Our practice is simple and genuine. We invest time with our candidates to understand your skill set, values and long term requirements. This means we like to get to know you and spend time at the start of your journey with Hard Hat Recruits.

There is a clear ongoing shortage in the construction and engineering disciplines and so we are careful to work with candidates for the long term. There is only one successful candidate for each vacancy and this may mean highly experienced and qualified candidates miss out on a specific opportunity however we work with you on an ongoing basis to source a suitable role.

At Hard Hats we know how important it is to get the right job fit and career path so we look forward to representing you in your career.


Hard Hat Recruits has a growing database of skilled and qualified people, nationally and internationally. Join our pool of professionals, and let us assist you on your pathway to an exciting career. Once you are registered with us, you will have a unique login where you can access your profile to update your resume and details online and keep up to date with the latest Hard Hat Recruit jobs.

Note: If you are an overseas candidate, you will be asked to complete an additional questionnaire as clients require the right to work (visa) to already be in place or understand there is a genuine commitment to relocate to New Zealand.

WorkSafe NZ is New Zealand’s workplace health and safety regulator, with a focus to embed and promote good workplace health and safety practices. They are also the regulator for electricity and gas safety in the workplace and home.

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand.

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and is responsible for bringing the best people to New Zealand to enhance New Zealand’s social and economic outcomes.

The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) represents engineers from all disciplines, aiming to promote and advance the profession and serve the wider community.

edenfx HSE Recruitment, a sister company to Hard Hat Recruits, are a team of qualified HSE people who are also professional accredited recruiters, now working to support their industry with specialist Health and Safety Recruitment throughout New Zealand.

edenfx identified that HSE has become a dynamic part of every business and has forged its way to the top of the corporate agenda. It is this detailed understanding of the importance of HSE which has led edenfx to recognise the need to provide superior recruitment services exclusively for professionals within the Health, Safety, Environmental, Quality and Risk Management sectors.

edenfx HSE Recruitment specialises in recruitment for the following disciplines:

  • Health, Safety and Environmental
  • Quality
  • Environment
  • Risk Management
  • Injury Management and Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Please visit our edenfx HSE Recruitment website for more information.

edenfx HSE Recruitment works within industries including but not limited to:

  • Agriculture
  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Public Sector
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation