Primestaff to answer construction industry demand down under

Recruiters in Edinburgh and Glasgow start the hunt for hundreds of construction workers to move to New Zealand           

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.
The recruiter, which has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, says that 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’s 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.
CEO Michael Docherty
Primestaff’s Construction Director, Michael Docherty, 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.“


The employer and Primestaff are working closely with a New Zealand licenced immigration adviser to assist successful applicants with all aspects of the visa process without cost to applicants.
Among the roles Primestaff is looking to fill are truck drivers, diggers and operators specialising in milling, rolling, grading, asphalt, heavy machinery and water.
Primestaff says this is a major contract for the firm, which has doubled its turnover in the last five years. The Scottish company acquired Direct Workforce, a subsidiary of Bibby Line Group, late last year and targets rapid expansion in Edinburgh. The deal for the business based mainly in the north of England, will see joint turnover exceed £20m.
The group, which recently moved to new premises in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, now provides almost 1,500 temporary staff to 300 clients.
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