Posts Categorized: Hospitality and Tourism

Don’t miss your chance to sign up for the AJ Hackett Bungy NZ Careers Day!

I wanted to let you know about our upcoming vacancies, which some of your students, graduates or clients might be keen to apply for. At the moment, we’re hiring:

–          Part Time Café Assistant Crew for our Kawarau Bridge Cafe

–          3 x Frontline Sales & Service Crew for our Nevis & Kawarau Bungy Centres

–          Innovations & Projects Manager to join our Bungy HQ team

We’re likely to go live with even more recruitment soon too, as things pick up for Winter, so watch this space! Please ask your staff to share our opportunities with anyone seeking employment & to direct them to our job board or to apply to me with their CV & references, remembering to put the job title in the subject line & let me know which channel they came from.

It’s only a few weeks before our Careers Open Day on 5th July at the Kawarau Bungy Centre in Gibbston Valley,Queenstown, so please remembering to complete & return the attached form, so we know who to expect. In case you don’t know, we’re offering the chance to meet the AJ Hackett Bungy NZ Recruitment & HR team, see our Crew in action & get a really great understanding of the career paths we provide & what we’re all about as a company; so you can head back & spread the Bungy love with your clients. We’re also giving the chance to try our products at a huge 20% off!

The day is open to Tourism Tutors & HODs, Careers & Gateway Advisors, Internship Managers, Employment Coordinators, Recruitment Specialists & any students or clients who are keen to get involved & will run roughly 9:30am – 12:30pm.

Please let me know if you’d like any further information on our Employer Prospectus, Work Experience Program, current vacancies or anything else at all & we’ll do our best to get it to you.

I will be out of the country from 14/6 – 17/7 making tracks back to the UK for a few weeks, so if you require any hiring assistance during that time, please contact our HR Manager, Shane Wairau on

Have a great week, stay dry!

Heidi Gillingham

Recruitment & Training Officer

T: +64 3 450 2804

Bungy HQ, 209 Glenda Drive, Queenstown, 9300, NZ

AJ Hackett Bungy NZ’s hiring plans for February:

AJ Hackett Bungy NZ’s hiring plans for February:

At the moment, we’re hiring:

–          A Community investment Manager for Bungy HQ

–          A Maintenance Support Assistant for Queenstown sites

–          A Ride Operator for our Nevis, Ledge & Kawarau Bungy Centre sites

–          Frontline Sales & Service Crew for our Nevis & Kawarau sites

–          A Café Assistant for our Kawarau Bungy Cafe

We’re also due to go live this month with recruitment for a Chef/Café Team Leader, more Frontline Crew & a Cleaner Groundskeeper too in the next few weeks, so if any of those roles spark anyone’s interest, watch this space!

We’d love to invite your staff to share our job opportunities with anyone seeking employment & to direct them to our job board (don’t panic if the roles aren’t listed yet, they should be soon!) or to direct people to apply directly to me at (making sure to reference where they found the advertisement)

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Heidi Gillingham

Recruitment & Training Officer

T: +64 3 450 2804

Bungy HQ, 209 Glenda Drive, Queenstown, 9300, NZ

KFC Riccarton Road weekend work

Come Cook With KFC Riccarton Road!

  • Once training is complete earn $19.20 per hour! KFC Riccarton Road
  • Pay for skill model, the more training you do, the higher your hourly rate
  • Full training, cook qualification & uniform provided

KFC is a global brand with a strong and loyal customer following across New Zealand. The famous 11 herbs and spices and secret Colonel’s recipe is well known and loved by all.

Cooks are an essential ingredient and a must for providing quality chicken to customers across the 92 stores around the country.

As a Team Member and Cook based Back of House, you will:

  • Prepare and serve delicious chicken and KFC sides
  • Work in an environment that is often fast paced and busy
  • Have the ability to work under pressure
  • Follow direction and a set process of how to do particular tasks
  • Be part of a supportive team

To join our team, you will need:

  • Interest in being based back of house
  • Drive to ensure our chicken is cooked to perfection every time
  • Ideally, prior experience as a Cook
  • Take pride in your work area, keeping it as clean and organised as you can
  • Own your space and take pride in cooking the best chicken you can
  • Sound communication skills
  • Eligibility to work in NZ
  • Work agreed days and shifts on a consistent ongoing basis so you know when you are working!

We offer our staff:

  • Above minimum wage hourly rate, start rate is $16.70 per hour (until your training is complete)
  • A free meal (when you work a minimum 4 hour shift)
  • A uniform to wear at work
  • On the job training and career development opportunities
  • A health and safety conscious work environment where your wellbeing is important

Our Cooks are valued members of our team and essential to our ability to provide KFC’s delicious chicken to our customers, join us now and show us your cooking skill!


Nando’s  (Northlands & Central City) are recruiting now.

Part-time positions available so if you are interested in cooking or customer service check out these available positions:

Back of House

  • Food preparation
  • Kitchen hand
  • Cooking (Flat top, Burger bench, Grill, Chipper)

Front of House

  • Floor Staff
  • Food runners
  • Hosts to welcome customers
  • Cashiers

To find out more and to register your interest see Mrs Eustace in the Careers office as soon as possible.

McDonalds Interview Day

McDonald’s Riccarton, Merivale, and Hillmorton are holding an interview day to be held on:
Friday 10th August 2018 at Riccarton McDonald’s Meeting room between 6pm-8pm.
If you you are looking for Part-time or Fulltime work (for Next Year) feel free to pop in to this event.
Students will need to come prepared for interview.
Students must be 16 years of age or over.

AJ Hackett Bungy Queenstown – Full time positions or work experience

AJ Hackett Bungy in Queenstown are offering full-time positions in a range of roles within their company. They also offer one week work experience opportunities with the potential for employment once pupils have finished their studies. See the links below for information on the positions available and who to contact:

Ride Operator

Cafe Assistant

Frontline SAS

Jump Operator


Work Experience Programme Queenstown

Kitchenhand (Part time)


‘Local at Riccarton House’ are looking for someone to fill a part time position (weekends, after school, evening work) as a kitchenhand.

This position would suit a hard working senior student who is keen to gain experience in the hospitality industry.

For more details or to apply (email your CV) to Amanda Marchant at:


McDonalds after school & weekend work

McDonalds are looking to employ school students in their Riccarton, Merivale and Hillmorton branches. 15-18 hours a week are being offered after school and weekends.

Applicants must be reliable, honest, hardworking, customer focused people, and have a good personal appearance. Applicants must be available for a face to face interview.

Please send CV’s via email to

Ski/Snowboard Instructor Internship

Instructor Internship Opportunity – Second recruitment stage

EA Ski & Snowboard Training specialise in full season job placements through our popular Ski and Snowboard Instructor Internship Program. Over the past 10 years EA has put over 3,000 young people through internationally recognised qualifications and into jobs all over the globe.

We have now opened our second recruitment stage for the 2016/17 winter season. Interested students can email us here for more info. We will also provide them online access to our instructor starter kit – with handy tips on becoming a ski or snowboard instructor.

Successful applicants will receive:

A GUARANTEED offer of employment as a ski or snowboard instructor which includes uniform, full season pass and discount deals

Early season orientation, instructor training and accommodation package – Everything sorted so all you have to do is ski or ride!

International Instructor Association membership and level one ski or snowboard examination

Training, support and further qualifications throughout the season

Assistance and support with obtaining Working Holiday Visas, flights and insurances (in partnership with STA Travel)

EA are looking for school leavers who:

* Have a passion for skiing or snowboarding (Low level intermediate to advanced ability welcome)
* Have a willingness to learn through training and working
* Have an interest in travel and adventure
* Are available between December and April
* Will be 18 years of age by November
* Are looking for a life-changing experience
* Have the financial support to participate – internship placements start from US $6,975

* Limited positions available: Due to limited instructor employment positions it is very important that students apply now. Almost half of the placements are filled already and programs will fill in the next few months.

Interested students can email us here for more info and we will also give them online access to an instructor starter kit – with handy information on becoming a ski or snowboard instructor.

Locations –

We work with partner ski resorts in Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland. Programs start in November each year. You can download a FREE Instructor starter Kit HERE

Due to the ease of obtaining working holiday visas Japan is a popular choice for Australian and Kiwi students. It also provides a fun cultural experience and the world’s best snow. These english-speaking instructing roles are very popular with school leavers because they provide students the opportunity to obtain work and qualifications, something which is tough for anyone trying on their own terms to get into the industry straight from school. All ski schools are run by english-speaking teams and they offer full support to recruits from around the globe to help them settle in.

Interested students can email us here for more info and we will also give them online access to an instructor starter kit – with handy information on becoming a ski or snowboard instructor.

For general information about our internship programs around the world, check out our website