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Candidate Profiles

Check out the latest skills and talent available

Automotive Technician — Thursday 21st September 2017

This candidate is a 30 year old trade qualified light vehicle mechanic with more than 5 years’ experience on the tools.  He completed his apprenticeship at a Fiat and Mitsubishi dealer, but his recent focus has been with the Toyota brand.  He will be writing a grading exam in October in order to gain his Toyota Pro-Tech certificate. He has also worked on vehicles other than the 3 mentioned above, and has experience with both older and new models of Toyota and other vehicles.

He interviewed extremely well and is a positive and likeable person. He will be relocating to NZ alone and, upon receiving a job offer, could be here in 8-10 weeks as he is already in contact with an Immigration Adviser.

Reference: CL1762

Vehicle Stock Controller — Thursday 21st September 2017

Our candidate is 29 years of age and has a friendly and bubbly personality.  She has 7 years experience as a Stock Controller for franchise dealerships.  She has worked for Ford, GM/Holden and Kia.  She is looking to make the move to NZ with her fiance and daughter and upon receiving a job offer could make the move to NZ within 10 weeks.  This candidate will need employment with a talent visa accredited employer.

Reference: CL1760

F & I Business Manager — Thursday 21st September 2017

This candidate is a well presented, well spoken and qualified F & I Business Manager.  She is extremely professional and this is coupled with 11 years experience in the role.  Main franchises she has worked for is Ford and Yamaha.  This candidate is ready and keen to make the move to NZ with her fiance and son.  She will need employment with a talent visa accredited employer and can make the move to NZ in 8 weeks.

Reference: CL1761

European Brand Technician — Tuesday 15th August 2017

This top applicant is qualified as both an automotive technician and auto electrician and has been working in the franchise sector for over 8 years. He is a solid diagnostic level technician, and is looking to make a move to a European franchise dealership to expand his skills and progress his career. A vacancy in the Auckland area is required.

Reference: CL1755

Customer Service / Internal Sales — Tuesday 15th August 2017

This candidate is currently working for a supplier to the automotive industry performing customer service duties, and providing product knowledge and intersales functions. He is computer literate, has solid automotive technical knowledge, and is keen to secure a role offering long term career progression. Work is required in the Auckland area.

Reference: CL1683

Automotive Refinisher — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This 35 year old automotive refinisher is newly qualified, but qualified with such competence and rapidity that he made the Automotive News Publication. While fairly newly qualified, he impressed us to no end; we rate him 10 out of 10 for attitude, and has great communication skills. He will look at all North Island locations including Auckland. He also has experience with aqua based products in a modern environment.

Reference: CL1748

Automotive Electrician – cars, trucks, construction equipment, and forklifts — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This highly skilled automotive electrician is open to all options. He is looking to relocate to New Zealand with his wife and 2 children. He has been married for over 20 years and has a strong, stable background, having owned his company for 17 years, managing and being actively involved in hands on automotive electrical repairs. He can work on cars, trucks, construction equipment, and forklifts and has skills with a wide range of diagnostic equipment. He can also work with canvass wiring, electronic control units, and other modules with skills extending to the repair of computer boxes, key and flash programming, along with his full suite of automotive electrical skills. This is an opportunity to employ a stable, highly skilled automotive electrician who is prepared to work long term employed as an automotive electrician.

Reference: CL1750

Diesel Mechanic – Volvo Construction Equipment — Thursday 3rd August 2017

With friends in New Zealand, this candidate is ideally looking to relocate to Auckland. He has recently qualified, is well presented, and married with no children and is able to relocate to New Zealand soon. Volvo is not the only brand he will look at – he will also consider roles with the Hitachi and/or Caterpillar earthmoving equipment brands.

Reference: CL1752

Diesel Mechanic – all areas of NZ — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Ready to relocate now, this candidate has gained experience working on trucks, busses, and fire equipment. He is trade qualified and has 10 years of experience in the trade.

Reference: CL1751

New Vehicle Sales Executive — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Rated 10 out 10 for skills and attitude, this 27 year old new vehicle sales executive has achieved awards for 4 years in a row. His accolades in new vehicle sales are also matched by his earlier achievements at school. If consistent achievement is what you are seeking, then you will find it at every point of this candidate’s life. From School Prefect, sporting achievements covering multiple codes, through to a track record of supporting charities, along with his aforementioned sales achievement, this candidate becomes increasingly impressive the more you talk to him. He is ready to move with relatively short notice, although he does have a couple of items to tidy up back home country first.

