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    Hi

     

    I am moving to Adelaide Feb 2012.

     

    I am currently working in the UK for a defence contractor called Thales.

     

    Could anybody tell me if there is a Thales located at Edinburgh Science Park or within that area.

     

    Work are dragging their feet.

     

    Any tips for when we arrive would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Cheers

    Mark

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    You may struggle to get security clearance to work for a defence company in Australia. Unless you have something to offer that cannot be found locally then you may have to wait until your a citizen before working in Defence.

     

    I got lucky working at BAE by working on an overseas contract where security clearance wasn't needed, but once that work had dried up I was pretty stuck.

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    AussieRob

     

    Do you still work for BAE?

     

    Previous Thales members off staff have transferred to Oz, without any problems.

     

    I was hoping to transfer myself, but I cannot get a clear answer from anybody if there is a Thales site at Adelaide.

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    Hi

     

    You can transfer Security Clearance between UK and Oz although it isn't easy!

     

    Make contacts on LinkedIn (its big over here) and try to contact people from Thales - pm me if you need details but I have some Thales links on my profile although they all seem to be in Victoria!

     

    Good luck

     

    Jo

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    No sorry, I moved into Automotive before I was pushed. As I say I couldn't work on Commonwealth projects without clearance. There was 1 English guy who the company jumped through hoops to get clearance for, but that was because he was an Aircraft engineer, even then it took 9 months. There are admin jobs where you don't need clearance, but most jobs will.

     

    If you can get clearance you will be laughing as there are a lot of defence contractors in the north of the city, Raytheon, BAE, Saab, Boeing, Lockheed, AWD, plus others....

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    No sorry, I moved into Automotive before I was pushed. As I say I couldn't work on Commonwealth projects without clearance. There was 1 English guy who the company jumped through hoops to get clearance for, but that was because he was an Aircraft engineer, even then it took 9 months. There are admin jobs where you don't need clearance, but most jobs will.

     

    The current international agreements between UK and Australia allows the transfer of a "live" security clearance Like I said it is difficult and a lot of HR advisors are not aware of the regulations or procedures. There is a simple form to complete by the Employer to set the ball rolling - the problem is actually with the backlog of work by the Company conducting the actual transfer and validation of clearance but it is possible (and lengthy!)

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    Guest Mitchell

    I currently work for BAE in IT not on a project and so don't need clearance. I've been told I can get it but it's a huge hassle do they won't unless it's really needed. Once I'm officially an Aussie they'll just put it through as it's useful. If you can find a support role or a project that doesn't require clearance it's all good :)

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