Skilled Migrants Programme

2014 Skilled Migrant Programme participants

SKILLED MIGRANT PROGRAMME 2018

We're very excited to announce that the next intake of the Victoria University Skilled Migrant Programme  begins 26 February 2018, with internships running from 23 April to 1 June, 2018.

If you would like to find out more or host an intern, call Daniza Galinovic on 04 473 6699 or send us an email.


PROGRAMME INFORMATION

The Johnson Group is one of three partners involved with the innovative and extremely successful Skilled Migrant Programme, run by Victoria University.

Working closely with Victoria University and the Rotary Club of Wellington, we help skilled migrants who are unemployed – or underemployed – find their feet in the New Zealand job market.

This 12-week programme aims to help participants develop the communication skills and gain the workplace experience they need to find jobs that reflect their qualifications.

There are two intakes each year.

*Course participants are selected by Victoria University in partnership with the English Language Institute. More information about the course specifications and criteria for eligibility can be found here

 

2014 Skilled Migrant Programme participants graduation event

Skilled Migrant Programme June 2017 - Graduation 


OUR ROLE

The Johnson Group has been involved with the programme since 2007. 

Our role is to coordinate the internship element of the programme, which includes interviewing and placing participants in six-week internships, which allow them to gain vital workplace experience. 

Our involvement is highly satisfying, with approximately 80% of participants going onto permanent employment; often with the organisations in which they complete their internships with.

Being involved in the Skilled Migrant Programme is very important to us. As recruiters, The Johnson Group is aware of the labour issues surrounding New Zealand’s workforce. Skilled migrants are an important part of addressing skill shortages, both presently and in the future.

Learn more about the experiences of both skilled migrants and employers; and hear about the benefits gained by everyone involved.   


The Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues, with Leigh Johnson (The Johnson Group), Nicky Riddiford (Victoria University of Wellington) and Professor Richard Prebble (Rotary Club of Wellington) at the 2014 graduation event.

From left to right

The Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues, with Leigh Johnson (The Johnson Group), Nicky Riddiford (Victoria University of Wellington) and Professor John Prebble (Rotary Club of Wellington) at the 2014 graduation event.



GET IN TOUCH

If you would like to be involved in this meaningful initiative, or would like more information, please contact Daniza Galinovic on 04 473-6699 or email Daniza@thejohnsongroup.co.nz

Key Dates

  • Next intake:  26 February 2018
  • Internships:  23 April - 1 June 2018