Reference: CL1658

New Vehicle Sales Executive / Assistant Sales Manager — Thursday 3rd August 2017

One of the most intelligent and engaging candidates in the entire South African expo, this candidate is a 10 out of 10 and is a must meet. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, specialising in the field of Science. The candidate is currently a Sales Manager with a Toyota dealership and has been with the brand for the last 7 years. The candidate is seeking a New Vehicle Sales Executive or an Assistant Sales Manager’s role and will look at a range of locations, but would prefer Hamilton, Hawkes Bay, and Auckland, although he would consider other areas.  Not to consider this candidate or interview him would be a mistake. Given the opportunity, this candidate will eventually rise to the highest levels in the New Zealand motor industry and, with your support, he would likely extend the loyalty and capabilities in your company to get there.

Reference: CL1689

Dealer Operations Manager – commercial trucks and passenger vehicles – MBA qualified — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Highly intelligent, this candidate has a list of achievements that just keep coming, from the day that he left school to present. Now a key representative for Nissan, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and Mahindra trucks, this is a candidate that has proven himself in dealer performance management. His experience pre-2011 is in light vehicles with a volume brand where he managed the fleet sales area as well as the pre-owned vehicle sector for a time. If you are wanting to bring some intelligence into the company this is your opportunity; he is absolutely 1st class (10 out of 10) and can move now.

Reference: CL1672

Light Commercial Vehicle Technician – petrol and diesel / heavy truck diesel mechanic — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate’s skills lie primarily in the LCV sector carrying out a wide range of repairs. He has good basic diagnostic skills, is experienced on overhauling of engines, PDI’s, clutches, and differentials as well as the installation of accessories such as bull bars, tow bars, and nudge bars. The last 12 months have been spent repairing trucks. He is ready to move now and, with his wife being a school teacher, which is a skill that is in high demand, our Licenced Immigration Advisor tells us that he will qualify with the required 160 points in most locations around New Zealand. Married for 13 years, the candidate has 2 children and will move anywhere in New Zealand at short notice for any company expressing an interest. He is articulate, well presented, and possesses an engaging and warm personality.

Reference: CL1697

Diesel Mechanic – Trucks and Construction Equipment — Thursday 3rd August 2017

If attitude defines quality, this candidate would get a 10. He would look at a range of locations such as Auckland, Christchurch, and Whangarei and would consider roles either in the construction equipment, forklift, or ideally heavy transport sectors. The candidate was trained in Zimbabwe which is known for its high quality training. You will find him well educated, well supported, and stable and is ready to move. His total range of experience includes ERF, International, Freightliner, DAF, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Scania, Isuzu, Nissan Diesel and Hino.  His earthmoving equipment experience includes Komatsu dump trucks, excavators and front end loaders, Caterpillar graders and B50D Bell dump trucks, along with other equipment including mining gear. Do not overlook this candidate; he is highly recommended.

Reference: CL1655

Jaguar / Land Rover or BMW New Vehicle Sales — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Please note this is a sales person of exceptional calibre. He will look at roles in Tauranga, Auckland, or the South Island. He is married in a long term, stable relationship, has the funds to move to New Zealand now, however, he will likely need an employer accredited with New Zealand Immigration. Even though he was recently promoted to a selling Sales Manager, he has no expectations of such a role in the medium term and instead wishes to get to know the New Zealand market, ideally with a premium brand.

Reference: CL1667

Renault Sales Executive — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This 26 year old female sales executive will prove engaging, educated, and well presented. She commenced in February 2011 as a receptionist, moved into a Finance and Insurance Assistant role, before finding her love of vehicle sales in December 2011. She would look at vehicle sales roles, after care, finance and insurance, or even roles such as a Sales Clerk or Stock Controller. Our view however, is that she will prove to be a strong sales person in the new vehicle sector. Vacancies in Auckland, Waikato, and the Northland are all for consideration as are those in the Bay of Plenty, including Tauranga and Rotorua.

Reference: CL1670

Used Vehicle Sales — Thursday 3rd August 2017

With 13 years of vehicle sales experience to her credit, this highly motivated applicant is keen to move to New Zealand. She specialises in after-market used vehicle sales and will be moving to New Zealand with her husband who works in the automotive refinishing sector. Happy to settle in any part of New Zealand, all of her relevant paperwork is already in process.

Reference: CL1747

Paint and Panel Shop Estimator — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This panel and paint shop estimator has extensive experience in quoting, overseeing repairs, parts ordering, staff management, dealing with insurance companies, and quality control. He is busy getting his immigration paperwork together for his move and is happy to settle in any part of New Zealand.

