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About delandpetra

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  1. Hi Curly, Thanks, its all gone super smoothly so far. We're signing the lease on a property in West Lakes on Tuesday and move in at the end of the week so we've just got to wait a few weeks now until the rest of our stuff arrives. As I'm going back into management and won't be out on the tools I've not had to do any update training but its good news you've got through yours now. We're settling in really well, everyone we've met so far have been really friendly and helpful which is refreshing coming from London area where you get looked at like a weirdo when you say good morning to a stranger ; ) Once we're settled in our new home I'll give you a shout as I believe I promised you a beer. We've been laughing about the weather this week, its all over the news that its the coldest start to winter in over 30 years and still the weather is better that Colchester where we've just come from. Catch up with you soon. Del
  2. Hi All, Just thought I'd share an update on our situation which might give some new arrivals some hope that things can go to plan and it's not all doom and gloom on the jobs front. We arrived on the 15th May and within the first 2 weeks I had 2 interviews, one with an national Aussie company and one with the company I worked for in the UK. Both completed interviews and tests within a 10 day period and having now been here less than a month I've had great job offers from both and actually ended up with a promotion from the position I left in the UK. In the early days I saw a lot of people commenting on how bad the work situation is and that you have to drop back down the ladder again to get a job here. For those of you out there job hunting I hope this gives you the confidence that if you keep plugging away the right job may well be out there.
  3. Thanks guys, I'll be bringing some with me on the plane as Singapore give you an extra 10kg if your travelling for the first time on a PR Visa (totals 40kg) but I also got quotes of around £100 to send a 20kg toolbox on a 5 day delivery and was considering getting some extra tools there a bit quicker than the 8 weeks shipping container. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hi, looking for some advice. Has anybody sent tools by courier or air transport to Oz? I'm thinking on sending a box of tools with a courier on 5 day delivery but don't want to end up paying a hefty charge at customs in Australia. I'm guessing that as they are for my own use it shouldn't be too much of an issue but just wondered if anybody has previous experience. Any help is greatly appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hi all, Looking for a bit of advice really if any one can help. We're planning on coming over to Adelaide in May and I've been looking for work on the job sites for Management positions in building services or maintenance and there seems to be quite a few listed but having read through other posts on here it doesn't seem it is that easy or quick to find work in and around Adelaide. Does anyone have experience of how the jobs market is going in the engineering sector at the moment (mechanical, electrical and AC)? If it does take a while to find a permanent job how is the temp work out there? I'm not precious and would happily go and pick and pack in a warehouse or whatever if that's what it takes.