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10 Visa Sponsorship Jobs in New Zealand 2023

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10 Visa Sponsorship Jobs in New Zealand 2023


We’re excited to announce the release of our new research on New Zealand’s visa sponsorship industry! Our study found that there are over 20,000 employees working in the visa sponsorship sector, which represents more than 1 in 6 jobs across all industries.

Section: The top employers in this field are located in Auckland and Wellington, but smaller cities such as Hamilton have also seen significant growth recently due to their proximity to international airports such as Auckland International Airport (AKL).

Section: Overall, there has been a 14% increase in jobs over the last five years since 2012 while wages have grown by 32%. This means that wages will continue increasing with demand for workers increasing at this rate or higher over time into 2023 – however they could go down if other factors change too much…

1. Biotechnologist

Biotechnologists are involved in the development of new drugs and other medical products. They also develop new techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Biotechnologists are often employed by pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, universities and other research institutions.

The biotechnology industry is booming in New Zealand with an expected growth rate of 12% per year until 2023. This has created many opportunities for qualified candidates to work as biotechnologist in New Zealand both onshore and off shore (offshore locations include Australia).

To apply for this job you must have a PhD or MD degree from an accredited university in your field

2. Train Drivers

KiwiBuild is a government initiative to build 100,000 new homes over 10 years. The programme aims to meet the needs of New Zealanders and ensure they have access to affordable housing.

Train drivers work for train companies or on their own as contractors. You can find out more about what kind of jobs there are as a train driver in New Zealand here: https://www.nzrailways.co.nz/careers/.

3. Medical Sonographers

A medical sonographer is a healthcare professional who, through the use of ultrasound imaging technologies, can provide the doctor with information about the condition and treatment of patients. They have an important role in helping to diagnose diseases and monitor their progress.

Medical Sonographers use high-tech equipment such as ultrasound imaging machines, digital cameras, computers and software to provide images that are useful for medical professionals to make decisions about patient treatment options. They also help doctors give accurate diagnoses by providing detailed images of internal organs such as hearts or livers (using ultrasonic imaging).

The average salary range for a Medical Sonographer is NZ$87k – NZ$116k per year depending on experience level or area you work in; however some companies offer higher salaries due to bonuses which can add up fast!

4. Food Technologists

Food Technologists are the people who work in the food industry. They are responsible for ensuring that food is safe to eat and meets quality standards. They also provide advice on how to improve food quality.

The role of a Food Technologist requires a high level of expertise and knowledge, as well as being able to demonstrate these through their work. You will need excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as an ability to work independently or with a team of people at all times.

5. Environmental Health Officers

Environmental Health Officers are responsible for enforcing food safety laws, as well as other health and safety regulations. They inspect restaurants, hotels and other food outlets.

Environmental Health Officers ensure that food is handled and stored correctly, in line with government regulations.

6. Engineering Professionals (Structural Engineers)

A structural engineer is a professional who designs, plans and structures buildings, bridges and other structures. Structural engineers use their knowledge of the principles of structural mechanics to design buildings that will stand up to stress or load without breaking down.

The skills required to become a structural engineer include:

  • The ability to use computers (word processing software)
  • Analytical skills
  • The ability to work with others in teams

7. Telecommunications Lines Workers

Telecommunications Lines Workers are employed to install and maintain telephone lines, cable lines and fibre optic lines. They also install and maintain equipment such as switches, junction boxes and other telecommunications equipment.

Telecommunications Lines Workers are required to have a New Zealand Certificate III in Technical Support with at least two years’ experience.

8. Insurance Brokers

Insurance brokers are in charge of the insurance policies of their clients. They need to understand the law and how it applies to each client, as well as how the market works. They also have to be good at communicating with other people, so they can help them make informed decisions about their insurance needs.

It’s important that you know what kind of work you want when applying for this job because it will determine what kind of education and training you should complete before being considered for an interview at one of these companies:

Are you a lawyer, solicitor or barrister? If so, there are a number of opportunities for visa sponsorship in New Zealand. New Zealand has a shortage of lawyers and the sector is growing at a rate of 5% per year. The legal sector has been instrumental in helping to recover from the Great Recession, with demand for legal services increasing by 16% between 2007 and 2016.

On top of this growth in volume and value, there’s also been an increase in demand for lawyers within your field:

  • 65% said they were looking for more work than they could handle on their current roster (iLaw)
  • 36% said they would like to pursue more specialised areas such as intellectual property law or commercial litigation (Law Society)

10. Marketing and Communications Manager

A marketing and communications manager is responsible for managing the communication and marketing activities of an organization. They develop and implement marketing strategies to promote products or services, such as advertising campaigns, web content creation and social media campaigns.

They’re also responsible for developing brand guidelines so that all employees know what it means to work at their company—and how they can use their voice in a positive way while respecting other people’s opinions on things like diversity issues or gender equality within the workplace.


We hope that you have found this article helpful in getting a better understanding of the types of visa sponsorship jobs available in New Zealand. As you can see, there are many different options for those who want to work here and we hope that one catches your eye! If nothing else, remember to keep an open mind when looking into these opportunities. We believe it is important to go out and explore what is possible for your future career path so don’t be afraid to reach out if there is anything else we can help with!


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