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    TanyaJ is offline Member
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    Default Carpenters/kitchen installers

    Does anyone know the best way to find a job as a carpenter/set-builder/kitchen installer?

    My partner is struggling to find work.

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    He could have a look on these...
    Working in NZ. It says at the top that these companies are looking for carpenters, but I don't know in what capacity.
    Job Search.
    Seek which tends to be a favourite.
    New Zealand Recruit.

    Hope he hasn't tried these already.

    If he wants to pay someone to find him a job, you could try New Life New Zealand . They are in touch with many companies and are actively trying to get immigrants into NZ jobs.
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    kokopeli is offline God like figure
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    Tell him to go and see the carpentry tutors at your local trades college. I think it's AUT in Auckland, but a quick search on the 'net will see you right. Anyway, the tutors will have good connections with the local trade companies because part of their role is to find placements and jobs for their pre-trade students. Get your partner to go even if he's got a hatful of carpentry qualifications because the tutors will at least know which companies are recruiting and they will know the names of the people he needs to speak to. It is often said that NZ is a club. You just have to squeeze in through the door.

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    johnmstroup is offline Junior Member
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    Big club is right.
    Most jobs or placements never get advertised because someone
    knows someone and so on. Kiwis like face to face interaction, so
    the best way is to front up, bang on some doors and get your face
    out there. Look in the phone book for companies in the right field,
    make a list of addresses, and burn some shoe leather. Have a CV
    that you can leave with them with any certs or qualifications that
    are related.Skilled tradesmen have been on the long term shortage list,
    but I am not sure how things are now. Do give 'em a firm farmers
    hand grab.

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    kiaora!! is offline Senior Member
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    Hey Tanja,

    couple of my clients own a kitchen company.

    You could just give it a go and send them your hubbies CV, I know times are really tough out there and they haven't got much work on, but they might also be able to tell you wherelse you can try?

    They are located in Mt Wellington, Auckland.

    Send me a private message and I will send through his email if you are interested.

    Like John said NZ is all about knowing people and being face to face!
    Most jobs actually don't go as far as being advertised online or in the paper so the best way is to just contact companies direct and hope they need someone!

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