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    Guest simond1

    :confused:Hi

     

    Just a quick question. Im have having a chicken before egg problem. Im an electrician and I need to get on site experiance before I can get an A class licence. Problem is no one will touch me without my licence. Is there a magical spell that other uk sparkys have used to convince Australian employers ? also is there such a place as a job centre or is it all online only.

     

    Many thanks

     

     

    Simon:xmas13:

     

    dont know how i got santa here

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    Hello Simon, trust me you are not alone, I'm in exactly the same position, and I know others like us are out there. Some have had to give up on being a sparky and do some crap jobs. From what I can make out, Adelaide seems to be in a bit of a slump, electricians seem to be pouring into Adelaide like water as well, which isn't helping. Been told lots of companys prefer Poms, but I guess they need bigger jobs to slot you into. Unfortunately the Aussie licence system is based on college time served, as with so many other careers here. So when we arrive this shoots some of us in the foot. Bit frustrating to go through all we've been through and get stuck in this position. Personally I think there should be a system in place where Aus employers get us for a bit of a bargain while we do work experience, and I mean that for all trades. Staying positive still though, not taking it too personally, the licence is essentially a work permit and from what I've seen here electrics wise, there are those that have it who shouldn't.

    Let me know if you find the magic wand, if 300 other sparks post on here we're f*^"ed. In the meantime as my applications get nowhere, I shall take solice in the sentence f^"* em if they can't spot talent!

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    Guest HRHelp

    Where are you (geographically?). There are places to help you through this maze - and it all depends on where you live! If South of Adelaide its me in the first instance (but email me anyway and i can put you in touch with who you can talk to in your area) bh@developmentatwork.com

     

    This may help too:

    Skills Gap Training for Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Electricians, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics

    If you are a recently arrived Migrant with a *pre-migration assessment in one of the

    trades above, you may be eligible for funded skills gap training.

    The Department of Further Employment, Education, Science and Technology (DFEEST), through

    Skills Recognition Services (SRS) is offering funding towards skills gap training up to the

    Certificate III level. This training can assist you in applying for Workers Registration through

    Consumer Business Services for a trade licence without restriction.

    This opportunity supports recently arrived migrants who have an *Offshore Technical Skills

    Record or if a Gas Fitter a pre-migration assessment through *Trades Recognition Australia.

    Priority will be given to State Sponsored Migrants.

    This funding is available for a limited time only.

    For more information contact Skills Recognition Services on 1800 658 887, email

    dfeestsrs@sa.gov.au or visit SRS at the Ground Floor, 55 Currie Street, Adelaide, during business hours

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    Hi HRHelp, thank you for your input into this subject, but the issue is not the gap training requirements. I have already been through and completed your aforementioned skills gap training at my own expense, and I suspect OP has as well. When you arrive with an offshore technical skills record, you are required to complete a period of work experience as well as college time. Its the work experience bit that is difficult to complete. Probably the current economic climate thats stalled us, unfortunately the vetassess process needs a strong job market or helpful contacts. Really appreciate postive input though, its a long way to come to be unemployed.

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    Guest HRHelp

    I'm finding it tough to reply via this system. Do call me as i have a suggestion that will help you to find soem relevant work experience - i cna refer you free if you live in Onkaparinga - Holdfast Bay (South of Adelaide) 8322 8455 bh@developmentatwork.com

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