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Guest Squeaky Kleen

Seriously considering move to Perth. Looking for advice on working in Perth.

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Guest Squeaky Kleen

Hi, We are new to the site and we are both pleased we have stumbled across it.

I (Martin) am currently supervising a busy service dept in a car dealership, but i am a motor vehicle technician by trade. We are looking to move to Perth but know very little about how to do this. Any info regarding the move and particularly the best way to find work in the Automotive industry in Perth would be most useful. Please help!!

 

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Guest Lee&Tab

Hi & Welcome

I to am in the motor trade and we are moving to Perth hopfully. With regard to what jobs are out there i have just searched on web link . Jobs, Employment & Careers @ My Career & CareerOne

the PIO are a very freindly bunch & i am sure you will be able to find answers to all your questions.

 

Best Of Luck

 

Lee

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Welcome! to POI! Apologies..............don't know too much about your trade BUT I can assure you there are peeps on here that do! They are all really helpful so just go for it and "post away"

All the best!


LojaChica x :smile:Arrived May 2008.................

PR Granted Apr11 Citizenship Granted Jan13......Moved to Andalucía Jul13

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Guest Gollywobbler

Hi Guys

 

Welcome to Poms in Oz.

 

Please see the link below:

 

The West Australian Careers Portal: Quick Search

 

For visa information,you really need to start with the DIAC website:

 

Workers - Visas & Immigration

 

Information Booklets - Applications & Forms - Visas & Immigration

 

The Information Booklets are essential reading.

 

Also, most good migration agents will give you 15 or 20 minutes of their time on the phone, free of charge and on a "no obligation" basis.

 

The following links may halp to get you started with asking some good Agents who will give you their honest opnions and know what they are talking about:

 

Go Matilda - Your Gateway to Australia - Contact and Feedback

 

Registered Australian Migration Agents, UK - Ian Harrop and Associates

 

Bird Australian Migration Agency

 

It is not obligatory to use an Agent. I'd say that about 50% do and the other 50% work things out by themselves and handle their own applications.

 

However I think that some chats with a couple of good, reliable Agents who can assess quickly which of the visas may be suitable for you tends to help you to narrow down your research, rather than wasting colossal amounts of time on trying to find your own way through a maze of research when you have no idea where to begin, even.

 

Best wishes

 

Gill

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Guest Squeaky Kleen

Thanks Guys, I appreciate your help with these links and advice, i am finding this site extremely helpful in working my way through the maze of information available.

 

Will keep you posted.

 

Martin.

 

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Guest Lee&Tab

Martin

Forgot to say there is a show on at Sandown this weekend dont know how close you are i've been before if you want to chat to agents & officials they were there previously.It gets very busy cost about £10 adult see ad i recieved below

 

 

Don’t miss Emigrate London this weekend at Sandown Racecourse (1-2 March)

If you have ever thought of starting a new life overseas don't miss Emigrate London this weekend, the only multi destination emigration show to visit the south-east this year. No matter what your current emigration status, a visit to the show could be an essential part of your plans towards an exciting new life abroad.

Meet long haul government officials, migration specialists and experts from around the world. Put your questions to our experts in a series of informative presentations/workshops and have a chance to win flights to your emigration destination with HIFX too.

 

Your show ticket also entitles you to:

* Free overseas jobs paper * Free show guide * Free Emigrate magazine *

 

 

 

Lee

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Hi Squeaky,

 

Welcome to PIO, good to have you onboard.

 

We were in Perth in January looking for a couple of cars for when we move there in June. Speaking to a lot of sales executives I would say that you will have no problems finding a good career in your chosen area of employment. The reason I say this is two fold; 1) there are hundreds of car showrooms in Perth, many being main dealers and 2) a large percentage of their employees, I would say 50%, are us Brits. Apparently they like us better as we have a good work ethic !!!!!

 

Good luck in all your future endeavours and keep us posted.

 

Ray


Newhaven,East Sussex to Perth, Western Australia

Sent off Spouse Visa Application 18/10/2007

Arrived Perth 14/6/2008.

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Guest Squeaky Kleen

Thanks for for info on Sandown, we dont live a million miles away so might get along. I have also just received an invitation to Australian 'needs for skills' at Australian house this month following an email application so i'll keep you posted.

