The economic development agency for the Wellington region was at the recent Australia and New Zealand ‘Down Under Live’ trade events in Birmingham and Newcastle promoting Wellington as a great place to live and work.
Xero is seeking more staff and will conduct interviews in the UK during May and June and is offering sign-on incentives and relocation packages for successful candidates.
Gerard Quinn, chief executive of Grow Wellington, said that while there is a range of vacancies in Wellington, there is a particular need in the IT sector with more than 500 jobs available right now.
“Because Wellington technology companies such as Xero are growing so rapidly, they need more and more talented staff. It’s a wonderful sign of this sector’s success in the region.
”For someone in the UK, moving to Wellington is a win-win situation. They get to work in a dynamic sector full of world-leading companies, while also getting a superb quality of life.
“We’re also keen to attract home Kiwis currently living in the UK. There are exciting things happening in the Wellington region and their overseas experience and bright ideas can help with those.”
Andrew Tokeley, Product Manager at Xero, said Xero is looking to bring skilled IT staff to Wellington so the company can grow even more.
“We already have some amazing local talent working in our Wellington head office. But to grow even faster, we need to get creative and find new ways of attracting talent to our beautiful capital. This initiative has the potential to significantly increase the rate at which we can build our teams.”
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