Connecting Global People
Working Locally and Thinking Globally
We are a specialist consultancy with unparalleled knowledge, connections and contacts. With 30+ years' experience, we know the job market inside out, allowing us to get the best people the best jobs.
We have an exclusive flow of returning New Zealanders, Australians and global job seekers with international experience.
If you are an Aus/NZ professional returning home, or are looking to migrate to New Zealand or Australia from the UK, South Africa and beyond - Get in-touch with us today to see how we can help you.
Exclusive candidates with unique experience. 30+ years' knowledge and experience, we offer the best people to the market
EXPERIENCED AND COMMITTED TEAM
Over 30 years' experience supplying international talent to NZ and Australian companies
UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS
First access to New Zealanders and Australians returning from the UK
PERSONALISED SERVICE & FIXED FEES
Fixed fees - over 33% less than traditional 'agencies'
Flexible, personalised service
Exclusive opportunities you won’t find through anyone else.
Wherever you are and wherever you want to be, with a superior and unique array of international business connections, our expert team will assist you with everything, from writing your CV to finding that job you’ve always dreamed of having.
Here is what a few people have said about us recently:
"I was fortunate enough to be recruited to my current position with the help of Susie, Naomi and the team at SVA. They guided me through the recruitment process with such professional and diligent care. The team at SVA used their experience and knowledge to ascertain the needs of an already overflowing market, and helped me find my dream job. They matched me to my perfect employer. When I speak to my employer about SVA, they praise the manner in which Susie and Naomi handled the recruitment process and the ethical manner in which she represented her candidates for the position. I am very grateful to the team at SVA as they truly changed my life and career opportunities for the better. Thanks guys! From a very happy, Linda. xx"
"Through my career I have met with many recruitment agents and I can honestly say Susie is the best. She has a great personality and is genuinely interested in finding you the right role. Since first contacting her, she has spent considerable time understanding what I was after, reviewing my CV and tailoring to potential roles I was interested in while regularly keeping me updated. She would be my first recommendation to anyone that is looking for a new role".
''I worked with Susie and her team to get a new job in NZ. She was so quick to respond and was extremely proactive at seeking opportunities and keeping me informed of the status. She's bubbly and great to work with. She made the entire process a breeze and got an excellent result for me. I'm extremely happy with the service and would definitely recommend Susie and her team to others''.
"Susie invested a lot of time in me, and getting to know me. She never gave up…. even when I sometimes wanted to. Her positive, bubbly, friendly and professional attitude, kept me going. They always kept me informed throughout the whole process, communication was never an issue. I can honestly say that Susie is like family, and that I will forever be grateful to her and her team. They are absolutely amazing!!! I am pleased to recommend them wholeheartedly. They really walk the walk, and talk the talk….Keep up the Brilliant work guys!!!"
"All foreigners, especially South Africans, know what an emotional and stressful decision immigration can be – most stressful being the search for employment. With her very enthusiastic and optimistic approach and attitude. Susie relieves most of that stress. And all her efforts are rewarded with an excellent success rate! There’s no sitting still with Susie – every day is a great day to find a job! I can never thank you enough Susie – keep up the excellent work that you do :-)".
"Susie was absolutely amazing in assisting me with my job search in New Zealand. She is very professional and so passionate about what she does. She was extremely helpful and always available to answer questions. I was able to secure a job offer through Susie and her wonderful team. They really go above and beyond to assist you with finding the perfect job for you. I highly recommend Susie and her company to anyone searching for a job in New Zealand".
"Naomi introduced a great opportunity to me and was of tremendous help to me in securing that opportunity. She showed great passion, dedication, empathy and was proactive at each step of the recruitment process. Its rare to come across a recruiter who is so thorough in helping a candidate out. She is an awesome person to work with and I would recommend Naomi to anyone looking to find a role in New Zealand".
"Susie is just amazing! After nearly three years out of the workforce and an international move- Susie gave me some great advice on how to best present my CV got me interviewing for the role I wanted in the firm I wanted. Susie gave useful advice to prepare me for the interview process. I have found Susie to be very professional, encouraging and caring in her approach. Highly recommended".
"I found Susie to be a very experienced and motivated recruitment agent. She is positive, friendly and very proactive. I really felt like Susie always had my best interests at heart and that very much sets her apart from other recruitment agents I have worked with in the past. I would recommend Susie to anyone returning from overseas to find work in New Zealand".
"Naomi has been amazing to work with while helping me search for a Marketing role. She's very proactive, a great communicator and always strives to put you first to get the best result. Would absolutely recommend Naomi if you're looking for assistance in finding a new role".
"Naomi was very helpful and positive towards finding me a role. Always patient and understanding while I was travelling".
"Susie was very helpful with my transition back to NZ. Very supportive and provided a lot of advice, given her many years’ experience. Would definitely recommend her to anyone moving to NZ from overseas".
"Susie and the team were excellent in guiding me through my return to NZ after my OE and securing me interviews and contacts in various institutions. Would recommend in a heartbeat!"
Founder & Managing Partner
Speak to Susie to get an overview of what sva can do for you. Susie has over 28 years in international recruitment and is widely regarded as one of the top consultants in NZ. Her background includes being one of the most successful consultants for Michael Page in London and setting up Global Career Link & Robert Walters in NZ. When we manage to get Susie to leave the office she likes to spend her time with family, taking her dog Dug for a walk or enjoying a glass of wine with her husband or friends.
Naomi is the person to talk to if you have an accounting, finance, or digital marketing background. Naomi has a firm understanding of the global job market and loves matching candidates with their ideal jobs. Naomi moved to NZ from the UK in 2014, with an international background in fundraising and career advisory. A vibrant and cheery addition to our team, Naomi loves hiking, swimming, and playing in competitive pool billiards tournaments.
Cindy is the "go to" person for revamping your CV for the relevant international market. She also assists the team with recommending candidates to clients. Cindy has recently returned home to Golden Bay to raise her young son and be closer to her family after being away in Australia & the UK for 10+ years. She loves participating in competitive sports (mainly when her team is winning!) and any outdoor activities that will get her family outside.
Dug is an inspiring figure in the office. With his own special couch and a plethora of dog loving staff members available at any one time, Dug is well and truly a member of the team here at sva. He has an extensive understanding of office rubbish bins and their foody contents. Never fear though, Dug is a considerate member of the team, opting to sleep for about 10+ hours' a day. He loves and has an active interest in walking, swimming and running - a keen appreciation for the outdoors.