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Sep 19, 2017

Engineering – a profession to take you to paradise

The ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ is positively crying out for engineers of all flavours at present. Just take a look at these statistics released by the New Zealand government:

  • Some NZ$110 billion is expected to be spent on New Zealand’s infrastructure between 2015 and 2025 – with such an outlay, a veritable army of engineers are required to fill existing skills gaps.
  • Electricity demand in the country is set to increase by 1 to 2 percent per year over the next 20 years. That means that solar, wind and wave power will be harnessed to help meet this demand – and electrical engineers will be required to design and build the technologies needed in the sector.
  • Over 10,000 homes and other buildings will need to be rebuilt in Christchurch as part of the rebuild following the 2011 earthquakes – this could take a further decade to fully complete, meaning that a host of engineering opportunities are available in the Canterbury region.

As an engineer, does living and working in one of the most desirable locations on Earth take your fancy? It should, and we at Working In can help make it happen. We’ve formed partnerships with a myriad of leading NZ engineering companies, such as HEB Construction (who are on the lookout for civil and structural engineers) and Haigh Workman, a firm also keen on snaring structural engineers.

GHD is another company we’ve teamed up with. They’re after water transport and design engineers, and with offices up and down the country, New Zealand really is your oyster should you choose to take up position with them.

That’s not all, though. MSC, an Auckland-based company specialising in civil and structural engineers, are keen to recruit qualified, experienced professionals in both these fields. Additionally, CPB Contractors are also on the hunt for a variety of engineering specialists, so you really are spoilt for choice in this field.

Helping you make the move

Through these partnerships, we’ve aided countless skilled migrants in their quest to emigrate to New Zealand, matching their qualifications and experience to employment gaps across the country. What’s more, our expert visa team are on hand to look after the actual immigration side of things, so you’ll be ready and legal to work as soon as your flight lands.

Would you like to know more? Be sure to get in touch with our dedicated team, who will be happy to help you with any query you may have about living and working in New Zealand.

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