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    Guest JennyH

    my husband is refrigeration/air con engineer - currently in transport refrigeration

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    I'm a nurse in mental health working in the public system. I work in community as a clinical nurse specialist. My salary is approx $44 an hour

     

    Hi Ali

    I work in mental health as a support worker in a crisis home treatment team in the Uk. Have a varied background in support work elderly and learning disabilities, a one time senior support worker within independant living for people with learning disablities. On relocation whats the prospects of me being able to find support work with either mental health or learning disablilities? Plus am a qualified holistic therapist...........

    cheers

    Mary

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    Guest Cozzy
    Well, you wont be short of buisness in Armadale - plenty of teen mums there

     

    I'd have thought you were quite busy in England too!! LOL

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    I'd have thought you were quite busy in England too!! LOL

    Yes am very busy in England, there are few certainties in life but teenagers having unprotected sex is one of them. Never a dull day as a teenage pregnancy midwife, sometimes it's like being in a live episode of the Jeremy Kyle show!:tongue:

     

    Kirstie x

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    Guest Cozzy
    Yes am very busy in England, there are few certainties in life but teenagers having unprotected sex is one of them. Never a dull day as a teenage pregnancy midwife, sometimes it's like being in a live episode of the Jeremy Kyle show!:tongue:

     

    Kirstie x

     

    LOL!! I can imagine Kirstie. I live in South London and some of the Mums on the school runs look like they would be siblings rather than parents.

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    For the first time in 26 years I am not working:jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:I was an employment law adviser for the Civil Service and I am now a housewife and have no desire to change that at the moment. My Oh is a Toolmaker/Machinist and we are fortunate that he had two job offers before we came to Australia, so he was able to pick between the two. He also was lucky in that one was very near and he was given a works Ute withing a few weeks, so we are fortunate.:biggrin:

     

    Hello,

     

    Just wanted to pick your brains as we are moving to Perth in Jan 2013 and my husband is also a toolmaker / metal machinist. We came out in oct to do a reccie and their did seem to be plenty of jobs, can I ask how he managed to get job offers before you got there? That would be an ideal situation for us but we have been told that in that line of work they don't really take you seriously until you are in the country.

     

    Any help/advice would be great. Thanks Jo

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    I thought I'd put in my 2 cents worth!

     

    Came over with hubby on a WHV in July 2011 and we both managed to secure temporary jobs very quickly, me as a Secretary/Admin and Hubby in Admin too. We were on around $30 per hour + Super. We decided after a couple of months that this was fairly dull and we wanted to see if we could do something slightly more related to what we did back in the UK. I'm a qualified Company Secretary and hubby has a Law Degree and has done the LPC so wanted to get back into that.

     

    After sending my CV out to 15 Companies I got a call the next day, interview the following week and offered a permanent job with the prospect of sponsorship by the end of the week. Salary was $78k + Super (This is actually quite low for my profession, but they have me over a barrel with the sponsorship option! Once the two year contract is up then I'd hope to be nearer the $150k mark). The visa application is now in, so I've got my fingers and toes crossed!

     

    Hubby was working in Document Control on $40 per hour + Super, but has now secured a permanent job as a Corporate and Compliance Assistant on $90k + Super, which is much more related to what he wants to do, and they are going to support him in going back to Uni to qualify as a lawyer here in WA (The registering board has decided that he needs to do more uni courses, despite already having a UK Law Degree!) He also got this through a 'who you know' rather than Seek - a friend emailed his CV out to friends who passed it on to other friends and bob's your uncle he got a job!

     

    So all-in-all we've been pretty lucky so far with our experience of the job market in Oz. We do have a friend that arrived in January that's really struggled to find anything, he also has a law degree and a business masters and was working as a Fund Accountant in Ireland, but has got no response at all applying through Seek. He's currently working on grinding and painting boats in Fremantle!

     

    My parents are looking to make the move, Dad's a Material Planner - if anyone knows of anyone looking for one of those please let me know!

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    my and oh came over on 457 last october with our 2yo... i hadnt planned on working but got a great offer with salvation army who i previously worked with, only part time 3 days and flexi hours which i luv!! get around $650 per week and petrol allowance on top of that which is pretty good..

     

    oh came over to open a branch of the recruitment company he was working for, he worked in uk and then became director of the irish business when they opened there and now hes in 0z running their perth business...anyone want a sales job let me know lol!!

     

    i found it really easy finding work within 6 weeks i had offers from salvation army and 3 from dcp, on the other hand childcare has been a disaster!!!!!!!!

     

    good luck to you all on the move!

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    Educational Psychologist specialising in dyslexia and ADHD/ADD - happy to advise if anyone has kids with learning difficulties and is wondering what will happen in Perth. I've worked here and the UK so know both systems.

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    Educational Psychologist specialising in dyslexia and ADHD/ADD - happy to advise if anyone has kids with learning difficulties and is wondering what will happen in Perth. I've worked here and the UK so know both systems.

