ANY STAFF WANTING EXTRA WORK WHILST THEY ATTEND RHYTHM & VINES OR ARE LOCAL TO GISBORNE?...

7mth ago

Motel Assistant

Waterfalls Estate Ltd

Haruru Falls, Paihia, Northland

We have a working holiday job for a happy, outgoing person to work in our motel, campground &...

Latest Backpacker Jobs

Shop Assistant

8 Chain Omarama

Omarama, Otago

We are newly operated Business started last year. we are looking for a full-time staff for our little convenience store located in Otago region.The role is all...

New 13hr ago

We are newly operated Business started last year. we are looking for a full-time staff for our little convenience store located in Otago region.The role is all...

Wwoofing/volunteering Opportunity In Wellington!

Bhakti Lounge

Wellington

Get a unique, holistic and enlivening experience volunteering at Bhakti Lounge Wellington!Think good food in good company - couldn’t get any better.Bhakti...

New 2d ago

Get a unique, holistic and enlivening experience volunteering at Bhakti Lounge Wellington!Think good food in good company - couldn’t get any better.Bhakti...

Dairy Farm Assistant

Hermansen Family Trust

Reporoa, Rotorua

Dairy farm assistant/s required - starting 15/07/2024 for 10 weeks over calving. Assisting with getting cows and calves in, setting up break fences, feeding calves,...

New 3d ago

Dairy farm assistant/s required - starting 15/07/2024 for 10 weeks over calving. Assisting with getting cows and calves in, setting up break fences, feeding calves,...

Furniture Removalist And Drivers Required

Allied

Seaview, Lower Hutt, Wellington

We are seeking class 1, 2, 4 or class 5 Drivers/Furniture Removalists.No experience is required as full training on all aspects will be provided.Career...

New 3d ago

We are seeking class 1, 2, 4 or class 5 Drivers/Furniture Removalists.No experience is required as full training on all aspects will be provided.Career...

Machine Operator

R & J Employ

Hastings, Hawke's Bay

We are looking for experienced machine operators.Please only apply if you have experience working with food processing machinery.Do you have experience doing...

New 3d ago

We are looking for experienced machine operators.Please only apply if you have experience working with food processing machinery.Do you have experience doing...

Hamilton - Casual - Great Pay & Crew - Container Labour & Forklift Driving...

Kingz Container Crew

Hamilton, Waikato

At Kingz Container Crew, we unload / load containers at warehouses across AU and NZ.We are currently searching for applicants that are keen to work in a team...

10d ago

At Kingz Container Crew, we unload / load containers at warehouses across AU and NZ.We are currently searching for applicants that are keen to work in a team...

Shift Manager

JCServices

Auckland CBD, Auckland

We are looking for two Shift Managers to manage shifts in two Auckland CBD Health and Well-being businesses. This company has seen extreme growth and is looking to add...

11d ago

We are looking for two Shift Managers to manage shifts in two Auckland CBD Health and Well-being businesses. This company has seen extreme growth and is looking to add...

Receptionist / Administrator

JCServices

Auckland CBD, Auckland

Are you friendly and strive to deliver 5 Star customer service? If yes, then we have an opportunity not to missed.About the RoleAs the first point of contact...

11d ago

Are you friendly and strive to deliver 5 Star customer service? If yes, then we have an opportunity not to missed.About the RoleAs the first point of contact...

Wait Staff/ Front Of House

The Freeport with Cleaver and Co

Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty



Join Our Front of House Team at The Freeport with Cleaver & Co! 
Are you passionate about hospitality and exceptional customer service?We are looking for...

11d ago



Join Our Front of House Team at The Freeport with Cleaver & Co! 
Are you passionate about hospitality and exceptional customer service?We are looking for...

Bar Staff

The Freeport with Cleaver and Co

Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Join Our Front of House Team at The Freeport with Cleaver & Co! 
Are you passionate about hospitality and exceptional customer service?We are looking for...

11d ago

Join Our Front of House Team at The Freeport with Cleaver & Co! 
Are you passionate about hospitality and exceptional customer service?We are looking for...

Dairy Farm Assistant

Canterbury

Ashburton, Christchurch

we are looking for the right person To join our Team for July to NovemberYour role will be all aspects of System 2 Dairy Farming. We currently milk 1400 cows through...

11d ago

we are looking for the right person To join our Team for July to NovemberYour role will be all aspects of System 2 Dairy Farming. We currently milk 1400 cows through...

A Calf Rearer Is Needed In Ashburton!

FRENZ Recruitment and Immigration

Ashburton, Christchurch

We have a well-paid 8-week contract starting in August for a Calf Rearer based in the Ashburton area. Would be great if you have previous calf rearing experience! This...

