Employment Fair

Friday 17 September, Rotorua Events Centre

Are you considering employing a new or recent graduate in 2022?

Or are you a final year BDS student, 2019 or 2020 graduate looking for a new position next year?

If you answered YES to one of the above questions, then make sure you register to attend the Employment Fair taking place at Rotorua Energy Events Centre, Friday 17 September.

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How does it work?

Prior to the Fair

Once registered you will be sent a link to upload your employment profile for publication in the Employment Fair Profile Guide. This is due no later than Friday 20 August.

This guide contains the profiles of all the employers and jobseekers attending the Fair.

You will be sent this guide electronically three weeks prior to the Fair.

Use this guide to highlight those jobseekers/employers you would like to meet with at the Fair.

Employers have until 10 September to indicate which jobseekers they are most interested in meeting with.

NZDA will relay this information to those jobseekers on the day of the Fair via their individual appointment scheduling sheets.

On the day

Each employer will have their own semi-private appointment meeting site which allows for two interviewers.

From 1.00 – 1.30pm jobseekers will be able to move around the venue, approach employers and schedule their appointments


If a jobseeker visits you during the 30 minutes of appointment scheduling (from 1.00 – 1.30pm) to request an appointment, you can either offer them a 10-minute appointment at a time that suits you both, or politely decline.

The 10-minute appointment slots will run from 1.30pm – 5.00pm. You will have the opportunity to meet with up to 19 jobseekers throughout the afternoon.

Appointments are aimed to provide that initial face-to-face introduction. We encourage you to arrange follow up interviews.


You will be expected to attend a briefing at 12.30pm on Friday 17 September. You will receive your appointment scheduling sheet at this time.

Those employers that have indicated they are interested in meeting with you will be listed on your scheduling sheet. If you would like to meet with them also, visit them first to schedule an appointment.

If a DHB has shortlisted you for a first year house surgeon position, you will have a pre-scheduled 15-min appointment on your scheduling sheet.

Approach those employers you are most interested in meeting with to request appointments.

The 10-minute appointment slots will run from 1.00pm – 5.00pm.

Key times

Employers set up interview tables
10:00am – 12:00pm

Jobseekers briefing, registration and lunch
12:30pm – 1:00pm

Employment Fair
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding the Employment Fair, please contact:

Ami Gilchrist | Associate Director (Membership Services)
New Zealand Dental Assoc.
T: 09 579 8001
E: ami@nzda.org.nz