New Zealand is looking for workers from the UK in order to help in the rebuilding of Christchurch. The city which is situated in the New Zealand South Island was devastated by an earthquake in 2010.
The New Zealand Government has undertaken a massive campaign in order to rebuild the city. The total cost is estimated to reach around 8 billion New Zealand dollars.
As a part of the campaign, Immigration New Zealand wants to attract skilled foreign workers who have the necessary qualifications and experience in order to participate in the rebuild of the city.
At the same time, the number of people from the United Kingdom who are leaving for New Zealand has fallen by 5000 a year in the course of the last six years.
As a result of this New Zealand is starting to actively search for more British workers as they integrate very easily due to the cultural similarities and the common language that the UK and New Zealand share
The government plans to rebuild the city as an environmentally friendly community full of low-rise buildings.
On current projections, there will be 20,000 homes built in the next five years as well as a redevelopment of the city centre. There are vacancies for :
Foremen and managers
The New Zealand Herald reports significant interest from British workers at a recent recruitment event in Newcastle.
The country hopes that its image of a relaxing, less stressful destination with higher average wages Recent statistics from the New Zealand government show that the Christchurch rebuild already seems to be attracting international workers.
In six of the last seven months, New Zealand’s population has grown due to net immigration (the number of immigrants has exceeded the number of emigrants), and lower cost of living will attract enough foreigners to work on the rebuilding of the city.
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