What is Job Match?

Job Match is a new free service to help place people into apprenticeships by introducing them to an employer (or helping an employer find an apprentice).  

This is in the Specialist Trades area of Electrical; Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying; Roofing; Scaffolding; and Electronic Security. 

However, if this does not work out for you it could be Job Match tries to find you a job in another area of the industry.

How much does it cost?

Job Match is a free service to both applicants and employers 

What do I have to do to join Job Match?

Complete a Job Match Applicant Registration form and email it through to jobmatch@skills.org.nz  

The Job Match team will then let you know the next stages.  It could be you have supplied enough information for Job Match to be able to match you immediately, or you may be asked to undertake various assessments to ensure Job Match has the best information about you to match you to an employer for an apprenticeship.

How do I fill out the form?

It’s an interactive PDF so you should be able to type in your information, save it, and email it to jobmatch@skills.org.nz 

If you don’t have this facility, print it off, fill it in, scan or photograph it, and email it in.

What if I don’t know or don’t have some of the information asked for?

Complete what you can, and perhaps note when you email the form what information you cannot find/know.

How long will it take for me to get a job?

It could take a few days or a few weeks or longer.  Job Match will try and match you to the most suitable employer to you.

Do I get to meet my prospective employer first and can I decide whether I like them or not?

Yes.  It is important you like who you will work for and can decide not to go with a particular employer. 

Conversely, it could be you like your prospective employer, but they may decide not to take you on.

Can you guarantee me an apprenticeship or a job?

No.  But Job Match will try our best to do so.

What happens if I don’t get a job?

Job Match will do their best, but we suggest you keep looking for your own employer while in the Job Match process.

Can I keep looking for an employer while I’m trying through Job Match?

Yes.  We encourage you to keep looking for an employer while in the Job Match process.

Can I decide that I no longer want to be Job Matched?

Yes.  You can start the process and pull out at any time.  Just let us know.

What about if I am already in a Training Agreement but my employer has let me go?

Job Match will endeavour to find you a new employer, but it is best if you keep searching also.

What happens after I am Job Matched?

The Job Match service will last up to the time you are entered into an individual employment agreement and/or training agreement.

Do I need to be a New Zealand Citizen to be Job Matched?

All applicants must have either New Zealand residency or citizenship in order to be considered for this opportunity. 

What happens to the information I provide?

Job Match will only share your personal information with prospective employers and the Skills internal team where necessary.

Are there any Terms & Conditions?

Yes. They are listed on the back of the Registration Forms and it is important you read and understand them, as well as on the website