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We want to move to the Gold Coast. The only jobs i have seen for carpentry are shuttering and roofing and for joinery are sheet material flat pack workshops. I am interested in conservation work, traditional windows, doors, staircases,etc. Our there any such jobs. Please help me! Clinton.:unsure:

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Somebody reasure me there is a job for me in OZ. Clinton.:wideeyed:

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Hi Clinton

I've tried to pm you twice now, without success. Here's my view on the joinery jobs in Queensland.

When we first arrived here in oz i was well disappointed, every job i applied for was for cabinet makers but turned out to be white box makers. All i can tell you is that if you check out the newspapers in oz for jobs there is an abundance of work for cabinet makers and joiners. Now, sorry to sound rude to anybody, but in my view, a white box maker is not a cabinet maker or joiner.

Don't be too disheartened Clinton, there are proper joinery jobs out there. I am now working for a firm making top end joinery and furniture ,it took a while to find this job ,but there are firms here looking for us that can work with soild timber .

If you are going to the gold coast i am sure there will be firms there .

eddie

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Hi Clinton

I've tried to pm you twice now, without success. Here's my view on the joinery jobs in Queensland.

When we first arrived here in oz i was well disappointed, every job i applied for was for cabinet makers but turned out to be white box makers. All i can tell you is that if you check out the newspapers in oz for jobs there is an abundance of work for cabinet makers and joiners. Now, sorry to sound rude to anybody, but in my view, a white box maker is not a cabinet maker or joiner.

Don't be too disheartened Clinton, there are proper joinery jobs out there. I am now working for a firm making top end joinery and furniture ,it took a while to find this job ,but there are firms here looking for us that can work with soild timber .

If you are going to the gold coast i am sure there will be firms there .

eddie

Just reading your message with intrest i agree jobs adverts well ,in Sydney tend to promote the full

title Cabinet maker etc, which is a bit of a laugh ,but i would think any aspect of Carpentry and joinery is still in demand in ,Sydney anyway as Long as i can remember there as always been a

shortage of a good bench joiners for specialis stairs and windows i think thay have advertised and

looked for so long thay may have given up

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Just reading your message with intrest i agree jobs adverts well ,in Sydney tend to promote the full

title Cabinet maker etc, which is a bit of a laugh ,but i would think any aspect of Carpentry and joinery is still in demand in ,Sydney anyway as Long as i can remember there as always been a

shortage of a good bench joiners for specialis stairs and windows i think thay have advertised and

looked for so long thay may have given up

Hi English Oak, are you in Oz yet or planning to go soon.:wideeyed:

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Hi English Oak, are you in Oz yet or planning to go soon.:wideeyed:

 

Hope to be back in Sydney asap but with a house on the market like a lot of people

its hard to say :cool:

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We want to move to the Gold Coast. The only jobs i have seen for carpentry are shuttering and roofing and for joinery are sheet material flat pack workshops. I am interested in conservation work, traditional windows, doors, staircases,etc. Our there any such jobs. Please help me! Clinton.:unsure:

 

I would personally go to the yellow/white pages on line ,find every company you can who do some form of furniture /wood manufactor write down their details,e-mail them saying when your coming and what you are looking for and when you get here go around them all AGAIN in person. We got very little response when in the uk but on approaching the same companys in person when we 'actually lived' here hubby ended up with a few job offers and was able to choose.

Eddie is top notch in what he does and can make fantastic pieces of furniture, as he said the job he does now took some finding ,if you show the determination he has ,you will make it eventually ,just dont be put off at the first couple of fallen hurdles.

Good luck

Cal x


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I would personally go to the yellow/white pages on line ,find every company you can who do some form of furniture /wood manufactor write down their details,e-mail them saying when your coming and what you are looking for and when you get here go around them all AGAIN in person. We got very little response when in the uk but on approaching the same companys in person when we 'actually lived' here hubby ended up with a few job offers and was able to choose.

Eddie is top notch in what he does and can make fantastic pieces of furniture, as he said the job he does now took some finding ,if you show the determination he has ,you will make it eventually ,just dont be put off at the first couple of fallen hurdles.

Good luck

Cal x

Hi, reading your post with interest, we are heading out to Aus, hopefully in the new year and was wondering what the rates of pay are, for a good joiner.

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Guest Working to fish

From what i have found out about ,brisbane /sunshine coast only

 

On site chippy any were from $23-35 an hour

Kichten makers/fitters $20-25 an hour

joinery/real cabinet makers $20-25 an hour

 

These rates are for employed full time with hoilday pay and supper on top.

 

You may get paid better if not employed full time.

 

This is only what i have found out after being here 8 months or so.

 

eddie

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From what i have found out about ,brisbane /sunshine coast only

 

On site chippy any were from $23-35 an hour

Kichten makers/fitters $20-25 an hour

joinery/real cabinet makers $20-25 an hour

 

These rates are for employed full time with hoilday pay and supper on top.

 

You may get paid better if not employed full time.

 

This is only what i have found out after being here 8 months or so.

 

eddie

hi eddie

my names stu and ive got my skills visa and i am planning on coming to the sunshine coast in april/may 09. can you get price work on sites to make the big bucks or is it not the same as england?

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