New Zealand is reaching out to British construction workers to rebuild its shattered infrastructure after February’s earthquake.
Christchurch was severely damaged in the quake, and the authorities there are looking to find as many as 30,000 skilled ex-pats to start a new life out there.
The Emigration Group director of migration specialists Paul Arthur said: “We are searching for skilled Brits to emigrate down under. New Zealand is looking for thousands of skilled professionals and trades people to fill a number of roles, both in the rebuild of Christchurch and Canterbury and for many other positions which have been created with NZ’s expanding economy.
“If you’re a skilled worker considering emigration down under, now is the perfect time, when there are lots of job opportunities and a very good chance of being successful in your visa application.”
He added: “Working in New Zealand is a totally different environment to the UK, there is more of a positive environment, less stress and everyone working together to try and help the economy to keep growing.”