Reference: CL1746

Auto Electrician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate is a trade qualified Auto Electrician with several years of experience working on light and heavy vehicles. His immigration paperwork is ready and now only needs a job offer to get the ball rolling. This is an excellent calibre candidate.

Reference: CL1736

Senior Level Technician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This general repair technician has a very stable work history having worked for only 2 employers over the last 10 years. He has held the position of Senior Technician working on a wide variety of vehicles, supervising apprentices, diagnostics, major repairs, call outs, and acting as the 2IC to the Foreman. Keen to make the move to New Zealand with his wife and young child, he is happy to relocate to any part of New Zealand.

Reference: CL1717

Trade Qualified Motor Mechanic – European Brands — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Ready to relocate, this trade qualified motor mechanic has spent the last 20 years working on European brands – VW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW. He has excellent diagnostic and repair skills and is happy to settle in any part of New Zealand. He would ideally like to work with European brands in either the franchise or non-franchise sectors.

Reference: CL1708

Automotive Technician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Originally from Zimbabwe, this trade qualified light automotive technician has worked in South Africa for many years. His roles have been in general repair shops where he has worked on a wide variety of vehicles. Already preparing his visa documents, this applicant is a good all rounder and now needs a job offer to continue the process.

Reference: CL1749

Panel Beater — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This trade qualified panel beater with a stable work history is looking to make a move to New Zealand. He is experienced on Car-o-Liner chassis straightening equipment, in crash repair work, as well as minor repairs. He has started preparing for his move to New Zealand and now requires a job offer to continue the process.

Reference: CL1671

Automotive Technician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This trade tested technician has specialised in the European sector. The first 5 years of his career was spent with BMW where he completed several brand training courses and, for the last 2 years, has been working with Land Rover. He is happy to work in any area of New Zealand and will consider any brand.

Reference: CL1744

Trade Qualified Forklift Mechanic — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This trade qualified forklift mechanic has worked on a wide variety of forklifts including container handlers. He has worked in both the workshop and field service environments and is happy to settle in any part of New Zealand.

Reference: CL1716

European Brand Technician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This highly qualified European brand technician has experience working on Porsche, Ferrari, and BMW. He has a solid track record with excellent brand training and all round skills, including Working Foreman and Workshop Controller duties. His first choice is Auckland, but will consider anywhere in New Zealand.

Reference: CL1699

Qualified Diesel Fitter — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Working with the MAN brand, this recently qualified diesel fitter is ready to move to New Zealand. He has good hydraulic and diagnostics skills and major repair experience. He has worked in the field service environment and is happy to settle in any part of New Zealand.

Reference: CL1687

Porsche Technician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This Gold Level Porsche Technician is as highly skilled as they come, having spent the last 7 years working for this brand and 3 years prior to this with VW.  He is happy to consider working in any part of New Zealand. This candidate would like to remain within one of the VAS brands.

Reference: CL1686

Automotive Technician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This trade qualified light automotive technician has worked with a number of brands including Toyota and Mercedes-Benz and, most recently, with Honda. He has excellent all round experience and is ideally looking for a role in the Christchurch area.

Reference: CL1665

Used Vehicle Sales — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This Used Vehicle Sales Executive is keen to move to New Zealand and continue his automotive experience in buying vehicles, reconditioning, and arranging finances. He boasts a solid sales track record and is happy to move to any part of New Zealand.

Reference: CL1675

Automotive Technician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This trade qualified technician is currently running his own general repair shop working on a wide variety of light automotive and light commercial vehicles. He has previously worked in a franchise sector and has strong diagnostic and major repair experience. He would ideally like to be based in the Auckland area and would suit a general repair shop environment.

Reference: CL1725

Senior Financial Manager — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This B Compt graduate has spent many years working as a Group Financial Manager within the automotive sector. He has also worked as Dealer Principal for a short while, but has returned to senior financial roles in more recent years. He is a family man who is keen to relocate as soon as a suitable financial role can be secured.

Reference: CL1693

Sales Executive / Sales Manager — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Boasting a Diploma in Business Management and Marketing, this applicant has had a progressive career in light automotive vehicle sales. Having started his career with Toyota, he became a Toyota Knight and was promoted to Team Leader and now holds the role of a New Vehicle Sales Manager for a Ford dealership in South Africa. He will be moving with his wife and child and is happy to settle in any part of New Zealand.

Reference: CL1664

Used Vehicle Sales Manager — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Boasting a stable work history, this Used Vehicle Sales Manager has had a progressive career with his current employer spanning 10 years. He worked his way up from Sales Executive to a sales management role, gaining numerous accolades including ‘Best Salesman of the Year’ for Renault South Africa and is currently in the number 1 sales group within South Africa. Currently working with the Nissan brand, he also has experience with Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Renault. He is happy to relocate to any area of New Zealand and will be moving along with his wife and two children.

