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  1. Evening all, I am starting my HND foundation degree in mechanical engineering alongside a level 4 NVQ next month with the hope that it will put me in a good position to progress into an engineering career in Victoria Australia. Are there any engineers on here who could give some good careers advice to somebody wanting to climb the ladder in Aussie engineering? More to the point what level of job should I be hoping to obtain with the HND level qualifications. I want to be looking into jobs well in advance but am not sure at what level they will give me the time of day. Graduate schemes etc. I am currently a Quality inspector for a large international company producing industrial gas turbine and Aero engine components, at the time of emigration I will have around 10 years experience within an engineering background. I will hopefully have Status metrology CMM qualifications also. Any help will be much appreciated
  2. Hello, My boyfriend and I are looking into moving in the next few years, we are going over to visit first but need to decide where to look based on where we would like to live. I think the options seem to be Perth or Brisbane/Sunshine Coast - I was just wondering if anyone could advise which one would have better job prospects for both of our careers? My partner is a joiner, and I am a finance analyst (although I am not degree qualified)....so complete opposite work so we need a place that has opportunities for both! Any help would be great! Thanks
  3. Hoping someone is able to help me out and offer advice! Little bit of a different topic. So I've been over to Australia a couple of times and fell in love with it. And in typical British fashion, would love to up sticks and move there. I've got quite a lot of close family friends and school friends who live out there so luckily I wouldn't be completely alone over there. I'm currently studying a Masters in Professional Acting in London and for the last year, I have been contemplating moving after I have graduated. It's now or never right? But my main concern is my career choice. I'm well aware that the acting industry is tough and very competitive no matter where you are - however I was wondering if anybody on here knows a thing or two about the Acting Industry over in Australia - specifically Sydney, or even Melbourne? If so, I have a couple of questions. What is the industry like? Is it a good place to be for a career in Acting? How tough is getting an agent? And are the agencies good out there in terms of getting you auditions? Do you get many opportunities in terms of Film & TV? Is it possible to get representation if only on a Working Holiday Visa? Do they offer opportunities to audition for US TV shows & Films? Any advice would be amazing!! Would massively appreciate it as it is hard to find advice on this through google. Thank you, Zoe
  4. Hey there after having no work in Perth i came to The Uk .My family are still in Perth and im trying to get back there, so as to get my kids through school, 3 years left. Does anyone know if a proffessional resume is beneficial or a waste of time.The Aussis love the word "'Qualified'" let me know your thoughts. Im in construction and aquired my builders diploma, and other stuff, first aid, asbestos, work at heights .If anyone knows a good resume writer please advise. I fancy a career change too so anyone with an opening , drop me a line.PLEASE stick to topic. Regards
  5. Hi guys, Long story short. I moved to South Oz from Cornwall in 1992 at age 11 with my parents. My parents moved back in 2005 for work. I stayed - had a girlfriend (became my wife)/was @ uni, then I started a career......I had a very traumatic experience @ work in 2014 which destroyed my mental health, career and marriage, all no fault of my own; i've been heavily depressed and anxious for the better part of 2 years. I had a little boy with my wife (currently separated) who is 3. I have 1 Bachelor of Psychology degree, a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Marketing, so i've got a wide net for employment. Right now i'm self employed, making TV commercials, graphic design - all media stuff. I live alone now and can't see myself ever being happy again, BUT, when I think about my family (mum/dad/brother/niece/cousins/friends etc etc) and Cornwall I get a strong sense of connection/hope and love; something i've been lacking for a few years now. My choice, which feels like Sophie's choice is this: 1. Stay in Oz for my son. I will have a relationship with my son but everything else will be pretty grim, especially when my wife moves onto the next guy, and i'm around to see my son living with him. 2. Move back to Cornwall and have a big family again, start afresh etc. Try and find a way of keeping my son in my life - Skype, holidays etc. So the choice is either to remain in Oz completely unhappy with the exception of my son, or move home to Cornwall where I have a sense of identity, family, a sense of community and belonging - something Australia doesn't really have. I guess i'm putting this down on virtual paper because I want to see what other's think of this - all opinions are fine. Please don't kick me while i'm down. If you knew the traumatic event that started everything you'd understand. I'm not one of those dads who wants to leave his son. I don't at all, but I also don't want to die alone in a country that isn't 'home', and continue being miserable. I've been trying to get better for 2 years now but the only light I can ever see at the end of the tunnel is Cornwall. Anybody had a similar experience?
  6. Hello good person and thank you for your interest in my humble topic. My other half is an art historian, specializing in East Asian art and...even more arcane...she has a penchant for Chinese ceramics of the Middle Ages. The arrival of our daughter has forced us to think long and hard about our collective future and we're seriously considering emigrating to Australia. Our visa application is 50/50 as her skills are not on any shortage list, but besides that our concern is that of her job prospects. She has a PhD (Doctorate) and five years post-qualification experience lecturing. We accept that sacrifices will need to be made in the short-term to secure the long-term we want; thus we are not hung up on location. If you're in the know about art history, museums, things Chinese and Japanese or the general art scene then we'd love to know your opinion on what her job prospects might be. Your feedback is much appreciated. Don
  7. HI, Just want to get your point of view... My profession is an Engineer for Oil and Gas Engineering Company. Currently, I have a permanent job in one of the Oil and Gas Company here in The Netherlands. I am also a permanent residence (SI 189) of Australia. I need your honest opinion if I where in your place, Do I give up my permanent job to start my life in Australia and I will stay here for good? or I will try my luck and "hope" to find a suitable job in Australia. Every time I am thinking that I will give-up my permanent residency, there is always been a part of my mind that regretting that thoughts. Thanks!
  8. Hi, My name is Ken and I moved to Australia with a Working Holiday visa in 2014. It's been quite a ride, but a great experience too! I actually managed to get a 457 visa now, so I'm really happy. I learned a lot during my time in Oz and thought I could share my experience so that other working holiday makers get a job in Australia and manage to stay there too. I wrote a Working Holiday Jobs guide and thought I could share it here. I explain where to find a job, how to write an Australian cover letter, how to get a second year visa etc. I apologize in advance to the moderators if I'm not supposed to publish this link here, but it's a free resource to help fellow working holiday makers, so I thought why not Here it is: How To Find A Working Holiday Job In Australia Good luck with your new adventure!
  9. Mattwright31

