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If you’d like to work in New Zealand, there’s a few necessities you’ll need to have sorted before you start exploring exciting career options in Wellington.
You could also apply for a working holiday visa, which will allow you to work in new Zealand for up to one year (or 23 months if you're from the UK) and available for people aged up to 35 years old from select countries.
If you've gained qualifications overseas, you may need to help potential employers understand what your qualifications means in New Zealand. You can do this by comparing your qualifications to our national qualifications framework.
The median yearly earnings in Wellington is $49,000, compared to the national median of $44,700. In New Zealand, we pay income tax which is calculated by each dollar of income. The tax rate varies, depending on our salary.
When you're offered a job in New Zealand you should receive a written employment agreement from your employers. This will outline your hours of work, salary and obligations as a worker. It will also tell you how much time you're allowed to take off for holidays, sick leave, bereavement leave and parental leave.
Immigration New Zealand have made a Guide to Kiwi Workplaces outlining what it’s like to work in New Zealand. This guide is full of handy information that will help you settle in to your new workplace.