Have you thought about working for a NZ labour hire company? There are plenty of good reasons for doing so, like flexibility, job variety and job training, just to name a few. Read on to find out more about labour hire with Trade Assist!
What actually is “labour hire?”
So, you’re considering becoming a labour hire candidate? That’s great news- it's a fantastic option! But first, let’s discuss what we mean by the term “labour hire.” Labour hire is an arrangement between a labour hire agency, like Trade Assist, and a business company who engage us to find suitable candidates. As part of this arrangement, our business clients reach out to us when they require staff for their current or upcoming projects and jobs. That’s when you come in. We’ll enlist you onto our database of candidates, then keep an eye out for any positions that will suit your job skills and experience. You will be employed by us but perform work for our clients.
How can I benefit from becoming a labour hire candidate with Trade Assist?
Trade Assist can find you regular and interesting work across New Zealand
We work with a range of New Zealand companies across various industries. We have plenty of opportunities for motivated and reliable employees in towns and cities across New Zealand including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Queenstown, Tauranga, Rotorua, Nelson and more.
Trade Assist focuses on matching the right candidate to the right job
Sure, we can find you a job. But it’s our focus on finding you the right job that sets us apart. We take the time to get to know you and the companies you could be working for to ensure that we find you a job that’s the right fit.
Trade Assist offers you support and job training
Trade Assist has strong relationships with training institutions like Ara and BTICO, so, if you’re looking to gain more job skills and a better qualification, Trade Assist can help. At the end of the day, we’re all about making sure our employees best thrive in their workplace environment - we want you to succeed and are here to support you doing so!
Trade Assist offers other employee benefits
As well ongoing employee benefits, Trade Assist can supply you with crucial tools for the workplace which you may not already have and also offer interest free loans for tool purchases*.
Grow with Trade Assist
Trade Assist has many exciting job growth opportunities for the right workers. We have positions waiting across New Zealand and opportunities for career progression.
Find out more about Trade Assist support and benefits
Trade Assist can offer you job flexibility
Trade Assist works with a number of leading New Zealand companies across a broad range of industries. This means that we can offer job flexibility and find a job that’s a perfect fit for you. Trade Assist could even fill your job gap. Say you’re moving overseas next year, or you know you’ll have permanent work this time in six, seven, or eight months. Because the needs of our business clients vary, it’s likely we’ll be able to find positions that can accommodate your timeline as well.
Trade Assist offers job variety
Trade Assist has great opportunities across different industries: construction, manufacturing, trades / services, logistics / transport, civil works and warehousing and we can help you find the job that you want and get you wide ranging work experience. We can also help you with different career paths within one of the industries we service.
Trade Assist prides itself on providing a safe working environment for employees. We take safety seriously.
Find out more about Trade Assist Safety.
Becoming one of our labour hire recruits can lead to permanent full time work
Many of our business clients are constantly taking on new contracts and projects, meaning the chances of their core team-the staff employed by them, not by Trade Assist-are also increasing. When planning for these increases, our business clients employ labour hire candidates and in some cases eventually offer those candidates permanent positions. So, if you’re hoping to gain secure, permanent, full time work, Trade Assist is a great place to start.
Trade Assist is a great team!
At Trade Assist, we pride ourselves on having a great team. We care about a positive working environment. Get on board!
I don’t have very much workplace experience, can I still become a labour hire candidate?
Working with Trade Assist is a great way to start your career in a number of industries that we work with. If you don’t have any job experience or are looking for something new, you may be interested in an unskilled role, such as a labourer, pick packer or a hammerhand. Then, if you’ve shown a great attitude and aptitude for the industry, we may be able to offer you further training or even help with things like apprenticeships, which can mark the start of a satisfying long term career. So, no you don’t need experience to apply to become a labour hire candidate with Trade Assist. All you need is a motivated, eager, and positive attitude.
I’m from overseas, can I still sign up with Trade Assist?
Do you already have or are eligible for a NZ working visa?
If you are eligible for a New Zealand working visa or already have one, you can get in touch with us for job opportunities in New Zealand and may be able to apply for jobs that we already have waiting.
I don’t currently have a working visa for New Zealand but I’m interested in job opportunities
Part of the current New Zealand government’s plan to solve the housing crisis involves changing its immigration policy to make it easier for building companies to employ overseas workers. If you have the skills and experience that New Zealand’s construction industry needs, then you may be eligible to apply for a work visa under the Kiwibuild Skilled Shortages List.
Read more about the Kiwibuild Skilled Shortages List.
I don’t know whether I qualify under the Kiwibuild Skilled Shortages Category - can I still find work in NZ?
You may still be eligible to move to and work in New Zealand under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) or another visa. SMC works on a points system, which factors in your age, qualifications, experience, and an offer of skilled employment.
Find out more about how Trade Assist can find you a great job!
Find out more about the benefits of working with Trade Assist. Register for job opportunities or search our listed jobs. Find out more about us.
Do you need manpower for your next project?
Are you looking for manpower for your next project? Read our article about how labour hire is smart for your business or find out more about the specific industries we can help with and our labour hire and recruitment consultants below.