At Contract Scotland International, we can help you find the job you want. We bring the added advantage that our staff have visited and lived in these countries, met the employers that operate in these areas and have a full understanding of the current employment and economic issues in each country we operate in.
As the Construction industry in New Zealand continues to flourish, more and more opportunities becoming available to continue the growth of the industry. The skills and experience of British construction professionals is well-known world-wide and we speak with employers every week looking for experienced Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers and Design Engineers to join their teams and to help expand their companies.
What's Life Like in New Zealand?
- New Zealand’s weather is reasonable. Rarely getting too hot or cold, but it definitely gets more sunshine than it does rain. Winters are warm in the North, but in the South, you can get snow. New Zealand is probably one of the only countries in the world where you can, theoretically, go swimming at the beach and ski down a mountain on the same day.
- When it comes to natural beauty, New Zealand tops the list. Despite the islands' size, it has an impressive range of landscapes. There are rain-forests, glaciers, mountains, deserts, volcanoes, hot springs… we could go on.
- New Zealand ranks fourth on the latest Global Peace Index. It has one of the lowest murder rates in the world. One won’t be targeted for their religion. In the event of nuclear war, New Zealand is – both geographically and politically – tucked nicely out of the way.
- In New Zealand, a person has no fixed place or expectations. There is little of ‘class’ and ideas of ‘dressing to impress’ are largely frowned upon. The wage-gap has closed a lot since the 1980s, but the Kiwi attitude of wealth has nothing to do with a person’s value is still alive.
- Kiwis tend to define themselves less by their occupation. Living the “work to live” philosophy as opposed to the “live to work” too many people follow elsewhere.
The three largest cities are Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch:
Auckland - New Zealand's largest city. In Maori, Auckland's name is Tamaki Makaurau, meaning "the maiden sought by a hundred lovers", in reference to its natural beauty. Whether you prefer the city life, the beach or the quiet of the suburbs, you're not far from all of them. Auckland is New Zealand's financial and economic center and a hub of growth for the country with future expansion always on the horizon.