Brain-drain Kiwis find grass is greener at home
4:00AM Monday Oct 06, 2008
By Jacqueline Smith

Kiwis who joined the "brain-drain" rush to work overseas are now trying to return home as they are squeezed from their finance and banking jobs in Britain.

The Herald has spoken to several Auckland recruiters, all of whom say they have been contacted by New Zealanders wanting to come home.

Debbie Graham of Debbie Graham and Associates, which specialises in accounting, banking and financial services, said she'd had a steady stream of inquiries from the United Kingdom over the past couple of months.

"Some have lost their jobs, others are just keeping a close eye on positions available in the New Zealand market," she said.

Rob Bradley, a partner at Finance Jobs, said the number of visits to the company's website had doubled over the past three months, and candidate registrations had also increased

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