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Hi there everyone...

 

My hubby is a brickie, and like many other prospective migrant brickies, is keen to find out where the work is...if any at all..

 

I am asking members if they would spare a minute or two to use this thread to log any bricklaying jobs they have found, seen or in fact started recently. Along with this the location of the job, and are there any others available.

 

For us prospective migrants it is important that we try and make the correct chilces from the beginning as struggleling for work when you arrive can surley only add to the stress of the big move. Like wise any bricklayers already over there may also be looking for work, and this may help them too..

 

I hope people will post...and a hige thankyou in advance for anyone that does..

 

Love Lisa :notworthy:

 

Lisa, Russ and boys

ball rolling Sept 08

Vettassess applied for nov 08

Passed Dec 08

Practical booked for Feb 09

Visa hopefully lodged March 09

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Hi Lisa

 

Going to keep my eye on this one

 

Paula

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Me too, going next week to validate visa to Perth and going to look at the job situation for brickies, will update you during our trip or when we return to UK beginning March.

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Thanks Paula...however things are not looking too promising at the moment...no posts !!!!! Arrrrrggghhh... LOL

 

Love Lisa

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Me too, going next week to validate visa to Perth and going to look at the job situation for brickies, will update you during our trip or when we return to UK beginning March.

 

 

Cheers for that...maybe it will get the ball rolling and encourage people to post....hope so...or maybe theres just no jobs for Brickies......Nnnnnooooooooooooo !! :arghh:

 

Thanks

 

Lisa x

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Based on Brisbane’s south side, we are a well-established and successful brick and block laying company, specialising in residential work.

 

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Bricklayer to join our expert team on a sub-contract or casual basis.

 

In this capacity, you will take responsibility for residential bricklaying in and around Brisbane.

 

To successfully secure the position, it is essential that you:

 

 

  • Have previous experience in the industry
  • Have an ABN
  • Hold a Blue Card
  • Have your own reliable transport
  • Have a great work ethic

 

Rates are negotiable, subject to your level of experience.

 

We also offer you excellent working conditions, with ongoing work on offer for the right person.

 

If you are an experienced and skilled Bricklayer, click the “APPLY NOW” button below to send us your resume and cover letter online now.

 

Alternatively, you may phone us on 0433 793 723 for further detailed information – advising that you heard about the job through SEEK.


Gavin, Tina, Ashley, Josh & Jasmine - arrived in WA March 2010.

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Word-of-mouth is the best..but it may be too late by the time you hear about it.

The biggest secret which I have only learned about recently is a company that provides all project related information for commercial and large residential contracts.

 

No, I am not affiliated to them at all. Just upset because I didnt know about

them earlier. They don't advertise in the public space. Only directly to EPCM and project houses i.e those that employ and sub-contract.

 

BCI Australia

 

While they may be expensive for an individual, a few may pool together...form a bricklayer brokerage. Obviously this applies to all Trade.

 

Let me know it this is useful to some!

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Hello,

 

I can offer some encouraging news for brickies. My husband is a brickie & he saw a job advertised in The Age (Melbourne Paper) for a bricklayer with experience. He rang on Monday, had a strat for Tuesday & spent a happy hour in Bunnings buying new tools.

 

At the end of the first week he was paid promptly. I have heard of trades working all week & then being told their work isn't up to scratch & not getting paid.

 

He is in his second week now & getting on well. There are usually 5 - 10 brickie ads in the Age every Saturday & some on wednesdays too. You can probably see them on their website. I am guessing www.theage.com.au

 

Another good site for all of Oz is www.alljobs.com.au They have all the states & all the papers & a lot of job hunting / recruitment ads on 1 site.

 

I hope this helps & if I find out any new info I will post it.

 

One useful thing to know is that Victoria no longer has the red card to work on site (If you already have one it is valid) but if you are a new applicant you need a CIC Construction Induction Card. This is basically the same as a CSCS card in the UK. Health & safety awareness. There are courses all over the place but look around for a course as I found huge differences in the cost. From $130 - $350. Tafe was the most expensive.

 

I don't know about other states but I am sure someone will have the info & post it on here.

 

Good luck with visas & job hunting. If you want any more info please just shout.

 

Cheers Jaq

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