     

    That's brilliant - thanks Fiona

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    Guest Glasgow2012

    Hi everyone, we have just had our 457 visas approved on Monday after only 1 Week from submission. I am a Quantity Surveyor heading out on a company sponsored move and they want me there for the end of March!! We are a family of 5 and I will head out first to hopefully get settled in longer term accommodation before moving the family out at the end of May/June.

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    Hi all,

     

    I currently work for the NHS in the uk. I work in dept that provides reablement, rehab, admission avoidance and end of life care for people out in the community. My job is office based and I am triage all referrals that come into the service and make sure that they meet the criteria. I liaise with gp's, o/t's, physio's, care co-ordinators on a regular basis. My actual job title is a single access point co-ordinator. I was just wondering if anyone knew if there was similar positions in Perth within the medical sector and how much I could expect to earn?

     

    Many thanks

     

    Jo

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    I'm a Teenage Pregnancy Midwife here in the UK and am looking forward to starting my job at Armadale Health Service as a Midwife very soon.

    Hiya,

    Just wondering what recruitment agencies you and your husband used and who you found good. A friend of mine is coming over to Perth but to be honest she did not find many recruiters any good.

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    Here is the question that's been bugging me for a while :unsure:: is it possible to find a job that would sponsor your working visa if you are in Australia on the tourist one? My oh went to Perth today to check things out, he is just travelling for 2 months. Does it ever happen that they want you and they help you with visa? He is in construction- equipment operator.

    Just being all stressy and girly here would love some feedback :notworthy:

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    Here is the question that's been bugging me for a while :unsure:: is it possible to find a job that would sponsor your working visa if you are in Australia on the tourist one? My oh went to Perth today to check things out, he is just travelling for 2 months. Does it ever happen that they want you and they help you with visa? He is in construction- equipment operator.

    Just being all stressy and girly here would love some feedback :notworthy:

     

    Hello can't help with the question you have but welcome to PP , hopefuly some one may be able to answer it :)

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    Hello can't help with the question you have but welcome to PP , hopefuly some one may be able to answer it :)

     

    Thank you ) Yeah, probably just a retorical question- we will just have to try and see :wink:

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    Guest Donnab76
    Hi , thats what i was hoping this thread would do .. give certain info about jobs people are coming over to and be a help :)

     

    Anyhows hairdressing in Perth ... loads and loads of salons , they are starting to rent chairs out i know one does in secret harbour ..

     

    The colour companies over here do really good training course iv'e been on some great ones ..

    Hairdressing stuff is extortionate all of it .. bring all your brushes scissors ( buy new if you can there ) i just paid $700.00 for two pairs:swoon: save all the receipts for end of year tax returns ! ( though the first salon i worked at would not let me change the plug from english to Australian .for saftey reasons .. so i had to buy new Dryer , clippers etc) you are expected to provide your own stuff in most salons like dryers ,clippers , straighteners etc .. then being self employed your used to it ! I nearly fell over :eek: with shock ..only ever did that with scissors and brushes .

     

    All the same products .. Wella , scwartzkopf, loreal, matrix, redkin etc

     

    I used to work in Midland shopping center and now i work for a Keune salon in Baldivis ( more like a village salon ) and love it they are from holland .. oh yes, they love their bleach over here lots of it and lots of toning :rolleyes:and hair extentions !

    hi i have worked as a hairdresser for 13 yrs i now have my own salon of 4yrs , i was in salon trained so do not have any paper certificates as such .....applying for a stylist job here in uk would involve you doing a models hair . wot would be asked in oz ...? would i have to complete any exams to receive papers ??? x

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    hi i have worked as a hairdresser for 13 yrs i now have my own salon of 4yrs , i was in salon trained so do not have any paper certificates as such .....applying for a stylist job here in uk would involve you doing a models hair . wot would be asked in oz ...? would i have to complete any exams to receive papers ??? x

    :frown:

     

     

    WA got rid of their state registration and exams last year , most employers look at your cv , did you do city and guilds etc or have apprentice papers to show you trained and got signed off ? im sure if you can prove your what you say you are ( ie have done hairdressing salon owner ship etc ) and have a trial you should be ok ? sorry if that sounds strange .

    Ive always taken my CV in and had an interview and got the job their ( uk ) and here , not much help really .. put your own cv together with pictures and maybe clients /employer refferences etc :)

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    Guest Stu

    YEs, it happens all the time, I know of 3 or 4 people who have been here on the WHV and have been sponsored, you just need to find a company that will do it!

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    YEs, it happens all the time, I know of 3 or 4 people who have been here on the WHV and have been sponsored, you just need to find a company that will do it!

     

    Awesome! Thats what I was hoping for :jiggy: Thank you, Stu )))

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    Hi im a qualified adult nurse and a midwife. My oh a hgv driver drives car transporters. Do you think wel get employment quickly? Coming next june 2012

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    I drive trains now, usually on the Mandurah and Joondalup lines.

     

    Came here as a telecoms engineer and had a career change 18 months ago!

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