Jobs in New Zealand

Gap year jobs in New Zealand

Looking for jobs in New Zealand couldn’t be easier. Most visas can be applied for online, particularly the Working Holiday Scheme Visa (WHSV). This visa permits applicants to stay in New Zealand for up to 23 months, working for a maximum of 12 months. You can even enroll in a training or study course for up to 6 months if you feel you need to brush up on your professional skills.

Jobs in New Zealand are varied and numerous. Common industries for gap year workers include hospitality and administration. New Zealand also has what they call a ‘skills shortage list’. If your profession is one that is mentioned on that list, you’ve got the qualifications and experience that New Zealand is specifically looking for. This could make getting a permanent working or resident visa easier for you further down the line if you choose to stay on in the country.

And come on, why wouldn’t you? With the combination of sheer natural beauty and a bustling economy, New Zealand makes a great place to spend a working holiday abroad.

Check out these jobs in New Zealand


Ski or Snowboard Instructor Training Course

from £4000

30 - 120 days

Training courses are the perfect way to improve your skiing ability, gain international certifications and a fun way to spend your...

Hotel Front Desk in New Zealand

from £549

182 - 365 days

Accelerate your adrenaline and launch your working holiday in New Zealand. Gap year jobs don’t come much better.

Get Paid to Ski or Snowboard in New Zealand

from £4579

120 - 150 days

We offer the ultimate ski and snowboard instructor courses. Working with the world’s top ski resorts the program provides full...

Work and Travel in New Zealand

from £945

365 days

Head to NZ to live and work as a local!Our team will assist you with necessary paperwork, job finding and...

Au Pair in New Zealand

from £450

90 - 360 days

Discover our enchanting landscapes and famous hospitality as you experience life in one of the world's most popular travel destinations....

Cashier in New Zealand

from £549

182 - 365 days

Accelerate your adrenaline and launch your working holiday in New Zealand. Gap year jobs don’t come much better.

Adventure Guide Internship – New Zealand

from £5000

90 days

Enjoy a 3 month activity-based tour, gain globally recognised guiding qualifications and land an adventure tourism job based in Queenstown,...

Guest Services and Ticket Sales Jobs in New Zealand

from £549

182 - 365 days

Accelerate your adrenaline and launch your working holiday in New Zealand. Gap year jobs don’t come much better.

NZ Ski Instructor Paid Internships

from £5900

77 - 91 days

11 Week Level 1 & 2 Ski Instructor Internship - Train Level 1, Work, Train, Level 2 + Ski Work...

School Assistant in New Zealand

from £1900

150 - 330 days

Schools Assistants in New Zealand have varied and exciting roles working in either a day or boarding school, as you...


Quintessential Burgundy

from £1294


There may be no more beautiful way to explore the countryside villages of timeless Burgundy than from a river barge...

Mexico Real Food Adventure

from £982


Get an authentic taste of Mexico on this luscious journey through some of the country’s most famous culinary regions. Meander...

Classic Cambodia

from £735


Combining the magnificence of the Khmer Empire with lively Phnom Penh, this introduction to Cambodia is the perfect way to...

Discover Winter

from £2389

Fancy a journey through cities steeped in history, dripping in romanticism and dotted with jaw-dropping sites? Yeah, we thought so....

Europe by Rail with the Glacier Express

from £1759

Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland

Europe is full of magnificent train rides, so why not come with us and hop aboard as many of them...

Western Inspiration

from £629

Wander down central Europe on this epic exploration of France, Switzerland and Italy! Say bonjour to your fellow #Topdeckers and...

16 Day Kiwi Encounter

Wherever you look it’s beauty, beauty and more beauty. You’ll see everything from thermal grounds, soaring volcanoes and towering mountains...

The Great Kimberley Overland (Basix)

from £1648


Explore Australia’s rugged Kimberley region on this 13-day adventure through the red heart of the west. Explore the underground caves...

Mexico & Costa Rica Experience

from £3468


Encounter the vivacious beauty and fiery flavours of Mexico and Costa Rica. Discover the culture, landscapes of this fascinating region...

Tashkent to Tehran Overland

from £3541

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Exploratory Trip Warning - this is a new trip for us! Please note that all or part of this trip...

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