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  1. jen16

    unmissable places in oz

    Fantastic suggestions, thanks a million you lovely folk! A little more research and a huge amount of saving and we will be able to visit some of these gorgeous places. Roll on 2015!! xx
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    unmissable places in oz

    Hey all, We are planning a trip over next year either in July or October. There is myself, OH and two kids aged 10 and 8 (by then). I spent a year in Oz and have always wanted to go back, I want to make longer term than a holiday but thats another story!! So 3-4 weeks, looking for some info on what not to miss. Basically I would like some ideas about where to go. Im thinking we will fly into Sydney to see the sights then hire a car and make stops along the way to Brisbane (I have family in Brisbane so will be staying there for a bit longer). We would love to see the GBR but dont want to keep dragging the kids all over the place as they are on holiday too. Has anyone any thoughts on places that are unmissable and if we should just finish off in Brisbane and see the sights within driving distance or fly up to Cairns? Would love to see Cairns and GBR but worry that it would be another flight in and out.. Anyone got any ideas?? Thanks
  3. jen16

    mining question

    Thanks Eera, so the Deputies are the big boys then! Just starting to clutch at straws to see if oh's qualifications would match that of a mine production manager on SOL, definately not a deputy!! OH works in iron ore at the moment. thanks again
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    mining question

    Thank you verystormy, I hear from our contacts that the industry is on a downturn at the moment. Hopefully things will improve in the years to come!!
  5. jen16

    mining question

    Hey all, what is the difference between a mine production manager and a mine deputy? thanks :biggrin:
  6. jen16

    Mining advice

    I will subscribe now. thanks
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    Mining advice

    Well Done you, exciting times ahead. I am studying at the moment, but will not have a job on SOL until 2016!! I was wondering whether to start on state sponsorship route then hope that he can secure a job and be able to say he has a visa.. Sponsorship offerings are few and far between. Best of luck with your new venture I hope everything goes to plan xx
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    Mining advice

    That not very encouraging if 10% is lost in one area there would be a knock on effect. There still seems to be plenty of projects on the horizon though. fingers crossed!
  9. jen16

    Mining advice

    Hey all Mining again! We have been busy applying for jobs for my husband. We had applied for BGC as they were offering sponsorship but we haven't heard back from them. We then applied to Rio Tinto, KCGM, Thiess and BHP. Does anyone have first hand knowledge of mining and what other companies are good to work for? OH is applying for operator jobs, he has 12 years experience as a shift supervisor within an open cut super quarry here in Scotland. Does anyone have any words of wisdom, going round in circles! Thanks
  10. jen16

    Working in Oz 3-6 months, which visa?

    No job lined up, just looking at options at the moment. Obviously an employer cant sponsor an overseas employee for a short term contract which is a shame. Thanks
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    Working in Oz 3-6 months, which visa?

    I Didn't think there would be, Yes does seem alot of money and hassle for such a short period of time. Plan B!! Thanks
  12. Hi All, dont even know if this is possible but which visa allows you to work in Australia for 3-6 months (not WHV as old yins now!) Do you have to go down the state sponsorship route to allow you to do this? thanks for any info
  13. jen16

    To go or not to go???

    Hi Hayley, I went travelling on my own when I was 20, my best friend who I was going with found out 3 weeks before we left for our year that she was pregnant. So I went on my own and it was the best thing that I ever did! I met so many brilliant people that I dont think I would have done if Id gone with my friend, you definately become more confident and make friends easier if you are on your own. Go for it, you are only young once!!
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    mining CV

    Thanks Eera, good info. As it turns out recruitment agencies dont offer sponsored jobs it is through the compnay itself which I didnt know.. We have CV on Rio Tinto etc but will definately send CVs to the above companies also. I dont know if we are wasting our time looking to get sponsored or if we should just start the independant visa route instead it just takes longer.. OH is a deputy shift supervisor at the moment on an open cut hard rock quarry. There seems to be lots of jobs out there that he is qualified for but its catch 22, cant apply as have no visa and cant get a visa without a sponsor! Are there sponsored positions in Qld or is it for skilled workers only (eg engineers, fitters, etc)?thanks
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    mining CV

    Thanks, great info. Good luck tomorrow! the company he is currently with is an international company so they have a very high standard of Health and Safety etc, whether this is in line with Australia I dont know (paper cut=incident report, full investigation etc:wink:OH is more than happy to do training courses to get him in the door and trained to Aus standards..Things are looking dim in the job he is in at the moment no pay rise again this year although the company is producing record tonnages! I will have a look at mining people international. thanks again
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