Hi, we posted on this site quite a while ago about mechanic jobs and the responses seemed quite positive that there shouldn't be a problem in getting a mechanic job when we arrive-12 years at ford , senior tech and now at land rover. A lot of the posts I have read recently seemed to be emphasising on how hard it might be for newly arrived migrants to gain casual let alone permanent jobs And I just wanted to see if things have changed since I last posted and if this struggle to find jobs would also include mechanic jobs now? Has the Holden closure had an affect on garages and therefore their need to hire new staff? We are under the impression that wages for mechanics are pitifully low,which is something we are a bit worried about (diesel mechanics seem to get a bit more but not sure if I could be hired if I only have lightweight and van qualifications) but the one thing we hadn't really been worrying about was actually gaining employment as a mechanic but having read quite a lot of posts about jobs and lack of them we are just a bit worried about if this would also apply to mechanic jobs?
TIA to anyone who can advise