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British tradesmen in strong demand in New Zealand

British building and construction professionals are not just in demand over here – they’re also being highly sought after on the other side of the world in New Zealand.

New information from the Emigration Group has shown that New Zealand is set to see more than 20,000 construction jobs created within the next year. The country is the focus of concentrated construction work at the moment, not only to ensure that its infrastructure keeps apace with modern developments, but due to the rebuilding work that is still needed as a result of the highly damaging 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

The Emigration Group’s Paul Arthur stated, “Industry experts in New Zealand are predicting that they will need more than 23,000 construction workers by mid to late 2013.

“For skilled construction workers looking to further their careers and have an improved lifestyle, now is the time to emigrate, there won’t be a better opportunity.”

Arthur said that around 10,000 new homes will need to be build in New Zealand within the next four years, just to cover the earthquake rebuilds, but the commercial sector could take as long as 15 year to be rebuilt to sufficient standards.

Among the skilled tradesmen being sought after in New Zealand are general builders, site managers, geotechnical engineers, plasterers and painters.