Candidate Stories

New Zealand’s IT and engineering employment sectors are booming, and there’s never been a better time to look at emigrating. The Talent Hive works closely with candidates from the UK, Europe and other destinations to help them find jobs within New Zealand's IT and engineering sectors, easing the emigration and visa process from start to finish. Our Candidate Stories below are written by people we've recruited into NZ engineering & IT jobs - their challenges, best experiences and advice on moving to New Zealand.

Read our Candidate Stories below, download our Living & Working in NZ Guide with practical information and tips or connect with us directly.

California, USA to Christchurch, New Zealand

What do you enjoy most about living in New Zealand and in your city?  The outdoor sports and the people. It seems like the entire country is motivated by outdoor sports. I spend most of my off hours hiking and cycling. Christchurch strives to become the cycling destination of NZ. It’s clear by the effort… read more

Prague, Czech Republic to Christchurch, New Zealand

What do you enjoy most about living in New Zealand and in your city? What people usually love the most about New Zealand is nature and I am not an exception. Location of Christchurch is ideal for me – it’s on the east coast, almost in the middle of South Island close to mountains and… read more

Warwickshire, UK to Christchurch, New Zealand

What do you enjoy most about living in New Zealand and in your city? I always wanted to live between the mountains and the sea and now I do! The suburb I live in is right on the coast so I can hear the surf from home and see the mountains as I drive into… read more

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Wellington, New Zealand

What do you enjoy most about living in New Zealand and in your city? I enjoy most the variety of different landscapes in so short distances. In about two hours you can go from a beautiful beach to an iced mountain. New Zealand is an awesome country for all ages. Rivers, waterfalls, beaches, lakes, mountains,… read more