Client Services

Providing tailored recruitment solutions

one eighty provides Permanent and Contract recruitment solutions to the construction, engineering/design and property sectors across New Zealand. We work with small, medium and large organisations who are all open to growth and innovation. We are able to tailor our services to each client depending on specific requirements; we don't believe in a one size fits all approach to recruitment! one eighty prides itself on providing innovative, flexible and cost effective recruitment solutions.  

We are able to effectively run a top attraction process through combining your brand and our reach with a combination of traditional recruitment methods, as well as advertising, videography, photography and social branding. However, we don't just leave it there! We pro-actively target potential candidates and direct them to the campaign sites. Our approach leaves no stone un-turned, results in a top hire for our clients, leaving them with an improved employment brand.

Areas of Expertise


We are experts in recruiting for construction management jobs, our clients include a mixture of Main Contractors (both top-tier and mid-tier), Sub-Contractors, Project Management & Cost Management consultancies and suppliers to the building industry. This is across the Commercial, Civil, Industrial and Residential markets.

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Our property clients include both suppliers of services to the Property industry, i.e. Leasing Agents, Property Managers, Facility Managers as well as any large or small organisation that owns property which requires managing. This gives us a great overview across a number of different companies whilst specialising in the area...

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Our expertise across the Engineering and Design scene sees one eighty deliver to market segments such as Civil Infrastructure, Buildings, Architecture, Industrial and Energy / Oil & Gas. For this broad range of clients we recruit people in all manner of Engineering and Design disciplines, the most common being Civil,...

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Professional Support

We provide permanent and contract professional support staff to any company requiring office staff. Our clients across the construction, engineering and property sectors all have a common need for top quality technical administration staff. By providing recruitment services in this discipline also allows us to offer a full service to...

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Sector Response and Recovery Survey 2020

This report has been split into three key parts which we believe are all very pertinent to business owners and senior leaders during this time; Business Impacts, Staff & Resourcing and Future Planning. Overall we were pleasantly surprised by some of the results which is most likely a reflection of...

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Our key services include:


Collaborative Recruitment 

  • Find and hire the right staff for permanent and fixed term positions
  • A tailored approach to fit your recruiting needs
  • Access our talent pools in our key specialisations

This process includes an initial meeting to determine the job brief and use a combination of attraction and sourcing techniques to find top talent, while one eighty acts as a third party negotiator throughout the entire process. This service works well for companies who just want us to find those hard to source candidates on a contingent basis. However, after a successful recruit, clients often see the benefits of a campaign solution or a partnership agreement.


Campaign Solutions

  • We partner with clients on a tailored recruitment campaign
  • Combination of attraction strategies and pro-active sourcing techniques
  • Full commitment and immersion ensures a great result

Generally speaking, this process involves defining the job specification, meeting the team, writing a great advert, advertising across traditional and non-traditional mediums, actively approaching passive candidates, enhancing your employment brand through videos, pictures and social media, creating a campaign page on our website and ensuring a great hire is made through interviews, referencing & on-boarding.


Partnership Agreements

  • Long-term focused recruitment solution
  • A proactive approach that saves both time and money
  • Next level commitment, understanding, and customised process

This is our best solution for clients with ongoing recruitment needs which involves the same services as our campaign solution and so much more. Because of our ongoing partnership arrangement, we will have a more in-depth understanding of your business and its upcoming needs allowing us to proactively service your recruitment requirements. It allows you to have full control of your employer brand and you will gain access to your very own recruitment dashboard, which will provide us with data enabling us to improve the service you receive. 

Where to from here?

Give us a call, flick us an email, or join us on social media to see some examples of our work and current campaigns.

Let’s arrange a time to talk through your recruitment needs.


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What do clients and candidates say about us?

I am writing to send my sincere gratitude to one eighty Recruitment and especially to Paula Nissen, for providing such an excellent service.

It has been very seldom in my career working in various locations, where I have received such a professional service and where a recruiter has made me feel welcomed and kept me informed throughout the entire process, especially since I am new to the New Zealand market, this is unlike other local recruitment agencies I have been dealing with since I arrived.

Not only did Paula send me information on flights from Auckland to Wellington, but Paula went out of her way to fetch me in Wellington and made family arrangements to collect me after my interview, which was out of office working hours.

I would therefore like to thank One Eighty Recruitment and will gladly refer your services to other future potential candidates and clients.

Testimonial from David de Miranda,

David de Miranda ,

The guys have really taken the time to understand what I need in candidates.

Testimonial from Christina de Boer, Summerset Group

Christina de Boer Head of Design, Summerset Group

Dan is a very well connected and diligent consultant. He knows the ins and outs of the markets well and makes the time to properly consult with you and find out what the next best move is for you. I highly recommend getting in touch if you've got itchy feet or even a desire to know more about your market!

