The employment of UK specialists is becoming common in Australia’s construction and property industry, according to Hays Construction & Property.

To help attract and recruit UK candidates for Australian employers, specialist recruiter Hays has established the division Hays GlobaLink, which proactively sources UK candidates for the local market.

“Finding certain skilled professionals is challenging for Australia’s construction and property industry, which is why Hays GlobaLink has been established,” says Diane Townson of Hays GlobaLink.

“A boom in the construction industry has left a distinct candidate short market in Australia and the natural step was to open up access to the global candidate pool.

“Generally all areas of construction and property are candidate short. With many organisations struggling to attract construction and property specialists, Hays GlobaLink has been established to source and facilitate the movement of candidates from the UK to Australian employers,” she says.

Already, many Australian employers have taken advantage of this service, employing hundreds of candidates from project managers to forepersons for projects ranging from multi-million dollar developments to architecturally designed homes.

Through Hays GlobaLink, many UK candidates are sourced for temporary assignments in Australia. These typically range from three to six months in length.