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Announcement: Partnership with AbsoluteIT Recruitment

I’m very pleased to formally announce a partnership with AbsoluteIT, one of New Zealand’s leading and largest IT recruitment companies. In the next few weeks, they will be adding our details to their website and encouraging all international candidates who seek work in IT in New Zealand that contact them ...

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Announcement: Partnership with AbsoluteIT Recruitment

I’m very pleased to formally announce a partnership with AbsoluteIT, one of New Zealand’s leading and largest IT recruitment companies. In the next few weeks, they will be adding our details to their website and encouraging all international candidates who seek work in IT in New Zealand that contact them ...

Iain

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Announcement: Partnership with AbsoluteIT Recruitment

Posted by Iain on Nov. 10, 2017, 5:09 a.m. in Jobs in New Zealand

I’m very pleased to formally announce a partnership with AbsoluteIT, one of New Zealand’s leading and largest IT recruitment companies. In the next few weeks, they will be adding our details to their website and encouraging all international candidates who seek work in IT in New Zealand that contact them to have a detailed visa eligibility assessment carried out by us as a first step towards the team at AbsoluteIT trying to place them in roles.

In return, for those clients of ours who work in IT, you’re now going to have at least one IT recruitment company that is not going to reject your application outright if you “don’t have a Work Visa” if you are a full fee-paying client of IMMagine Australia and New Zealand. A full fee-paying client is someone that we have carried out a detailed assessment of their visa options on and who has then retained us to prepare, lodge and process at the very least, their Work Visa but more commonly I expect, Work Visas, Temporary Visas for other family and also Residency for the family.

I’ve always said I do not wish to become a recruiter and I have been in discussions with this company for a number of years to try and find a solution to that chicken-and-egg scenario that we’ve written about on so many occasions, i.e., recruiters and employers so often want applicants to have Work Visas but the Government won’t give them Work Visas without jobs.

This isn’t the answer to every IT migrant’s dreams as no promises can be made about being able to place everybody who wants a job. What it does however do is to create a fantastic opportunity for employers struggling to fill vacancies locally to tap into IMMagine’s pipeline of serious and committed English-speaking migrants.

AbsoluteIT has offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Wellington and I’ve had a session with their crew in Auckland earlier this week, and my colleague Paul will be spending some time in the next fortnight with the teams in Wellington and Christchurch explaining how our management of the visa process makes their offering even more attractive to NZ employers.

I have offered, and I hope I get taken up on that offer, to run specific IT recruitment seminars offshore, particularly in markets like Singapore and South Africa if the team at Absolute IT think that would be worthwhile.

I’m looking to develop more of these preferred supplier and exclusive relationships with recruiters across the country who are experiencing acute shortages of skills. For example, we do have an informal relationship with a very large recruitment company which specialises in Construction at management level, i.e. Quantity Surveyors, Surveyors, Draftsmen, Project Managers, Site Managers, Civil Engineers and so on.

Given that unemployment in New Zealand has just hit 4.6%, the lowest in five years, and the media being full of employers bemoaning the fact they cannot find skilled workers, I’m hoping that these relationships will enhance our offering to the migrant communities that we work with and offer local employers access to some really fantastic international candidates — without the visa headaches that can go with the decision to hire non-residents.

Until next week...

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8 comments on this post
Nov. 10, 2017, 6:39 p.m. by Anton

This partnership sounds like a great initiative Iain, I will definitely keep an eye on developments. The IT specific recruitment seminars as well.
Regards, Anton from South Africa.

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Nov. 10, 2017, 6:49 p.m. by Dale

Good day Ian,

I trust this text finds you in good health.

I am actively pursuing a Project Engineer or Project Manager role in Auckland. Below are the elements required to attain a Skilled Migrant Resident Visa, emphasising the processes I've completed to date and my eagerness to immigrate.

1. Identity
Complete: identity document and passport verified.

2. Character
Complete: police clearance attained, valid for 6 months.

3. Health
No medical conditions to prohibit work, no treatments required or any special conditions.
Medical to be undertaken upon being selected from EOI (Expression of Interest) pool to apply for a Skilled Migrant Resident Visa and HAP number issued by Immigration New Zealand. HAP number required by hospital, to undertake immigration medical.