Testimonial from Ashley Bradley, The Building Intelligence Group

Ashley Bradley Project Manager, The Building Intelligence Group

Thanks for all your help bringing this together. I definitely found that the hardest process of looking for a new job is connecting with the right people who are looking for someone with your skills, and going through your company just eliminated that hassle of applying at 10 different places to try find the right position. Very happy, and the process could not have been easier for me.

Testimonial from James Ainsworth, Hawkins Construction

James Ainsworth Structural Engineer, Hawkins Construction

Since we started working together in 2014, one eighty and Mike have proven to be a great fit for our company in general, and our recruiting strategy. Mike has taken the time to get to know our business, our people and our culture. He not only understands all this, but also our long term vision, our business goals, and what this means when he presents an opportunity to the employment market to work in our company. Our people are our most important asset and we don’t underestimate the importance of our relationship with one eighty.

Testimonial from Grant Gunn, Maycroft Construction Ltd.

Grant Gunn Commercial Manager, Maycroft Construction Ltd.

Mike has been tasked with recruiting the right people for us. He is genuinely interested in our business and took the time to find out more about our company and finding the right fit for our team.

Mike is proactive, he keeps you informed through every step of the recruitment process he is delivering for you.

I highly recommend Mike. You should consider using him for your next recruitment campaign!

Testimonial from Sharon Eggers, Norman Disney & Young

Sharon Eggers Office Administration Manager, Norman Disney & Young

Jess has been amazing throughout the recruitment process. She was upfront and honest about opportunities that were available for me and was regularly in contact with me to keep me updated on how the process was coming along. Coming out of tertiary study and going into the workforce for the first time, I was fairly new to the process of employment but Jess was able to explain everything clearly so that I had a full understanding. I would highly recommend Jess for anybody that is looking to go through a recruitment process and would happily use her again in the future.

Testimonial from Finn Forsyth-Wright, Fusion Interiors Limited

Finn Forsyth-Wright Estimator/Sales Support, Fusion Interiors Limited

Mike made the placement of a key position for our company seem effortless. He kept me well informed of the process, provided a strong shortlist of candidates which led to the selection of our newest team member. Highly recommended.

Testimonial from Sam Pritchard, Land Matters

Sam Pritchard General Manager, Land Matters

Mike and the team provide a great service, in what can be a very tough market. Easy to deal with and will work with you to achieve goals.

Testimonial from Lachlan Collett, Scarbro Construction

Lachlan Collett Project Manager, Scarbro Construction

Thanks for helping to expedite this process and place prior to Xmas. Much appreciated, weight off my mind.

Testimonial from Tonchi Begovich , Summerset Group

Tonchi Begovich Group Senior Construction Manager, Summerset Group

The team at one eighty really take the time to get inside our business to understand what quality candidates will need to look like for us. They understand that we are busy and make sure they are only presenting us with strong candidates. They understand we have a choice of providers and never take their relationship with us for granted and are continuously looking to improve there game and impress us with great service.

Testimonial from Byron Roff, The Building Intelligence Group

Byron Roff Business Manager, The Building Intelligence Group

I initially engaged with one eighty recruitment to source some construction project management opportunities in New Zealand whilst I was on a holiday/fact-finding trip from the UK. Mike set me up with a number of meetings which gave me a good overview of the NZ construction scene and where I might fit in. A few months later I then accepted a job offer and landed in NZ some 6 months after engaging with one-eighty. The team was great to deal with, very knowledgeable and helpful right to the end. Highly recommended!

Testimonial from Polly Hall , Frequency

Polly Hall Senior Associate, Frequency

The professionalism has been outstanding. Communication has been excellent, I have had regular updates with some great tips along the way to help secure a new position. Great people!

Testimonial from Nigel Bird, Maycroft Construction

Nigel Bird Candidate, Maycroft Construction

Great work by Mike, kept me informed along the way without being too in your face.

Testimonial from Murray Cull, Hawkins Construction

Murray Cull Candidate, Hawkins Construction

Mike strictly speaking has been tasked with recruiting the right people for us. However, he has become more of a respected and trusted business partner in this regard. He is genuinely interested in our business and getting the right skills and fit for us. He is a true professional and acts with great integrity. I have no hesitation in recommending Mike.

Testimonial from Ellie Lockhart, Summerset

Ellie Lockhart Human Resources Manager, Summerset

The professionalism has been outstanding. Communication has been excellent, I have had regular updates with some great tips along the way to help secure a new position. Great people!

Testimonial from Successful candidate,

Successful candidate ,

I found the whole process with Mike & Kate to be very professional and relevant. They both seemed to keep things real, with a view to try and fit their clients expectations with mine as a job seeker. It was great to work with a recruitment company that treated you as an individual - not just reciting from a corporate template to tick the boxes while missing the main point of getting the mix right for both parties. I'd recommend one eighty to anyone looking to employ or be employed

Testimonial from Mike Milburn, Davey Water Products

Mike Milburn Territory Manager, Davey Water Products

I have always found one eight recruitment to be very professional, the standard of recruits they have forwarded to us have always been high quality and well matched to the role. I value their support during the process as well.

Testimonial from Kaye Francis, HomeTech Solatube

Kaye Francis Business Manager, HomeTech Solatube

one eighty recruitment provided a top quality service and we would recommend them to anyone needing recruitment services.

Mike and his team really know the industry and have a great network.

Testimonial from Mike Hannaway, Wellington International Airport

Mike Hannaway Infrastructure Programme Director, Wellington International Airport

Often the processes of recruiting staff can be a long and difficult one. Thank you for making the process so quick and easy! We are looking forward to working with Natasha.

Testimonial from Hannah Van Maastricht, Crombie Lockwood

Hannah Van Maastricht Uni-Care Technical Manager, Crombie Lockwood

Great industry knowledge and connections. very informative throughout the process.

Testimonial from Richard More, RDT Pacific

Richard More Project Manager, RDT Pacific

Mike and Daniel have been great! They jump to it when a demanding customer makes a request - they are; dynamic, in touch with options, responsive to changes and a pleasure to deal with ... would recommend the one eighty team to anyone looking for a recruitment company that understands their clients needs.

Testimonial from Mark Angus, NZTA

Mark Angus National Manager Property, NZTA

The thought of gaining employment through a recruit company can seem daunting however Jess at one eighty has definitely changed my opinion.

Jess was approachable from the beginning, it didn’t take long to develop a rapport with her and she understood about my reasons for wanting to leave my current employment and gain new employment. To me this is important because not only do you have to trust a stranger to represent you but Jess’s kindness and openness helped me to feel more at ease. It was really easy to communicate my needs/wants with Jess; I felt no pressure or judgement when speaking to her and was able to be open and honest. I was quite specific with what I was looking for in a new position (role, location, salary, responsibility, career progression etc.) and Jess was not only able to find me a perfect match but she helped me secure the position.

The turnaround time was very quick and the employer ended up making an offer within a week of the first interview. There were some negotiations regarding the wage prior to accepting the position which can be quite intimidating however Jess made the process so much more streamlined by negotiating on my behalf, might I add with a great result! I firmly believe that Jess has the skills and qualities that any great recruiter should possess and she applies these in a professional manner throughout the entire process.

Jess, thank you very much for all your effort and help, it hasn’t gone unnoticed!

Testimonial from Rebecca Nisbett, Design Windows

Rebecca Nisbett Branch Administrator, Design Windows

Mike was hired by Housing New Zealand to find a suitable person for a position within the Asset Portfolio Group. I applied for this position through Mike. We went through a long recruitment process, and found Mike to be extremely professional, honest and thorough.
Thank you for all you help.

Testimonial from Partnering Manager, HNZC, Housing New Zealand Corporation

Partnering Manager, HNZC Partnering Manager, Housing New Zealand Corporation

one eighty recruitment caught my attention when I saw their ad on Trademe and I knew right then that I should sign up. It didn’t take long; I got a call from Jess Whyte to register at one eighty.

Jess in particular took time to find a job for me and I’m so glad that she found the Administrator role at Porirua City Council. I love the job, I’m learning a lot and it’s a great environment as well. Jess is very approachable and easy to talk to. If you have any concerns she’s there to work on it right away. Jess is a professional and a determined recruiter who I enjoy doing business with.

Thank you for all the help and support Jess, and of course one eighty, it is an absolute pleasure!

Testimonial from Maria Villareal, Porirua City Council

Maria Villareal Administrator, Porirua City Council

I am a recent migrant to New Zealand. Although I am mid-career and had good employment experience in my country, I struggled to initially find a job in my field in New Zealand.

One day I came across one of one eighty recruitment’s adverts on the internet and decided to give it a go. Jess contacted me on the phone quickly and invited me for an interview scheduled for the following day. After the interview, Jess was able to place me in a temporary job for a couple of weeks. She also helped me through all the procedures of starting work in a new country (which is very helpful to new migrants). Everything worked out smoothly.

At the end of the assignment I was able to extend my contract with Hometech and now I'm an employee! It wouldn't have happened without the great help from Jess. I really enjoyed working with her and I strongly encourage anyone that struggles to find a job to get in touch with Jess and one eighty recruitment.

Testimonial from Jane Fan, Hometech

Jane Fan Data Entry, Hometech

Thank you so much for referring Maria to us. She’s been absolutely awesome since she started. Efficient, friendly, helpful, quick to pick up processes, reliable and a great team player. These are just some of the qualities Maria possesses that are desirable from an employer’s point of view so thank you again for the referral.

