Interdean Explores Expat Opportunities in Earthquake Rebuild

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As the rebuilding of Canterbury in New Zealand gets underway, overseas workers with a variety of skills are being encouraged to apply for jobs. The international relocation specialists at Interdean investigate.

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The operation is the largest economy undertaking in the country’s history, following the two earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

It has been reported in Expat Forum that the operation is the largest economy undertaking in the country’s history, following the two earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. The 7.1 and 6.3 magnitude earthquakes were 6 months apart and caused major devastation across the region and the programme has already hit the halfway mark with 40,000 repaired and new homes being built. Some of the skills being sought include construction trades such as plumbers, builders and electricians as well as talent needed within areas such as architecture, planning management and new research.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew is calling for women in particular to consider applying for roles, as a recent survey into the operation reveals that over half of respondents said they would be interested in becoming involved but were unsure of how to access these positions.

Interdean is renowned for providing customers with comprehensive shipping and packing services overseas. Taking a great interest in all expat related matters, the team were pleased to hear that former UK residents are amongst those being invited to work on the rebuild. A representative shares their thoughts on the subject.

“For expats soon to be moving to New Zealand, or for those who have already made the move, this is a great opportunity to find work, meet new people and settle into your new country. Being part of such a worthwhile activity helps many people to feel like part of the community. We’re also pleased to hear that the operation is continuing to run successfully.”

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Interdean helps families, expats, backpackers, travellers and students moving overseas. Established in 1958, Interdean provides moving, storage, shipping air freight, excess baggage, visa and immigration, and full relocation services to worldwide destinations. Interdean is FIDI FAIM PLUS accredited and has over 123 offices worldwide.

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