New Zealand are looking to combat labour shortages in the goods transportation sector, by recruiting Irish drivers.
According to the Irish Times New Zealand are looking to recruit up to 1,000 Irish heavy goods drivers, as they look to fill current shortages in the industry.
If you are a heavy goods driver, fancy making potentially a lot more? Should you be qualified and are chosen then you could bring home up from €15 to €20 euro an hour! This represents a substantial increase on the €12 Irish average, should you pull in the highest wage.
The country, New Zealand, is in the midst of a worker shortage at the moment, as it takes up to three years to qualify as a heavy goods driver in the country. Recruitment agency Canstaff have now begun offering Irish drivers a relocation package, in a bid to tempt them to make the step overseas. They will even in some cases pay for your flights over! The average annual salary for a New Zealand truck driver last year averaged at €31,000($51,200), while in Ireland it is estimated at €26,599.
Applicants interested should have a class five licence or the equivalent enabling them to operate a heavy combination ruck and trailer weighing up to 25,000 kgs. They must also have two years experience and be eligible for a visa.
To apply or for more information visit the Canstaff website here.