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    hello we are jake and harriet we are thinking about moving to new zealand. we are recently living in the uk and are both working towards qualifications, jake in carpentry and joinery and next year has to pick weather to do joinery or carpentry, we was wondering if you could help in what new zealand is looking for. harriet is doing beauty therapy and was wondering if this was a growing industry in new zealand.

    if you could help be nice to hear from you!!!!

    jake&harriet

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    Welcome to the forum!

    You can check up which skills are needed in NZ by looking on the Immediate Skill Shortage List or the Long Term Skill Shortage List. I did a quick search but couldn't find anything about carpenters or joiners. The same for beautician, so double-check me. I'm sure carpenter and joiner used to be on one of the lists so they must have been removed recently.

    If your job is considered skilled but isn't on one of the lists, the best you can do is try to find a job offer with an accredited employer who has had permission from INZ to employ people from overseas. You could then apply under the Work to Residence category.
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    thank you for helping us this is something we really want to pusue, we are still young and have alot of time to think about this and sort things out. you are helping us alot thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotherBear View Post
    Welcome to the forum!


    You can check up which skills are needed in NZ by looking on the Immediate Skill Shortage List or the Long Term Skill Shortage List. I did a quick search but couldn't find anything about carpenters or joiners. The same for beautician, so double-check me. I'm sure carpenter and joiner used to be on one of the lists so they must have been removed recently.

    If your job is considered skilled but isn't on one of the lists, the best you can do is try to find a job offer with an accredited employer who has had permission from INZ to employ people from overseas. You could then apply under the Work to Residence category.

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    One thing to keep in mind is that there are possibly differences in the training between joiners and carpenters between the UK and New Zealand.

    Senior carpenters in New Zealand generally become the main contractors on residential work, because most houses are light timber framed rather than masonry (as I believe is the case in the UK) because of earthquakes. For this reason carpenters in NZ end up needing a broad knowledge of the industry.

    Joinery in New Zealand can mean window joinery and fitted cabinetry. Because most windows in New Zealand are proprietary aluminium systems, joiners mainly do cabinetry and stairs etc, In NZ most cabinetry is custom work, because there is not the economy of scale for pre-made kitchens. It is much more common here to have a kitchen custom designed and built than to buy a 'package' type kitchen, even in the cheaper end of the market. Most cabinetry is in MDF.

    It may be worth you contacting the following organisations regarding the possible equivalent New Zealand qualifications to your training in the UK.
    Joinery Industry Training Organisation
    Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
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    they really helped thank you, this is making thing alot easyer for us,

    jake&harriet

    Quote Originally Posted by People Space View Post
    One thing to keep in mind is that there are possibly differences in the training between joiners and carpenters between the UK and New Zealand.

    Senior carpenters in New Zealand generally become the main contractors on residential work, because most houses are light timber framed rather than masonry (as I believe is the case in the UK) because of earthquakes. For this reason carpenters in NZ end up needing a broad knowledge of the industry.

    Joinery in New Zealand can mean window joinery and fitted cabinetry. Because most windows in New Zealand are proprietary aluminium systems, joiners mainly do cabinetry and stairs etc, In NZ most cabinetry is custom work, because there is not the economy of scale for pre-made kitchens. It is much more common here to have a kitchen custom designed and built than to buy a 'package' type kitchen, even in the cheaper end of the market. Most cabinetry is in MDF.

    It may be worth you contacting the following organisations regarding the possible equivalent New Zealand qualifications to your training in the UK.
    Joinery Industry Training Organisation
    Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation

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    If you're under thirty you might try the whv to go to NZ and get a sense of what there is or if you even like it there. A good way to check out the industry and maybe get some NZ experience.


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