New Zealand IT firms seek UK recruits


New Zealand IT firms seek UK recruits

Tash Shifrin

Four leading IT firms are seeking to tempt skilled UK professionals to go and work in New Zealand.

EDS, Telecom New Zealand, Synergy and IBM are setting out their stalls at  the  New Zealand Expos in London and Manchester this week, as part of the recruitment drive for skilled migrants.

The four firms are looking to fill posts covering 300 roles, including solutions architects, developers, engineers, project directors and programme managers, with some roles in specialist IT areas.

The move, backed by the New Zealand labour ministry, is an attempt to tackle the shortage of skilled IT professionals in the country. The ministry’s New Zealand Now website says the country’s IT industry offers “broad roles which give people a chance to stand out and make real progress in their careers”.

The expos offer a chance to find out about career opportunities in different regions of New Zealand, with immigration staff on hand to provide advice on how people can move to the country.

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