4. English Ability
Complete: overall of 8 achieved in IELTS (minimum requirement 6.5 overall), January 2017 (valid for 2 years).

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Nov. 10, 2017, 6:50 p.m. by dale

5. Age
32 years old (D.O.B. 17/05/85), well below 55 cut-off age limit.

6. Qualifications
My qualifications do not require assessment; study institution (Cape Peninsula University of Technology) is recognised by ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa). ECSA is a Sydney Accord signatory member, along with Engineering New Zealand. My Bachelor of Technology Civil Engineering (Construction Management) is therefore comparable to the New Zealand NZQF 7 qualification level.

7. Skilled Employment History
South Africa are enlisted to hold the status of "Comparable Labour Market" as published by Immigration New Zealand. My experience listed on my LinkedIn profile was thus all attained in a Comparable Labour Market, since it was all gained in Cape Town.

8. Bringing Family
-Proof of de facto relationship:
Living together 2 years, have a 2 month old son together.
-English ability:
She will be undertaking the IELTS on the 20 January 2018, requiring a minimum overall score of 5.0 (English is her 1st language, she was educated in English from grade 1 to 12)
-Identity:
Complete: identity document and passport verified.
-Character:
Complete: police clearance attained, valid for 6 months.

9. Expression of Interest
100 points are required to enter the EOI pool, 160 are required to be drafted from the pool for a Skilled Migrant Resident Visa. I currently have 125 points, thus requiring an offer of employment (50 points + 125= 175...automatic selection) to apply for a Skilled Migrant Resident Visa.
I'm available to immigrate as soon as I'm awarded a Skilled Migrant Resident Visa. Could you perhaps assist me in landing that offer of employment via one of your construction recruitment firms please.

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Nov. 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m. by Iain
Don't know Dale.....Order one of our full eligibility assessments off this website or if you prefer something 'lite', then our free preliminary evaluation. http://www.immigration.co.nz/assessments/full-assessment/ Regards Iain
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Nov. 10, 2017, 7:11 p.m. by DIANA BINTI SHUWARDI

How about chances for an IT recruitment from Malaysia?

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Nov. 11, 2017, 2:16 p.m. by Iain
The short answer to your short question is yes. Order one of our full eligibility assessments off this website or if you prefer something 'lite', then our free preliminary evaluation.
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Nov. 10, 2017, 7:15 p.m. by Jaco Smit

Hi there,
I have 20 years experience in IT, specifically Microsoft technologies, helpdesk and hardware support. I have approached IMMagine in the past few months to look at my CV as well as my wife's. We have been to the Johannesburg presentation in September too.
I have been told that I qualify for the Skilled Migrant, Work to Residence and Essential Skills Work Visa Categories.
I have been trawling New Zealand Job sites and applying for a couple of positions, but all of them reject me because I lack of a VISA.
Thank you for the partnership with AbsoluteIT. It is my hope to be in New Zealand by February 2018, if possible.

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Nov. 11, 2017, 2:22 p.m. by Iain
Hi Jaco Exactly as we predicted would happen.... If you want access to AbsoluteIT and want to avoid being told to go away if you don't have a work visa as I explained in the blog you need to be a full fee paying client of ours. This arrangement for them allows them to deal with seriously committed migrants, that are willing to be here for interviews, not ones saying they would be committed if they could get a job from offshore. I am back in SA tomorrow night and if you'd like to make an appointment to come and see me to talk through your eligibility, the process, how you might be able to leverage our relationship with absolute IT, you can check out my consultation dates under the 'seminar' link. http://www.immigration.co.nz/seminars/south-africa/ Regards, Iain
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Nov. 10, 2017, 9 p.m. by Silas

Great idea to have some sort of assessment done as I hope this will increase our chances of being looked upon favorably by the IT recruiters.

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Nov. 12, 2017, 12:12 p.m. by Ben Au

Excellent work, Iain. It is a true breakthrough on a catch 22. Such move could probably be a turning point of a deadlock NZ is now facing along with all the potential migrants. Impressive. Well done

Ben Au from Hong Kong

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Nov. 13, 2017, 3:28 a.m. by Gideon

Fantastic news!

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