11d ago

We have a well-paid 8-week contract starting in August for a Calf Rearer based in the Ashburton area. Would be great if you have previous calf rearing experience! This...

Calf Rearer (experience Preferred)

Herbison

Maungatautari, Waikato

Hi! I am looking for a calf rearer for a 400 cow dairy farm in the Waikato, New Zealand.The farm is located 30 minutes south of Cambridge.This 12 week fixed...

22d ago

Hi! I am looking for a calf rearer for a 400 cow dairy farm in the Waikato, New Zealand.The farm is located 30 minutes south of Cambridge.This 12 week fixed...

 

Face To Face Fundraiser

Think Marketing

CBD, Auckland

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARYDo you have an excellent work ethic and a great personality? We will train you with everything else you could possibly need to smash your...

27d ago

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARYDo you have an excellent work ethic and a great personality? We will train you with everything else you could possibly need to smash your...

Dairy Farm Assisant

Royal

auckland, Auckland

Royal Partners is a family run dairy farm milking 300 spring calving cows on totally flat 220 ha in Auckland. We have been operating a successful dairy farming...

27d ago

Royal Partners is a family run dairy farm milking 300 spring calving cows on totally flat 220 ha in Auckland. We have been operating a successful dairy farming...

Carpenter

Baird Built

Ohakune, Taupō

Job Title: Temporary BuilderLocation: Ohakune, New ZealandDuration: 2 months (potential for extension)Job Description:We are currently seeking a skilled...

30d ago

Job Title: Temporary BuilderLocation: Ohakune, New ZealandDuration: 2 months (potential for extension)Job Description:We are currently seeking a skilled...

 

$1500-$3000 Per Week + Travel Opportunities + Company Car + Adventure

Enlighten Press

Auckland

Are you a backpacker or young professional ready to embark on an exciting journey while making a meaningful impact?While making a lot of money in the process?...

Are you a backpacker or young professional ready to embark on an exciting journey while making a meaningful impact?While making a lot of money in the process?...

Help Us Finish Our Renovation

Builders Crack LTD

Brooklyn, Wellington

We are renovationing an old house and need help with a variety of jobs to suit most skill levels. Work includes manual labour, house painting, building and eating and...

1mth ago

We are renovationing an old house and need help with a variety of jobs to suit most skill levels. Work includes manual labour, house painting, building and eating and...

Front Of House / Barista

AJs Kitchen Twizel Ltd

Twizel, Mackenzie

We are looking for front of house staff members to join our small and friendly team.You would be required to serve customers, take down orders, handle payments,...

1mth ago

We are looking for front of house staff members to join our small and friendly team.You would be required to serve customers, take down orders, handle payments,...

Dairy Farm Spring Assist

HDDF LTD

Omokoroa, Bay of Plenty

Dairy assist required 01/07/2024 for 8-10 weeks over calving. Feeding calves, milking and general farm duties, every second weekend off. 30-40 hours per week. Good...

1mth ago

Dairy assist required 01/07/2024 for 8-10 weeks over calving. Feeding calves, milking and general farm duties, every second weekend off. 30-40 hours per week. Good...

 

Backpacker Jobs New Zealand

From fruit picking Jobs, fishing Jobs and seasonal harvest work to au-pair and hospitality work, Backpacker Job Board NZ is home to a huge variety of different casual Jobs for backpackers. We have full-time, part-time and temp roles to suit all travellers. Browse our job vacancy database and apply for Jobs online for free. You can also subscribe to our mailing list or follow us on Facebook and Twitter and be the first to get all our latest backpacker job vacancies live as we receive them. Any questions, feel free to contact us - we're happy to help. In the meantime, here's some useful links:

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How do I find a Backpacker Job in New Zealand?

Travelling in New Zealand is a costly pursuit. The good news is for backpackers on a working holiday visa you can earn as you travel, by working in a variety of temporary, part-time and casual jobs while traversing the north and south island of New Zealand.

How to Find a Backpacker Job in New Zealand
How to Find a Backpacker Job in New Zealand

Finding the right job at the right time is key to a successful working holiday. New Zealand is a different country with a different culture, but the work options for backpackers are aplenty.

If you're searching for a casual job in a bar, a stretch of remote work on a farm, or a short term position at a hostel, Backpacker Job Board NZ is the ideal place to start your job search. Here's our guide to find the ideal job. Let us walk you through the process of job hunting as a backpacker in New Zealand.

How to find a job in New Zealand?

