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  1. mrcactus

    Decided I need a change

    I've had a look at website that has rooms to rent in various locations across Australia and in my opinion they aren't that bad priced. Also been on a job site dedicated to travellers, backpackers etc and there are lots of jobs on there. Some with good pay and some with bad. Same as the UK, the really good pay ones require some experience in that particular area but not all. As long as this trade deal gets finalised /goes through, I'm going for it. As many have posted, even if I don't get PR after my WHV's, I've had some experience in a different country. Seeing as I've never been on holiday /left the UK, I think I will enjoy it either way
  2. mrcactus

    Decided I need a change

    That's my next step. Like I said, still can't do anything until the deal goes through anyway so I have a bit of time.
  3. mrcactus

    Decided I need a change

    I am still here. I'm just reading all of your replies. Anyway, as someone mentioned before I can't do anything until the trade deal has gone through. I'm not saying all my problems will be solved by moving to a different country but again, as someone said even if after the 3 years of working on a visa and I have to come home then it's 3 years of experience, travel etc in a different country... And that's how I'm looking at it now.
  4. mrcactus

    Decided I need a change

    The main reason I really wouldn't want to come back to the UK is I've lived here all my life, never been on holiday and want a fresh start... New place, new people, new everything. I'm just so fed up right now I can't even put it into words
  5. mrcactus

    Decided I need a change

    I was looking at house shares/renting a room. I had a look briefly at different locations in Australia and didn't seem that bad, price wise.
  6. mrcactus

    Decided I need a change

    Maybe I'm being too pessimistic I don't know. My main fear is, that if I go on a work visa and for whatever reason this doesn't lead to any sort of permanent residency, my parents may downgrade our council house to a 2 bed, then if I come back I'll have to privately rent and I can't afford to do that now let alone in a few years. Maybe I'll just save all my cash out there and have enough to come back with, who knows hahaha
  7. mrcactus

    Decided I need a change

    Yes, that's exactly what I need to do now. I'm 31 in July so if the deal is ratified this year or even next year, I still have time. I get student loans/grants for my course so was going to put that aside plus start saving what I can from wages, xmas & birthday's and any work bonuses so I have a good few thousand £'s saved up for when the visa is approved. How easy/difficult would it be to work on WHV to then go to applying for residency? How would I go about getting skilled to be eligible to apply for permanent residency there?
  8. mrcactus

    Decided I need a change

    Well, that seems like my plan has gone out of the window then. Haven't quite got the funds together for passport, visa and required amount in the bank to apply for it. I honestly thought the trade agreement had gone through - I was wondering why the age limit for the UK hadn't changed on the immigration website. Guess I'll have to look at a different country for my age. I'm 31 in July so I wont get to apply in time
  9. mrcactus

    Decided I need a change

    Hello all. This is my first post so please forgive me if it's in the wrong section of the forums. So, I live in the UK and I am 30 years old. Currently studying a diploma in IT with the Open University which will finish in September 2023. I've decided I need a change...a big change! I still live at home with parents, no kids and no partner. Stuck in a dead end job for the past 13/14 years and I have simply had enough. Once I renew my british passport I will then apply for my work visa for OZ in the next few months. I am not a skilled worker so don't fall under any of the in-demand jobs over there. If my visa is approved, I plan on getting rid of all my belongings for some extra cash to take over there (and I think my parents would want my stuff out of my room so my brother can move out of the box room ) I have tried to read as much information as I can from the OZ immigration website, forums and other places. I have a few questions: If I am granted my first work visa, I can work for 6 months correct? When should I apply for the 2nd year work visa? How do I apply for permanent residency after completing the required amount of work and after how long? Family, friends and colleagues have said go for it. I feel now, since the age has been raised from 30 to 35 and any kind of work can be done on a working holiday visa, if I don't go for it I'll regret it for the rest of my life - while still stuck in my miserable job. Do you have any tips, suggestions or have a missed something? Or am I dreaming of something that is completely unachievable? Since I have this in my head for the past few months, It is ALL I can think about and to be honest, it's the first time I've been excited/looking forward to something in years. Thanks everyone