We've posted a couple of times on here about jobs etc but just wanted to introduce ourselves properly.
we are a family of 4- myself (primary teacher, currently on mat. Leave), Ricky (mechanic) and our two boys, ollie, who has just turned 2 and Leo, who is 4 months old.
We are applying for a state sponsored perm. Res. visa using Rick's occupation. He has got his mechanic skills assessment day in London in a few weeks and is getting a bit nervous. If anyone has been through this before as a mechanic and can offer advice or even let him know what it is like, that would be great!
We don't know anyone in SA so will be completely alone when we arrive (oh how I envy people who have got family or close friends to support them when they get there....seems like one of the most scary parts of it all!)
We have researched areas and are hoping to move to moana/port noarlunga area (not very original I know but they are our favourites!) we have considered committing to a 6 month rental before we leave so we have somewhere more stable straight away and don't have to keep moving the boys around but have heard the negatives of doing this- not knowing what you're really signing up for etc, so we are still in two minds about it.
would love to hear from anyone who has the same sort of timeline as us and will be moving over spring/summer next year or from anyone really who has got advice, experiences they want to share (especially if you've moved over with young children and didn't know anyone like us!)
thanks everyone in advance!
aureen, Ricky, ollie and Leo