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We are going to be staying at Tyke's Seaford rental and he has said he'll give the guy's contact details nearer the time of our visit. Didn't realise you were talking about the same person but thanks for helping out.
Good luck with your job hunting, hopefully something will come up soon.
I think Oz has had a pretty bad time with all the weather incidents over the last couple of years, floods, storms, bushfires etc, so there is loads of work in the loss adjusting side of things still. I am qualified ie Chartered Loss Adjuster, so that makes a massive difference. Don't think they would have looked at me twice if i wasn't.
The person sounds a bit odd....couldn't get work, but hadn't appled to any of the companies that he has relevant experience with!!! Like you say, some people LOL.
Ah, so you didn't fancy staying in sunny Notts either eh....can't wait to leave! Although will miss family and friends.
We have been here just over 4 years and don't miss Nottingham, like you say just our family and friends. The first time we went back to Nottingham (after only being in Adelaide 18 months) we came out of Debenhams in Market Square it was wet and miserable and had only been in Nottingham 1 week and my partner turned to me and said "I am ready to go back to Adelaide now", he had never been to Australia until we emigrated and could not wait to get back!!!
I would also add that even with a job offer over here it does not necessarily bring any security. There have been some horror stories on this forum and in the news of people being sponsored to come out and then they are beholden to their employer or it has all gone pear shaped. But then by the same token there will be people who have had a smooth and rewarding experience. There are good and bad examples for most situations. Australians can be tough employers and in reality you are not offered the same protections as an employee like you are in the UK.
I would also have a look at Flight Training Adelaide based at Parafield Airport, I know they sponsor people on the 457 visas, so could be worth checking out their website and dropping them an email.
Hi, I have served in the South African Air Force for 20 years. Got SS as an aircraft mech and our visa was granted in March this year. I have send 100+ e-mail's/applications to various aviation institutions in Adelaide, got a couple of replies but none resulted in a job offer. I then decided to apply for something totally outside of aviation. I just got a job offer at BHP Billition (mine up North) as a maintenance planner. This offer is more then I wished for, the salary is great and they are paying our relocation. Maybe you should start looking for other opportunities besides aviation. Aviation seems very slow in Adelaide. Look at www.bhpbilliton.com.
Have you tried BAE Systems based in Elizabeth? other than that there's ASC (Submarines) also in Adelaide ....
Thanks for the info, I've not spoken to BAE systems at Adelaide but I have a few contacts with BAE Systems at Nowra (NSW) and their base just north of Sydney. The guys there say that most of the work in Adelaide is "defence" in nature and the majority of the jobs are "citizens" only. I will go knocking on their door though when we are in Adelaide.
After speaking to the guys in NSW, they have a helicopter centre at Nowra which fits perfectly with my 20 years rotary experience, however, it throws up the moral dilemma of SA state sponsorship. I know it's only a moral obligation to live/work in SA for 2 years but it throws up a dilemma if I was offered a job in NSW.
My overwhelming feeling is to keep to my promise but what do you do if you can't find work in Adelaide??
Our decision to emigrate has not been made yet, that will come during/after our validation trip so I am glad that this moral obligation is only in the back of my mind at the moment. Here's hoping Adelaide comes up with the goods and matches our expectations, and that a job presents itself.
I've also heard about ASC submarines, again I will try to make contact before our visit but if unsuccessful will go "knocking on doors" when we arrive.
Thanks again for the info.
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