Work and travel

Put your trade skills to good use while you travel New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa.

Backpacker jobs for NZ Working Holiday Visa holders.

With offices and job vacancies right across the country, Franklin Smith Trades offers a unique opportunity to put your trades skills to good use while you travel within New Zealand. Whether you’re here for a short time or the long haul, we have jobs for Working Holiday Visa holders with trades experience.

How does it work?
Once you’ve obtained a Working Holiday Visa from Immigration New Zealand, we’ll work with you upon your arrival to find either temporary work while you travel, or in some cases, a permanent, long-term position with NZ Work Visa Sponsorship.

  1. Find out whether you qualify for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa
  2. Apply for the visa with Immigration New Zealand
  3. Register as a candidate with FS Trades and tell us about your relevant trades experience, your detailed travel plans (if known) and your availability to work.
  4. You’ll hear from us if your skills and experience match what we’re looking for.
  5. We’ll take you through the hiring process including an interview, reference checks, and health and safety inductions.
  6. You’re equipped to work nationwide. We’ll match you up with an employer that aligns with your skills and experience.

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