Types of Employment Arrangement

Types of Employment in New Zealand

You will encounter several types of employment in New Zealand. The arrangements vary because of a range of factors, including the type of job it is. It can also vary depending on the duration of the employment and the pay arrangements.

Here are some of the main types of employment you will find in New Zealand:

  • Casual employment – This is where an employer doesn’t give you regular hours.
  • Fixed term employment – Where your employment ends on a pre-agreed date.
  • Full-time – 35 to 40 hours a week.
  • Part-time – Less than 35 hours a week although it is usually 10 to 20 hours.
  • Piece work – Where you are paid for the items you complete.
  • Trial period – Many employers implement a trial period at the beginning of your employment. It lasts for up to 90 days and you can be dismissed for any reason and without warning during this time.

Do you have a question about the job you’ve been offered in New Zealand? Do you need any other advice about your visa application? Please contact Immigration Advisers New Zealand today by calling 09 3790219.