Testimonial from Vienna Aramoana, Porirua City Council

Vienna Aramoana Acting Manager, Business Support, and Administrator, Porirua City Council

Thank you so much for your help in finding me suitable employment. You were really professional and listened to what I was looking for. You were fast and efficient, always getting back to me when I left you messages. You always kept me updated right throughout the process, from contracting, to providing feedback on how I was doing, right to me gaining a 12 month fixed term contract.

I would highly recommend your services to anybody looking for employment.  And if I were ever looking for employment again, I would be knocking on your door.

one eighty's reputation has climbed that much higher because of your professionalism in your service.

Thank you so much Jess.

Testimonial from Italia Taupo, HomeTech Solatube

Italia Taupo Data Entry Administrator, HomeTech Solatube

Crombie & Lockwood Wellington recently engaged the services of Daniel and the team at one eighty recruitment.

What I really liked was that Daniel took the time to listen to my requirements and engaged with me to develop an understanding of our business and culture. Daniel then proceeded to source us a great range of suitable candidates.

The result was a fantastic hire in a relatively short time frame. Looking forward to working with you again!

Testimonial from Peter Murphy, Crombie Lockwood

Peter Murphy Regional Branch Director, Crombie Lockwood

I dealt with Mike before my move to New Zealand from the UK and would like to say he is a proactive recruitment manager who discusses all options with clients, is open and up-front, i.e. he doesn’t hide any details from you just so he can get a fee, unlike some other consultants/recruitment companies. He is always available, always takes calls and constantly keeps you updated on the situation. I would highly recommend Mike and would have no hesitation in contacting him in the future should I ever decide to move company.

Testimonial from Successful candidate, Rider Levett Bucknall

Successful candidate Cost Manager, Rider Levett Bucknall

One eighty have been really helpful. The process was really smooth, I came to them looking for a position in the industry and they got back to me reasonably quickly with an opportunity here at Maycroft. They organised the whole interview process, I went in and had a few meetings, they went really well and before I knew it I had a position offered and I have spent the last three months here as a Junior Project Manager with Maycroft. I would highly recommend them, they are very effective and a great bunch of guys.

Testimonial from Shaun Veenswyk, Maycroft Construction Ltd.

Shaun Veenswyk Junior Project Manager, Maycroft Construction Ltd.

Mike was well connected and knew what was going on in the industry, hence he was able to provide great opportunities to me in my search for a new role. He took to the time to listen and understand my needs. Thank you Mike.

Testimonial from Senior Development Manager, McConnell Property

Senior Development Manager Senior Property Development Manager, McConnell Property

Dealing with Jess was easy. She always followed up on my requests and kept me informed every step of the way. She explained clearly how their process works and tried her best to get me an interview even though my situation was a bit complicated at the time, but it all worked out well seeing as I was successful in an even better job in the end (what I was aiming for) all thanks to her referral and persistence.

Testimonial from Natasha Lal, Crombie Lockwood

Natasha Lal Unicare Insurance Broker, Crombie Lockwood

I have found Mike excellent to deal with, both as a client when he is assisting Maycroft with our recruitment needs and also as a candidate when he was recruiting me. In both situations I have found him approachable, professional and responsive.

Testimonial from Anna Southen, Maycroft Construction Ltd.

Anna Southen Systems Manager , Maycroft Construction Ltd.

Early in 2014 I was looking to get back into the construction industry and I contacted one eighty recruitment after noticing a number of job vacancies which I was interested in.

During the initial interview with Mike he was very understanding on my work preferences and was able to find me contract work with a building company which accommodated both of our needs.

I am currently still working with this building company and Mike is in regular contact with myself and the building company to ensure both of us are happy with the working arrangements. When there has been issues, Mike was easily contactable to discuss the problem and was able to attend to the issue promptly.

In the past I have been through a number of recruitment agents, and I have found Mike different to the others as he has taken a more personal approach and he was able to identify jobs and companies which will be best suited for me.

Thinking back, I believe that I have made an excellent choice in contacting Mike at one eighty because of his personalised approach, as such I have recommended him to a number of friends who have been looking for a new job.

Testimonial from Marco Franz, Hawkins Construction

Marco Franz Estimator, Hawkins Construction

I believe I had the hardest property job in New Zealand to place, we had tried unsuccessfully with others. Mike literally found a needle from a haystack. Well done. Plus he is a nice guy, very proactive and can really sell the benefits of a role to candidates, always with the employers real need in mind – i.e. he gets it.

Testimonial from Andrew Crosby, Housing New Zealand Corporation

Andrew Crosby Manager Development, Housing New Zealand Corporation

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