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    Lightbulb New Zealand scaffolder shortage

    Scaffolders - have been added to the New Zealand Immigration 'Immediate Skills Shortage List'...ever thought about a life down under, well now is your chance!

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    Scaffolder (Advanced) (821712)
    National Certificate in Advanced Scaffolding (Level 5) and at least five years experience since obtaining the level 5 Certificate
    Auckland/Upper North Island, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Central North Island, Wellington

    http://www.immigration.govt.nz/NR/rd...11D/0/ISSL.pdf

    Apparently interviews can be conducted through Skype!

    Skills Needed in New Zealand

    Good luck!

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    nearly went 3 years ago, i had a job sorted with pacific scaffolding, when it came to the crunch i backed out.

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    i got offered a job last week to go there,havent replied yet.to much to get in line first.

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    that is a huge step to take not sure if i could take it , but just out of interest what is the money like and the cost of living in NZ ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by philliosmaximus View Post
    that is a huge step to take not sure if i could take it , but just out of interest what is the money like and the cost of living in NZ ?
    Its not very good that is why most Kiwi scaffolders are in Australia earning bigger salaries.
    Think average is about 10 quid an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havespannerwilltravel View Post
    Its not very good that is why most Kiwi scaffolders are in Australia earning bigger salaries.
    Think average is about 10 quid an hour.
    New Zealand is by far and away my favourite country I have been to.

    However, I would never consider working there due to the reasonably poor weather and low wages. I know a couple of people who have moved out there and although they probably have a larger house than they had in the UK, their disposable income is a lot lower. A yearly foreign holiday is, for example, out of reach for a lot of people living and working in New Zealand.

    Not my cup of tea, but each to their own - and I know a lot of people have a great time out there. 3 months backpacking was enough for me, though I would love to go back and visit one day. Fabulous country!
    Cientos aplicados, seis fue elegido!!!

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    You can expect 20 dollars an hour, all your bills are paid weekly expect to pay at least 250 dollars a week rent, weekly shop at least 250 to 300 dollars a week. You can just about manage on 1 wage. If your thinkin of goin make sure ur wives get work out there 1st aswel as my wife couldn't get a job for over a year most places always take new zealanders on 1st. This is a big decision

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddwarth View Post
    You can expect 20 dollars an hour, all your bills are paid weekly expect to pay at least 250 dollars a week rent, weekly shop at least 250 to 300 dollars a week. You can just about manage on 1 wage. If your thinkin of goin make sure ur wives get work out there 1st aswel as my wife couldn't get a job for over a year most places always take new zealanders on 1st. This is a big decision
    Thats about 9 pounds 30 an hour. Is that after all deductions?

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    No u get deducted after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddwarth View Post
    No u get deducted after that.
    So what would you pick up after deductions for an average 5 day week?

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