Working in New Zealand

Working in New Zealand

While Studying 

If you are studying full time for a minimum of 14 weeks at the ELA, you can work up to 20 hours a week. Our Student Services team are happy to advise you about finding part-time work in New Zealand. You can also look on Student Job Search, which is an online job board that matches students with employers:


Work Ready Sessions  

Our Work Ready Sessions are designed to assist you in looking for and preparing for work, both in New Zealand and in a wider context. They are one-hour sessions available to all ELA students, and are offered at both higher and lower language levels. The aim of these sessions is to provide a ‘hands-on’, practical approach to work readiness, and includes themes such as:

• Writing Effective CVs and Cover Letters

• Job Interview Skills and Mock-Interview Practice

• Work Rights in New Zealand

• Finding a Job in New Zealand

• Coping in the Workplace: Communication, Team Work & Problem Solving

• Employability Skills

As well as equipping you with work-related skills and knowledge, these sessions give you the opportunity to further practice your English language skills through speaking, listening, reading and writing.

*Please note sessions are subject to run across different times based on demand during the academic year. Please enquire at reception for more details.