Bijy Surendran And Family — India, Study to Work Residence

Live Life King Size

Biju Surendran completed a Certificate in Applied Technology (Carpentry) at Unitec in September 2006 before gaining more than two years of full-time Carpentry work experience with a reputable construction and building company.

He now works in a full time job with a local construction company, City Cleaning Services Limited, as a Senior Account Manager.

Biju, his wife Rekha and their daughters Arathi and Anjali come from Kerala State, India.

Holding a Bachelor’s of Engineering Degree in Electronics and Communication, Biju’s last job before coming to New Zealand in October 2003 was as Assistant Manager in Marketing and HR for an IT company in Japan.

“I came to New Zealand on business visits a few times when I used to work in Japan, and fell in love with the place,” he says. “I had a few problems in getting residence here but Richard McLeod helped me.”

Biju and his family are now well-settled in Auckland.

“This is a wonderful country. No pressure, good work ethics, great lifestyle. I have heaps of friends in the Indian community and other communities as well. People are very friendly here and they make you feel comfortable. I am currently the secretary of the Auckland Indian Malayalee (AIM) club, which is a family group for Indians in Central Auckland.”

“I would say to anyone considering moving to New Zealand: Come here and live life King Size!”