New Zealand employment expo to take place in London

13 March 2006

More than 3000 highly skilled British citizens have pre-registered to attend the Opportunities New Zealand Expo held in London later this month. The Expo brings together New Zealand employers and experienced professionals who are dedicated to moving to New Zealand.

Over 200 New Zealanders from 40 businesses and organizations such as Statistics New Zealand, Teach NZ and Opus and will head to London to recruit skilled British and expatriate workers.

This year the six biggest work categories that pre-registered people are skilled in are Healthcare, IT, Business/Finance, Engineering, Trades and Teaching.

This month's Expo is being held in Earls Court on March 25th and 26th and has been scheduled to meet the demand for skill shortages in New Zealand in key areas such as healthcare, accountancy and engineering.

Opportunities New Zealand Expo is held three times a year, once in March and twice in October in London and Manchester. Attendance by New Zealand employers has increased five fold in the last five years with 120 exhibitors showing in the UK last year.