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New Zealand seeks Brits to fill construction roles

8 Apr 14 The New Zealand government has reported a huge shortage of workers in the construction sector and so there are thousands of openings for Brits says recruitment specialist, the Emigration Group.

The Emigration Group is urging qualified British workers to consider the benefits of taking their skills down under and says that vacancies exist in all areas of construction.

New Zealand's construction boom continues at pace with the country seeing more than 7,000 new jobs created in Canterbury alone over the last year. The National Construction Pipeline recently reported a 10% per annum growth in New Zealand for four years, leading to an unprecedented level of building and construction work. The areas of Canterbury and Auckland are both huge drivers of the construction industry.  Auckland is set to see a 150% increase in housing demand over the next five years while the Canterbury rebuild following the earthquake has created more construction and trade jobs than there are workers.

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Building Recruitment, a specialist New Zealand recruiter for the construction industry,  has joined forces with the Emigration Group to appear at the ‘Down Under Live Expo’ in Birmingham on 10 and 11 May. Kevin Everett, managing director of Building Recruitment said: "New Zealand is in the middle of an economic boom and there are now thousands of job opportunities which will need to be filled by skilled workers from overseas.  We are now actively searching for skilled Brits from within the construction industry and this is a great chance for those who want to migrate to start a new life and successful career down under."

The two companies will be hosting a combined migration and construction jobs seminar on both days. Paul Arthur, director at The Emigration Group said: “There has never been a better time for qualified professionals to work overseas and be part of the new developments. The recent boom in construction will provide great opportunities for both newly trained and experienced construction professionals. The salary and lifestyle in New Zealand is unique and is one of the most desirable migrant hotspots.”

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