Have spent a few weeks reading forum posts on a variety of forums to try and figure out where I would like to move down under and Adelaide strikes me as the place to be! As always with new people I'm a little confused by the whole migration system etc and would like some general advice - if you wouldn't mind!
My current situation:
I am currently a 23 year old Undergraduate at the University of Warwick, studying German and Business (with the Business modules mainly being around Human Resource Management and a bit of Finance - ideally would be looking for employment in either General Management or Human Resource Management) and will graduate this June/July. At the minute I have no real work experience (spent the last 4 years at Uni so didnt really have the chance to get any) but would like to move out to Aus ASAP - can't really face another winter like the one we just had!
1. Obviously I am the right age to be able to come out to Australia on a Working Holiday Maker Visa. I'm aware most people say that this isn't the ideal route to use to come out to Australia and try to get permanent citizenship, however what I wanted to ask is given the fact that I will be a graduate and fairly skilled would there be the possibility of using this visa as a "try before you buy" to persuade employers to consider sponsorship (and allow me to see if I like the job or not)?
2. Carrying on from point 1, is sponsorship a good way of getting out to Australia and realistically how hard is it to get?
3. Kind of off topic a bit, but how do you go about speaking to family etc and telling them that you're planning on moving 10,000 miles away?
Any advice you can give would be invaluable.