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UK to Oz - Construction industry differences - Construction Project Manager

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Hi All,

We've had our 190 EOI approved and been invited to submit a visa application for NSW so things are starting to become a bit more real, whoop!

As a client side Senior Project Manager in construction I'm now starting to think about looking at jobs and preparing for a career in Oz - most likely in the Sydney.

Are there any PMs out there that have made the move and can provide any guidance on making the transition

Likewise can anyone in the construction industry provide any input on any differences/challenges of making the move?

Thanks in advcance,


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Hi Keith

It really depends on what you have done in the UK. Its an Industry of who you know not what you know, and any non Aussies usually struggle in the first few years to find their feet. There is a resistance as you you do not understand the BCA/NCC Codes, the construction techniques are different, WHS/Environmental issues - you are basically retraining.

COVID has made a big impact on Residential so their will be a glut of Construction Pros' in the market and they all have contacts who will give help give them a leg up or Chop Out as they say here.

PM me if you wish to discuss in detail - once I know exactly what you do, I might be able to give you some more positive direction.


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