    Moving Jobless

    My partner and I are moving out to Sydney in March. We are looking to go out for a couple of years as a career extension/adventure. Currently we do not have any work sorted for when we get there. Our intention is to go over on a Working Holiday Visa and find a company who is willing to sponsor. does anyone have any experience of doing the same? we're also looking at jobs prior to leaving but I feel like a pointless exercise as nobody is willing to hire (and sponsor) over the phone/Skype. Our industries are Technology and Marketing. Any guidance is much appreciated!
  10. Hello to all :biggrin: Having recently spent two years on a working holiday visa in Australia, I have decided I want to move to Ozzy for good! I am a NVQ3 qualified Painter and Decorator, so will be applying for my visa with this. I wont be arriving in Australia for a couple of years so I have decided to train again (this is where I need help!) I have two options, firstly i have been accepted into college to do an HNC in construction and i have also completed my General certificate in Health and safety. The HNC will allow me to get in to Quantity Surveying and Project Management. The Diploma, a Health and Safety Advisor. I wont have time to study for both so what I need to know is what is going to be of more advantage in terms of salary, job availability, career progression once in Australia?? Is the HNC recognised for Q.S roles? As I will be emigrating on my NVQ3 I will have to keep Painting so will not have experience in either of these occupations until I make the move. I have experience working in the Pilbra and would like to get back into FIFO work with one of these occupations. I am quite happy to work regional if it means gaining experience in my new occupation. Any help will be greatly appreciated Kind Regards, James
  11. Hi, I am considering a change of career when i emigrate to Oz, hopefully by the end of this year. I am a hard working 43 year old male who has worked in IT for a number of years but has always had an interest in most aspects of DIY. Is there anyone else out there who has gone out to Ox and retrained completely, if so how did you find it? I was thinking of a trade like carpenter or electrician, a lot of retraining I know but I'm sure anything is possible thanks graham
  12. Hi, I'm about to move to Sydney as a de facto partner of my OH's visa. I am a qualified teacher in the UK with 2 years experience at 1 school. I'm just wondering what my options are with teaching in Sydney. Should I: A. Try and find a job before I go out there? B. Find any old job to begin with and then look to go into teaching for the new academic year in January? C. Casual teaching? D. Casual teaching until the new term in January? E. Scrap teaching and do something else? Also, the process to get recognised as a teacher in Australia seems extremely complicated. Can anyone please offer advise on how to get through this minefield? Thanks, Nat
  13. Hi All, i have been offered a job with Woodside based in perth. Bit of a leap in the dark for me and the family (nice to have a job before we actually emigrate). But does anyone have any experience or know anyone who has experience of working for this company. Cheers Barnsey10
  14. I am planning my move out to Australia later next year :biggrin: (provided all goes well with my 309/100 visa application) and obviously looking at job prospects for when I'm there. For the past 13 years I have worked in aviation, firstly for an international cargo airline, then for a flight support company. It is quite a specialized area of work and from what I noticed when holidaying in Australia last April, not a very 'in-demand' role in the current job market, therefore I am looking to increase my prospects by re-training, in a trade career. Back in college I was interested in electrical work, and did technology courses and a summer of work experience working with a 'sparky', it's an area I've always found interesting. :GEEK: So, essentially I would like to ask all of you here who are electricians in Oz where do I start? Is there anything I can get 'started' on from here in the UK before moving out. Presently I do not have any qualifications in this area, but understand from what I've read online that UK qualifications aren't recognised in Australia anyway? Thanks for your thoughts and assistance.
  15. Hi one and all. My visa has finally arrived, after a long wait of 4 years. whoop whoop, I have planned to move end of Jan and played my move card to my company. Excellent, you say, well they have come back with a good offer plus development and career growth. In the UK I am relatively comfortable, house, car good job etc. 4 years ago when I lodged the visa I would have gone in an shot, now, I am having second thoughts. Having worked very hard to achieve relative comfort in the UK, do I really want to give this up and start again in Oz? Any advise from those that have made the move would be welcomed. (I am mid 30s, no kids so the move would be easyish).
  16. I am an Estate Agent in the the UK and am looking to work in the same role when I get to the Gold Coast next year. Does anyone have any experience of Real Estate Agents in Aus and is there anything I should know apart from the fact that I will need to be qualified as they are licensed over there.
  17. I currently recruiting on behalf of a leading underground coal mining company is recruiting experienced fitters, electricians, deputies and operators in Mackay/ Bowen Basin .They are currently offering 112k + super 5on/4 off, long term secure work and transport to and from site. So if you or any body you know has 12 months experience in the underground coal mining industry either in the UK or AUS, Please let me know. We offer 457 visa and relocation assistance.
  18. DannyCoyles