Reference: CL1701

Senior Sales Manager — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This highly qualified Senior Manager has held Dealer Principal as well as National Sales roles within the brand distribution sector. He has worked with a variety of brands and is happy to relocate to any area within New Zealand.

Reference: CL1685

VW Specialist Technician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

An outstanding VW Specialist Technician who would preferably like to move to the Tauranga area where he already has family and friends.  He has also worked with other European brands including Audi, BMW, and Porsche. He is happy to work for any brand, and is a top calibre, trade qualified technician.

Reference: CL1684

Sales Manager/ General Manager — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This highly skilled applicant has spent his entire career in the automotive sector, progressively moving up to Dealer Principal/CEO roles. He has experience with a variety of brands and is happy to move for a sales management role. He has family in Auckland but would be happy with a role anywhere in New Zealand.

Reference: CL1722

Heavy and Light Automotive Technician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Originally from Zimbabwe, this trade qualified technician has been working in South Africa for the last 10 years. He has experience on light automotive and light commercial vehicles as well as some heavy equipment. In recent years he has been working for a Hyundai franchise where he has worked on light commercial and light automotive vehicles simultaneously. He has solid diagnostic and repair skills. He is happy to relocate to anywhere in New Zealand.

Reference: CL1719

Automotive Technician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This applicant started his career in the automotive electrical field and just moved on to become a qualified automotive technician with Volkswagen.  He has a progressive career taking on additional light duties and responsibilities but still works in a ‘hands on’ capacity and is heavily involved in diagnostics. He is happy to relocate to any part of NZ, is keen to make the move as soon as possible, and will suit a VW dealership.

Reference: CL1742

Diesel Mechanic — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Originally from Zimbabwe, this multi-talented technician has spent his career working simultaneously on both heavy and light vehicles. His experience encompasses heavy road transport, light commercial vehicles, and light automotive vehicles. Ready to make the move to New Zealand, this applicant is happy to settle in any part of the country and would suit a workshop in a more rural area that requires a diverse technician.

Reference: CL1741

Spray painter – Sales/ Technical Representative — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Trade qualified as a spray painter with experience in extensive glasurit training and sales brand, this applicant has progressed to a technical role in the paint and associated products industry.  His work involves both sales and providing technical advice to customers of the glazurit brand.  He is keen to make the move to New Zealand and is seeking a position that will use his extensive skill set.

Reference: CL1690

Sales and Marketing Manager: Parts and Accessories — Thursday 3rd August 2017

From a sales and DP background, this highly experienced automotive professional has moved into the distributor sector, holding a position within the parts area, focusing on sales, marketing, and accessory development. As well as extensive experience, this applicant boasts an array of senior qualifications including a BBA.

Reference: CL1663

Diesel Mechanic — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Having completed his heavy diesel trade test and apprenticeship in Zimbabwe, this higly skilled applicant relocated to South Africa where his career has focused on heavy road transport initially with MAN, Volvo and Iveco and the last 5 years with UD Trucks.  This candidate has excellent all round knowledge, including hydraulics and pneumatics experience.

Reference: CL1740

Heavy Diesel Technician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Having completed his training and apprenticeship as a heavy diesel technician in Zimbabwe, this applicant moved to South Africa where he has worked as a technician on a wide variety of construction and agricultural equipment, and heavy road vehicles.  He has experience with hydraulics, truck suspensions, transmissions, and extensive diagnostics on a wide variety of engines. Having completed a project in Abu Dhabi, he is keen to move to New Zealand with his wife and two children where he would like to continue his career in the heavy diesel sector.

Reference: CL1739

Heavy Transport Auto Electrician — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate is originally from Zimbabwe – he is qualified as an auto electrician and specialises in the heavy diesel sector. He moved to South Africa in 2015 and has experience on heavy road transport, construction equipment, as well as light automotive vehicles. He is keen to move to New Zealand and has already started to prepare the paper work required for immigration and now needs a job offer.

Reference: CL1656

Qualified Diesel Mechanic — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate is a qualified diesel technician who is originally from Zimbabwe and is now working in South Africa. He is very polite and professional and is ready to make the move to NZ to secure a bright future for himself, his wife, and their child. The candidate has experience with installation, maintenance, and repair of heavy mechanical equipment related to mining and construction. He also has strong hydraulic skills. He has 9 years of experience in the automotive industry and has been assessed by our licensed immigration adviser. The family is ready to make the move and could relocate to NZ withing 8 weeks, if not sooner.

