Frequently Asked Questions | Go With Tourism

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Go with Tourism is a government-funded initiative that aims to build New Zealand’s Tourism and Hospitality workforce. An estimated 80,000 workers are required in our industry in the next five years and it is our mandate to raise awareness of what career opportunities are available, connect employers and jobseekers, and breakdown any negativity that surrounds careers in our industry. Go with Tourism run projects to achieve these goals, from our Job Connector platform, to our career expos and Education Programme, engaging marketing campaigns and more.

Yes, you will not be asked for any form of payment for any of our services.

Go with Tourism is currently operating on a budget of $5.2 million, funded by the International Conservation and Visitor Tourism Levy. This funding was awarded to our initiative in early 2020.

Go with Tourism assists with job search and recruitment, so if you are jobseeker or an employer we encourage you to visit your dedicated hubs on our website. We also assist students and teachers with work experience, teaching resources and tools to help students decide on their future careers. Visit the students and teachers page to find out more. If you’re interested in partnering with us, please reach out directly to one of our team members or email [email protected]

If you’re interested in partnering with us - through a new initiative, marketing or more – please reach out directly to one of our team members or email [email protected]

This will depend on your query. Each member of our team manages a specific function of our initiative, so we recommend you visit our Team page to find the best person to contact.

STUDENTS & TEACHERS

Currently, we support students and teachers by offering our Education Programme and teaching resources, work experience opportunities, online tools and online courses, and informative articles that cover a range of topics. Visit our students and teachers page, which is your dedicated hub of information and resources in association with the Tourism and Hospitality industry.

Our Pledge a Placement programme helps connects people looking for work experience with great Tourism or Hospitality businesses. Click here to find out more.

The Education Programme is a two-part lesson plan delivered by Go with Tourism regional coordinators. It covers the wide range of opportunities available in Tourism and Hospitality through engaging activity and presentations. Please book sessions through your local regional coordinator. More information can be found here.

New dates should be announced soon for 2022. Once finalised, this will be announced on our website.

We currently offer training programmes for teachers through our partnership with Global Travel & Tourism Partnership. Information will be available on the students and teachers page or contact your local regional coordinator. Unfortunately, we currently do not have our own training programmes or scholarships for students; however, please visit our Knowledge Hub for further information on opportunities from our partners in the industry.

We’re always happy to help with a letter of support for campaigns such as this; otherwise we recommend kicking thing off by contacting us about our Education Programme.

ServiceIQ’s teaching content is supported by our Education Programme and we also coordinate engaging campaigns together, such as our recent Aotearoa Experience school competition. Click here for more information.

EMPLOYERS & BUSINESSES

We currently assist Tourism & Hospitality businesses with recruitment, and we offer additional support with informative articles via our businesses page.

Our Job Connector, dubbed “Tinder for Tourism”, allows you to access the job profiles of thousands of potential candidates using filters that best suit your vacancy. Additionally, you can list jobs on our Job Search Hub.

Search vacancies recently listed by our partners in the Tourism & Hospitality industry in our Job Search Hub page, https://www.gowithtourism.co.nz/job-seekers.

While we do not vet potential employees for you, we encourage the use of our Job Connector when you have a vacancy to fill. By using the filtering system, you can narrow down candidates to that perfect few. Each candidate on our database fills out a job profile, which will help you refine your list further. From there, it’s up to you to go through your usual recruitment checks.

Absolutely! We recommend getting in touch with your local regional coordinator to discuss your options or read more about Pledge a Placement here.

While we currently do not run an upskilling service, we recommend you visit our Knowledge Hub for articles that will assist you with this query.

JOBSEEKERS

Go with Tourism is here to assist you with finding a Tourism or Hospitality role. Our Job Connector, dubbed “Tinder for Tourism”, is our match-making service to connect you with great employers; alternatively you can search for your own roles via our Job Search Hub. If you want to build your CV with industry work experience, sign up to Pledge a Placement. Fun fact: this pathway has often led to permanent positions. Additionally, don’t miss our range of articles on the Knowledge Hub that aim to improve your chances at getting that job. These are as simple as tips for your CV and interview and range to what your rights are as an employee. For more information, visit our dedicated jobseekers page.

Visit our dedicated jobseekers page which will offer a range of services, tools and articles to help you on your journey. You may want to consider work experience through our Pledge a Placement programme, signing up to our Job Connector to make yourself available for employers to call, and you can read our wealth of information to improve your job-hunting skills. If you’re feeling a bit lost and don’t know what roles you should be going for, we suggest using our Right Fit Quiz to find jobs that suit your personality and skillset, or perusing World of Tourism to get a better understanding of the progression opportunities available in Tourism & Hospitality and where you may want to end up.

Absolutely! We suggest using our Right Fit Quiz to find roles that suit your personality and current skillset, or perusing World of Tourism to get a better understanding of the progression opportunities available in Tourism & Hospitality – discover where you may want to end up and where you should start. Consider work experience through our Pledge a Placement programme, or just dive right in and sign up to our Job Connector to make yourself available for employers to call you. Take advantage of the wealth of information on our Knowledge Hub to improve your job-hunting skills. Visit our dedicated jobseekers page for all the link above and for more information.

While we currently do not run an upskilling service, we recommend you visit our Knowledge Hub for articles that will assist you with this query and peruse our free online courses. Alternatively, if you are new to the workforce we would recommend gaining work experience through our Pledge a Placement programme.

We do not provide benefits through Go with Tourism; however, we recommend reading the articles on our Knowledge Hub to better assist you with this query.

Go with Tourism currently only works with New Zealand-based employers.

Go with Tourism vets all employers before placing them into our system as we make it a rule not to work with businesses who do not meet our standards. However, we do suggest you do your own research as well, to ensure you are comfortable with the business you are applying to / interviewing for.