Part time job at New Zealand as a student

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While studying at New Zealand requires a large sum of money, students can help to reduce parents’ burden by getting a part time job to fund their daily expenses. Luckily, for international students at New Zealand, their visas usually allow full-time students to work up to 20 hours a week during the academic semesters and up to 40 hours a week during the summer break.

Also, get ready to hear this!
Their minimum wage is set at NZ$17.70 per hour and this means there is a chance for you to earn even more! Nevertheless, paying for what you earn is a norm at New Zealand. The current tax rate is 10.5% if you earn less than NZ$14,000 a year which what most students would earn averagely if they work up to 20 hours per week.

You will most likely land on jobs like retail sales assistant or waiter.

Supermarket assistant is relatively an easier job as stacking shelves with products is your main job. How hard can it be?

On the other hand, being a retail sales assistant is much challenging as you need to assist customer with what they need and also, they might need you to work on weekends.

If you’re looking to work with the nature, seasonal work is available in orchards and vineyards, harvesting and preparing fruit and vegetables for sale. But remember to apply for it as early as possible because this job is of high demand among students during summer breaks.

Those that wish to gain hands on experience in the hospitality industry can learn by working as a waiter. Also, you might even get a free meal during your shift!

Work can’t be as dreadful as you think it is. See what suits you best and enjoy learning from the work experience alongside your studies in New Zealand.

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