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Guest posted a topic in Visa ChatHi All Leighton are a very big company and Wal King, their boss, has been fiercely critical of the changed immigation policies which Minister Evans has been inflicting on Australia. Leighton Holdings are heavily involved in mining in WA. Leighton Contractors are one of the other companies in the group. They seem to secure a lot of the contracts to do the groundworks on very high profile projects such as Pluto and Gorgon in WA and they also have the groundworks contract for the big new desalination plant near Melbourne. Mr King has had yet another go at the Government this weekend: Leighton boss sees skills shortage - The West Australian The Minister's line has been to claim cosily that there are enough workers in Oz to be able to satisfy the staffing requirements for all the big projects. I don't know where he gets his inspiration from because everyone else - from the WA State Govt downwards - has been assuring the Minister that there will be worker shortages, that they will be severe and that his tinkering with all the various work visas during 2009 will make the problems much more severe than they need to be. Cheers Gill
First post of what I hope to be many as my OH and I are currently half way through the recruitment process with Leighton Contractors who have been on a recruitment drive in the UK for Rail Engineers and Managers (via Hays Global Recruitment) Has anyone else out there any experience of moving over to Aus either with Leightons' or another company on a sponsored work visa? Just intersted how the process worked and the work related issues etc? I suspect the posts regarding housing, childcare (two small folks at 2 and 4) and the other practicality style advice will need to be posted elsewhere but for now, the work one is a start. All very confused and bewildered about how things would work but excited all the same :wacko::jiggy: