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Moving to New Zealand

Want to move to New Zealand? We can help. There’s a shortage of Automotive Technicians able to carry out truck assessments in New Zealand. If you’re a qualified and experienced truck mechanic, we want to hear from you!

Thinking about moving down under?

If you’re thinking about a complete change and moving to New Zealand, you’ll be in good company. Many of our automotive technicians come from the UK and other countries around the world. Make the move, discover New Zealand’s unique balanced lifestyle, quality of life, diverse culture and family-friendly environment.

We’ll help you move and settle in

We’ll help you by contributing up to NZ$5,000 towards your moving costs. We’ll also organise two weeks’ accommodation and transport to get you started.

Work for New Zealand’s largest Vehicle Inspection provider

VTNZ is the leading provider of vehicle inspections in New Zealand with over 80 branches around the country. We’re a private company with over 1000 employees and part of the DEKRA Ltd worldwide group.

Why you should join VTNZ:

  • Competitive remuneration with an annual review
  • Opportunity to earn a share of the branch revenue
  • Supplier discounts
  • Medical insurance
  • Award-winning workplace and training programmes
  • Annual flu vaccinations to keep you healthy
  • Great career progression opportunities
  • Four FREE personal assessments

VTNZ has an award-winning Training and Development team waiting to help you become the best in your field. From technical to leadership, we have your training needs covered! There are opportunities to gain more inspection qualifications and we’ll increase your wage with each one gained.

Find out more about the benefits of working for VTNZ.


How do I join the VTNZ team?

It’s great you want to join us. There’s just a wee bit of paperwork to complete before we can welcome you to the team.

  • Our governing body, NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), needs to pre-approve your application to be a vehicle inspector. They require you to have a Trade Certificate or National Certificate (Level 4 NZ Standards) qualification AND three years’ on-highway truck mechanical experience; OR five years cumulative truck mechanical experience.
  • We need a personal statement from you, and your employers, verifying your qualifications and experience. Below are two templates you can use.
  • We also need a copy of:
    • your trade qualifications (if relevant)
    • your driver licence
    • a Police Certificate (for immigration purposes)

Yes there’s a bit of paperwork required from different Government departments to make this happen. But we’ll work with you to make it as easy as possible. To help you understand what else to expect, here are some Immigration guidelines.

Application templates:
Personal Statement Template
Reference Template

Contact us if you have any queries. We look forward to hearing from you.


Work at one of New Zealand’s best workplaces

Come and work for one of New Zealand’s best workplaces. We’ve won the Enterprise category of the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces awards two years running as well as winning the Overall award in 2014. These awards show the passion and commitment our people have for VTNZ – they love it here.

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