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We keep hearing there is a boom in Construction in WA but where are the jobs - we're sooooooooooooo keen to come over but as yet can't get sponsorship. Awaiting results of skills test - sent 12 weeks ago - seems like an absolute lifetime. O/H got 7.5 in IELTS too .................... Just can't wait...... :arghh:

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Hi my husband is a qualified bricklayer with over 15 years experience also a qualified site manager. He passed his skills test with VETASSESS Nov'11 and passed IELTS in March 2012. We have put in an expression of interest to Western Australia (2nd July 2012) but heard nothing yet. Have tried for a sponsor but to no avail as of yet. Anyone out there could offer him a job that would be great

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What do you actually do in the Construction industry and I may be able to advise.

 

Hi My husband is a Site Manager here in UK - has been for about 20 years. He also worked in Brisbane as a Construction Foreman on a Building Associate visa. Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.

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Hi My husband is a Site Manager here in UK - has been for about 20 years. He also worked in Brisbane as a Construction Foreman on a Building Associate visa. Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

Can you not apply for a visa as opposed to sponsorship. I am a site manager also and gained PR a few months back.

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Hi Jon

 

I see you are from Warrington, me to a long time ago now. When are you due to arrive?

 

I need a site manager now for a client of ours.

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Can you not apply for a visa as opposed to sponsorship. I am a site manager also and gained PR a few months back.

 

HI - OH is awaiting the results of skills test - sent off end of May - hoping to hear soon. also done IELTS too. Then I believe we apply for WA sponsorship, then the visa........ phew! But in the meantime looking for a company who would sponsor him so maybe we would get there quicker.... :) Who you gonna work for when you go over?

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HI - OH is awaiting the results of skills test - sent off end of May - hoping to hear soon. also done IELTS too. Then I believe we apply for WA sponsorship, then the visa........ phew! But in the meantime looking for a company who would sponsor him so maybe we would get there quicker.... :) Who you gonna work for when you go over?

 

The skills test was the longest stage, think it took 12 weeks, not a nice wait. It was straight forward after that. Good luck with it all. I have no idea who I will be working for. I have sent out a few resumes, most to no reply. A couple of companies have asked me to make contact upon arrival. Agencies are obviously positive and again have urged me to make contact nearer the time. Not overly worried, it will be alot easier upon arrival. Again, good luck

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Hi Dean,

 

I will be not be leaving sunny Warrington till the 29th of Jan, so arriving in Perth on the 30th.

 

Regards,

 

Jon

 

Hello Jon

 

Just noticed you are from Warrington we are from Newton le willows and going to Perth in Jan 2013 where are you heading have you got your rental sorted etc yet....

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Hello Jon

 

Just noticed you are from Warrington we are from Newton le willows and going to Perth in Jan 2013 where are you heading have you got your rental sorted etc yet....

 

Hi, we are going January too, the 29th I think. We got a place through OZHouseRentals for three months, in Ridgewood. Far North, but the place and price is right. How are your plans going ?

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Hi, we are going January too, the 29th I think. We got a place through OZHouseRentals for three months, in Ridgewood. Far North, but the place and price is right. How are your plans going ?

 

We are not sure if we are going for a reccie in Jan or for good yet we have two houses to sell and it is not the best time to do it.... Have you sold yet....

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We are not sure if we are going for a reccie in Jan or for good yet we have two houses to sell and it is not the best time to do it.... Have you sold yet....

 

We have nothing to sell, we are in rented at the minute. We are one of the mad ones going over with no jobs and a bit of savings. Do you also work in construction ?

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We have nothing to sell, we are in rented at the minute. We are one of the mad ones going over with no jobs and a bit of savings. Do you also work in construction ?

 

Yes i am a fully qualified Joiner which we got state sponsorship for perth with and a fully qualified Plumber which i prefer doing really....We have thought about going with just the money from the sale of the car & van etc about 10k but with three kids its a worry....