Reference: CL1666

Qualified Audi Service Technician – working towards Diagnostic Level — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This qualified automotive technician is looking to make the move to NZ as soon as possible as he is keen to join his family who are already living in NZ. He has been working with Audi for the past 8 years and is currently working towards obtaining his diagnostic certification with Audi.  He is very polite, friendly, vibrant, and would be a great asset to any workshop who decides to offer him employment.  Ideally he would like to settle in Auckland, and stick with the Audi brand, but he will consider other brands too. The candidate is ready to get moving and could be in NZ within 8 weeks, if not sooner.

Reference: CL1680

Qualified Automotive Technician – BMW — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate is a trade qualified automotive technician who has spent a total of 8 years with the BMW brand. He will have sound knowledge of the BMW brand and will have the experience required to make a valuable contribution to any BMW workshop. He is a young (30), friendly, and polite candidate looking to make a move to NZ to secure a bright future with growth opportunities. He is keen to make the move and he would ideally like to secure an opportunity in Auckland.

Reference: CL1718

Sales Executive / Fleet Sales — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate is a well presented, well spoken, and experienced Sales Executive from South Africa. He has 16 years of experience in the automotive sales industry and has spent the bulk of his career with Toyota including sales and fleet sales positions. He has been out of the automotive industry for the last two years exploring and gaining experience in a different industry but wishes to return to the automotive industry in New Zealand and would make the move with his wife and their 2 children. Given the opportunity, the candidate will prove to be a valuable member to a high volume dealer in New Zealand. Ideally, the candidate will need an offer from an accredited employer and could make the move within 8 weeks.

Reference: CL1704

Financial Controller / Accountant / Financial Assistant – ready to relocate – open to all areas on the North Island of NZ — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate is a degree qualified Accountant who started her career in the automotive industry as an Assistant Group Financial Manager in 2012.  Proving her skill and abilities, she then took a step up in 2014 as Financial Manager for a large Volkswagen dealership and is still currently working there. She is well presented, well spoken, and extremely professional and would be a valuable member to any company who employs her. She is looking to make the move with her husband and their 3 year old. The candidate has been assessed by a licensed immigration adviser and would qualify to relocate to NZ upon receiving a job offer. The candidate could relocate within 8-10 weeks.

Reference: CL1734

F & I Business Manager — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate is a qualified F & I Business Manager and has 6.5 years experience in the role.  She has had experience in a used car dealership and has been working for a large BMW dealership as an F & I for the last 4.5 years. She has a friendly and engaging personality style with clear communication skills. She is looking to make the move to NZ with her husband and their 2 children; the family are ready to make the move to NZ and, upon receiving a job offer, the candidate could be in NZ in as little as 8 weeks. The candidate would need employment within a talent visa accredited dealership.

Reference: CL1738

Insurance & Warranty Sales / Sales Consultant – open to any location — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate has spent the last 13 years of his career in the automotive industry. He started off as a Sales Executive for Nissan and then moved  over to the insurance industry 10 years ago. He is a Sales Consultant responsible for marketing and selling both new and existing company products to the new and used vehicle market, including interpreting policies and explaining coverage, as well as training to the sales staff at various dealerships. This candidate is described by his employer as a dedicated, focused person who can organise, handle pressure, and get his job done with passion. He is also known for coming up with new approaches to achieve his sales targets. The candidate is looking to make the move with his wife and two children and, upon receiving a job offer, they could be in New Zealand within 8 weeks.

Reference: CL1732

Qualified Automotive Spray Painter — Thursday 3rd August 2017

The candidate is a qualified spray painter with 9 years of work experience. He has spent the 9 years working for only 2 companies, proving stable and loyal. His core competencies include mixing, matching, tinting of colours, and ensuring each job is done with precision. The candidate is single and can make a move to New Zealand as soon as he has a job offer. The candidate has all of his paper work in place and could be in New Zealand within 6-8 weeks.

Reference: CL1730

New Vehicle Sales – ready to move – open to all areas — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate started in the automotive industry 17 years ago as a Costing Clerk with a Nissan dealership and she has worked herself up to the position of Sales Manager by proving to be a hard-working, committed, and very valuable employee. The candidate has a strong understanding of different dealership departments which has contributed to her success as a Sales Manager. The candidate has proven exceptional career stability and growth within her company. The candidate is looking to relocate with her husband and their two children and has been assessed by a licensed immigration adviser. The candidate would ideally need an offer from an accredited employer and would be able to make a move to New Zealand within 8 weeks.

