International students

Get ready to work in New Zealand!

Take part in the free Work Ready Programme and get ready for the New Zealand workforce

Learn about the New Zealand workplace and culture

Get the confidence to approach employers locally and nation-wide

Gain work-related experience that will help you land that first job

Meet potential employers at our ‘Get Connected’ event

Programme structure

The Work Ready programme provides a range of activities to provide job seeker skills and provides the experience required for students in their journey to work.

The Introduction to New Zealand Employment series provides students with the knowledge of employment rights, how to find and apply for a job while studying, their work place rights and how to communicate in the workplace.

The Graduate series builds on the Introduction to New Zealand Employment series. Students will be provided with one on one career advice, application skills, interview skills and a number of events which Dunedin employers will also attend. The graduate series is designed to kick start your career in NZ.

Introduction to New Zealand Employment (open to all international students currently studying)

Presented by some of Dunedin’s finest business talent the seminar series cover topics including

  • Immigration a guide to working in New Zealand
  • Your Workplace rights
  • How to  find and apply for a job and Interviewing skills
  • What needs to be in your CV and how to write a Cover Letter

Graduate Programme (by application only)
This programme is for students about to graduate from their studies and seeking employment in NZ. All sessions need to be attended as well as the Bootcamp series. Topics include

  • Kiwi Workplace Culture
  • How to build your Personal Brand
  • How to Sell your skills
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Networking techniques
  • CV and Cover letter workshops
  • One on One Career coaching

Events (Graduate Programme participants only)
Students who are accepted into the programme are invited to attend a number of events with local employers. These included “Get Connected” our networking event and “Mock Interview” night.

Please find below our upcoming events.


The programme facilitates a number of events for students to develop their local network. If you are a Dunedin business who would like to attend one of our events please contact us.

Programme schedule

The programme is starting soon. If you are a student and wish to apply for either programme – Please apply here.