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Doors of Opportunity Fly Open at NZ Expos in UK

The Opportunities New Zealand Expos, which were held over the past two weekends in Leeds and London, are being declared a huge success by both the organisers, Working In, and the exhibitors who attended.  And, as the large number of hiring that went on at the events shows, a lot of would-be migrants got exactly what they had hoped for too.

“We’ve spoken to well over 100 people and collected in the region of 50 CVs,” said Janet Lane from MercyAscot, who attended the expos for the first time this year. “The HR department [is going to] contact six people with the intention to hire immediately and we have more to process. It’s a great opportunity to meet people.” 

Canterbury recruitment company, Canstaff,  who was attending the Expo for the fifth consecutive time, has now collated a database of 13,000 skilled British workers who are keen to emigrate and who the company can present to companies within NZ.

As Scott Mathieson, Working In’s CEO, explained, “New Zealand continues to be a destination of choice for British migrants. Even in the current economic climate, people are still looking overseas for the lifestyle opportunities that Britain doesn’t offer.”

Kicking yourself that you missed it?  Never mind.  There will be more next year!  And for now you can go to Working In’s website at to find masses of information about emigrating to NZ, including jobs and employer profiles.