Despite the newly elected government being viewed as “anti-immigration”, New Zealand’s booming economy means that there are many opportunities for people with the right skills.

However, landing that job can be a little tricky and nerve-wracking when you are relocating from the other side of the world.

At PSS International we frequently get requests from customers for help with job searching. Sometimes it could be that one partner already has a job offer, other times they have committed to moving to New Zealand but are doing so in anticipation of getting a job on arrival.

We have therefore teamed up with RobLawMax one of New Zealand’s leading recruitment companies who has recently set up an office in London so they can tempt more ‘poms’ to join their 200,000 compatriots down under and fill some of the many vacancies.

There really has never been a better time to make your dream of moving to New Zealand a reality.

What jobs are currently available?

RobLawMax focuses on the construction and engineering sector and is currently has many white collar and skilled trade vacancies available.

If you, or someone you know, has the right experience and qualifications, you could soon be on the fast track to starting a new life in New Zealand – a country regularly voted among the best places to live in the world.

They currently have both consultancy and contractor companies actively seeking these types of skills:

  • Quantity surveyors
  • Civil engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Project and site managers

In addition, all qualified building trades are in very high demand including:

  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Operators of heavy machines like diggers, bulldozers.

Other positions are available too. You can also quickly make sure you meet New Zealand’s points criteria by checking the official immigration website here.

Construction, engineering and trade job vacancies

How to make the move to New Zealand?

It is a big journey moving to New Zealand – and not just the distance. You will have a number of hurdles to overcome but with the right team behind you, it should be fairly straightforward.

RobLawMax is extremely helpful and has much experience helping British nationals make the move.

What’s more, their service is free! So you can’t get much better than that.

Wll Mallard, who heads up their new London office has agreed to offer an assessment for any PSS customers looking to work in the construction and engineering industry.

He will be able to quickly confirm if your experience and qualifications meet the requirements, tell you about current opportunities and advise on the most suitable areas of New Zealand for you to look into.

RobLawMax is also in the unique position of being able to offer both placements to employers and direct employment with themselves, including up to 3 years fixed term contracts for increased continuity and certainty of work for tradespeople.

So if you were concerned about finding the right job, worry no more. Give Will Mallard at RobLawMax a call and you could soon be lining up job interviews and turning that dream move into reality!

Will can be contacted on telephone: +44 (0)7951 802809 or email:

Don’t forget to mention PSS International when you call and we look forward to helping ship your belongings when you start your new life in New Zealand.

It could be sooner than you think!

For more information about moving to New Zealand click here.