With less than 3 months until the median wage increases to $29.66 per hour, affecting the Accredited Employer Work Visa requirements and sector agreements' wages, it is really important for dairy farmers to give some attention to offshore recruitment immediately as time is of essence.
Being understaffed for the dairy season will mean more work, less rest, and less productivity, as many dairy farmers have already experienced in the last two years due to labour shortage. Offshore recruitment is the way to go and, because it requires time, now is the moment to begin the Accreditation, Job Check and visa application.
Turnaround time for the whole process from your first engagement with Trinity to having the staff member arriving on farm is around 3-4 months, depending on current immigration timeframes. So if you are in need of new staff members for next season, it is a good idea to start the process now to ensure they arrive in time for the 1st of June. So where to start?
First, get your Accreditation sorted with Immigration New Zealand. Our Licensed Immigration Advisers can apply on your behalf with one of the fairest fees on the market. Then, get our team to help finding the perfect fit for your company. We have an extensive database of candidates with skills and experience waiting for a job opportunity in New Zealand. If you have already found your candidates, get our team to help with the Accredited Employer Work Visa while the minimum pay rate is $27.76 per hour!
Getting started on the process early is the best decision to make the most of the current - and more favourable - Immigration policy settings. With Trinity, you will have the whole recruitment and immigration process taken care and managed on your behalf, so you can focus on having a great start to the season.
- Rike Struss, Agricultural Recruitment Manager