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  3. pegg

    Manchester to Perth flights

    cant help im afraid ..... We where planning on returning to OZ this year, but thats been blown out of the water this year ! I just prey things might be different next year , but i really doubt it
  4. Hello All, Planning to move down under with my family hopefully in July. I would like to know if anyone has had a recent experience with flights, recommended airlines...etc. Thanks
  5. Mate, tradies have plenty of work. If you are worried and you do have your aussie license, hit me up and I'll setup a plumbing business with you, I'll take care of getting clients, you deliver top notch results.
  6. Michael G.

    Past sailing schedules

    Thanks for the tip about the The Battye Library, I'll try my luck there then.
  7. Rossmoyne

    Past sailing schedules

    Perhaps the State Library of Western Australia might be able to help you. They have a separate unit within the Library called "The Battye Library", and they hold a tremendous amount of historical information about the state, so the information you are looking for might be stored there. Please let us know how you go with this.....
  8. No, certain not not impossible to get work. While there is certainly a fair share of ageism in Australia, plumbers are in demand. I would plan on it taking a year to get your license. Earnings are also not paid like an apprentice, you should get a reasonable wage, but not that of someone with a license.
  9. Hi Thanks for the reply. So its not impossible for me to get work then lol. I dont mind taking a step back, doing courses etc. How long are you talking months/years. And do you think my age will be an obstacle. All going well I'll be 41 when we get there. Thanks Sean.
  10. You will need to gain a license. In order to do this you will need to work as a trade assistant for some time such (a bit like an apprentice) and undertake some college courses.
  11. It is a legal requirement for sponsorship to work full time. You are far better to look at permanent skilled visas than sponsored visas which are only temporary.
  12. Hi all Just reading through this thread i appreciate its from years ago, but is anyone still following it for some advice. Me and the wife are looking at making the move over. But after reading this I'm now thinking i need to get a completely new job lol. After getting out the Army done a few different jobs before getting into plumbing. (I'm 39 now) Done bathroom fitting for around a year. Then worked for Scottish power installing smart meters for around 4 years. For the last year I've been working for a plumbing and heating company. Doing service, breakdown and maintenance contracts. As well as installs. I've Got my NVQ 2 in plumbing and heating and all my gas qualifications for domestic as well as my LPG for boats and caravans. I haven't done an apprenticeship though. Payed for all courses privately and got assessed on jobs for my NVQ. I love the job and would like to carry on in the same field over there. My question is has things changed or am i better looking for something completely different. (My wife is the main applicant so I'll be on her Visa) Just want to be realistic on my job prospects......or if there are courses to help me work as a plumber. Thanks Sean.
  13. Hey all, just thought I’d reach and to see if anyone local fancies meeting you? myself and my wife are late 30s have two kids - 9 and 7 maybe you’re new to the area and would like to meet someone new! feel free to send me a message! Hope to chat soon!
  14. Hi, I just wondered how you got on with the process and if you made it over? My husband and I are in a very similar position to you. Did you get sponsorship prior to going over and do you have to work full time if that’s the case? Any advice would be very welcome. Thank you, Laura.
  15. Michael G.

    Past sailing schedules

    I will, thanks...
  16. ali

    Past sailing schedules

    Have you tried contacting the maritime museum? They may be able to point you in the right direction
  17. Michael G.

    Past sailing schedules

    Hi there, I'm a french amateur novelist and I am looking for information about merchant ships having left Fremantle in the beginning of 1982. Thus I'm looking for some archives where I could find that info. Does anyone know if there was a newspaper or a gazette that held these sailing schedules and if they would have digitized archives? Very cordially, Michael Gabout
  18. Prashanth

    Skilled Migration (Experience)

    Hi Joydeep, Can you please tell me how can we claim the euqivalency of AMIE in Australia. I am struggling to prove my AMIE equivalency as 4 years degree in Australia.
  19. ampva200

    Hanging frames etc on walls in a rental?

    It's better to find a rental space with drywalls so you can hang your frames and canvas with no worries. It can be easily repaired as well.
  20. Marco V

    Orthodontists & Braces

    I also have the same experience. I was out of town when I also need possible brace tightening. But thank God that I have payment plans and it made me be more ok with paying the fees.
  21. I’d be up for a beer if you’re still looking ?
  22. pegg

    Young Family in UK

    This time of year and whats going on dosent help @Joe Milo ..... its certainly winters when i really miss that Aussy sun
  23. Joe Milo

    Young Family in UK

    I agree, I'm going for a qualification that will benefit me and my family regardless of whether it's on the list when the time comes. Truth be told I don't want to wait for that many years but what other choice do I have if I want to get to Aus? with regards to New Zealand, I could deal with the cold there knowing it had a means to an end but after some time thinking I don't think it's very practical or fair to move the kids twice in such a short space of time as well as put me and my partner through the move/visas twice. My quickest route in is through a skilled visa which like you say I'm looking at 5-8 years IF my profession is on the list at that point. In 5 years I will be 33. My auntie and uncle moved out at 37 with four kids (aged 12years to 18 months). The idea of a move isn't going to just evaporate for me. Australia is where my heart is. Believe me I have tried to forget it for the past four years. Before I even seen it for myself I was obsessed with the place, after living there for a year it felt more like home to me than my own town. It took a good 8-10 months to come out of a depression when I had to return to the uk (2months of which I was still in Aus when I knew I my time was running out)
  24. FOL

    Young Family in UK

    Not with kids. Getting a visa is the biggest initial hurdle. You can get a qualification in the UK. Takes a few years, then you need some years experience. Before you know it you're 5 - 8 years down the track and the job may not be on the list any more. So I wouldn't do that JUST to get to AU. And do you really want to wait for so many years? You mentioned new zealand... and you mentioned you hate cold...are you sure that adds up?
  25. SunSeeker

    Is now a Good time to move to Perth?

    Thank you
  26. ali

    Is now a Good time to move to Perth?

    Which visa are you looking at? I didn't see Graphic designer on the skills list for a 190 or the 491 but I may have missed it. If you can get a visa then I certainly think it's worth considering but there are a few buts ... not everyone finds the migration journey a successful one and both you and your partner need to both be really up for it, following the other partners dream has sometimes not been enough for people to want to stay. The process is a long one if you add on doing the skills assessment etc. Application grants seem to have been taken much longer due to covid. Whilst the WA economy is doing better than most the unemployment rate is still 6.2% and many businesses were and still are effected by Covid. That said, if you're both up for it then it's a great place to live.
  27. SunSeeker

    Is now a Good time to move to Perth?

    I think Graphic designers are qualified for a visa
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