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 practices.

From 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 reason why Advanced Personnel is successful today. The consultants come from a solid backgrounds within the industry they recruit for"

Geoff was as example of this being a trade Qualified Fitter and Turner himself

  • Fitter Turners
  • Fitter Welders
  • Welders
  • Sheet metal Workers
  • Bliierpersons
  • Boilermakers
  • Trades Assistants
  • Engineering labourers
  • Pipe fitter
  • Duct erectors
  • CNC machinists
  • Drafts people
  • Mechanics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Structural Engineers
  • Technicians

Infrastructure and Construction

The infrastructure and building almost by natural progression followed with its start-up phase almost immediately after the engineering division. This was due to the synergy between the two sectors, each presenting the same challenges in terms of attracting qualified candidates.

All these candidates are carefully screened, reference checked and provided with appropriate personal protective equipment. All this is done prior to reporting to the clients site. We are committed to Health and Safety in the workplace and support sit safe principles.

  • Carpenters
  • Hammerhands
  • Labourers
  • Electricians
  • Trades Assistants
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Scaffolders
  • Gib Stopper/Fixers
  • Plasterers
  • Roofers
  • Brick Layers
  • Joiners
  • Concrete Placers
  • Civil engineers
  • Digger operators
  • Drivers-Class 1-5
  • Grader operators
  • Bulldozers operators

Food Processing and Logistics

We use proven and exclusive 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.

The affinity and candidates with our approach, combined with our industry knowledge, enables us to execute recruitment quickly and deliver candidate in the following areas:

  • Forklift operators
  • Store/Warehousing staff
  • Inwards/Outward goods
  • Logistical personnel
  • Freight dispatch


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

In the early stages of 2002 we went through our biggest diversification yet by expanding into the hospitality industry. With tremendous support this has taken off at alarming 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 Manager

Business Support and IT

In 1995 an opportunity arose to purchase a well-established Recruitment Company that specialised in the commercial sector. This gave Advanced Personnel the skills and expertise of a fully-fledged full service recruitment advantage.

  • Accountants-Unqualified and CA
  • Account Technicians
  • Word Processing Operators
  • Secretaries-Legal/Medical
  • Personal Assistant
  • Medical Receptionists
  • General Admin
  • Management
  • Receptionists
  • Data Entry Operators
  • Customer Service
  • Call Centre
  • Sales and Marketing
  • IT Analyst/Programmer
  • IT Architect
  • IT Business Analyst
  • IT Consulting
  • IT Engineers
  • IT Helpdesk and Support
  • IT Management
  • IT Security
  • IT Trainers
  • Web Development