Hope for Help from British Construction Workers
An innovative live webcast run by Immigration New Zealand and the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) hopes to encourage British civil construction and engineering workers to consider a move to earthquake-ravaged Christchurch.
The webcast – described as a cross between a jobs expo and a panel-based TV show – was broadcast from New Zealand on 25 August.
The webcast included a real-time question and answer session with the employers leading the rebuild of earthquake-damaged water networks, roads and civic infrastructure.
Duncan Gibb from SCIRT said: “There has never been a better time for anyone working in the infrastructure construction industry to consider a move to New Zealand.
“The Christchurch infrastructure rebuild offers unprecedented opportunities for employment, career progression and involvement in a significant city redevelopment and there are fantastic opportunities available for skilled UK workers willing to relocate.”
Rebuilding Christchurch is one of the largest and most complex civil engineering projects in New Zealand’s history, worth over $2 billion.