    Career and Family

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  19. Guest

    New Career Pending.

    OK, after recent events in the media, well in truth for many years I have decided to become a 'Social Commentator',:idea::yes:. It seems to me that 'they' have something to say about EVERYTHING going on in society at the moment, from the price of a stamp to the latest 'Jeans Around The Bum Crack' phenomenon. Lets face it I, and loads of us on here talk utter crap, why the hell shouldn't we get paid for it.:biglaugh::biglaugh: Cheers Tony.:chatterbox:
  20. Guest

    hairdressing career

    I am due to finish my hairdressing training next year. I will be fully qualified hairdress. Can you emigrate with this trade? or would it have to be a working visa? thanks for replys x
  21. Guest

    new career Mackay

    Hi I am hopefully relocating to Mackay within the next few months. In the UK i had my own Beauty Salon , i am qualified in Beauty Theraphy and Massage. I do not want to do this in Oz if i can help it. So i am looking for suggestions as to what job skills are in demand in Mackay. So i can gain some experience and training before i relocate. The sectors i have thought about retraining in are Health and Social care, Aged care or Administration. Recruitment training or the Hospitality industry. Any feedback thankfully received.
  22. leilabelle

    Career in sport

    Hi everyone I'm thinking of studying sport for a year in Perth WA, is there much chance of getting work sponsorship after the course, i've always worked in childcare but spend my spare time doing sport and would love a change in career.
  23. I read time and again on here about peoples experiences with migration agents, some very bad, others brilliant. But more to the point I often read many an educated and intelligent post from many who 'seem' to have at their disposal a great insight into the migration process, they are helpful and indeed a god send to many people. I guess a lot of the reasons why they seem so thorough is the fact that they have too been through the actual experience and have a far better insight into the workings of DIAC and the like. I did at one time seriously contemplate becoming a registered migration agent based in Australia, but soon enough found out that the costs and time involved stopped such an avenue being taken,:cry:. I have a huge passion for all things Australia and nothing would make me happier than having daily dealings with future migrants in order to help them achieve their dream. I know that it is a path that will never make you wealthy and I have little doubt it is extremely hard work, but I imagine the job satisfaction would be immense. Who knows, I may yet take such a path when back in OZ, I will see what the future holds. But seriously, if any of you are of this mindset and enjoy the 'process' (if this is possible) I reckon it could be worth looking into as a 'career change'. From what I can gather there are several courses available throughout Australian Unis that allow such a path to be taken, and if you don't consider yourself 'expert' enough yet, I dare say the course available will arm you with the correct materials and arm you with the qualifications and credentials that 'may' lead to a long and happy career. Cheers Tony.:wink:
  24. I am graduating in July with a double honours degree in Criminology social policy and wondered if degrees in australia are worth anything like they are here in terms of employment? In england theres a graduate programe by the government where you can top up any degree to become a teacher by doing a years training. firstly i did want to go into the police but now i would like to become a primary school teacher so wondering if anyone knows if there are any graduate programes like there is in england, in auz? any help much appreciated, zoe :biggrin:
  25. Hi All, I am due to fly out to Oz in less than 2 weeks. I have got a 457 visa and I got a spousal visa for my GF even though I knew she wasn't coming out with me immediately. Anyway, she broke up with me a few days ago, probably just to save her from having to see me and the heartbreak it would cause before I leave. The whole move to Oz had caused a lot of tension and arguing between us since I first mooted it a few months ago (I applied for a job here in Ireland for Oz and got it) - my GF had always intended to come out for at least a long holiday but that doesn't look like it is going to happen now. I know that if I stayed at home we would probably get back together, no problem, but I've been out of work for a long time and am desperate to work. And the flights are booked and paid for! We were togerther for 7.5 years and I am scared that I will miss her so much that I will be home in a few months, tail between my legs and back on the dole :cry: (I'd expect we'll be in touch a lot when I arrive there). What do I do? Which is more important, a career or a girl you love?
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