Kiwi construction firms targeting British workers
Skilled construction workers in Britain are being targeted by firms in New Zealand because of a shortage of local talent. There are currently thousands of jobs being created in cities like Auckland where large construction schemes including two highways, a city rail link and a second harbour crossing are underway.
The New Zealand government is investing more than £5 billion in new building projects meaning thousands of new jobs are becoming available.
Director of the Emigration Group, Paul Arthur, said cities like Auckland were crying out for skilled workers. He added that it was a fantastic opportunity for those who might be struggling to find work in the UK and that there was a good chance of permanent residency for architects, engineers, project managers and tradesmen.
New Zealand is also likely to be attractive because the wages can be higher than they are at home, the standard of living is better and the weather is warmer.
Auckland is also consistently voted one of the best cities to live in on the planet. It has been estimated that more than 20,000 positions will need to be filled by overseas workers because of the local skills shortage.
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