Helping skilled migrants find employment in the Waikato and in New Zealand

A service of the Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust

Learn more about us below

Helping skilled migrants find employment in the Waikato and in New Zealand

A service of the Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust

Learn more about us below

About Us

Migrant Employment Solutions is a FREE service providing tailored employment solutions for new skilled migrants and employers who are looking to fill vacancies. Our service, delivered across the Waikato, is funded by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment and the Office of Ethnic Communities. Migrant Employment Solutions aims to match the skills of international talent with the needs of New Zealand businesses. The Migrant Employment Solutions team offers a one to one service with advice on the New Zealand job market and workplace, CVs, cover letters and interview preparation, workshops and a support network.

Clients and outcomes up to 2020

Ref: Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust 2017-2020 Migrant Employment Solutions Statistics

Ref: Client and Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey, 2019

Job Seekers

Helping skilled migrants find employment in New Zealand

Migrant Employment Solutions is a free face to face employment service to help you prepare for the New Zealand job market. Our service, delivered across the Waikato, is tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients to help them find a job that suits their skills, experience and qualifications.


We can help you if you have:

  • NZ citizenship, NZ residency or
  • Full and open work visa
  • Post-study work visa
  • Student visa
  • The right to work in New Zealand and you or your partner’s employment has been affected by Covid-19

Please contact us to confirm your eligibility.

We offer:

  • CV and cover letter advice for the current job market
  • Assistance to transfer your skills and experience into the NZ workforce
  • Interview preparation
  • Career information
  • Support into work
  • Workshops and network support


“I would like to express my gratitude to the MES team who helped me with career guidance and successfully secure the role with a leading investment company in NZ. 
I would like to extend a big thank you for the professional service provided by the team. They did an amazing job!”

“I would say that Migrant Employment Solutions was the best mentoring experience in search of work that I had in my life. I would like to thank my eternal guardian angels.”

“I visited the Settlement Centre after I received my partner visa to get job search advice. I had been waiting to receive my work rights for six months, therefore I was not a part of the society during that time. The MES team helped me to tailor my CV according to New Zealand standards and gave me emotional support as well. I found a job soon after and I am really thankful to them for mentoring me in a professional and personal manner. Thank you!”

Helpful Websites

Employers and Recruiters


Next time you have a skills gap do not hesitate to contact us

We have skilled migrants from a wide range of professions already living here, looking to enter the NZ job market. These workers bring a different set of skills and experience to the workplace as well as an opportunity to increase workplace diversity and develop international connections.

We offer:

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


“The team at Asset Recruitment frequently works with the Migrant Employment Solutions team – they refer some great candidates to us, many whom we’ve been able to place in temporary and permanent positions. Each member of the team is easy to deal with, honest and informative – we love working with them!  It’s a great partnership that results in securing employment for some great migrants!”

Contact Us

Susan Wright

Employment Coordinator
Mobile: 027 700 2273

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Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust
Settlement Centre Waikato
46G Boundary Road, Claudelands Park, Hamilton 3214

© Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust 2021

Hi, I’m Jackie. I have worked with Migrant Employment solutions since 2015 and it is the most exciting and satisfying job I could ever wish for. I constantly meet wonderful new clients starting out on their search for a job in New Zealand and settling into the Kiwi lifestyle. The enthusiasm and dedication they show towards the journey never ceases to amaze me. My role is to work with skilled migrants seeking employment and build relationships and networks with employers and recruiters.


Hi I’m Susan and I have been supporting skilled migrants on their journey into the New Zealand workforce for a number of years so I understand the challenges that many face when looking for work in a very different environment. I really enjoy the chance to meet and spend time getting to know our clients, tailoring our service to meet their individual job seeking needs until they secure meaningful employment. For me, the best part of my job is meeting amazing job seekers from all over the world with great qualifications and work experience who really want to settle here and contribute to the Hamilton economy.


Kia ora, my name is Aroha and I have been working with Migrant Employment Solutions since 2016. I thoroughly enjoy supporting and working with clients from all over the world, using their great skills and experience plus our knowledge of the New Zealand job market to find employment. Being a part of my clients employment journey is very rewarding and as a (fairly) recent graduate myself, I know firsthand the struggles and rewards that come with finding a job you love.