Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

UK Visa Changes Could Bring Skilled Kiwis Home

9 February 2005

UK Visa Changes Could Bring Skilled Kiwis Home Sooner

Many of the highly skilled Kiwis New Zealand needs back in this country could come home sooner as a result of more changes in the UK working holiday visa requirements, says Bernie Kelly, Managing Director of New Zealand recruitment company, Global Career Link.

"We hope it will be good for the market here," he said. "The working holiday visa rules were loosened a couple of years ago to allow longer periods working in one's chosen occupation or profession. So we were looking at skilled young New Zealanders staying in the UK for a three/ five year cycle, rather than the one to two year leave/return cycle that is now likely," said Mr Kelly. "That has got to be good for the large number of businesses in New Zealand that are really struggling to fill positions.

"These young people represent valuable intellectual capital and while some of them may feel a little aggrieved right now, we also know that New Zealand's job market is a lot more exciting than many of them realise," he said.

"That said, for those who are intending to go to the UK for a lengthy period, there is still the highly skilled migrants visa available to individuals enabling a permanent stay. In addition the UK market is extremely buoyant with frequent opportunities to be sponsored by employers or switch to work permit employment, enabling them to stay for longer periods anyway," said Mr Kelly.

Thousands of Kiwis who already have visas under the old regulations will not be affected.

www.globalcareerlink.com.com

Global Career Link is an international consultancy that specialises in the placement of professionals in New Zealand and overseas.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Mycoplasma Bovis: More Properties Positive

One of the latest infected properties is in the Hastings district, the other three are within a farming enterprise in Winton. The suspect property is near Ashburton. More>>

ALSO:

Manawatū Gorge Alternative: More Work Needed To Choose Route

“We are currently working closely and in partnership with local councils and other stakeholders to make the right long-term decision. It’s vital we have strong support on the new route as it will represent a very significant long-term investment and it will need to serve the region and the country for decades to come.” More>>

ALSO:

RBNZ: Super Fund Chief To Be New Reserve Bank Governor

Adrian Orr has been appointed as Reserve Bank Governor effective from 27 March 2018, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

ScoopPro: Helping PR Professionals Get More Out Of Scoop

Scoop.co.nz has been a fixture of New Zealand’s news and Public Relations infrastructure for over 18 years. However, without the financial assistance of those using Scoop in a professional context in key sectors such as Public Relations and media, Scoop will not be able to continue this service... More>>

Insurance: 2017 Worst Year On Record For Weather-Related Losses

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today that 2017 has been the most expensive year on record for weather-related losses, with a total insured-losses value of more than $242 million. More>>

ALSO: