Channel Islands recruiter seeking skilled staff, to reach Saint Lucia
Channel Islands recruiter seeking skilled staff, to reach Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia: The Managing Director of a Jersey-based recruitment company in the Channel Islands will be visiting Saint Lucia from September 30 to October 8, hoping to find staff and build new links between the islands.

Lee Madden, Managing Director of GR8, the Channel Islands’ leading blue-collar employment specialist, is recruiting staff to work in construction and hospitality. The Channel Islands has already formed linkages with other Caribbean islands, and Lee Madden is hoping that skilled workers from Saint Lucia will be attracted by chance to work for six months.

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Lee Madden said, “Since Brexit, there has been a shortage of skilled people in hospitality and construction, so we have been visiting countries where we think there are the right people who are prepared to travel and earn decent money. We have brought over 150 people from Kenya this year who mainly work in hospitality, but we are now supplying people to the construction industry. Once we find the right people to fill the vacancies our clients have sent us, we can assist them with travel, permits and what they can expect if they work in the Channel Islands.”

While in Saint Lucia, Madden will meet with officials in the Department of Labour and other sector representatives and conduct interviews with suitably-skilled persons who are looking for an adventure and the next step in their careers.

GR8 has created a page on its website for people available to start immediately in six-month roles that can be extended to nine months in certain circumstances. Persons interested in this opportunity are asked to complete the application via the page on its website or call the Department of Labour for an appointment at 468.3103 in the north and 454.7744 in the south for assistance in completing the application during the period October 3 to 10.