Welcome to Ragtrade Recruitment
We specialise solely in the Fashion Industry

is knocking

We have a fantastic online portfolio of
fashion job opportunities waiting for you

Talk to us,
we deliver

Our recruitment team are
simply second to none

  • Meet Our Team

    Gaye Harford

    Managing Director

    Gaye has over 25 years experience in management, people & business development, and training. As well as being the Managing Director of Rag Trade Recruitment, Gaye also owns a successful change management consultancy – Xpand Management.

  • Rosina Tomes

    Recruitment Director

    Rosina began her career in garment manufacturing for the export/tourist markets at age 19. She has built a solid career in the fashion & textile industries thereafter, including 17 years as hands-on owner / operator within the high fashion retail sector.

  • Our Resources

    • We do things different

      As a company, Ragtrade Recruitment do things differently from most recruitment agencies. Our consultants are not based on commission, they work hard as a team to find the best people for our roles – we are not in this business just to put ‘bottoms on seats’. We have a number of resources at our disposal and are always on the look out for new opportunities to cement our place in the industry.

    • Our Data Base

      RTR has an extensive candidate data base that has been built up over our years in business. Due to the fact we are a specialist agency in the fashion industry our data base contains a detailed listing of available candidates, their skills, work experience and field of expertise. A valuable resource, at RTR we run a fully integrated system that ensures we can make our clients aware of the top available candidates in the industry without the expense of advertising.

    • Communication

      We keep our clients informed weekly and monthly, by e-mail and newsletters, of our best current candidates in the market place.

    • Profiling

      One of our very successful profiling tools in recruitment is the use of the Life Colour Keys Profile system which is on offer to our clients. Using this method enables people to understand how and why they process life in a particular way. The colours categories reveal the person’s priorities and methods of processing life. For employers this can reveal information on potential employees talents and skills, interaction with others and employing the right person for the right role.

    • Skills Checking

      Print Media: RTR currently utilizes the services of most national and suburban print media. We ensure that our brand is continually in the market place.

      Digital:With access to both SEEK, Trade Me and our RTR website, RTR offers competitive rates for existing clients looking to cast the employment net a little wider. We can put together a punchy ad, have it posted and administer the responses. With our own recruiter resources on all of our sites we have already set up systems to source the best possible applicants for you.

    • Networks - Local & Beyond

      Fashionz With listings on Fashionz website, we ensure that visitors to this fashion industry website are fully aware of our current listings and can apply to us on line or link to our site directly. Apparel Magazine Regular monthly articles in Apparel Magazine ensure that potential candidates and clients are fully informed of the latest issues facing the industry in relation to recruitment and human resources.

    • Recruitment in New Zealand

      RTR recruits throughout New Zealand in each of the main centres, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. An RTR representative can interview and canvass for both roles and people in each of these main centres. So where ever you are in the country, RTR has the processes in place that can assist you in your job search.

    • Retail

      With links and information listed on the New Zealand Retailers Association website, RTR ensures that we are canvassing potential industry personnel on these sites. We also are kept informed with regular updates from both sources on the latest current events in the retail industry. Check out our retail information page for these resources.

    • Education

      Developing strong relationships with our education providers, RTR is pleased to continue with seminars dispensing industry advice to High Schools, Polytechnics and Universities within New Zealand. We ensure that we know who are the ‘up and coming’ graduates and like to give a little back to those beginning their careers in fashion with an overview of the industry and the roles that are applicable.

General Enquiry / Job Application

Ragtrade Recruitment Ltd

  • Physical Address
    Level One,
    17 Great South Rd,
    Epsom, Auckland, 1051
    New Zeland