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      Yes Noarlunga looks gorgeous too. Thanks for all your advice Curly. Keep in touch

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      Will do and good luck with the skills test I hope it all goes well.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Curly View Post
      Hi me and my family moved out to Adelaide in November. I am an Electrician and came over on a skilled permanent visa. I found a job in the first 3 weeks of being here but I think I'm one of the lucky ones. I am still trying to get into the construction industry but because I am only on a restricted licence it is quite hard as most companies want people with full licence.
      There are jobs out there and plenty of building work going on but I'm unsure about the crane operator jobs. If your partner is quite handy with other things then he might be ok. I got offered a job working with a company who do the signs for Burger King and they had a lot of work and I liked what they had on offer but would not be able to complete my licence with them. I think you just need to keep your options open. I think the construction industry in Adelaide is more who you know than what you know.
      For other jobs my wife is now looking for work in retail also to revolve around the kids school but no joy yet but we are on Seek everyday to see what is out there. We have an 19 year old daughter who works in sales but it is commission based only but just secured a job working in a bar in the city which is quite a well payed job on a casual basis.
      Dont let things put you off too much as I'm sure it will work out if you work hard at it and the beautiful beaches soon make up for it. If your partner does want to pursue the crane operator just make sure you check the licencing requirements. If he would be required to get extra training get in touch with skills SA and they will help you get what you need and give you funding for it.
      We are glad we made the move and love the life that we have and I hope that it all works out for you and if I manage to get into construction I will do some digging to see what's around.
      Hi Curly we are considering moving to Adelaide. We lived in brisbane up until july 2016 when we returned to uk. We moved for finacial reason family etc we also found it very hard to gain full electrical licence. Hubby did all the relevant paperwork work experience etc did the final exam but failed on one section his tutor told him vertually all english fail on it i believe it was a section on connecting to the house from street mains. He became very downhearted by failing so i think this also contributed on us moving back. How ever we just cannot settle in the uk its just not home anymore and we miss oz so he now looking at returning. One issue he has because its very humid in Brisbane said was fed up of constant sweating while being at work. Would like to pick ur brains on the licence in Adelaide and the weather as i believe you may get a cooler winter than queensland etc. Also do you find Adelaide a small city compared to others in oz not sure if you have visited any others. Any info would be great thank you. We also have three lads so areas etc for kids pls.

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      Hi I will try and answer as much I can to try and help you. It is really difficult to try and gain the electrical licence. The company I am with at the moment said they would help me but I think they would rather it take as long as possible so I'm still looking for another company preferably from construction to give me an opportunity. If you husband has done the exams he may be in a better position than me and may only be required to do the resit rather than full course. The people who offer the courses in Adelaide only do them on a day course which would mean I would need to take 3 weeks off work to complete and then need to do my in work logs. As you can imagine I cannot really afford to take 3 weeks off as the company I am with I'm only casual at the moment just waiting for them to sort a contract out and I very much doubt my employer would want me to take the time off. Just have a look into the course if it is different to Brisbane as I know the licences are different. If you need to do extra work speak with skills SA and hopefully they will be able to help with funding. As for the job market out here I believe there are jobs out there but lots of them want fully licences workers hence why I struggle a little. I have a job though so I will just keep plugging away until the right one comes along. I can't really compare Adelaide to any other city but I have been told it is small in comparison. We love it though as you are never too far away from the city or the beach and also a short drive gets you up in the hills. The beaches here are amazing. Weather wise I couldn't really tell you about the winter weather but I've been told it is still dry but quite chilly in the nights. The summer I have had here is really good. I'm like you and not a lover of humidity and you don't tend to get too many humid days apart from when there is a storm coming. I hope this helps in some way but just let me know if you want any more info and will try my best.

     

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