The FS Trades team is fortified with plenty of career advice to give you the edge on your search for new employment.


How do I apply for a job?
Registering as a candidate is the easiest way for us to match you with a potential employer. Applying is easy and takes just five minutes.
Register as a candidate.

What happens after I’ve submitted by application?
Our consultants review each and every application we receive via our website, Seek, Trade Me, and YUDU. We look at the following key attributes to assess whether you’re the right fit to be one of our candidates:

  • Relevant education & training
  • Work experience
  • No. of years experience
  • Specialist license or certificates
  • Goals and aspirations
  • NZ Residency/Work Visa status

How will I know if my application has been accepted?
If your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, we’ll call you back within one week of sending your application. Due to the large number of unsuitable applications we receive, it’s simply not possible to respond to each and every one, and we will only respond to applicants who are qualified and suitably experienced for the role they have applied for.

What happens once my application has been accepted?
We work with you to ensure:

  • You’re paired with an employer who aligns with your career goals
  • You receive a leading market rate for your skills and expertise
  • You end up in long-term, meaningful work with the opportunity to prove yourself and achieve permanent employment with our clients

Does Franklin Smith Trades offer jobs for foreigners?
Yes — Franklin Smith Trades works with all skilled trades and labour workers, regardless of nationality. Find out more about how to apply for work in New Zealand.

We also offer jobs for backpackers. Find out more about how Franklin Smith Trades can help you to find work in New Zealand while on a Working Holiday Visa.

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