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Success Stories - Permanently Employed


I had a really great experience working with Christine. She really assisted and guided me through the entire employment process.

I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to work with her and would recommend Christine and PN Personnel's services to anyone.


I dealt with Christine from PN Personnel Palmerston North while looking for new employment early in 2020. 

I found the professionalism of PN Personnel to be of a high standard, they communicated well, never leaving you wondering what was going on.  It was the small things that impressed me the most.

Thanks to Christine at PN Personnel I have secured myself a dream role which I know I will thoroughly love.  Thanks Christine!


I first met Christine Hanning from PN Personnel when I was chasing my dream job. 

Christine was prompt, friendly and really helpful with all my questions and emails. Christine helped me through the initial stages of interviews and helped me to relax and see that I was really prepared for the position I wanted. Christine supported me at each stage of the interviews, even when there was a few weeks between them. 

I was not successful but Christine already had something else up her sleeve that I was really keen to be a part of.

Finally I knew where I needed to be and Christine helped to get me there. 


Employed By in a Permanent role in Whanganui

Having relocated to Whanganui, I enrolled with PN Personnel via their website.This resulted in Christine giving me a call to discuss my options, and within 3 weeks I had started in an ideal permanent role.  This exceeded my expectations in such a short time period.

The process was easy, with Christine and her team being efficient and great to work with.

I strongly recommend job seekers to contact Christine and PN Personnel, they are approachable and friendly, which made dealing with them an absolute pleasure.


Employed By Toyota NZ

PN Personnel were incredibly helpful in placing me in the right position.

They remained in contact with me frequently, always ensuring I was informed and kept up to date with any possible employment opportunities.

After being made redundant I was placed in an awesome role within two weeks!

Thank you PNP for your professionalism and excellence.


Employed By B & M Electrical


" You need a collaborative hiring process" - Steve Jobs , Former CEO of Apple

Six months ago when I arrived to Palmerston North as an immigrant, I had qualifications and experience but I had no clue where to search and find jobs in my field.

Applying through pnpersonnel was the right decision, they assessed my qualifications and experience and what career I would like to pursue. They supported me along the hiring process, I was very impressed with the friendly professional attitude and follow up.

The hiring process would not have been as successful without the support from Christine., thank you for your support!


Employed By Co-Mac Ltd

After relocating from the South Island never did I consider finding a job in such a short amount of time.... lots of people search and search for jobs and never find the right one.

Due to PN Personnel's great team and the help of Christine they were able to quickly and efficiently direct me to a job that matched everything I was looking for. The team was able to identify a position/company that was a good match for me in every way. Thanks to the help of PN Personnel I get paid to do what I love.

If you're on the hunt for a perfect job, or sick of finding the wrong one, a phone call to PN Personnel will change your outlook on job searching. If the right job is out there for you, PN Personnel will find it.


Employed By NZTA

Robyn has been a pleasure to deal with, she is prompt, proactive and efficient.

I relocated to Palmerston North from Auckland with a whole bunch of job applications and no interviews. I joined 2 temping agencies and PNP was the only one to take my job seeking seriously. Robyn put forward temping job opportunities straight away and more importantly had me meeting businesses face to face. I am now happily employed permanently after temping for 2 months. Thanks to Robyn my transition to the Manawatu far less stressful than it could have been.

I highly recommend Robyn, Tabitha and the PNP team to anyone.


Recently I entrusted Christine and the team at Palmerston North Personnel to help me find a job that would be suitable for my relocation to Palmerston North. I found the entire experience to be very stress free with regular contact and excellent communication skills. From the first call to  the Service Co-ordinator she explained that a simple questionnaire online was to be completed and I was to attach my CV. Then an interview was organised with one of the team, and then another interview when I found my dream job that I wanted to apply for. I was successful after just one recommendation all this in less than four weeks.

I am currently employed with a family business in a field I have always wanted to work in. I am so grateful for the questions that were asked in my interview at PN Personnel, it was fantastic ground work to link me with the perfect job with a team that I feel very compatible with.

I can highly recommend using PN Personnel for recruiting anyone, any age, for a job that meets all their needs.



I came to Palmerston North Personnel looking for work and they were friendly, warm and very professional. They understood my situation and were happy to help me find work that suited my needs.

They were proactive, it wasn't just one person looking for me, I had their amazing team aware of my criteria and skills.

Cushla rang a few days after my meeting with Robyn, she was very positive and helpful in a position that had come across her desk. She was prompt in sending through the Job Description, she was easy to deal with and always happy to hear from me. I have been employed on the six month contract that I was put forward for and I'm loving it.

Knowing that Palmerston North Personnel not only touch base with me but also my team up until three months is very reassuring.

I highly recommend working with Palmerston North Personnel and will definitely have them as my "Go To" when looking for work again.



Very grateful for the support given to me by Christine and the staff at PN Personnel, I had several placements while with PN Personnel, each one was a good fit with my skill set, and I enjoyed my time at them while I was there.


I recently applied for a job advertised with PN Personnel and found Christine wonderful to deal with, she kept me well informed throughout the process and made sure I knew all I needed to know for the role I had applied for. 

Communication was great and Christine's manner was very welcoming. 

I was successful in the role which made my experience even better with PN Personnel. 


I recently contacted Christine at PN Personnel due to being made redundant 6 weeks before Christmas. I sent her my CV and she was soon in contact discussing my skill set and ideal job roles. After a quick phone call she immediately put my mind at ease and assured me the perfect role was just around the corner.