Reference: CL1731

Mercedes-Benz Diagnostic Technician with experience on Toyota & Nissan – keen to explore other brands — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This highly experienced, top calibre candidate started his career by completing his apprenticeship with Toyota in South Africa. He then spent some time with Nissan and had the opportunity to join Mercedes-Benz in 2005. He spent 10 years with the same dealer and then started his own workshop 2 years ago. This candidate is a Mercedes-Benz Diagnostic Technician with a strong set of skills and experience and he would add great value to a technical team. The candidate would be keen to explore other franchise opportunities to expand on his knowledge and experience.  He is ready to make the move and could relocate within 6-8 weeks.

Reference: CL1733

Heavy Diesel Technician – trucks, trailers, machines, CAT – Auckland 1st preference — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate is a trade qualified heavy diesel technician originally from Zimbabwe. Throughout his career, he has gained experience on a variety of heavy equipment, machinery, trucks, and trailers including (Nissan (UD), Hino, and Cummins). He also has experience on CAT equipment. The candidate will have a strong set of skill and experience to bring over to New Zealand and would add great value to a heavy diesel workshop. The candidate is looking to make the move to New Zealand with his wife and two young children. They have been assessed by a licensed immigration adviser and qualifies to make the move to New Zealand. The candidate could make the move within 6-8 weeks

Reference: CL1703

Business Manager / F & I — Thursday 3rd August 2017

With almost 16 years of automotive industry experience, this candidate has built a strong career as an F & I Business Manager and is currently the F & I for 6 branches of a large used car group in South Africa. He started off his career in automotive sales which has given him a great ability to sell finance and add-on products.

The candidate is well presented, well spoken, and very engaging.

The candidate would ideally need a job with a visa accredited employer in order to ensure he obtains his residency. He will be making the move to NZ with his wife and his two daughters.

Reference: CL1711

Porsche Bronze Technician / Volkswagen / Other Luxury Brands — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate is a top automotive technician and has been with Porsche for the past 7 years. He is currently at bronze level and working towards silver. He is bright, young, and looking to move to NZ permanently with his fiancée. He is keen to look at exploring other luxury brands to gain additional experience and further his career. We rate this candidate highly and believe that he will have a strong set of skills and experience.

He is ready to make the move now, has a licensed immigration adviser representing him, and has a pathway to residency once he receives an appropriate job offer. He either needs a talent visa accredited employer, or an employer prepared to become accredited.

Reference: CL1669

Customer Relations / Vehicle Clerk / Admin — Thursday 3rd August 2017

While fairly new to the industry with just 2.5 years of experience this candidate has an engaging, efficient style. She will be suitable for a range of  general administrative roles, including Service Reception. To gain residency, she will need an accredited employer.

Reference: CL1728

Dealer Operations Manager / District Manager – degree qualified — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Currently employed as a Dealer Operations Manager at a national new vehicle distributor for the last 7 years, this candidate would have to be one of the better Dealer Operations Managers we have interviewed. Intelligent and engaging, with a polished corporate professionalism, you cannot help but recognise his potential quickly.

After attending one of South Africa’s most respected universities, the candidate commenced his motor industry career selling new vehicles with one of the top brands. He quickly established himself as a top sales person and did so consistently achieving CSI rankings between 90% – 100%.

Promoted within the brand to Team Leader, he was then identified by the National New Vehicle Distributor after winning several accolades including Best Sales and Top Student, and taking out other national prestigious awards within this leading brand.

Having completed several recent assignments searching for skills similar if not identical to the skills held by this candidate, it is easy to recognise how sought after his skills are. National distributors have reported recruitment challenges for high quality hires in this area.

Here is a top 2% degree qualified candidate candidate ready to move.

Reference: CL1688

Toyota Certified Diagnostic Technician – all locations open — Thursday 3rd August 2017

This candidate with a strong stable background has been employed by the same Toyota dealership for the last 6 years.

He also has Nissan and GM experience. His preference is to stay with the Toyota brand but will consider all offers. He will be moving with his wife and their 3 children and is ready to make the move now.

Reference: CL1724

BMW Technician – about to achieve Master Tech at 27 years of age — Thursday 3rd August 2017

One of 35 people in South Africa certified to work on I Cars, his experience extends to both I8 and I3.

The candidate will, however, need assistance with relocation if he is to move now. While he has saved R50,000 for his relocation he is currently R70,000 / $NZ 7,000 short to make the move.

An employer needing his services could secure his skills now by helping with this. The courses he has completed alone will outweigh the investment let alone securing the skills of what will become one of the youngest Master Technicians in New Zealand.

