HGV Drivers

We are seeking licensed HGV Drivers for full time permanent roles in cities such as Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown.  They offer a free service to place candidates in NZ roles. 

Ideal candidates will have experience operating a wide range of vehicles with gearboxes such as crashbox, roadranger, splitter and synchro. You will need to have a C+E license.These are generally construction industry related, as opposed to long haul, therefore relevant experience will be required. 

In New Zealand, HGV drivers will be expected to get involved in other aspects of work, not just driving. You MUST be prepared to labour as well E.g. digging holes, operating vac trucks, unloading and loading. Some roles for example require 50% driving and 50% labouring. 

A CV is a must. You must also be able to provide written references and an oral reference will be taken as part of the process. 

Permanent fulltime contracts are on offer. You will be “on the books” as opposed to working self-employed meaning you will enjoy 4 weeks paid annual leave, and your employer pays a levy to cover health insurance and contributes to your retirement savings scheme

Starting rate for licensed HGV Drivers in New Zealand is $20 -23 NZD per hour and will increase according to skills, experience and qualifications.  

You will likely need a vehicle to transport yourself to your worksite.

Opportunities are on-going and start dates are flexible – New Zealand Skills In Demand will provide you with relocation assistance including visas, shipping, banking, money transfer and support before you arrive in New Zealand. 

Start the process now by emailing rachel.beattie@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV, or upload it here