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The top 10 highest earning jobs - NZ Herald

The construction industry continues to grow, with good job prospects for
engineers, project managers, welders, carpenters and electricians.


Skilled welder shortage means firms recruit outside UK

"In the old days we didn't have to advertise, we just told our welders
we needed some more people, and they would ask a mate. Today, we can't find welders. There's a skills shortage in the UK"

Women Welders

American manufacturing and welding to women: We want you!

Six years after the start of a deep recession and a growing call for more middle-class manufacturing jobs, one American industry is tackling workforce development in a unique way. Welding is courting fresh recruits—women in particular.

Welders Nz

Job opportunities for welders are good due to a shortage in New Zealand

There are no specific entry requirements to become a welder, but to become a fully qualified welder you need to complete a National Certificate in Welding (Level 3), or a similar qualification. This can be completed by studying full-time for six to nine months, or as part of an industry traineeship where skills are learnt on the job. A pre-apprenticeship course may be useful for gaining a welding traineeship.