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Relocating to New Zealand

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Relocating to New Zealand

Where to start 

So you have decided to move to New Zealand?  We recommend you start by talking to our Licensed Immigration Adviser Vanessa Godbaz and beginning your journey to New Zealand with an eligibility assessment or read a little more first about what type of visas are available and what resources are available to you here.

Automotive Employment NZ Ltd has a rich history of helping skilled migrants move to New Zealand.  Our Director Russell Phillips purchased New Zealand’s specialist motor industry company in 1991.  By 1993 the opportunity to supplement New Zealand skills shortages in the motor industry was identified.       The tradition of relocating skilled motor industry migrants has continued ever since and today it is Automotive Employment NZ Ltd that has built a sound reputation for assisting migrants globally to live the New Zealand dream.   Many companies have tried to emulate the business model, but few have ever achieved the tenure of service or the sheer numbers of migrants relocated.

Vanessa Godbaz heads our Immigration division as our licensed Immigration Adviser.  This places Automotive Employment NZ Ltd uniquely.  The skilled migrants we help can keep both their employment services and immigration services under one roof.

The advantage of employing our own Immigration adviser should not be dismissed lightly.  Prior to commencing our own immigration division, we discovered the complexities for migrants navigating between the Recruitment Company, the Immigration Adviser and the Employer were challenging.  With the service provided in-house, all the complexities are removed.

Not only will you enjoy the seamless process between Immigration Adviser and Recruitment company but our fees for Immigration Advice are deliberately set below many other companies.  This way we can attract the very best skilled migrants to New Zealand for our employer clients.

There is no requirement to use Automotive Employment NZ’s Immigration Adviser. You can use your own if you so wish and we do not charge for any recruitment related services.  This said it just makes sense for skilled motor industry migrants to use the service.  The combination of no fees for recruitment, low fees for Immigration Advice and seamless processes between all services just works. 

It has taken 28 years for us to get to this point; we trust we are able to exceed your expectations and you enjoy our service.

You can either begin by taking our Pathway Eligibility Assessment or

  • Read further information on the types of visas we can assist you with
  • Take our virtual tour of New Zealand that includes comments about what jobs are usually available in each region. 
  • Browse New Zealand’s impressive employment and unemployment rates.  
  • Return to the Job board