NTA Recruitment


  • NTA has been training students for careers in landbased industries since January 2000.
  • This includes both domestic and international students.
  • NTA has a dedicated recruitment manager whose task is to place our graduates in suitable work, with good employers.

Trading Principals

  • NTA offers high quality and personalised recruitment service.
  • NTA Recruitment acts purely as a recruitment agent. All employment agreements are entered into between employers and students themselves. Work visas are processed through Greenstone Global Ltd, licensed Immigration Advisors.

What NTA offers

  • We work closely with potential employers to ensure that their needs for staff are met.
  • We make every effort to try to match employers with our selection of graduates to ensure a good outcome, matching skills and knowledge and personalities.
  • We try to place graduates where they can continue to gain valuable experience and training to further their careers.
  • We will work with you to fill your vacancies and if a graduate leaves within the first 6 months we will aim to replace that graduate.
  • We carry out at least one farm visit with both employers and our graduates to ensure an ongoing positive employment outcome.
  • NTA works alongside our Immigration advisors to assist with obtaining any necessary work visa for our International students, where required.
  • All students have a C.V. for perusal and interviews are organised on farm.
  • All students will have a qualification from their own country or will have completed an Agriculture or landbased course at NTA.
  • All international students are orientated to NZ working conditions, culture and health & safety.
  • All international students are assisted to open a bank account and have an IRD Number.

Fees and conditions

  • Students are expected to complete 2 weeks unpaid ‘work experience’ on their farms prior to starting employment.  This forms part of their qualification requirements with NZQA and must be completed and recorded using a supplied work book which the farmer is expected to check and sign
  • While on work experience, it is expected that the student will be accommodated and fed with no charge.  Food can be supplied by the farmer or an allowance provided to the student to purchase their own food.  Either way, the expectation is to a value of $150.00 each student per week.


The 2020 charges for using our recruitment and consultancy service is broken down into three parts:

  • Area 1 is within the boundaries of Rakaia, Greendale, Hororata, Sheffield and Rangiora - $1,800 plus GST per student.
  • Area 2 is from area 1 to and including Ashburton, Mayfield, Methven, Amberley, Culverden, Rotherham, Waiau and Cheviot – $2,000.00 plus GST per student.
  • All other areas outside areas 1 and 2 – $2,200.00 plus GST per student.


  • Refunds for employees that leave before the 90-day trial period after receiving their Work Visa is by negotiation, dependent on the individual circumstances.  There is no refund for employees that leave after the 90-day trial period.
  • Invoices will be created and sent by NTA and are payable within 14 days of the invoice date and will be created on either confirmation of employment (if the student has a Work Visa) or once the Work Visa is approved by Immigration NZ.



For further information contact

Gerard Hansen Ph: (03) 360 2192
Recruitment Manager Cell: 021 770 132
Email: recruitment@nta.co.nz