Need a job? Head to New Zealand

18th Oct 2011
Written by: Mary Short

Need a job? Head to New Zealand

New Zealand is the place to be at the moment. With the rugby world cup on Sunday and summer just around the corner the Kiwis have a lot to look forward to, but it’s not just Kiwis with a bright future.

New Zealand's Canterbury Employment and Skills Board (CESB) are on a huge drive for workers to rebuild Christchurch after the recent earthquakes in February and June 2011.

Simon Worthington, a board member at CESB, reported on the website Working in New Zealand: “There’s going to be bucket loads of work here in the next five to 10 years."

According to Worthington, there is going to be 20-30,000 workers needed to rebuild the city making it a prime opportunity of gap year students and post graduates wanting to boost their salaries and relocate to another country.

There will even be a number of temporary jobs and manual labour jobs for backpackers looking to help out and earn some money whilst their travelling.

CESB will be at the Opportunities Overseas Expo in London and Manchester in November in search of skilled workers, including engineers, construction workers and project managers to help repair the city's damaged infrastructure and Central Business District (CBD).

Spencer Hawkes, General Manager of the Opportunities Overseas Expo, said: "It takes a special sort of person to move to the other side of the world to rebuild a city like Christchurch. Christchurch employers are looking for brave explorers to carefully rebuild the city and then make it their home. Opportunities are there for the right people to be involved in a project that changes people's lives, for the better and forever."

With the offer of an excellent salary and the opportunity to make the permanent move to New Zealand it’s expected that these jobs will be extremely popular.

What do you think gappers? Would you relocate to Christchurch to help rebuild the city? Would you work abroad whilst on your gap year? Post your comments below.

Search

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

from £1145

14 days

Costa Rica

Volunteering at a sea turtle conservation project in Playa Matapalo with tours of a sugar cane & coffee plantation at...

Animal Care Internships in Peru

from £395

14 - 168 days

Peru

Based in the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, affordable internships in Cusco offer something for everyone!

Diving Conservation in Thailand

from £1295

14 - 56 days

Thailand

A fantastic opportunity to help conserve Thailand's coral reefs. You’ll be helping a marine research team and doing plenty of...

Marine Mammals & Sea Turtle Conservation Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

Greece

We offer year-round internships in Samos Island, Greece. Programs begin from just 4 weeks - gain insight and experience into...

Volunteer in Childcare in South Africa

from £176

7 - 168 days

South Africa

Volunteer on the Childcare volunteer project in South Africa. Located in Cape Town.

Intern with a PR/Marketing Firm

from £2700

28 - 180 days

Australia

Australia isn't just a regional giant, it's a global business hub and an environment teeming with growth and success. Start...

In-Class TEFL Course in Zhuhai

from £1145

20 days

China

Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in Zhuhai and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

Environmental Law Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

Greece

We offer year-round internships in Samos Island, Greece. Programs begin from just 4 weeks - gain insight and experience into...

Professional Internships in Dublin

from £600

28 - 168 days

Ireland

Obtain a professional internship placement in Dublin that you will love, whilst gaining valuable work experience in a field that...

120-Hour Online TEFL Course

from £168

15 - 365 days

Take our 120-hour online certification course and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

Search

Turkey – Hike, Bike & Kayak

from £675

Experience Turkey from a different perspective. Abandon well-worn routes to forge a path through unexplored terrain, deep into the historical...

Best of Northern Spain

from £1130

Spain has been described as less of a country than a collection of small nations all working together. Each region...

Bolivian Salt Flats & The Andean Desert

from £950

Cruise across the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert, past ice-capped mountains and colour-shifting lakes, on this 4WD safari. The...

Discover India

from £1519

Delve into the cultural riches of India during 15 unforgettable days in Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, and more. Enjoy a guided...

Rio to Boa Vista

from £5591

There are overland adventures, then there are overland adventures. This one most definitely falls in the latter category, spanning the...

Cycle the French Alps

from £1195

Welcome to road cycling – the Intrepid way. This trip takes you from the Jura Mountains to the mighty French...

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure

from £2749

This 18-day journey through four African countries hits the highlights and is perfect for the adventurer who wants to discover...

Georgia Adventure

from £1075

This all-encompassing trip takes you from the medieval towns of Kutaisi to lush green slopes of Mestia valley. Reconnect with...

Eastern Adventure

from £2420

Your Eastern Europe adventure begins amidst the treasures of antiquity in Athens and meanders its way through the Mediterranean, up...

Morocco Journey

from £1019

From atop towering Moroccan dunes, peer across the sands to watch the sun rise over another North African day. Experience...

Search
[contact-form-7 id="4" title="Contact form 1"]