St John is New Zealand’s largest medical emergency first response service – attending 400,000 incidents across the nation each year. And right now, we are looking for new paramedics and EMTs to join us on the front line.

A respected name – nationally and globally

For over 125 years we have served and cared for the people of New Zealand; we are proud to be known as our country’s most trusted and respected organisation. 

St John is also known as one of New Zealand’s top employers. And not just because we do crucial work for the country, but because we really look after our team. We also have an international reputation for clinical excellence.


Ongoing clinical development

When you join St John, you’ll be joining a fellowship of dedicated emergency professionals who are committed to continual improvement.  All St John paramedics and EMTs receive ongoing training and development at international best practice standards. 


A new life in New Zealand

This is your opportunity to create an awesome new life in one of the most desirable countries on earth. New Zealand offers a work/life balance like no other – with stunning outdoor playgrounds right on your doorstep, and the perfect mix of sophisticated modern infrastructure with ‘small town’ family values. 

A fabulous lifestyle awaits you here!

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Contact us for information 

If you want to talk to our recruitment team about careers with St John in New Zealand, call 0800 ST JOHN or email 

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Immigration New Zealand
The New Zealand immigration service has a very comprehensive website that contains all the relevant information and contacts you will need.
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St John is an accredited employer with Immigration New Zealand. We will consider international candidates when we are unable to match an advertised role with a suitable New Zealand-based applicant. This situation is more likely to occur when we’re trying to fill senior clinical roles.

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