1000 HGV truck drivers via SMC Work visa are required by New Zealand’s Canstaff, a recruitment firm. New Zealand is struggling to hire truck drivers locally as youngsters are uninterested to pursue a career in transport.
Canstaff is offering a package for relocation to address the scarcity of HGV drivers, as quoted by the Workpermit. Truck drivers will have to apply for the Skilled Migrant Category or SMC Work visa for the relocation. Several transportation firms in New Zealand are ready to accept the cost of flights to New Zealand for the relocation package.
Matt Jones the Managing Director of Canstaff said that HGV truck drivers can utilize the relocation package via the SMC Work visa. They can earn wages between 20 to 15 Euros in New Zealand for hourly basis. It is almost twice the wages offered in Ireland with 12 Euros per hour.
INZ also offers a Residence via Work visa for the HGV truck drivers. It is a provisional visa that offers a pathway to New Zealand PR after 24 months. In 2016, the average salary of a truck driver reached 31, 000 Euros. The wages for HGV drivers have increased by 20% to attract highly skilled workers.
The shortage of HGV truck drivers in New Zealand is acute. The number of trucks lying idle owing to lack of drivers has increased drastically. To be qualified for the position of drivers, immigrant applicants must possess a class five driving license. They can alternatively have a license for operating heavy combination trailer and truck up to 25, 000 Kg GCW. Applicants must also be eligible for a work visa in New Zealand and posses at least 2 years of work experience.
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