We are new to the forum and thought we would introduce ourselves. We have been finding out loads of interesting facts and enjoy reading people stories and adventures - although not all seem to have a happy ending.
We are a family of 4 with 2 young children currently 6 and 3 and are planning on starting the visa process in October for permanent residency with the view of arriving in 18 months to 2 years time.
I'm just wondering how much money people have taken with them as a starting point? We are planning to sell our house but as prices in the UK are at a bit of a stand still at the moment we are looking at possibly £10,000 equity plus looking at savings of around £15,000. The question is - do you think £25,000 would be enough money to arrive with. We are looking at Adelaide as we have some friends who have lived there for 3 years and love it and have done really well for themselves.
Both of our children would be in school by the time we arrive, so childcare costs would only really need to be to cover the holidays and maybe a couple of after school clubs.
Our friends have said we can stay with them to start with so, were planning maybe the 1st month until we get sorted as don't want to outstay our welcome and would also like to have our own place. We are initially planning on renting as a mortgage is currently out of reach until we get established.
I currently work as a School Business Manager/Operations Manager so dealing with a wide range of management areas such as Human Resources, Catering, Facilities, Finance and Administration and my partner is a Phlebotomist (takes blood) with the NHS. Ideally I would love to work in a school and my partner in a hospital or out as a community Phlebotomist but are both capable of admin work so could be a Personal Assistant or administrator for any kind of company.
Has anyone managed to secure jobs in those lines of work? How often do school admin/Bursar/Operations Manager posts come up in Oz? I could do Operations Management in any type of company once I have learnt the trade of what the sell or service they provide?
How about hospitals or GP surgeries - are many vacancies advertised?
Any advice would be appreciated on any of the above questions.