The key aim of this service is to assist individual migrants to develop skills to find employment thereby improving settlement outcomes. The service supports the development of skills and knowledge to access  the labour market where support through existing Work and Income services is not available. This project provides a service for migrants who are skilled residents or have a work visa. We now also offer our services to support international students who have studied at Level 7 or above and have a post study work visa as well as migrant student graduates.   To be eligible to join the Migrant Employment Solutions you will need:

  • NZ Residency or
  • Post study work Visa
  • Full and Open work visa
  • Little or no New Zealand work experience

Migrant Employment Solutions may be able to help you with:

  • Support into work
  • Career information
  • Advice on cover letter or CV preparation
  • Job interview preparation
  • Transferring your skills into the NZ workforce
  • English language assessments for the workplace
  • Contacting potential employers
  • Organising English language support

We also provide workshops & seminars which will help you gain:

  • Job seeking skills
  • Job interview skills
  • Confidence
  • Understanding of the NZ workplace and culture
  • English for the workplace
  • Understanding the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Links to Work Talk (a successful job seeking course provided by English Language Partners Waikato)

Info for Employers

For your enquiries please

Next time you have a skill gap don’t hesitate to contact us.

For every outcome we have, an employer has taken on a skilled migrant, which is fantastic as it means a migrant is well on the way to successful settlement. Having a migrant in your workplace is also an opportunity to increase your cultural diversity and develop international connections. Our clients come from a wide range of professions and are already living in New Zealand.

We offer

  • A professional and experienced employment service including post placement support
  • No placement fee

Links for Job Seeker

A few of our favourite websites for job seekers.

These websites have up to date career advice as well as plenty of new job vacancies:

careers.govt.nz ……………………………………………………

seek.co.nz ……………………………………………………

newzealandnow.govt.nz ……………………………………………………

mbie.govt.nz ……………………………………………………

business.govt.nz

Our Staff/ Contact Us

Employment Coordinator
Jackie Runciman

Phone:  07 853 0466   Mobile:  021 440 082 Email:  jackier@hmstrust.org.nz


Employment Support
Susan Wright

Phone:  07 853 2188 Email:  susan.wright@englishlanguage.org.nz


Student Support
Aroha Gillette

Phone:  07 853 0481   Mobile:  027 700 1475 Email:  arohag@hmstrust.org.nz


Admin Assistant
Ushaa Sridharan

Phone:   07 853 0467 Email:    admin.mep@hmstrust.org.nz

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