New Zealand is a country perfect for all types of travellers. It has the perfect balance of modern economy and calm scenery. It is also perfect for the backpackers who want to explore and experience the country while earning money as it offers a working holiday visa.
Working holiday visa is open for people between 18-30 (35 for other countries) years of age and should be included on New Zealand’s list of country that is eligible for working holiday visa. If accepted, you are entitled to work or study in New Zealand for up to 23 months. Compared to the tourist or visitor visa that many travellers have, the working holiday visa allows you to apply on various jobs or select a course that you want to study.
In this article, you can see the commonly available jobs that you can explore during your stay in New Zealand.
This is the most common job that many backpackers get when they availed the working holiday visa. Fruit picking is the most in-demand job in this industry during the summer season – from December to April. You got to work in the vineyard and fruit orchards. As it is a seasonal job, this doesn’t require long term commitments.
Since New Zealand is an agricultural country, the jobs in this industry offer a great way to expand your opportunities in dairy and farming works.
Another best work that any backpackers can have is the hospitality jobs, In here, you can work as a receptionist staff or do housekeeping jobs. A lot of backpackers explore this industry as they can get free accommodation in return with their services to the hostel.
If you want to enhance and engage people, then this job is for you! Retail work involves cash handling and customer support that will surely be helpful to the retail stores in New Zealand.
Do you have great social skills and are fond of outdoor activities? Well, this job is for you! Tourism is one of the main sources of income in New Zealand. With this, there is a lot of tourism company who seek outgoing people who love outdoor activities. They might be requiring past experience for this kind of job but you would lose nothing if you try, right?
Ski Field Work
Working in ski field resorts is a great way to learn new skills while earning money. It is also a seasonal work as you would be only working from the end of autumn to the beginning of spring. This makes a great advantage as you want to explore other job and learning opportunities in New Zealand.
Au pair or childcare is a popular job in New Zealand. This requires past experience as you would be handling children and experience the life of Kiwi family life. In return, you could have free accommodation, food, and wage for about six months to one year.