Young people seeking a career with a high level of
transferable skills and older trades people considering a
change in career are the focus of a recruitment roadshow
coming to Queenstown.
The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT)
identified the need to enlist 900 people to rebuild roads and
water systems in Christchurch damaged during the earthquakes
of 2010 and 2011.
The recruitment roadshow will visit up to 40 centres around
the South Island to promote the "significant opportunities
available to workers entering this dynamic industry", SCIRT
general manager Duncan Gibb said.
More workers were needed in Christchurch for rebuilding
projects, Mr Gibb said.
"This is important, rewarding work and it will be needed to
repair and rebuild the city's pipes, roads and retaining
walls for the next four years," Mr Gibb said.
"People who complete the entrant training programmes and meet
industry requirements are guaranteed a job.
"Training costs - pre-employment and on the job - will be met
by SCIRT and people doing these programmes will achieve trade
qualifications," Mr Gibb said.
"People moving into this sector will have good income and
career prospects with skills that are highly transferable."
The training programme has been developed in partnership with
infrastructure training organisation InfraTrain and will lead
to NZQA qualifications.
The distinctive black, white and red coloured "For Real" bus
is scheduled to roll into Queenstown on Sunday and be at
Earnslaw Park from 10am to 2pm.
The bus features a bank of monitors which deliver a
multimedia introduction to the SCIRT programme. A host on
board will explain how people can register via the terminals
and contact a human resources hub of different contracting
companies to arrange a discussion on work interest and
Candidates must pass a drug test, after which recommendations
would go into a pool for consideration by employers, Mr Gibb