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English and job placement in Queenstown

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English and job placement in Queenstown

Are you looking to improve your English? Have you ever wanted to visit wonderful Queenstown? Then we at Freepackers have an ideal program for you!  A 2 part program, the first part consists of a 6 week English course where our partner’s qualified and dedicated teaching faculty will help you refine your command of the language and improve whatever areas you may be struggling with.

The school will also organise activities that will allow you to mingle and make friends, and test your newfound language abilities, such as parties, movie nights, kayaking, treasure hunts and more. Just watch the school’s itinerary for what events are coming up, and join in!

After the course, you will start working in an orchard or winery in central Otago, doing either hospitality or fruit picking jobs. You will be able to work there for as long as you wish during the fruitpicking season, which runs from October to April. During the busiest period in December and January, fruit picking jobs can also bring bonuses for amounts picked, with opportunities to earn up to NZ $200 /day!

The salary you can earn ranges from NZ $13 -20 per day, depending on your chosen job, experience level with such work, and your level of English.  The working hours range from 6 to 8 hours per day, for an average of 30+ hours per week. Most orchards/wineries provide cheap staff accommodation on site, which can be as low as NZ $25/week!

In your free time, you can explore the great outdoors of Queenstown; ride All-Terrain Vehicles as you travel the rugged wilderness, or if you prefer a slower pace take a walk along the shores of our beautiful lakes. If you’re a thrill-seeker, you can always go bungee jumping, skydiving, snowboarding and more! Gather the friends that you made during your time at school, head out and have fun!

What is included for those interested in jobs in NZ?

Leave the planning and worrying to us at Freepackers! Your transfer to your school accommodations will be provided for on arrival at Queenstown International Airport, and you will also receive a 2degrees phone sim card with NZ $10 credit. During your 6 weeks English course in Queenstown, you’ll have free Internet access in the school building, where you can browse through the many available job placements on the school website. We will also assist you with applying for an IRD (NZ tax number) and opening a bank account in New Zealand, both of which are required for working in New Zealand.

Conditions to Apply for a Work and Travel Package:

All you need to apply for this package is an IELTS level 5 and a valid Working Holiday Visa for New Zealand. If you don’t have an IELTS, you can also provide your TOEFL results. If you meet the above criteria, then don’t wait! Sign up for the program to have the experience of a lifetime! 

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