How easy is it to get a job in New Zealand on a working holiday visa? Let's take a look. Here's how to find a job in New Zealand when backpacking. Note; it can take about 5 days to find work successfully and you may need a few items (WiFi, Resume, Computer or Mobile Phone).

1. Secure a working holiday visa

You can't work as a backpacker in New Zealand without holding a working holiday visa.

You must secure your visa before you arrive in New Zealand, as you'll need to supply a number of original documents as part of the application, and it will be checked at the airport on arrival.

2. Get a New Zealand mobile SIM

Having arrived in the country with visa in hand, your first job is to get a Kiwi mobile number. Head to the nearest mobile operator store and grab a SIM card so that you can make contact with and be contacted by employers. Pick a SIM with plenty of data - you'll need it!

3. Update your CV / resume

When was the last time you gave your resume a spit and shine? It's important that it is up to date, and highlights the skills, qualifications and experience that aligns with the type of job that you'll be looking for while travelling. You may well have been a lawyer in your home country, but that experience won't be super helpful in finding a job behind the bar in Wellington or fruit picking in Christchurch. Instead highlight any relevant experience and transferable skills.

4. Find a great profile photo

A picture is worth a thousand words, and ideally yours will yell "Employ Me!" 500 times over. Make it professional, captivating, and unmistakably you.

5. Register with Backpacker Job Board

As New Zealand's number one backpacker job marketplace, signing up with Backpacker Job Board will grant you access to a huge number of potential jobs. It only takes about a minute to register as a backpacker, and it's totally free!

6. Begin browsing job vacancies

Once you've registered with Backpacker Job Board you're ready to start browsing! We have lots of new jobs posted every day, so keep checking your preferred job category pages often. All our jobs are also posted to our Facebook page. Follow us on Facebook for more updates.

7. Check job eligibility

Have a read over job descriptions for any specific eligibility criteria.

Some jobs will require specific qualifications or experience. Save time in the long run, and apply for the most relevant jobs first

8. Do your due diligence

Is the employer legitimate? Do they have a good reputation? Will they follow through on their promises? It's important that you get a good sense of the employer before you get too far down the road. Check the employer's online presence for things like a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN), contact details and an address, and do your best to search out former employees to get first hand info on what they're like as a boss (Google, Facebook and Glassdoor reviews are a great place to look). It's important that you stay safe.

9. Prepare your cover letter

Cover letters are important. They have the job of personalising your resume, explaining exactly why you, with your skills and experience, are perfect for this particular job. You need to spend time getting it right. If you feel as though your English isn't as good as it needs to be, get a friend to take a look!

10. Send applications

Once you've found some good jobs from good employers and developed a knock-out resume and cover letter, it's time to send out applications!

11. Follow up with employers

While you don't want to be overeager - the employer will likely be busy, as they're currently looking for help - it's smart to follow up within a day or two. This demonstrates initiative, and shows that you're eager to work.

12. Be responsive

The job market is competitive in New Zealand, so it's important that you respond quickly to any correspondence from a potential employer. Reply to their questions in a polite and professional manner, and be sure to ask any more that you might have - this is your chance to clear up any confusion.

13. Study up before the interview

You want to know a healthy amount about the job, the employer and the industry before you sit down for an interview. You will probably be going for plenty of jobs that you don't have much experience in, but if you can show that you've learnt a little bit about the field before you've gone to the interview, it'll demonstrate real initiative.

14. Accept the job

A job offer is on the table, but this is your last chance to decide whether this is the right choice for you, so take it. On top of your earlier due diligence, which ensured the employer was trustworthy, you should take the opportunity to look at the area that you'll be working in, and the type of work, the pay and the work conditions, to ensure that this is the right move. All of these things should be clearly laid out by the employer before you accept.

15. Gain the necessary certifications/ qualifications

Congratulations - the job has been offered and you've accepted! But before you get to work, you need to make sure you have everything you need.

The first items on your checklist will be any certificates and qualifications you might need in your new job. Your employer will be able to advise the specifics, but common qualifications include the White Card / Site Safety Card certificate for labour and construction jobs.

16. Kit yourself out

You also may need to have clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE). Check what, if anything, the employer supplies, then go shopping for the extras. This is particularly important for labouring, fruit picking and farm work.

17. Start work!

You've done it! It's time to put in the hours and get paid.

18. Calculate your tax

There's one final step in the process. Getting paid is great, but it does mean that the government gets paid too, by taxing your income. You want to be sure you're not passing too much money on to them, and our backpacker tax calculator helps you to do just that. Simply pop in your income and the tax you paid, and we'll let you know what you can expect to get back at the end of the financial year!