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  1. Jason Davis

    UK Electrician in NSW

    There seems to be a lot of work out there in the mines.. I suppose you've just got to get out there and be persistent! Ideally I'd like to work and live in QLD but I'm seeing a lot of jobs which advertise overseas qualified in NSW. I'm assuming it's easier to get work there than other states?
  2. Jason Davis

    UK Electrician in NSW

    Thank's for the reply Liam! I've got all my Certs and documents there ready to rock ?.. We will definitely be getting a migration agent. I spoke with an electrician last night from Aus who was good enough to answer a lot of my questions about the process etc.. He said his agent was great and even organised all the Gap training too which sounded good. I may contact the down under centre today to get some info ? What part of Aus are you in if you don't mind me asking? And how hard did you find it getting employed? cheers Jason
  3. Jason Davis

    UK Electrician in NSW

    Glad to see this reply, was starting to get disheartened from the negative vibe from the earlier thread.. ? Its a big thing migrating, especially when your taking your wife and 3 children with you.. a lot rests on your shoulders and you want to succeed. I only want advice from someone who's been through the process TBH as only they are able to explain it as they have first hand experience. Im still at the very early stages as I've got a lot to sort before going, closing the business, selling property etc.. I'm gathering as much info prior to the move as poss so I'm totally prepared. How long before would I need to sort the OTSR? Once done does it run out after a certain amount of time? thanks again Jason
  4. Jason Davis

    UK Electrician in NSW

    I understand that each state is different but this is the best thread I've seen which gives you the step by step guide in what you need to do before and when you get there.. obviously the gap training would be the only thing different depending on what state you live? We have 4 properties to sell here before coming but I'm keeping one as an investment property. I'm selling up regardless because if for any reason I wasn't eligible I want to cash in on the funds to start new building as a backup, but its also something I enjoy. Selling properties takes time so I want to get things rolling sooner rather than later. Either way I have a plan. We are going to be using a registered migration agent so I'm hoping this will take some of the stress away. Yes Ive read that people work the hours. I don't mind that. All I look forward to is not having to run a company with all the stress that comes with it. At the moment I have 4 vehicles on the road and I'm non stop, even when I'm home doing paperwork for hours. Just want change ? I've heard that it's easier to get work in NSW as a sparkie as you can work unlicensed ? many thanks Jason
  5. Jason Davis

    UK Electrician in NSW

    Hi thereI'm a 32 year old fully qualified electrician from Wales U.K. and have decided after years of talk to move to Queensland with my wife and 3 children. I still currently run my own NIC EIC APPROVED electrical company here and have done for over ten years now, but I am 100 % serious in coming over. Don't get me wrong I'm earning good money here, but I do long for a lifestyle change with a better climate instead of working all hours, pricing and doing paperwork all night.. if I'm honest I don't want the stress no more and want to spend as much quality time with my wife/children as I can while they are young. This time next year we have planned to sell up our property we have here and also start the visa application. It's not going to be rushed as I'm giving myself time to take as much ££££ with me, as I want to enable us to buy the property we've longed for. I'm probably going to come out alone for the first month or so to try and secure a job, that's if I'm successful! (Before dragging my wife and 3 children over here). I must say, this thread is by far the most helpful I've read for people like myself who are looking for the correct procedure in becoming an Agrade electrician so I thank you for that !!! I understand that you can only do gap training in Australia? Is that true or can you do the theory part to it in UK? (And just do the logbook part in Aus?).Can you advise the best way to approach/contact possible employers either it be through an agency or either by turning up and talking to them face to face when I'm in the area? Any help would be so much appreciated! Sorry for all the questions by the way! Just want as much info as possible prior to jumping ship Many thanks Jason ?
  6. Jason Davis

    Any UK electricians in Gold Coast??

    Hi thereI'm a 32 year old fully qualified electrician from Wales U.K. and have decided after years of talk to move to the Gold Coast, Queensland with my wife and 3 children. I have run my own successful electrical company for over ten years now and am really interested in taking the plunge for a lifestyle change. My one main concern is the reality of finding work once I'm there. Once I have sold up I am considering going out alone for a month or two just to be sure I can find a job as I don't want to drag my wife and children over if it doesn't work out as planned..I have done a bit of research and learnt that before I move I should get my OSTR in place, obtain my white card and apply for my provisional electrical licence while I'm in the uk so it saves time rather than doing it in Australia, hence speeding up the process while I'm there. Please correct me if I'm wrong but can I apply for a provisional licence while I'm in the uk?I understand that you can only do gap training in Australia, is that true also or can you do the theory part to it in UK? And just do the logbook part in Aus?? Can anyone advise the best way to approach/contact possible employers either it be through an agency or either by turning up and talking to them face to face when I'm in the area? Any help would be so much appreciated from anyone who's been through this similar process..Many thanks Jason
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