Reference: CL1696

BMW Technician – top apprentice nationally for 4 years — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Just 23 years of age, this candidate wants to move to New Zealand to join family. If attitude were a grade he would be an A stream student. In his case, he was an A stream student at school and now also excels at work. He was a past member of the prefect body, a provincial representative for athletics, in the 1st hockey team in high school and, more importantly, was a top BMW apprentice, maintaining a ranking in the top 5 nationwide for all four years of his apprenticeship.

10/10. Attitude is everything and recruiters interview on past behaviour. If his past achievements are a predictor of the career in front of this young candidate, then he has a promising future ahead of him.

Recommendation – if you’re the hiring manager of a BMW dealership, employ this candidate!

Reference: CL1723

Access Hire Equipment and Container Forklift Mechanic – all locations considered — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Currently employed as a Diesel Mechanic repairing larger port side equipment, this candidate works on larger container forklifts, straddle carriers, and a range of forklifts. He is particularly strong on the Toyota Forklift IC product but also has some IE knowledge and access hire equipment experience.

He would consider roles with either in access hire equipment or forklift companies. He is open to relocation and can do so with relatively short notice.

While Automotive Employment NZ Ltd remove the hassle of employing migrants by working closer with licensed immigration advisers, in order to gain residency, the immigration adviser notes that this candidate will likely either need a Talent Visa accredited employer or an employer located outside Auckland.

Reference: CL1662

Diesel Mechanic – plant hire fleet, forklifts, and trucks — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Employed at a large, non-franchise equipment and heavy transport workshop this candidate possesses a wide range of skills across the board. He is particularly strong in the construction equipment side with Caterpillar, Hyundai, and Komatsu construction equipment experience although his full exposure of equipment is vast.

Combining his construction equipment skills with heavy transport skills and, to a lesser extent, forklifts, the candidate will prove valuable to many heavy diesel workshops. He has also acted as Foreman for his current employer in more recent times and has good people skills as well as technical knowledge.

The candidate will consider all locations and is ready to relocate now.

Reference: CL1692

F&I Sales / Senior Finance Representative – 10/10 – roles nationwide considered — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Currently employed as Group Finance and Insurance Manager operating both personally in the F&I sector as well as running a team of F&I professionals, this candidate is top class.

The candidate has a warm, engaging personality paired with a highly efficient and driven work style. Her communication style is friendly and open with a touch of class.

Employed with her last employer for 7 years, and for 6 years with the employer prior to that, she will prove both loyal and brilliantly effective.

The family are ready to move right now after thoroughly researching New Zealand. Police checks have been completed and finances are in order; this candidate, her husband, and their two children have committed to a permanent move. Johannesburg is no longer an option for this family due to the high crime rate – 53 murders daily in Jhb! Understandably, they wish to move NOW!

Impressive candidate!

Reference: CL1715

New Vehicle Sales Executive – awarded Top Sales in South Africa for 3 consecutive years — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Ready to move now, this candidate has 5 years of new vehicle sales experience with Toyota. A holder of several accolades including Top Sales and Most Improved Sales, a job offer will see him on a plane travelling to NZ straight. Ideally seeking a role in Auckland where he has friends, the candidate will look at any brand in the region. Employers will either need to be Talent Visa accredited or be prepared to become accredited in the short term.

Reference: CL1694

Dealer Principal – MBA Qualified – Proven Skills – 10/10 — Thursday 3rd August 2017

Since 1991, Automotive Employment NZ Ltd has interviewed many Dealer Principals and placed some of the best in the industry. It is rare, however, to find a 10 out of 10.

  • MBA Degree
  • Honours Degree, awarded additional Accolades
  • Awarded top Marketing Student

Proven strategic planing skills coupled with advanced financial management skills – a “customer experience champion, leader and manager in one.”

The candidate’s experience is unique.

  • Dealer Principal for a large group heading a flagship site in a volume brand
  • Former owner and appointed Dealer Principal of his own successful dealership with a significant shareholding
  • Former Marketing Manager for a luxury brand automotive distributor in the United Kingdom
  • Former Marketing Manager for the European arm of a leading Japanese brand

More than a safe pair of hands, this is a Dealer Principal at the top of his game. He is hands on, engaging, but with strong analytical reasoning ability and proven management skills.

This combination of skills and attributes are rare in our opinion; these include management expertise, financial knowledge, as well as both intellectual and emotional intelligence. The skills referred to pair with strong trading knowledge and a track record of success.

Reference: CL1705

Used Vehicle Sales Manager / New and Used Vehicle Sales – large motor vehicle group – Hyundai and Renault — Thursday 3rd August 2017

All locations of New Zealand for consideration.

