It’s no secret that the skills of electricians will be required around the world for years to come. The force that keeps the planet switched on, electricity plays an integral part in each of our lives. It powers almost everything we use, the houses we live in, the smartphones in our pocket, the list is near-endless.
Of course, many of us take electricity for granted – ask anyone who’s ever experienced a power cut – but down here in New Zealand, we know their worth. In fact, Kiwi firms are actively looking for qualified, experienced electricians to come on over and ‘plug’ a few gaps in the workforce. Read on to find out just why you should consider New Zealand for your next move – it could provide your career with a pretty hefty jumpstart.
A land of opportunity for qualified sparkies
Electricians of many different flavours appear on the New Zealand government’s Skills Shortage List. This means that sparkies stand an excellent chance of securing a visa that allows them to legally work in New Zealand, and will often stand them in good stead if they’re looking to make their move more permanent – all the way to residency.
The New Zealand government’s website states that the overall chances of getting a role as an electrician in New Zealand are ‘good’, largely because of the construction boom (fuelled by the Auckland expansion and Christchurch rebuild) and the fact that there a very few local qualified workers to get all the work done.
What’s more, many of New Zealand’s existing buildings require extensive renovations with regards to rewiring and other electrical work – a task countrywide and expected to last for a few years yet. There are some 13,000 registered electricians in New Zealand, according to the New Zealand government, but we really need more! That’s why we at Working In have teamed up with Clarkson Electrical, a Kiwi firm on a sharp lookout for fresh overseas talent. Let’s learn a little bit more about them.
Kick off with Clarkson
Founded in 1997, Clarkson Electrical have become one of New Zealand’s leading electrical firms. Made up of a crack team of talented electricians, managers and administrators, efficiency is the name of their game, with top-level customer service their number one priority.
A family owned company, Clarkson Electrical employs around 100 staff across the entirety of New Zealand, focusing on a broad range of services including industrial, commercial contracts, hazardous areas and property maintenance. Staff training and development is a big commitment of Clarkson’s, meaning that when you join the firm, you can do so safe in the knowledge that you’ll come out of it a better, more knowledgeable electrician.
What kind of sparkies are Clarkson Electrical looking for?
All sorts, to put it simply. If you’re an all-round electrician, with a good base knowledge of your trade, there’s a good chance Clarkson’s will want to hear from you. Additionally, the firm is also looking for electricians with explosive atmospheres experience and fuel technicians.
You won’t have to fly to New Zealand to meet with the guys and girls from Clarkson Electrical, however. That’s right – they are coming to the UK this July for a fortnight, and they want to catch up with experienced electricians such as yourself. Clarkson Electrical will be present at Working In’s expos at London, Manchester and Edinburgh, and if you have the skills and qualifications they’re looking for, you could be hopping over in a flash!
At our expos, you can talk through your career history, aspirations and ask plenty of questions of your own, and you’ll also receive advice on moving to New Zealand – essential for any potential migrant! We look forward to seeing you soon.