New Zealand Hospitality/ Hotel Graduate Jobs


New Zealand has always offered Hospitality Graduates excellent opportunities. HTE Internships place Hospitality Graduates and workers into amazing 4 and 5 star hotels located in New Zealand’s major towns and cities.

Many of the hotels we work with run graduate programmes that we place into.  The starting position you would be offered is in one department and then the hotel moves you into different departments as they see fit.

Opportunities to start in F&B, Housekeeping, Porter or Front desk roles.

In terms of career progression after your placement, 90% of the hotels in New Zealand that we place graduates into (4/5 star hotels) are part of international chains and we have had students and graduates who have secured a job in UK, USA etc before leaving NZ off the back of the good work they have done there.

We are talking to hotels and resorts in New Zealand now who want quality hospitality graduates. So what are you waiting for – Apply Now and you could be interviewing very soon for this amazing graduate opportunity!

Positions Available

Programme details

The New Zealand Graduate Hospitality programme is a full-service programme designed to give you help and support from the time you apply to the time you hop on the plane to return home after completing your hospitality placement.

You will be supported by the HTE Internships UK office from enquiry through to applying and departing for New Zealand. At that stage you will have full support from our New Zealand team who are based in Wellington. The New Zealand team is there to ensure your work and time in New Zealand is successful. The NZ team also provides 24 hour support should you need it.

What’s included before you depart?

  • Paid placement, confirmed before you depart to New Zealand
  • Phone interview tips and training if needed
  • CV/ Resume and cover letter writing assistance
  • Assistance looking at flights and insurance to New Zealand
  • Assistance opening a New Zealand bank account before you depart
  • New Zealand arrival instructions emailed to you before you depart including:
    • New Zealand airport transfer details
    • First two nights accommodation in New Zealand details
    • Details of your first day at work
    • Employer contact details
    • Pre-departure checklist
    • Contact details for your New Zealand support team
  • Assistance applying for your New Zealand work visa
  • If the internship is part of your studies, we will liaise with your placement office. It is your responsibility to ensure the programme meets the requirements of your university.

What’s included when you’re in New Zealand?

  • Airport transfer to your accommodation
  • First two nights accommodation paid for
  • Internship handbook and welcome pack
  • Full support, 24 hours from the New Zealand team

Australia & New Zealand Split 12 Month Placement

One of our most popular options is splitting your 12 month hospitality placement between two of the top travel destinations in the world.

Start your Graduate Hospitality Job in Australia or New Zealand and combine some travel in between placements. You could be working on an Australian Tropical Island or in the Sydney CBD or in a 4 or 5 star New Zealand Hotel.

Instead of two full placement fees for the different programmes, we have combined the two programmes into an affordable package that will see you working in two of the most sought-after destinations in the world!

See the Australia & New Zealand Split Hospitality Internship page for full details on this unique programme.

Programme Costs

Programme Deposit Final Payment
6 Months – New Zealand £300 £650
12 months – New Zealand £300 £695
6 Months in New Zealand, 6 months in Australia £300 £1,195

Additional costs you need to budget for (Estimated)

Cost UK Pounds** Euros** US Dollars**
Return airfare (depending on time of year) £600 – £900 €800-1,000 US$700-900
WHV Cost (as at 5th Jan – 2011) £70 €80 US$115
Insurance for 12 months £150 – £320 €120-350 US$100-250
Spending money on arrival/ to first pay (NZ$500) £245 €286 US$380

**Where the above New Zealand dollar (NZ$) figures have been given and estimated UK, Euro or US dollar amounts given, the exchange rates used are UK£1 to NZ$2.03, €1 to NZ$.1.74 and US$1 to NZ$1.30 These are the exchange rate as at 5th of January 2011, you will need to check the current exchange rate at the time you are preparing a personal budget of these figures. All figures above are estimates, you will need to gain a quote based on your circumstances to have an accurate cost.

How to Apply

To apply for the New Zealand Hospitality Programme, or the joint Australia and New Zealand package, please click through to the How to Apply page for application documents and information and full details on the application process. Alternatively, email your CV/ Resume to

Enquire Now – have your questions answered by the Hospitality Experts

If you would like further information or have questions to ask, you can fill in the enquiry form on the page below, email your questions to or call +44 (0) 843 289 7089 to have a chat to one of the team.