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Our economy is heading upwards again – but will you find the skills you need locally? UK and Ireland roadshow, March 2014

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THE ESSENTIALS The last three recessions have seen New Zealand come out of the downturn with sustained, fast growth. Business confidence is at a three-year high now but skills shortages are emerging throughout the country. The war for talent has started again. Get ahead of the pack and tap into highly skilled Brits and Irish who are ready to move to New Zealand at the Opportunities Overseas Expo UK and Ireland roadshow, March 2014.

What The Opportunities Overseas Expo – now in its 13th year – is returning to the UK and Ireland this March – this is your chance to meet skilled, move-ready Brit and Irish professionals eager for a new job and new life in New Zealand. Get your hard to fill vacancies in-front of a targeted audience, enjoy face to face time with plenty of suitable candidates and promote your company and opportunities to hundreds of people at once at a seminar.

Why The UK and Ireland have consistently proved themselves to be the home of in-demand skills. A highly educated population with desirable international work experience representing a wide variety of skills – including construction, healthcare, engineering and IT – the Brits and Irish are also renowned for being globally-mobile. Seeking better career opportunities, lifestyles and weather from home nations still in the grip of a recession, now’s the perfect time to find your new employees.

WHEN AND WHERE The roadshow will be heading back to our flagship location, London, as well as returning to Dublin and Manchester.

Manchester 15-16 March 2014


22-23 March 2014


19 March 2014


67% of attendees were between

24-39 years

Areas of expertise included Construction (30%) Health (24%) Engineering (22%) ICT (10%)

Companies that have previously attended the Opportunities Overseas Expo include:

Visitor stats from the 2013 Opportunities Overseas Expo in the UK and Ireland Critical skills shortages

in Australia’s ICT industry

58% of attendees would choose New Zealand as their new home

Attendees were highly skilled

51% Bachelors 20% Masters/PhDs

THE NITTY-GRITTY We’re dedicated to finding the skills you need and giving you a healthy return on investment, a steady stream of suitable would-be employees and a wide platform from which to promote your company. Getting the skills you need This event has been running since 2000 and we have built up an extensive knowledge base about how smart, tailored marketing can drive the right people to your expo stand. Understanding your recruitment requirements and expectations is a crucial part of the pre-expo process. The fully customised marketing programme targets move-ready professionals, matching their skills and experience with your needs.

Promotion The following promotion is undertaken on your behalf to attract the right people to the expo: • Advertising to the Brit and Irish audience through channels which attract over two million visitors per year • Communicating with our dedicated Brit and Irish database of almost 80,000 move-ready skilled professionals • Targeted online advertising including Google • Engaging with specialist industry-specific websites • Intensive work with Brit and Irish users of social media networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn • Using specific PR channels to promote the event The Opportunities Overseas Expo is brought to you in association with our New Zealand sponsor, ASB Bank. Find out how they can help with your new international candidate’s banking needs.

THE NEXT STEPS If you’re ready to join the search, or want to find out more, here’s all the essential information you need. How much

Seminar only

Competitively priced, expo stands deliver significant return on investment due to the high volumes of traffic driven by specific marketing of your roles.

If you think you’d benefit from talking to a large audience at once, you can enjoy pre-arranged time slots to suit you in the dedicated seminar hall.

Expo stands Prices start from NZ $7,950 For a 2m x 2m stand that includes: • All marketing of your specific roles online • Table and two chairs • Lighting • Fascia board • Electricity

Early and multiple booking discounts apply – find out more by contacting:

Working In Visas

Employment-centred Visas team for New Zealand. Exclusively employment-focused, Working In Visas help New Zealand businesses outsource their visa needs. The experienced team of agents (all migrants themselves) make international recruitment viable, from handling all the paperwork to answering your candidates’ queries. They can even advise if your preferred candidate is eligible to migrate, saving you valuable time and money – find out more by contacting: or

TESTIMONIALS After speaking to what seemed like thousands of candidates in London, Dublin and Manchester we came away with 55 exceptional applications to pursue for roles in New Zealand. From this 10 have been offered positions and we are still working with around 15-20 candidates who are going through the various stages of the recruitment process. These included Structural engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Project Managers, Architects and even some Archaeologists! It has been a great experience and a good way of talking to targeted people who are serious about moving abroad – some travelled a long way to be at the expos! We know that we will continue to see success through pipeline candidates from the expos for another six months to a year or more. Jane Inglis, Opus International Consultants

We get the right people from the expo. It’s a pleasure getting committed candidates. If you are looking at attracting candidates, this is the place to be. Gertrude Matshe, Medical Recruiters of NZ

The people that came to our stand were focused, targeted, motivated and researched. It is looking positive. We expect to make offers to about 12 senior people. Katie Sutherland, Beca


Bridget Gilbert

Senior account director

See you in the UK and Ireland soon!

Our services

Our Opportunities Overseas Expos are famous for attracting motivated, skilled people. Highly targeted marketing campaigns ensure you come face to face with the skills you require. Meet professionals from around the world who are committed to moving to your country.

Working In provides a full suite of services for you and your new employees

Skilled migrants are drawn to our websites for the jobs, making it the most reliable and visited migration site in the market. Sophisticated geo-targeting and screening technology allow you to profile your company’s services or job vacancies to access a world of skilled people.

Delivering the highest standard of service to your candidates, we will obtain their visas as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Working as an extension of your HR team, we ensure that the candidate’s first impression of your company is positive.

MAR2014 UKNZ brochure(Bridget)  
MAR2014 UKNZ brochure(Bridget)