Applications from overseas personnel are open for all three Services (Navy, Army and Air Force) for selected trades and at selected rank levels. Personnel who do not meet these criteria will not be processed due to the high volume of applicants.
Are you looking at relocating to New Zealand from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States of America? And do you have current or previous Military experience?
The NZDF can help those whose are joining from overseas in relocating to New Zealand and the transition into life here.
With new opportunities for your career as well as deployments to places that you would not normally have the opportunity to go, you will experience new adventures with the NZDF. So we are looking for the right people for the NZDF of tomorrow to provide leadership in a wide range of complex and challenging situations – Are you one of those people?
Currently the Royal New Zealand Navy is accepting applications for the following trades and rank levels from Overseas applicants.
|Combat Systems specialist||LCSS|
|electronic warfare||LEWS (E and C)|
|Marine technician (Propulsion)||CPO|
|Marine Technician (electrical)||PO|
|general list pilot||LT/LTCDR|
|General list observer||LT/LTCDR|
|general list marine engineer||LT/LTCDR|
|general list weapon engineer||LT/LTCDR|
|General list exec/warfare officer||LT/LTCDR|
Currently the New Zealand Army is accepting applications for the following trades and rank levels from Overseas applicants.
|ammunition technician officer||LT/CAPT|
|Explosive ordnance disposal||LT/CAPT|
|System engineers (signals)||CPL/SGT/SSGT|
|learning design (education)||CAPT|
Currently the Royal New Zealand Air Force is accepting applications for the following trades and rank levels from Overseas applicants.
|air warfare specialist||SGT/FSGT|
The array of exciting activities and spectacular scenery in New Zealand is unmatched anywhere in the world. Experience the unique culture, the warm and hospitable people, and innovative adventure activities that take place amid dramatic and diverse landscapes. For those that seek pure adrenaline bungy jumping, quad biking, paraponting and jet boating are just a few of the activities lined up for the more adventurous person. It is also about pure relaxation. New Zealand is an ideal place where you can feel free to indulge, with a weekend away at a luxury lodge or spa resort offering the ultimate in pampering. If you want to explore the creative and cultural riches of New Zealand, there are many opportunities in every region.
To be eligible for overseas enlistment you must have previous or current military service from one of the following countries:
If you are an overseas applicant, to be eligible to apply, you must have been a citizen of one of the countries listed above for a minimum of 10 years.
Note: Personnel “below” the rank of Corporal (equivalent) will not be selected for recruitment from overseas. These ranks target ex-NZDF personnel looking to re-enlist within the NZDF.