Engineering and Manufacturing

In February 1986 Geoff Densem placed into work one of the very first temporary staff into the Engineering sector in Christchurch while working at a multinational recruitment company.

After 18 months Geoff realised that a lot of the philosophies and principles he was working to were not in line with his personal principles and concept of good practice.

In September 1987 he registered Advanced Personnel Services, and the engineering division was the foundation of where Advanced Personnel is today.

"The key difference of why the company grew so quickly is still one of the main reasons why Advanced Personnel is so successful today. Our consultants come from a solid backgrounds within the industry they recruit for"

As example of this, Geoff was himself a trade Qualified Fitter and Turner

  • Fitter Turners
  • Fitter Welders
  • Welders
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Boilerpersons
  • Boilermakers
  • Trades Assistants
  • Engineering Labourers
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Duct Erectors
  • CNC Machinists
  • Draftspeople
  • Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Technicians

Infrastructure and Construction

A natural progression from Engineering was Infrastructure and Construction, due to the synergy between the two sectors. Both sectors face similar challenges in attracting suitably qualified and skilled candidates.

All these candidates are carefully screened, reference checked and provided with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). All this is done prior to reporting to the client's site. We are committed to Health and Safety in the workplace and support Site Safe principles.

  • Carpenters
  • Hammerhands
  • Labourers
  • Electricians
  • Trades Assistants
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Scaffolders
  • Gib Stoppers/Fixers
  • Plasterers
  • Roofers
  • Bricklayers
  • Joiners
  • Concrete Placers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Digger Operators
  • Drivers - Class 1-5
  • Grader Operators
  • Bulldozer Operators

Food Processing and Logistics

We use proven and unique methods for finding qualified candidates in the logistics and food processing related trades. Our goal is to provide our clients with quality talent that meets their business objectives. We achieve this by identifying, attracting and delivering qualified, skilled and experienced candidates for our clients.

Our affinity with our clients and candidates, combined with our industry knowledge, enables us to speedily recruit and deliver candidates in the following areas:

  • Forklift Operators
  • Store/Warehousing Staff
  • Inwards/Outward Goods Staff
  • Logistics Personnel
  • Freight Dispatch Staff


Providing staff for hospitality positions offers unique challenges due to the transitory nature of this industry. A lot of effort has to be expended in the training and retention of good quality, reliable staff.

In the early stages of 2002 we undertook our biggest diversification yet by expanding into the hospitality industry. With tremendous support this has taken off at an astonishing rate.

  • Head Chefs
  • Sous Chefs
  • Chef de Parties
  • Demi Chefs
  • Commis Chefs
  • Pastry Chefs
  • Cooks
  • Kitchen Hands
  • Bar Staff
  • Wait Staff
  • Room Amendments
  • Baristas
  • Duty Managers

Business Support and IT

In 1995 we purchased a well-established Recruitment Company that specialised in the commercial sector. This added fully fledged skills and expertise in service recruitment advantage to the Advanced Personnel repertoire.

  • Accountants - Unqualified and Qualified (CA or equivalent)
  • Accounting Technicians
  • Secretaries-Legal/Medical
  • Personal Assistants
  • Medical Receptionists
  • General Administration
  • Management
  • Receptionists
  • Data Entry Operators
  • Customer Service Staff
  • Call Centre Staff
  • Sales and Marketing Staff
  • IT Analyst/Programmer
  • IT Architect
  • IT Business Analyst
  • IT Consultants
  • IT Engineers
  • IT Helpdesk and Support
  • IT Management
  • IT Security
  • IT Trainers
  • Web Developers