New life beckons as Glasgow firm launches huge New Zealand recrutiment drive

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More than 300 Scots could be set for a new life down under, as Primestaff begins a recruitment drive on behalf of one of New Zealand’s leading civil engineering firms.

What has been described as an “explosive demand” for construction workers has created an opportunity for 300 permanent jobs in the country across 2017/18 – and that’s just the beginning.

According to Civil Contractors New Zealand, it is estimated that New Zealand’s construction industry will need another 30,000 workers from 2019, and this phase is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

Michael Docherty, Primestaff’s construction director, said: “We are looking for quality construction workers in Scotland, and across the UK, for a unique, life-changing, opportunity in New Zealand. This is just the start.

“It’s clear that the demand doesn’t end here, it’s a very interesting time for the construction sector. Our client has described the demand as explosive and that’s why he’s called on us to fill these positions with impressive candidates who are ready to take on a new challenge. “

Among the roles Primestaff is looking to fill are truck drivers, diggers and operators specialising in milling, rolling, grading, asphalt, heavy machinery and water. To find out more call 0141 248 4711 or email at