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Old Jan 1st 2010, 1:08 pm
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Hi all

We have submitted our ITA without job offers, from what I understand this means we are more likely to get WTR than PR, which is not ideal. We have been actively searching for vacancies but have not had much luck so far

So as there are a lot of people on these forums from all walks of life, thought it wouldn't hurt to ask the question if anyone has any jobs going/knows of anyone with any jobs going/can offer any advice?

My husband is an Electrician with over 10 yrs experience, both domestic & commercial. He has been self employed for the past year and is NIC registered with all standard qualifications.

I am currently a Laboratory Manager for a pharmacuetical firm, specialising in endotoxin testing. I have a BSc in Applied Bioscience (mostly microbiology) with 6 years Lab experience. I am prepared to do any lab work at any level and will turn my hand at anything!

We ideally want to settle in the Auckland area but will go where the work is so open to any locations really!

Sooo, with that being said, if anyone can help or thinks they may know some companies/individuals we could try then it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
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Old Jan 1st 2010, 8:02 pm
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I'll move this into the main forum Flower Pot. You'll get more passing traffic that way.

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Hi Flower Pot - well done on submitting your ITA - now it starts getting exciting!
We submitted our ITA's with no job offers but got full residence, so don't think you will automatically get WTR. They will take other things into consideration like if you have family / friends / network here, have been here before, if your skills are needed here / in shortage list etc. Also sound confident in your interview with immigration - make it sound like you knoiw the country well and that you will settle easily and will not be a drain on the country!
In regrads to jobs, one of the obvious ones for both of you is Fonterra who are the biggest private employer in NZ (correct me if I am wrong!). They will no doubt be interested in your lab skills and electrical jobs seem to appear on their website quite regularly. There website is here: FONTERRA Failing that the best websites are probably Seek and TradeMe.
Hope that helps and good luck!
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I am currently a Laboratory Manager for a pharmacuetical firm, specialising in endotoxin testing. I have a BSc in Applied Bioscience (mostly microbiology) with 6 years Lab experience. I am prepared to do any lab work at any level and will turn my hand at anything!
hi. sorry, I don't know much about auckland and I am not a scientist but I think wakefield hopspital (Welly) hire technicians and researchers etc - though I don't know the much detailes.. My friend works for Wakefield Hospital as a research officer (BSC in Microbiology) and very happy working there. so why don't you try. http://www.wakefield.co.nz/contact-us.php

Otherwise, Wellington Hospital - my other friend (BHealSc in Medical Laboratory Science) works as a research assistant /technician and cutting mice everyday! she says its yuck.

the New Zealand Blood Service http://www.careers.nzblood.co.nz/sit...d-careers.html

and Crown Research Institutes - Once I applied a job there a long long time ago (as a research analyst not scientist) but got a very polite reply from them that I was rejected! I guess they (CRI) mostly employ people who hold ph.d or Masters (in science field) at least. (though I don't know for sure).

If you hold a postgraduate degrees (Masters) in bioScience then surely there are more chance to get a job here - that's what I've heard of. I work for sc department but the (60) scientists there 100% do hold ph.d.

I know there aren't many many vacancies particulary for scientists in nz, but best wishes for you.

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some companies/individuals (apart from fonterra ?) -- can't think of any really. your level of expereinces/ideal job - they are mostly belong to govt I guess.

Once you settle here (have PR) then you can try anything or anywhere. It's hard isn't it. (such a small job market for scientists - I know it's ridiculous.)

sorry, I am not much help but hopefully something will turn up soon for you and your husband.

something like this.

http://www.cawthron.org.nz/about-caw...vacancies.html
http://www.nzifst.org.nz/employment/default.asp

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https://jobs.govt.nz/ - try this for jobs with Crown Research Institutes - Plant & Food Research is Auckland-based

Universities are another good option for science jobs.

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Try Otago, i asked for a sparky the other day out here in the wops, and there wasnt any also there is the UNi and a few bio tech companies down this way, Invermay is an Agricultur one in Mosgiel a research centre, wil see if they got a web site, if your hubby want to go self employed and has the work ethics of most Brits then he will go far down this end of the world, chaeper houses less population, less crime.
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Originally Posted by Flower Pot View Post
Hi all

We have submitted our ITA without job offers, from what I understand this means we are more likely to get WTR than PR, which is not ideal. We have been actively searching for vacancies but have not had much luck so far

So as there are a lot of people on these forums from all walks of life, thought it wouldn't hurt to ask the question if anyone has any jobs going/knows of anyone with any jobs going/can offer any advice?

My husband is an Electrician with over 10 yrs experience, both domestic & commercial. He has been self employed for the past year and is NIC registered with all standard qualifications.

I am currently a Laboratory Manager for a pharmacuetical firm, specialising in endotoxin testing. I have a BSc in Applied Bioscience (mostly microbiology) with 6 years Lab experience. I am prepared to do any lab work at any level and will turn my hand at anything!

We ideally want to settle in the Auckland area but will go where the work is so open to any locations really!

Sooo, with that being said, if anyone can help or thinks they may know some companies/individuals we could try then it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
Hi,

I worked in the pharma industry and was in the same boat a few years ago. I applied for and got a job at Douglas Pharmaceuticals in West Auckland. They were happy to do what wasa required to get me there as they want the European experience that you will bring.

Would definitely be worth a mail to them to see if they have any positions available. Often they will take on people with the right experience even if positions are not available due to the shortage of people with the right experience.

Good luck
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As others have implied the science industry is probably the harder one to locate a job, so probably best to concentrate on that before deciding where to settle. I think sparkies are sought after everywhere and if not you can maybe start your own.

Pharmaceutical companies are probably the best place to start. MAF (ministry of agriculature and fisheriea) may also have places, or the NZ Fruit exporting/importing crowd. NZ Customs might also be looking. I suspect the pay from government departments might be less than some other places through. You could e-mail the appropriate Head of Department at Auckland Uni for suggestions.
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Hi Flowerpot, my scouse friend we have a good friend who is a technical head at Labplus in Auckland. It's attached to Auckland City Hospital & run by ADHB. Would probably get you PR . Website is www.labplus.co.nz. Haven't been in touch with Joe for a little while but will do & mention your name.

I went to see a great guy Gary Beattie at http://www.synergyconsult.co.nza few months back. They are a consulting group who help find jobs for scientists, pharmacologists etc. I haven't got back to them yet because I'm still being drawn to Environmental Health for my next career.

I think your Parents would like to have you on the North Island. Don't be drawn be these Southerners. Always remember, NORTH is best
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Your Husband , if he wants to be an electrician in NZ will have to work as a trainee for a few months and then sit a Exam if he wants to get his registration and practice licence, even if he had 50 years experience in the uk, they demand registration to work legally
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Eh? Not sure that is at all nice , yet this is you.
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