 

Interesting to receive your info on the car Dealerships in Perth, Ray.

 

By the sound of this it may not be too hard to find work. I currently work as a manager in the motor trade, and i am researching the cost of living against the earnings for my profession.

 

Sounds as though things are moving along fairly quickly for you so good luck.

 

Martin. :jiggy:

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Sorry, what's this expo at Australia house? how do you appy? i have been to their web site and found nothing.

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Sorry, what's this expo at Australia house? how do you appy? i have been to their web site and found nothing.

 

You had to apply to attend on line at Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Its at oz house on the 15th & 16th march.

Did involve filling in some history on yourself.

Ive had my invite back now i have to book my time slot when i can attend.

 

Hope this helps

 

Paul


Emma (Early Childhood Teacher), Paul (carpenter), Louise (17) & Billy (13)

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Sorry Martin for stealing your thread


Emma (Early Childhood Teacher), Paul (carpenter), Louise (17) & Billy (13)

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Hi guys,

 

Just want to say Welcome to PIO, I moved to WA a year ago and it's brilliant!!

Ali


I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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Guest Squeaky Kleen

Hi Ali,

 

Where in W.A. have you moved to?

 

Please can you tell me why you decided to leave and what have you found good about Oz.

 

Thanks.

Martin.

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Hiya,

 

I'm in a suburb called Leeming. If you look on Australia migration - suburb profiles, accommodation, schools, real estate, jobs in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Darwin and Hobart they have a map of most of the suburbs. It's an older/established suburb and is about a 10 min train ride to the heart of the city and 20 min drive to Fremantle.

 

Why did we decide to move: I'd like to say because of the way the UK was heading and partly that's true, but we both had good jobs, a nice house in a nice area and if i'm honest a very comfortable life. We visited QLD in 2005 and both thought we could live that more relaxed lifestyle. I was the one with reservations, I was 40 and didn't want to 'start all over again'. The comment that changed things were when my hubby said that we were half way through our working lives and it just hit me that really our lives were about work, work, work, and that any family time was disrupted by weather, not being able to make plans etc.

 

We chose WA because of climate, the fact that it's more isolated/less populated than other states (which doesn't appeal to everyone) and thought it could give us the lifestyle we were after.

 

Have we found it? More than we imagined. The weather obviously helps, you can plan things without a 'rainy alternative' you can do things outdoors that cost nothing. We like the beach, but we love going on picnics etc., My daughter (whose just become a teenager), used to live in her bedroom, here she'll sit outside and read for example. My son is 8 and we felt he was like a caged animal in the UK he loved playing outside - here he's out all the time.

 

We're both working the same hours (in fact it's a slightly longer day for hubby as he works further away from home now, but we seem to have so much more family time, it's of a high quality and we're really enjoying each others company. We eat outside alot, particularly at weekends and the kids will sit with us for hours chatting about their days, having a laugh etc. in the UK it was eat your meal, leave the table and back to the TV.

 

It feels like here in Aus we've gained a better family life (although it hadn't seemed too bad in the UK), our house is bigger and we have a pool, but those aren't the things that I immediately think of when I think of what I've gained here. - I think it's the little things that I can't possible measure which have made the difference.

 

Probably bored you to death now with my waffling - WAKE UP!!!! lol

 

Ali


I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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Thanks Ali,

 

Sounds like you were in much the same situation. I have a good job here and we have a comfortable life style but we like the outdoors and i think you miss that for so many months of the year in the U.K.

 

Its a difficult decision but it sounds as though you have had no regrets.

 

Martin.

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None at all Martin. I can't say I wish we'd have done it years ago because I wouldn't have been ready to do that and maybe it wouldn't have been sucessful.. I guess I was just in a very secure place, age, achievements etc and thought there's something more to be gained. The best word to describe me at the moment (apart from tired lol) is content. Come with no expectations and you won't be disappointed and will love it.

 

Ali


I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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Guest huscroftm

please can sum1 help. was planning on relocating to perth but have been told Perth are no longer taking on english nurses. So planning to relocate to brisbane. I am sending off my regisration on monday. If i register in one state can i go elsewhere, and how do i find out where the nice areas are to live in brisbane. HELP ! :jiggy:

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Our hospital recently advertised and someone in the UK was successful at interview, so I would go on seek.com and start applying for the jobs on there - I haven't heard that they're not employing UK nurses in WA, it may be harder to get on a graduate course due to number of graduates to places.


