Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Australian and New Zealand government plea for engineers

British construction workers, engineers and tradesmen are in demand down-under, as both the Australian and New Zealand governments issue pleas for more skilled workers, according to an agency specialising in working abroad.
Chester-based Emigration Group has issued its own plea for skilled carpenters, plumbers, builders, electricians, mechanics, fitters and welders to fill this gap. 'There is a huge demand for skilled people in Australia and New Zealand as great as at any time in the last 20 years,' said The Emigration Group's managing director, Geoff Taylor. The Australian Department of Employment and Workplace estimates that there is a shortfall of almost 100,000 skilled workers currently on their books, and this gap will rise over the coming decade. Meanwhile New Zealand has just opened its doors to 52,000 immigrants to fill it those areas with an, 'absolute skill shortage,' according to Immigration Minister David Cunliffe.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.