Employment Workshop by Auckland Branch of Engineering NZ and SIGIE

Are you an international engineer looking for a job or seeking career development? Please come to this free workshop by Engineering New Zealand Auckland Branch and Special Interest Group for Immigrant Engineers (SIGIE). The following topics will be covered in the workshop:

•CV preparation

•Job interview skills for engineers

•Transferable skills & competency demonstration

•Current and future job market

•Migrant engineer success stories – hear about their pathways to employment

Food and drink will be provided.

DATE: 07 Sep 2019, 9.30AM – 3.00PM

DURATION: 5 hrs 30 mins

VENUE: Epsom Community Centre

ADDRESS: 202 Gillies Avenue Auckland

COST: Free event

Please register from the link below


NZCBIA annual conference and summit between 16-18 August 2019

New Zealand Chinese Building Industry Association (NZCBIA) will host an annual conference and summit between 16-18 August 2019 at the VODAFONE EVENTS CENTRE, Manukau.

NZCBIA will contribute a stall to SIGIE for promoting our services during the conference, also invite SIGIE members to attend the seminar / summit without charge. This is a great opportunity for you to be there for your networking and to know what is happening in the industry as many building and construction companies will be in the expo areas with many engineering professionals attending.

Please email to secretary@sigie.org.nz for registering your attendance ASAP, tickets are limited. Volunteers for stall on Saturday/Sunday are welcome!


Settling in New Zealand events – Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington

On the back of the success of our Settling into New Zealand event in Auckland in April, we’re running similar events in Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington. The events are an opportunity to hear what employers are doing to make all employees welcome, hear how tertiary institutions are including international students and academics, and learn more about Engineering New Zealand’s Special Interest Group for Immigrant Engineers.

This free event is open to students (both domestic and international), academics and administration staff at your tertiary institutions. The events will be popular and there are limited seats, so secure your space now:

SIGIE Members’ BBQ Networking Event

The winter is around corner, we believe many of us like to have some warn catch-up, SIGIE committee likes to host a BBQ network Event on 27 June 2017, it’s a good time for you to meet with new friends, share what you learnt, and ask others for some help. We will also invite some professionals from engineering firms, so that you can have a close chat with them during the events.

All SIGIE members are welcome.

Date/Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm on 27th June 2019

Please RSVP to secretary@sigie.org.nz by 24 June 2019 to allow for proper catering, you are welcome to advise you dietary requirements too if you have any requirements.

Settling into New Zealand

Settling into New Zealand | Webinar | 16 May | 12 – 1pm | Register

Are you an engineer or engineering student born overseas? Join us to learn some top tips to help you settle into New Zealand and the engineering community here.

When we come to New Zealand as immigrants, the first thing to face is cultural differences in many aspects, such as language, food, how to make friends and how to do things in workplaces.

For many people, it’s not easy to accept the differences quickly as we grow up in the areas with our own culture, and have been used to do things in our own ways. To pursue a successful career in a new environment, it’s very important to walk out our comfort zones with an open mind and brave actions, and our attitudes will help us to build good relationships with people from different background, especially local people, which might be a key point for our job seeking and career development. This webinar led by Special Interest Group for Immigrant Engineers Chair, Joy Chen, will talk though some areas to think about when you are settling into to New Zealand and looking for a job

Are you an engineer or engineering student born overseas? Join us on Tuesday 2 April to learn about the ins and outs of the industry in New Zealand from professionals in the field.

DATE:02 Apr 2019,
5.30PM – 8.00PM
DURATION:2 hrs 30 mins
VENUE:University of Auckland
ADDRESS:Neon Foyer, Level 4
20 Symonds Street

Our panel discussion will cover why and how companies are diversifying their workforces, what tertiary institutions are doing to support international students and academics, and tips on adapting to the New Zealand context.

Panel members include: 

  • Ashvin Thambyah – PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland
  • Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh – Lecturer, Information Technology and Software Engineering, School of Engineering, AUT and Founder/Director She#
  • Joy Chen – Chair, Special Interest Group for Immigrant Engineers
  • Steve Tyson – General Manager Regulatory Engineering, Auckland Council
  • Fiona Gavriel – CE, Prendos New Zealand Limited

You’ll learn networking skills and have the chance to practise them following the presentation.

This event is hosted by the Engineering New Zealand Auckland Branch, The University of Auckland, AUT and the Special Interest Group for Immigrant Engineers.

Doors open at 5.30pm, with the panel discussion kicking off at 6pm.

Please note: this event will not cover immigration issues.

All attendees need to register prior to the event – spaces are limited.

Paid carparks are available at the Owen Glen building at 12 Grafton Road


A workshop presented by the Special Interest Group for Immigrant Engineers (SIGIE) in partnership with Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS).

DATE:27 Apr 2019,
9.30AM – 3.00PM
DURATION:5 hrs 30 mins
VENUE:Fickling Convention Centre
ADDRESS:556 Mt Albert Road

The following topics will be covered in the workshop:
– Practical job search advice in the engineering sector.
– Assistance and advice on creating a local style CV.
– Developing job search strategy.
– Help you answer interview questions.
– Hear and gain valuable information from industry experts and guest speakers, including migrant Engineers success story.

Lunch will be provided.

RSVP to reception@arms-mrc.org.nz

PLEASE NOTE: This session may be videoed, photographed or audio for marketing purposes. As it
is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded or photographed, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.