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Published on September 8th, 2016 | by john.weir

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New Zealand exhibitors expecting big numbers at London expo

Immigration New Zealand is expecting a record number of visitors at the Downunder Live Expo on 15-16 October at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, London.

This government agency is supporting a range of recruiters and employers from New Zealand from the construction, education and health sectors. These sectors are experiencing a range of skill shortages as the New Zealand economy continues to show strong performance.
The motivations for Brits moving to New Zealand are numerous; the range of jobs with skills shortages is incredibly varied, the climate is favourable, the cost of living is relatively low and housing is spacious.

One of the employers attending, Fletcher Construction employs 3,000 people and is looking to hire both locally and abroad to deal with a series of major projects it says would constitute a 30-year pipeline of work. “I have never seen so much construction activity of such a scale right across New Zealand in my 40 years working in the industry,” Fletcher Construction chief Graham Darlow said. “We can increase our workforce by up to 20 percent to meet requirements. It is something we have always done and no doubt will continue to do.”

At the Expo, the Kiwi delegation will be out in force to advise on the formalities of moving to New Zealand, with visa advice and career opportunities.  Visitors will be able to check out what skills are in demand, attend a seminar run by Immigration New Zealand and speak face-to-face with Immigration Officers. 
New Zealand exhibitors at the Downunder Live Expo in London will include: Accent Health Recruitment, Education Personnel, Oasis Education, NZ Skills in Demand and Fletcher Construction.

For further details on the Expo visit www.downunderlive.co.uk/event_london

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John is the editor of Australia & New Zealand magazine, the UK’s only title dedicated to travel and migration downunder



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