International Candidates

For trade-qualified Heavy Diesel mechanics experienced with CAT and heavy earthmoving machinery the Gough Group can offer you great career opportunities and a wide range of quality lifestyle opportunities in New Zealand.

Component-overhaulThe Gough Group has Accredited Employer status with Immigration New Zealand. This allows us to recruit suitable candidates from offshore to work under the Work to Resident Talent Scheme.

The Work to Residence Talent Scheme provides the right to work in NZ for two years after which time you may apply for permanent residence under the Residence from Work Category.

Benefits of Work to Residence Talent Scheme for candidates include:

  • Your partner can apply for a work permit and/or visa without the need for a job offer.
  • Your primary and secondary school aged dependent children can go to school as 'domestic' fee paying students.
  • Applications for Residence can include all dependent children up to the age of 24 years old who are single and have no children on their own.

There are some Immigration pre-requisites for the Talent Work Visa including minimum period of employment, hours per week and remuneration.

Candidates must be under the age of 55 years of age at the time of applying for the
Talent Work Visa and must meet the Immigration New Zealand health and character requirements.

For more information on working and living in New Zealand check out the New Zealand Immigration Service website at www.immigration.govt.nz.

We are always keen to recruit Caterpillar skilled and experienced mechanics so we offer relocation assistance and support to help you get you here and settled in New Zealand. Eligibility of relocation and level of assistance is discussed individually with preferred candidates.

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