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  1. Vicky87

    Construction industry

    I never thought of that reason, in fairness I don't blame employers thinking that way now that you mention it! I guess there are a lot of people that head back for various reasons (could even be us) , and it's almost like we need to prove we're prepared to stay. I suppose as long as we put in some effort hopefully we'll be rewarded.. And yes I guess the WHV could have been an issue when we were there before, I know traveling came first when we were there and work just provided the money we needed to see some of the sights. He managed to find some work eventually, but he was being very fussy then
  2. Vicky87

    Construction industry

    Thanks Rossmoyne, I've read a few conversations on here and it seems to be a common theme - you must have Australian experience and it seems to be more who you know rather than what you know.. having visited before I hope we are coming over with our eyes open this time, we're definitely not as naïve! We are both prepared to do work experience and take whatever job comes our way, also planning to join clubs etc to try meet people in hope to make friends and also aid with finding employment. We can but try when we get there I guess :-)
  3. Vicky87

    Construction industry

    Thanks warnbro, I will have a word with the other half and tell him not to be so fussy this time. I think he realises he needs to take whatever comes his way.. Our first trip caused a lot of upset and cost a fortune but we learnt valuable lessons and we're ready to try again.. We're just hoping I get a good job to support us so he can do any courses or tickets so he's compliant
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    Construction industry

    This makes me a little sad as we visited in 2012 and my husband struggled for work then, and if that was when it was meant to be booming Oh well, we may as well at least attempt Perth as we loved it there.. Hopefully by the time we come over a few more of these projects would have commenced if it fails we're open to Melbourne or Newcastle, just hoping to get it right first time! Really appreciate the detail you went into, we would ideally not like to consider FIFO however we're willing to do whatever it fakes over the first couple of years to make it work long term
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    Construction industry

    Thanks Jen. Funny enough I saw this earlier and sent it to my husband - exciting news for those in WA and hoping to emigrate shortly.. I'm ready to come over now, hurry up visa!! Lol
  6. Vicky87

    Pipe Welder Opportunities

    they do seem to be mentioned a lot! When we were there we stayed in Clarkson which was lovely but too far away, and South Perth on the main road! Hoping yo spent a good couple weeks exploring before settling into a job, but i know I'm a worrier and will probably take the first job I'm offered just so we have money coming in! X
  7. Vicky87

    Pipe Welder Opportunities

    i haven't heard of leeming I'll have to keep that in mind thanks Ali, its handy hearing about different areas yeah I'm the main applicant, i usually sort everything out so i think ill struggle leaving it to my husband! I think he's classed as a metal fabricator, he's going to speak to the college when we arrive and see what course is best for him good luck for both! I did the PTE as work on computers i thought it would be easier. revising the marking structure helped loads! sounds like you live a hectic life in Scotland! Hopefully it'll be a better work/life balance for you in Oz. we're applying for 189 as i can only get 190 in NSW and we've set out hearts on Perth, not sure if that's wise as heard it's quite quiet at the moment.. EOI should be submitted by end of the week, just waiting for a couple documents from work.. yeah we used an agent, we're trying for baby no2 as no1 took longer than planned, so wanted advice etc if it does happen.. are you applying for both? I think the 190 is a shorter wait to be invited x
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    Pipe Welder Opportunities

    thanks Ali, i thought they had Jan off just wasn't sure.. my little girl is only 1 so don't need to worry just yet, but my husband is thinking of going to college as he found his trade isn't recognised when we were there a few years ago, so also aiming to get there for the new school year. I think it will be next year unfortunately, i hoped this year but we're only just putting our EOI in! It takes such a long time getting everything together!! i also hoped we would be north of the river too but think it could be south. We'll have to do some exploring when we first get there to get an idea of where we like. I'm a quantity surveyor, we're hoping I'll be able to secure a good job to keep us going for the first year. I've told my husband if it doesn't work in Perth we're going somewhere else in Oz but I'm not coming home lol how do your children feel about making the move? Will you be trying to get everything sorted while your husband works? I'm not sure who has the easier job!! X
  9. Vicky87

    Pipe Welder Opportunities

    Hi Emma my husbands a pipe fitter and we're wondering where we will end up too. i know there's a shipping place in kwinana they may hire welders? There's some fly in fly out work but guessing that might not be the best idea with children! seek is a good place to keep looking, most jobs seem to be advertised on there.. we're planning on staying fairly central initially as i think my job will be in the city.. maybe aim to go as soon as the schools break up so you have 6 weeks (i think) to get an idea before the new term? if you go south of Perth I've heard secret harbour (i think that's the name!) is meant to be nice x
  10. Vicky87

    Construction industry

    those hours are much better and that's good to know at least one of us should be ok.. He can get everything else organised while i earn the money!!
  11. Vicky87

    Construction industry

    Just wondering, I've started looking on seek.com.au - are most Perth jobs 40 hours+ a week?! When I worked briefly I was doing office work 8-5, and a lot of trades jobs seem to work 10 hours Mon-Fri and some say you also have to work 6 hours on a Sat? Is this what we can expect?
  12. Vicky87

    Construction industry

    Ok thanks all, it is concerning me slightly that we may struggle in Perth.. My job is on the skills shortage list, his technically is as well however we know it's not that simple and that his qualifications aren't actually recognised.. they seem to assume two trades are one as well!! He's willing to go back to college, is there anything they are short of at the moment in Perth that he can study towards when he arrives? Or would we be better off looking elsewhere? We are also considering Melbourne but the weather just doesn't seem as attractive!
  13. Hi All, My husband and I are thinking of submitting our EOI shortly to start the ball rolling on getting a visa.. I understand the state sponsored visas may get processed quicker as you have more points (is this correct (?) Anyway, I am a quantity surveyor with construction and rail experience. I've been lead to believe infrastructure is still booming in Perth and I should be ok for work ? My husband however is a pipefitter, he struggled to find work when we came out on working holiday visas a few years back. We know now his job title would be Metal Fabricator, and we're wondering whether there would be any work for him? Last thing I want to do is push for state sponsorship so we can go sooner, and find he can't get a job in that state! Our other preferred location is Melbourne, but I know he loved Perth! Thanks Vicky
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