Application Guide


Our online Kiwi and Kiwi application is super easy, from setup to flight - you just need to follow the seven step flow...


1. Apply Online

When applying for your gap year in New Zealand. The first part is simple: just hit that apply button and complete the three simple steps to register your free application. You will then have your own Kiwi and Kiwi profile to tell us more about you.


2. Get Interviewed

Once we receive your registered application, one of our friendly Kiwi team will give you a welcoming introductory call to detail your next steps, answer any questions you may have and book in your initial Skype interview.

We will ensure you are thoroughly prepped by shooting you over our handy Kiwi interview guide prior to the interview. We can answer any question you have on the interview process during your welcome call, for now, we have answered a few questions for you below.


How do I book in my interview?

Once you have filled in the basics on your application, our team will send you the link to our Calendar to schedule your interview at a time convenient for you, once booked we will email you your confirmation and interview guide. Heads up - you’ll need to pay the deposit before the interview.


Who will I be interviewed by?

You’ll be interviewed by one of our loyal Kiwi and Kiwi team members. They’ve been to New Zealand previously and love sharing their own experience and stories with you.


What kind of questions will I be asked?

It's all about you. Tell us about your current job, experience, skills, achievements and why you’d like to join us at Resort in New Zealand. No need to be nervous, we're here to help and check in that have a good application before interviewing with one of our NZ employers.


3. Upload your documents


Prior to interviewing with our awesome Kiwi employers, you will be required to upload a few documents. Our system makes this super easy to upload your docs directly from your mobile to your application.

  • Self-declaration medical form
  • At least one professional reference
  • Copy of your passport


4. The Hiring Fairs

You are now ready to interview with Kiwi employers. Exciting eh.

  • Our Kiwi Summer hiring fairs run from August through September.
  • Our Kiwi Winter hiring fairs run from March through April.

Some fairs are face to face interviews (we fly the NZ employers all the way to the UK to interview you), others are sometimes via skype.

During our fairs, you’ll interview directly with our New Zealand employers.

We offer lots of support before all interviews to make sure you are fully prepped and ready to put yourself out there for the dream job.

5. Apply for your Visa

You'll be going on a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, the process is simple and completed online.

We will help and guide you all the way through your Visa application. With your Kiwi and Kiwi job role - you’ll be able to apply for a 12 month Visa (or 23 months if you hold a UK passport).

The visa cost is approximately £115.


6. Book your flights

Once you have received your job offer and visa it is time to book your flights. Our awesome flight's team can assist you when booking your flight by shopping around for you and offering a quote. You can book your flights through the Kiwi and Kiwi flights team or you can choose to book them independently.

We recommend at this point to start looking at accommodation options, the earlier you secure your accommodation the better.


7. Attend Orientation

Your arrival accommodation and an airport shuttle will be confirmed well before your arrival to NZ. This allows you to hop on the plane knowing that your first couple of days accommodation is booked and your airport transfer is taken care of.

We’ve got a great orientation in store for you during your first few days of arriving in NZ. The orientation is there to help you settle in smoothly, it’s also an awesome opportunity to meet other Kiwi participants and learn more about the area.


Just Embrace that Kiwi life

Kia ora! Enjoy every second, it goes fast...


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