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It’s already September – not too much time left in 2015 to make your goal of moving to Australia a reality. Luckily we’re on hand with our top three tips to get you off your couch and onto that plane to Australia this year. Yep, this year. Really.
Sort a job before you land
For your best chance at an Australian visa, it’ll help to work in an industry that desperately needs your skills and experience. We’ve recently done a round-up of the occupations in demand in Australia – check out the list to see if your occupation is on it.
If it is, start searching for your new job in Australia. Working In Australia’s job board is updated regularly with opportunities across Australia in a variety of industries.
However, if your occupation isn’t on the list, there are still other visa options open to you – see ‘Understand your Australian visa options’ below.
Meet Australian employers in the UK
Even better than looking online for your job in Australia is meeting Australian employers on your home turf in the UK. You can do that this October as the Working International Expo is returning to London and Manchester.
The expos have a fantastic range of Australian employers, across a range of industries. This October we have upmarket retail giant David Jones exhibiting with us, looking for top UK Buyers. Also exhibiting are Retail FM, looking for Maintenance and Refrigeration Engineers. In Healthcare we have four organisations attending the expo, looking to lure doctors, nurses, and other Healthcare professionals to a job in the lucky country.
You’ll also have a chance to learn what it’s really like to live and work in Australia – face-to-face.
Think Beyond Sydney and Melbourne
Sydney and Melbourne are consistently found in the world’s most liveable cities surveys – but the rest of Australia has a lot to offer too. Competing against the big city lights, certain areas in Australia are desperately in need of skilled workers and they’re attractive options too.
Secure employment, progressive career opportunities, enviable lifestyles without the big city bustle, and incredible scenery can all be found outside Australia’s major centres. Even better – there’s a visa programme dedicated to regional centres, called the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.
It’s not a points-based visa scheme which may mean you find it easier to meet the criteria. Applying for this scheme means you cannot move to:
- The Gold Coast
Understand your Australian visa options
There’s a wide range of visa options available in Australia for business owners, family members, students, skilled workers and more.
The best way to understand the Australian visa process and the different options available to you is to get expert visa advice. At the Working International Expo in London and Manchester, you can meet Australian visa specialists like Migration Planners face to face. You’ll be able to understand the visa requirements and which visa may be right for you.
The Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has a helpful visa finder tool, too.
Prove your commitment
Australian employers want to know that you’re really committed to taking the big step of moving, living and working in Australia.
Have you visited Australia? Are you planning to? Do you have family or friends there? Are you going to bring all your family with you, or are they staying behind? How will you cope thousands of kms from home? Will you arrive only to leave a few months later?
Think carefully about all of the above questions. If you’re still keen, then great.
One way to show your commitment is to attend the Working International Expo. All in one place you’ll find answers to all of your questions, and Aussies to grill about what it’s really like to live and work in Australia.
Make the move to Australia this October
From London and Manchester, you can get all you need to make the move to Australia – find a job, sort your visa and make all your moving arrangements, from finding movers to opening your bank account.
See you there!
As January kicks in down here in the southern hemisphere, it means only one thing – summer. Yet for northern hemisphere-ites, the tree and tinsel is down yet winter is still firmly hanging around. So it makes sense for anyone hoping to work and live overseas to take advantage of the New Year and make a resolution to make the move.
Which brings us onto this post and a look at the most commonly broken New Year’s resolutions – now, you don’t want to see your work and live overseas resolution on here in a year’s time do you? If you recognise any of these, don’t worry – you’re clearly in good company.
- Get fit and lose weight
- Give up smoking
- Learn something new
- Eat healthier and diet
- Get out of debt and save money
- Spend more time with the family
- Travel to new places
- Stress less
- Drink less
If you need any motivation to stick to your New Year’s resolution, check out this quote by poet Edith Lovejoy Pierce:
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called ‘Opportunity’ and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
Hopefully see you here in 2013 – get here by checking out an expo near you!
Our Marketing Manager Julie takes a quirky look at the Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) mining job opportunities and what they have in common with the local bird life:
What is the difference between a gannet, a kiwi and FIFO?
Two are high fliers, and the other is a flightless native bird.
Well, to be totally factual, the dear kiwi has no real choices on being grounded, coupled with being an endangered species treasured by New Zealanders. Now the gannet is a whole other story, having the freedom to fly around the world, eking out a living, meeting up with old friends and making new ones.
Then there’s FIFO (a.k.a. fly in fly out) which is not a feathered bird (but let’s not forget that flight is the operative word here) but best known by miners and mining companies who bid for miners then fly them out to billion dollar mining projects. So, miners and gannets both share a common goal – of making a living involving the move from one country to another.
Miners’ specialisation, skills and motivation to move to other countries means they have opportunities galore to live and learn new cultures, and can potentially earn a good living to support themselves and their families.
Did you know?
- Mining companies will make bids to attract miners
- There are great locations in Western Australia and Latin America
- Accommodation and meals are provided in comfortable environments
- You have the chance to go home on a regular basis
Now getting back to the moral of story, you may see there are a few parallels between our gannet and the FIFO miner, while the kiwi bird is clearly a rank outsider with no ability to take flight. Unlike you – so visit our website and check out those hot jobs and start your FIFO missions – what are you waiting for?
Dominating the top of The Economist magazine’s 2012 list were Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary. The survey ranks 140 cities based on a number of important factors, like health care, stability, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. The maximum score a city could receive was 100.
So how did Canada fare?
Well, Vancouver was the highest-ranked Canadian city, taking the third spot with a score of 97.3. Close on its heels was Toronto in fourth with a score of 97.2, followed up by Calgary in fifth place (tied with Adelaide in Australia) with 96.6.
With its reputation for an outdoorsy lifestyle, welcoming and friendly people and jaw-dropping natural landscape, it’s not really surprising Canada can compete on a global scale.
The full list
According to The Economist, the top 10 most liveable cities 2012 are:
1. Melbourne, Australia
2. Vienna, Austria
5. (tie) Calgary and Adelaide, Australia
7. Sydney, Australia
8. Helsinki, Finland
9. Perth, Australia
10. Auckland, New Zealand
Over to you
What do you think – do you agree with this list? Are there cities you think should be in the top 10?
Fly in Fly Out – or FIFO as it is more commonly referred to – is a method of employing people for remote country locations which is very commonly used in Western Australia. As an alternative to relocating entire families to often remote locations, the employee is flown to the work site for a number of days, and then flown home again.
Employers prefer their workers to be FIFO as the cost of transporting employees to site is far less than it would be to build, maintain and develop long term communities. Employees may prefer the FIFO opportunity as their families are often reluctant to relocate to small towns in remote areas.
What should I expect?
Rosters dictate how long you are on site, and how long you are home. Most rosters offered are 4 weeks on site and 1 week at home – 4:1 however these rosters vary depending on the project and the site.
Usually a FIFO position involves working a shift of 10 hours each day for a number of continuous days. When on site, you will be supplied with all meals, accommodation, house-keeping – some camps also offer swimming pools, tennis courts, gyms, cable TV and unlimited internet as a way of attracting and retaining skilled staff.
Read on for more on what’s driving the industry here in Australia and how you can get your FIFO job: