External job sites and directories

External job boards and directories are other avenues to search for potential opportunities, from part-time work, summer jobs, volunteering opportunities and full-time graduate roles. 

You can also explore websites of the organisations that you're interested to work in, for any listed opportunities for students and graduates. 

External job sites and directories

Careers New Zealand has an extensive list of Aotearoa New Zealand job vacancies and recruitment agency websites.

LinkedIn Job Search LinkedIn Company pages enable you to “follow” companies in which you are interested. When you follow a company on LinkedIn, you get updates on new hires, promotions/changes, and even job opportunities. Follow companies that you would love to work for, and you will start seeing these updates on your homepage when you log in to LinkedIn. Check out how to use LinkedIn to search jobs

Indeed Job Search Indeed is a search engine for jobs and includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations, and company career pages. Indeed is a free service to job seekers, where you can upload a CV, create job alert emails, search for jobs, save them and apply to them directly. 

International job sites

If you would like to work overseas, begin your international job search in advance as it is likely to take some time to plan and organise (travel restrictions permitting). How easy it will be to achieve an overseas work opportunity will depend on several factors, including your ability to get work permits for other countries and the type of work you are seeking.

  • My Jobs Board | NZUni Talent lists overseas opportunities primarily targeted at UC students and graduates 
  • GoinGlobal provides valuable information on working in many different countries around the world. All UC students and graduates have free access.
  • Prospects is the UK's official leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. It includes information on working and studying in over 50 different countries around the world.
  • Target Jobs has helpful tips on finding work in the UK, including downloading free career guides, job vacancies, careers advice, and much more.
  • Highered Career Portal students and alumni of Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School have access to the Highered career portal. The platform allows you to view and apply for thousands of international listings for internships, graduate roles, and full-time positions at some of the largest and most well-known global corporations.

English as a second language

  • Do a background and reference check for teaching English as second language organisations before applying
  • Understand the visa requirements of the country you want to work in
  • Check with the New Zealand based Foreign Embassy of the country you are using to work in if you have any further questions/concerns
  • Keep up-to-date with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade advice for New Zealanders travelling and living overseas
  • Search on NZUni Talent to find international internship opportunities

These organisations have been reference checked for the UC Jobs Board:

Teacher, Sport and Recreation vacancies

  • Teacher registration -  The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand is the professional and regulatory body for English and Māori medium settings for early childhood, schools and other related educational institutions.
  • The New Zealand Education Gazette Online is published for the Ministry of Education. Vacancies are available on the site within two working days of their submission. Click on 'Subscribe to Vacancies'. You can register for the vacancy alert system to email you when a new vacancy matches your search criteria. It is free, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
  • Sport New Zealand provide a free job service for the New Zealand sports and recreation sector. They also post vacancies for high-level jobs in overseas sports organisations.

Vacancies for Academic positions

We encourage you to get information on where jobs are posted in your field from an academic staff member within your department.




  • The UC Student Volunteering (SVA) organises four large scale volunteer events per year in the Canterbury region. These events accommodate between 100 and 1000 volunteers. The SVA is the largest club on campus and a great way to get involved with your community, with over 2300 members in 2016. The SVA has won the “Best Community Contribution” award four years running at the University of Canterbury Students Association Supreme Club Awards from 2013-16.
  • Volunteering Canterbury contains volunteer opportunities for not-for-profit non-government organisations in the Canterbury region.
  • Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) is an association of regional volunteer centres and national organisations with a solid commitment to volunteering.

International Volunteering 

  • Read the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Safe Travel website for advice for New Zealanders living or travelling overseas.
  • Know the visa requirements for the country you want to work in.
  • Reference check any organisations you are considering applying to.
  • Check with the New Zealand based Foreign Embassy of the country you are applying to if you have any further questions.

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