After a few days she sent me a job description that fit my skill set and personal preferences perfectly and arranged an interview that week. The following week I had my second interview with the same company and received a job offer 2 days later.

If that’s not a recruitment agency at the top of their game , well I don’t know what is!

I cannot thank Christine and the PN personnel team enough for their efforts and hard work finding me such a great role. They are professional, very skilled at what they do, and genuinely great people.

Once again thank you!


Employed By Awatapu College

PN Personnel was the first agency that I contacted on arriving in New Zealand and in Palmerston North and from the start they have always been friendly, supportive and professional.

I met with Robyn first and it only took a few minutes for her to understand my needs and situation. Robyn found the perfect temporary position for me, one which allowed me the flexibility I was craving in order to help with the transition into the working environment, (in a new country) and still being there to get our family settled into our new lives and routine. The weekly catch up calls of support, reassurance and encouragement were always greatly appreciated.

A few months later and having gained my confidence back, it was time to find a permanent role and I approached the PN Personnel team for a position they had advertised, and I met with Christine, who within minutes, made me feel comfortable and relaxed with her cheerful and bubbly personality. Christine sent me all the necessary information for the interview and made me feel well prepared. I was surely set to conquer, which I did. I received positive feedback from her and she sent me all the necessary information about the offer and position in a timely manner and has also assisted with all my queries and questions that I have had.

Working for PN Personnel has been refreshing, the team is friendly and supportive and go the extra mile! Thank you.

I will continue to recommend this great team to everyone!


My wife had previously found employment through PN Personnel and had a very pleasant experience working with Christine.

I recently found myself in the market for a new opportunity and after exhausting many options I reached out to Christine to see if she had any more senior roles on her books.

I was invited to come in for a chat and within the first meeting an opportunity was mentioned, as Christine could see how my previous experience and transferable skills could be used in a new industry as well as size of company than I had previously been used to.

I felt Christine did a great job marketing my skills, I was successful in the interview, and as they say the rest is history

I highly recommend Christine and the team at PN Personnel, not only is this a very professional company there is also the human factor where you are respected for your own unique situation.


I am a Chartered Accountant by profession and after relocating from Nigeria I was finding it very hard to find a job in Palmerston North as I did not have local experience, although I have been working for 3 years and more. At that stage I just walked into the pnpersonnel office one day and my life changed :)

I met Robyn. She was so nice, approachable, efficient, helpful. She advised I should take up temporary contracts first and that would eventually lead me to permanent job in New Zealand. She referred me to Cushla Brasell (my recruitment manager). Since then there was no looking back. Cushla is an amazing person, very friendly, great advisor. She knew what kind of job I was looking for and helped me secure a temporary role at the City Council in Palmerston North and like she said at the end of my temporary contract I was offered full time permanent employment at the Council.

I am so thankful to Robyn and Cushla. I wonder how long it would have taken me to get a job if I had not met Cushla. She found me the job I wanted in less than 3 weeks. They are a superb team.

I would highly recommend pnpersonnel to all the job seekers out there!! :)


Employed By FMG

I just wanted to say thank you for everything Palmerston North Personnel and your staff have done for me in regard to my search for employment.

Y’all were so helpful and efficient in aiding me in my job search; I had begun to lose faith in the hunt for a job when I signed up with you guys. The search was a bit overwhelming for me as I had just moved from Oregon, USA and was unfamiliar with the process in New Zealand.

The knowledge and resources that Palmerston North Personnel provided instantly put me at ease and gave me confidence in regard to my career in New Zealand. 

Your placement of me with FMG was a perfect fit and I am so grateful that it was able to turn into a permanent position!

So I just wanted to say thanks to you and your staff and keep up the great work!


I'd like to say thank you to Christine Hanning, the consultant at PN Personnel who helped me find myself in the workplace.

She worked with me around the demands of being a working mother, and offered roles that best suited my skills, advanced my career goals and that suited me as a person. Christine championed and supported me over a period of 6 years, and was a thorough, glowing referee which assisted my now boss in deciding to hire me.

I have and will continue to recommend Christine as a Recruitment Specialist.

Thank you for your support.


Employed By Plumbing World Support Office

For the past 18 years I have been working overseas. When I decided to come home I found it challenging to re-enter the NZ job market because I had been away for so long. Then I found Cushla at PN Personnel. She endeavored to find a match for my skill set as well as a match for my personality. It wasn’t long before she found a temporary assignment at Plumbing World that has now turned into a permanent position and I couldn’t be more pleased.

Anyone can look at a CV and match it to a job posting, but Cushla has the ability to get to know the person behind the CV to make sure that she didn’t just find a job for me but that she found the right job for me. I recommend PN Personnel and Cushla in particular to help you find the right job for you, too!



My experience with Palmerston North Personnel has been amazing. Moving from South Africa in November 2016, not knowing what to expect in our new country, not knowing how different the work environment would be. There was a light at the end of my uncertain tunnel, I was contacted by the PN Personnel team, there is an available temp position for me, I can start on the Monday. It was wonderful as I started finding my feet in a new country, new work environment and meeting new people.

And that was only the beginning. From a temporary position to a permanent position and placing me in different roles from data entry to walking the halls and grounds of Massey University. Christine, Robyn and the rest of the wonderful PN Personnel team, made my transition into a new work environment and home as smooth as possible and supported me through all the hardships a person can face finding your dream job.

This is a big thank you to the entire PN Personnel team and the great work they do to support their candidates.


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