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  1. Natalie

    6 Months in and finding it hard

    Thanks for your help, I will certainly look into the agencies you have mentioned! What? 4-5 pages! That's rediculous! I thought mine was bad being on two! I might have to rework it then!
  2. Natalie

    6 Months in and finding it hard

    Well I did call centre work in the UK (insurance) but there's nothing with hour's that suit to fit around childcare, ideally I was after evening work, but they don't seem to have that here.
  3. Natalie

    6 Months in and finding it hard

    OK, yeah I'm with an agency but the majority of jobs are full-time and so I'm not able to take them.
  4. Natalie

    6 Months in and finding it hard

    Oh really? It's worth a try, thanks for the tip. I will redo my CV. Thanks!
  5. Natalie

    6 Months in and finding it hard

    OK thanks guys! I will take a closer look at the requirements. Many thanks!
  6. Natalie

    6 Months in and finding it hard

    Hi! Thanks for both your replies! With childcare, we're not entitled to any rebate/help etc. So my daughter is in preschool but only 2 days a week, she can go to OSHC with my son but I've been unable to find work on those particular days, I may have to wait until January to get work. I've even applied for work in fast food chains etc, but they tend employ juniors only.......it's really frustrating because I want to work. Yes I will try and explain my visa better when applying for jobs which may help. Unfortunately I do have a criteria to meet also for PR. It says that I need to work or study for 12 consequetive months. ......but I have good news on that front, I have been accepted on a course which will also help me to get work! So things are looking up! Plus since I've joined poms we've made a few lovely new friends! So many thanks, I wish I had joined sooner!
  7. Natalie

    6 Months in and finding it hard

    Hi Everyone! Myself and my family (partner and son and daughter) arrived here on 29th December 2016. We had just 4 weeks to sort a house rental, school, preschool etc and try and find work. ....... Well the kid's have settled which is great! But me and my partner are struggling a little. It's been really hard for me to find part time work that fits around the kid's, etc as childcare is just so unaffordable right now. I think a lot of my problems have been with my visa 489 (skilled state sponsored ) temporary visa. My partner is a bricklayer and as long as we both work for 12 consecutive months, after 2 years we can apply for permanent residency. - which is what we want to do, but because we're temporary at the moment it seems to go against us..... Anyway, if anyone has any advicethey can give us? Or has anyone been in a similar situation? It would be great to connect with other brits too, and hear your experiences. Thanks! Natalie

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