Migration

Published on May 4th, 2016 | by john.weir

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Down Under Live made our dreams come true!!

Keith and Claire Timmins first became aware of the work opportunities in New Zealand after hearing a radio broadcast for the Down Under Live show in Birmingham in late 2013. Keith and Claire decided to go and have a look. Keith had always had his heart set on Australia, but once at the Expo and he saw the opportunities in New Zealand for scaffolders and thought “wow”.

They both really liked what they had heard from people that they spoke to at the Expo. And the lifestyle for them and their young children was the complete opposite from what they had in the UK. The biggest dilemma was moving so far away from their family and friends. But with a “you only live once” attitude they soon realised that it was too good an opportunity to miss.

Claire then did a lot of research on the internet, as they didn’t know anyone who had done this before so it was their only way of finding things out. That’s when they stumbled upon New Zealand Skills in Demand, and their website linked up to many other relevant sites and companies which they found really interesting and useful.

Keith and Claire then attended the “This is New Zealand Seminar” in September 2015. But by this point Mark Morrison from New Zealand Skills at Demand had already lined up Keith with a Skype interview with their NZ client and two weeks later had received a job offer. Mark advised us to come along so we could meet him in person, and find out more in-depth about work, life, culture and more importantly ask any questions that we both had. It helped us a lot meeting these people face to face and having a chat to Mark. It was a real nice personal seminar and more focused to you as an individual.

Want to join Keith and Claire in the land of the long white cloud ? Get your tickets now for Down Under Live in Birmingham !!

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