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Yes i am a fully qualified Joiner which we got state sponsorship for perth with and a fully qualified Plumber which i prefer doing really....We have thought about going with just the money from the sale of the car & van etc about 10k but with three kids its a worry....

 

 

Yeh 10k is all I will be landing with. We only have one two year old, so not as high maintenance as your lot I guess. I am a Site Manager from a joinery background also. I will let you know how we get on, I have heard McDonalds are recruiting:smile:. Good luck with it all, keep in touch.

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Yeh 10k is all I will be landing with. We only have one two year old, so not as high maintenance as your lot I guess. I am a Site Manager from a joinery background also. I will let you know how we get on, I have heard McDonalds are recruiting:smile:. Good luck with it all, keep in touch.

 

Do you want fries with that !!!!.... (have i got the job),,,, Good luck keep in touch mate.... Cheers

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I'm in the same boat, a plumber moving out in jan with no job or rental.

giving up my business with about 10k, wife and 3 kids. No wonder I'm bald!!!!!!

 

Ian

 

Yeh we must be mad.... i just hope it is worth it.... i have my own plumbing & building business we have a nice house here with a cheap mortgage another round the corner we rent out and we are moving to the other side of the world....Not looking forward to parting with the rent money over there it seams a bit high to me.... i just keep telling myself it is a better life for the kids i guess we will find out soon enough....

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Yeh we must be mad.... i just hope it is worth it.... i have my own plumbing & building business we have a nice house here with a cheap mortgage another round the corner we rent out and we are moving to the other side of the world....Not looking forward to parting with the rent money over there it seams a bit high to me.... i just keep telling myself it is a better life for the kids i guess we will find out soon enough....

 

Exactly the same here mate, had own business for 11 years now, busy as hell and giving it all up .

the thing that scares me is having nothing on arrival.

finding job, rental, school , transport , winning lottery numbers

 

Cheers

 

IAn

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Exactly the same here mate, had own business for 11 years now, busy as hell and giving it all up .

the thing that scares me is having nothing on arrival.

finding job, rental, school , transport , winning lottery numbers

 

Cheers

 

IAn

 

I quit my very well paid job 9 years ago to set up and go on my own two months after we took on a massive mortgage with two kids and the third on her way only 4 months later but i honestly beleive if i wasnt under all that presure i wouldnt have done as well as i have.... so hopefully it will work again.... we will soon find out.... S**t or bust as they say....

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Hi

 

We are in the same boat. My OH is a joiner and we are flying out on the 15th October with no jobs lined up. We have booked a short term rental NOR, and we have about 10k so fingers crossed for us all

 

Lisa & Robert

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Hi

 

We are in the same boat. My OH is a joiner and we are flying out on the 15th October with no jobs lined up. We have booked a short term rental NOR, and we have about 10k so fingers crossed for us all

 

Lisa & Robert

 

It seems that all us construction workers are in the same boat. skint, no job, no rental, No transport, no aussie qualifications, no WA experience , no chance !!!!

 

But life's for adventures , better to say tried it than if only

 

Ian

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Hi Jon

 

I see you are from Warrington, me to a long time ago now. When are you due to arrive?

 

I need a site manager now for a client of ours.

 

Hi Dean, i hope you do not mind me jumping in on the thread and your reply.

My husband is a site manager and we are moving out at the end of October (although we could do this sooner if necessary), have perm residency.

If you would be able to forward your contact details, we could be in contact regarding any potential opportunities.

Many thanks

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Hi Dean, i hope you do not mind me jumping in on the thread and your reply.

My husband is a site manager and we are moving out at the end of October (although we could do this sooner if necessary), have perm residency.

If you would be able to forward your contact details, we could be in contact regarding any potential opportunities.

Many thanks

 

hi there

 

the best person to contact is tavis.shearer@dhappointments.com.au he runs my civil side of the business. if you email your resume and tell him that I told you to contact him. Also if you can mention when you are coming over. Tavis in on holiday as of next week so he may respond to you after then.

 

He is looking for 15 concrete finishers urgently I know that.

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