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WORKING ABROAD / DEC. 27, 2012
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Benefits of Working in Law for the New Zealand Government

 People choose to work for the New Zealand government for a variety of reasons; however there are many individuals who choose specifically to work in law for the New Zealand government.

There are numerous benefits to working as a government worker, as outlined below:

Working in law for the New Zealand government provides a range of training opportunities, along with numerous opportunities for career development. Such a job role is incredibly fluid and therefore it is essential that employees are continually trained and updated to meet with present operational standards.

In addition to the above, government work in this sector is very rarely static, as there is a frequent turnover of tasks, responsibilities and duties that need to be met, in order to meet the needs of the people. Lawyers and other workers in the field need to be quick thinking, resilient and determined in order to succeed.

Working in law for the New Zealand government also provides workers with a range of flexible working benefits, including child care and flexible hours. In some instances, subsidized health care is also available for employees.

Further to the above, maternity leave is generous, enabling women to take up to 14 weeks off work, which can start up to six weeks before the expected date of birth. Father’s are entitled to either one or two weeks paid paternity leave, depending on the number of year’s service they have carried out.

Salary and remuneration packages in this industry are generous, which is one of the many reasons why the industry is thriving. People understand that their skills are valuable enough to make a difference, and being well looked after by employers gives them the incentive to drive and succeed.  

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