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Lee 2020

Installation Manager (kitchen/Bedroom)

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Hi,

im currently employed as an kitchen/Bedroom installation manager on student accommodations, My wife is a theatre nurse so will be coming over on her visa so that’s not a problem but I’m not really seeing any need for my type of work

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Is this the case??

Any help given would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

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Which state are you looking at?  I know there are kitchen renovations places in Perth - not sure how they operate in that the installers are subcontracted or work for the company.  You may have to consider becoming self employed and contracting out


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You've got to remember that although Australia is huge, the population is only a third the size of the UK.   So there's only a third as many universities or colleges either - and remember, there's a lot of distance between the big cities.  To be honest, I doubt companies would employ a specialist manager  to fly around the country supervising the installation of kitchens and bathrooms.   So I would be pessimistic about you finding exactly the same job in Oz.

That said, I'm sure your skills would be transferable to other fields?


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Thank you for your replies.....

hopefully I can find something suitable, can you recommend any companies/agency’s that would be good to contact.

 

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8 hours ago, Lee 2020 said:

Thank you for your replies.....

hopefully I can find something suitable, can you recommend any companies/agency’s that would be good to contact.

 

Neither of you is likely to get a job before you arrive.   Get on Seek.com.au and search for jobs in your line, then look at what agencies and companies are advertising those jobs.   Make your list that way.


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Oops my computer crashed. 

You can try emailing agencies but it's unlikely you'll get any replies. You'll have a better chance if you stay up late and phone them.  They will probably tell you to wait until you arrive, but you can quiz them about job prospects in your field so it's worth doing.

As I said, neither of you is likely to get a job before you arrive.   Australia is not a new country crying out for workers any more, there's a reasonable supply of local applicants in most occupations.  Employers are unlikely to consider an overseas applicant, even a high-calibre one, if there's a half-decent local candidate available.  It's too risky for them - you might be delayed by a house sale falling through, family illness or problems with shipping, whereas they have certainty with the local. 

The vast majority of migrants have no job to come to, it's a bit scary but it's just part of the process.  Budget for a few months' out of work while you look for the right jobs. 

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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You might have to work as an installer -  We got our kitchen cabinets from Kitchen Craftsmen (there will be others), as Marisa said - looking on seek who is advertising and to contact them.  The key to getting a job, really is to have a visa in hand - there are so many applicants generally, that the employer won't need to wait for several months to get someone over.  Even in health the preference for jobs is given to those who are already PR or Citizens as employers want to fill their vacancies ASAP.

How far is your wife along with the process - has she got her skills assessment and applied for the visa?


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