This 33 year old candidate has 2 children – 3 years old and 10 months old. He is smart, charming, and articulate. With just 8 years of motor industry experience, this candidate was promoted in his first year of motor industry employment after selling 14 units per month consistently. For those of you who are unaware of the South African market, this is equivalent to approximately 18 units per month in our larger trading centres.

In the last year of his employment this candidate was once again promoted, this time to a Dealer Principal role of a smaller site. He has no illusions of the New Zealand market and no fear of starting again or committing to a minimum employment tenure should the role require commencement in a sales capacity.

We quote his comments to a future employer, “Tell them to back me and I will ensure their investment in employing me gains a worthy return. We are coming to New Zealand. I have resigned to cash in my pension to finance the move and we are wanting to now move with urgency. My children deserve the future New Zealand can provide. As a family we are totally committed and I will want to hit the ground running.”

The candidate will require an offer of employment from a Talent Visa accredited employer anywhere in NZ. If you are not a Talent Visa accredited employer and still wish to employ this candidate, there is a second potential pathway to residency – his wife is currently completing her level 7 degree so he may also qualify for non-accredited employers. Employers can also apply for Immigration NZ Talent Visa accreditation; this process takes around 5 weeks.

Reference: CL1654

Senior Service Advisor — Tuesday 7th March 2017

This candidate is currently in South Africa and very keen on relocating to NZ.  He is a Senior Service Advisor for a Nissan dealer and has been with the company for over 10 years (since leaving school). He has the responsibility of overseeing 10 Technicians, 4 Service Advisers, 1 Receptionist, 1 Warranty Clerk, and 5 grooming staff. Knowing the service department inside out, he would be a huge asset.

Reference: CL1649

New Vehicle Sales Executive — Tuesday 7th March 2017

This candidate is a female sales executive. She is very well presented and well spoken. She is currently working for a volume brand dealership in South Africa and is among the top performers in the group. This candidates has also recently been selected by her Regional Director to become the Fleet Sales Specialist for the area.  She has family in NZ which will make the move much easier and she will be able to settle in well.

Reference: CL1648

Toyota Master Technician — Tuesday 7th March 2017

This candidate is a Toyota Master Technician with an N4 which means he has the correct South African qualification that has been deemed acceptable by NZQA to gain points for his residency application. The candidate has been with Toyota for the last 12 years and is keen to remain with this brand. If he needs to, he will look at exploring other brands to gain additional experience. He is looking to relocate to NZ with his wife and their 2 children. The candidate will be working with a licensed immigration adviser and will be able to make the move in 8 – 10 weeks once he receives a job offer and his application is lodged with immigration.

Reference: CL1647

Construction Equipment Technician — Monday 6th March 2017

Currently in South Africa but ready to make the move as soon as a job offer is secured, this applicant is highly qualified having both diesel technician and auto electrician trades to his name. This candidate has worked on a wide variety of equipment including CAT, Liebherr, Volvo, and Komatsu. He is prepared to live in any part of New Zealand and will move together with his wife and young child.

Reference: CL1645

Automotive Technician — Monday 6th March 2017

Looking for a role in the Auckland area, this trade qualified technician has been in New Zealand for 3 years and looking for a new, challenging role. Experienced on a wide variety of light automotive vehicles as well as heavy road transport this candidate also has good service, diagnostic, and repair experience to his credit. He is a permanent resident and is settled in the Auckland area.

Reference: CL1644

Toyota Master Technician — Wednesday 4th May 2016

Currently in the UAE, this Filipino qualified technician has received extensive training and experience on the Toyota brand and has reached Master Technician status. He is ready to make the move to New Zealand and keen to stay within the Toyota brand. He will happily settle in any part of New Zealand.

Reference: CL1626

F&I Business Manager — Wednesday 4th May 2016

A solid financial career to his credit, this highly experienced F&I Business Manager is in New Zealand looking to secure a position to carry on his impressive career. He has won many awards for his work back in his home country of South Africa. This dynamic professional applicant is happy to settle in any part of New Zealand.

Reference: CL1623

Forklift Technician — Wednesday 4th May 2016

This excellent applicant is trade qualified and highly experienced on a wide range of forklifts including, Linde, Hyster, and Toyota among many others. He was trained in Zimbabwe and currently working in South Africa. We have been working with this applicant while he prepared his documents to make the move to New Zealand. He is now ready and keen to be here as soon as possible, he just needs a job offer to apply for his visa. He is happy to work in any part of New Zealand.

Reference: CL1621