Im a 28 year old guy working in Italy, I normally live in Bedford and have been thinking about moving to Australia since I met some friends from out there. I am a graduate but my degree is virtually useless for migration so after 6 months of research I have finally found a plan. I plan to study for a year in Oz and then hopefully get a skilled job (bricklayer) for a year then come in on the skilled visa program.
I considered doing an apprenticeship in the UK and even researched whether it can be done in OZ (It probably cant now). I even looked at joining the Navy and transfering to Oz navy (Possible if they have skills shortages).
Ive never been determined to do something as this and I find myself reading Australian news on the net as much as UK news! If anyone else falls in the unskilled bracket give me a shout and we`ll see what we can do. If you are a 40 year electrcian you can virtually count on getting a visa but the pool of unskilled people who would cut their ties and make the jump is much bigger.
Good luck to everyone...Im writing this in Roma and last year I had no idea Id could reach here. Im setting 2011 as the year to study in Aus.