Kiwi businesses reach out with opportunities for Air New Zealand staff

Air New Zealand would like to extend a heart-felt 'thanks' to the more than 30 New Zealand-based businesses that have reached out with potential opportunities for exiting Air New Zealand staff.
10 June 2020

The businesses have come through with opportunities across a range of industries and positions – from consumer goods, through to agriculture and healthcare - and Air New Zealand is working hard to ensure its outgoing staff are aware of the roles and opportunities that best match their skill sets.

Air New Zealand Senior Manager Talent Acquisition, Kate James says, since the arrival of COVID-19 and the subsequent downsizing of Air New Zealand's workforce, the team at Air New Zealand has been on the look-out for external opportunities for its staff to link in with.

She says other businesses have, throughout COVID -19, had a surge in demand for good people and efforts made to find synergies between staff leaving Air New Zealand and these opportunities have paid off.

"There has been a large outpouring from Kiwi businesses wanting to help our people. These businesses know when they hire an Air New Zealander they hire a capable person, with highly tuned skills, exemplary customer focus and a special commitment to the future of New Zealand."

"Many of those that have reached out to us are our valued customers who have had wonderful experiences and seen the quality and commitment of our staff when they book and travel with us."

The page on Air New Zealand's intranet site Korunet where the available roles have been listed has been accessed more than 17000 times over the past month as Air New Zealand human resources teams work to ensure their outgoing staff are aware of opportunities that are a good fit.

Air New Zealand thanks the following organisations for coming forward with potential roles:

  • Countdown
  • Ministry of Health
  • Foodstuffs
  • Rocket Lab
  • Bupa NZ
  • NZ Police
  • Suncorp New Zealand
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • Auckland DHB
  • My Food Bag
  • OCS
  • Summerset
  • Ryman Healthcare
  • New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated
  • AMP
  • Metlifecare
  • FIRST Security
  • Cardinal Logistics
  • Westpac
  • Fonterra
  • Downer
  • The Warehouse Group
  • Agility CIS
  • Tribe
  • Emergent
  • Korn Ferry
  • UBT New Zealand


Issued by Air New Zealand Communications.

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