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New Zealand

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by aqsajchaudry, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. aqsajchaudry

    aqsajchaudry New commenter

    I am interested in migrating over to NZ with hubby. What are the job prospects like for a qualified teacher for the UK. I am an economics specialist and have worked for over 10 years as a teacher.
     
  2. froggieflo

    froggieflo New commenter

    I have been in NZ for 16 years . Life is great here but very expensive. Finding a job depends on what you teach. For instance there is only one economics teacher in my school. It's the case for lots of subjects such as drama or art. You might have more chances to find a position in Auckland or Wellington. Nz is looking for maths, science and English teachers. Be prepared as PGCE is recognizsed but it takes a while to get your papers to be able to teach
     
  3. MathTC

    MathTC New commenter

    New Zealand has also been on my radar.
    I teach Math, Chemistry and Physics. Canadian trained with 10 years experience.
    Would it be tough to support a family?
    What prospects would there be for my wife who is a nurse?
     
  4. MathTC

    MathTC New commenter

    New Zealand has also been on my radar.
    I teach Math, Chemistry and Physics. Canadian trained with 10 years experience.
    Would it be tough to support a family?
    What prospectswould there be for my wife who is a nurse?
     
  5. hansieluke

    hansieluke New commenter

    New Zealand is a great place to settle, finding jobs, and study in New Zealand. My brother did his masters in New Zealand and join Wellington as a temporary teacher, later he got permanent there. His overall experience is good as he is satisfied with his job which I think is most important.
     
  6. yzha810

    yzha810 New commenter

    New Zealand is a good place to teach. Very relaxing teaching environment. If you are an an economics specialist maybe you can consider teaching maths and stats -- they have a huge shortage of this subject. For business and economics subject, unfortunately it seems that you need to hunt a job for longer.
    Expenses are higher in big cities like Auckland and Wellington. An experienced teacher can earn at least 58000 nzd per year but maybe supporting a family will be a bit tight if you live in a city like Auckland.
     

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