I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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Hiya,

 

I'm in a suburb called Leeming. If you look on Australia migration - suburb profiles, accommodation, schools, real estate, jobs in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Darwin and Hobart they have a map of most of the suburbs. It's an older/established suburb and is about a 10 min train ride to the heart of the city and 20 min drive to Fremantle.

 

Why did we decide to move: I'd like to say because of the way the UK was heading and partly that's true, but we both had good jobs, a nice house in a nice area and if i'm honest a very comfortable life. We visited QLD in 2005 and both thought we could live that more relaxed lifestyle. I was the one with reservations, I was 40 and didn't want to 'start all over again'. The comment that changed things were when my hubby said that we were half way through our working lives and it just hit me that really our lives were about work, work, work, and that any family time was disrupted by weather, not being able to make plans etc.

 

We chose WA because of climate, the fact that it's more isolated/less populated than other states (which doesn't appeal to everyone) and thought it could give us the lifestyle we were after.

 

Have we found it? More than we imagined. The weather obviously helps, you can plan things without a 'rainy alternative' you can do things outdoors that cost nothing. We like the beach, but we love going on picnics etc., My daughter (whose just become a teenager), used to live in her bedroom, here she'll sit outside and read for example. My son is 8 and we felt he was like a caged animal in the UK he loved playing outside - here he's out all the time.

 

We're both working the same hours (in fact it's a slightly longer day for hubby as he works further away from home now, but we seem to have so much more family time, it's of a high quality and we're really enjoying each others company. We eat outside alot, particularly at weekends and the kids will sit with us for hours chatting about their days, having a laugh etc. in the UK it was eat your meal, leave the table and back to the TV.

 

It feels like here in Aus we've gained a better family life (although it hadn't seemed too bad in the UK), our house is bigger and we have a pool, but those aren't the things that I immediately think of when I think of what I've gained here. - I think it's the little things that I can't possible measure which have made the difference.

 

Probably bored you to death now with my waffling - WAKE UP!!!! lol

 

Ali

 

 

Hi Ali, it is very good to see a post like this. There is some doom and gloom, and a lot are obviously looking at returning. We like Martin are very early in the process and my Fiancee is massively set on going to Perth. We have been to the Down under seminar and we are now putting together a plan. We are probably going to start the process in September after our wedding. What are the house prices like in your suburb, obviously we would love a pool as well but it isn't a necessity.

 

Another concern we have and we have seen some of the programmes where some have returned home. We will be coming alone and hoping others will join us. What is it like for making friends as i hear the first year is key. We will be homesick i know, but having friends and a social life i think would help with this. Have you befriended Poms or made aussie firends.

 

Sorry for the million and one questions, i'm just looking to learn as much as i possibly can before we put in our application.

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I got invited to one of these last year when we were trying to find ways of coming out here. Personally, I found it to be useless as my profession is quite specific (contaminated land) and i even got told by one company that Australia didnt have any contaminated land!! The company I wanted to talk to didn't turn up so I drifted around talking to state representatives who told me I'd need an English Test! I found the whole thing pretty misleading and luckily I managed to get a 457 visa (prob one of the last ones when it was still relatively easy to get one and before the EOI business came in) through a recruitment agent. I think if you're in the trades or want to get into mining, it'd prob be more useful. It certainly was better than those Down Under Live cons!

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Sorry, what's this expo at Australia house? how do you appy? i have been to their web site and found nothing.

 

I got invited to one of these last year when we were trying to find ways of coming out here. Personally, I found it to be useless as my profession is quite specific (contaminated land) and i even got told by one company that Australia didnt have any contaminated land!! The company I wanted to talk to didn't turn up so I drifted around talking to state representatives who told me I'd need an English Test! I found the whole thing pretty misleading and luckily I managed to get a 457 visa (prob one of the last ones when it was still relatively easy to get one and before the EOI business came in) through a recruitment agent. I think if you're in the trades or want to get into mining, it'd prob be more useful. It certainly was better than those Down Under Live cons!

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