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1. Posted by loopy1978 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I've recently found out that I would be eligible for a work permit for New Zealand through BUNAC, I was wondering though what type of work this might entitle me to do! I have worked in the UK as a Recruitment Consultant for the last 9 years, and whilst I have done bar work/waitressing many years ago, I would prefer something office based.
Could anyone enlighten me as to the types of vacancies that might be available to me, the BUNAC website doesn't give too much detail.
Thanks :)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5164 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

The IEP Work Exchange Visa allows you to do "any" type of work. Bunac/IEP have some kind of job hunting program to help people getting started, which I expect to mostly just be typical backpacker jobs, but I wouldn't let that limit you. With extensive experience such as you have, you should be able to find work in that field by yourself; there's always people unexpectedly leaving a company (or taking maternity leave and such) for which they might want someone to fill in on very short notice for a couple of months.

3. Posted by Tooner (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi Loopy
I am looking at going on a WHV next year to New Zealand. I'll be 33 then.
It looks like you can do pretty much anything that you want to as long as you have the visa.
when are you thinking of travelling?