The trip will include pre-arranged job interviews, meet-ups with others in the tech industry along with tours around Wellington.
New Zealand offers free week-long trip to attract tech talent
The trip will include pre-arranged job interviews, meet-ups with others in the tech industry along with tours around Wellington
New Zealand has found a unique way to draw talent for its tech industry in Wellington, as it looks to recruit tech talent from across the globe. It is offering a free trip to the country for those who can prove their merit.
This ‘global talent attraction programme’ is being organised in a bid to recruit about 100 new software developers, creative directors, product managers, analysts, and digital strategists from around the world to invigorate the country’s growing tech scene.
Under the initiative, the city will host 100 candidates for a free week-long trip, where techies can both participate in job interviews and also get to know the country. For the recruitment drive, the trip will include pre-arranged job interviews, meet-ups with others in the tech industry along with tours around Wellington.
The application process is also quite simple and unbiased. Those interested in moving to New Zealand for a tech job can register their interest online with LookSee Wellington and will have to create a profile there. Then, tech firms from around the city will nominate their favourite candidates. At the end of the admission process, LookSee will choose the 100 most-nominated candidates and set them up with a week-long trip to Wellington—complete with airfare and accommodations.
Applicants have until March 20 to submit their resumes while interviews will take place in New Zealand from May 8 to 11. On reaching New Zealand, candidates will take part in pre-arranged job interviews with some of the leading tech firms in Wellington. In addition, they will also participate in meet-ups and explorations around the city. LookSee Wellington will also host informational events to help potential immigrants understand the process of moving to New Zealand.
At the end of the week, companies will make job offers to their favourite candidates.