Guest Shmaggle

Someone please tell me it's worth it.....

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    Guest Shmaggle

    .....and that you are happy over there!

     

    I seem to keep reading posts about how tough it is to get a job, and have now read a post that there are loads of newly qualified nurses out there without jobs, so fewer chances for UK nurses. Sigh. Is it worth a community nurse and a science teacher giving it a go? I do hope so.

     

    Especially as that flippin' ielts exam was harder than I expected, I need cheering up!

     

    Something witty from Tyke might do the trick?!

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    Hi

     

    We too saw the various posts/news of how people were finding it a struggle but if it gives you any hope we have found most of the process so far worth it (Move in August).

     

    I managed to get a job from after a few emails to one of the local Univerisities and a couple of Skype interviews. My partner has managed to get quite a bit of interest as nurse and is close to agreeing a role. We haven't just taken any job either, mine is very much a big promotion and my partner is also taking a step forward. We did a reccie at the end of May to look at suburbs, finalise jobs and a whole host of other things. We arranged meetings, tours and visits to the local hospitals before we came and visited several events here in the UK. One lady who we first met in Manchester was the same person who took us round Flinders Hospital. We have done a lot of work to get to this point, a lot of research and been on PIA and PIO forums along the way but it proves there are oppourtunites out there if you are willing to put the effort in. Still so much to do and a lot to arrange but we will give it a good go (rather try than regret). Fingers crossed things keep going so well but even if something does go wrong we know with a little hope and a bit of work we can overcome it.

     

    Good Luck

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    Guest Shmaggle

    Thanks for that positive post!

     

    What kind of nurse is your husband, how long has he been nursing?

     

    We were heading for hubbie coming over as a scientist, interviewed and offered at Flinders during recce, then grant funding not available so that fell apart in October-ish. He was made redundant here (like most scientists in Kent, in one fell swoop) and has done his teacher training (well - two weeks left!), but he did GTP...it all got more complicated. We even had primary school places sorted during our recce (last July/August), but as time goes on the kids are getting older (AS they do! Hehehe). And now hubby wants to do his NQT year here, has a job for September....blah blah blah. So now applying via me as nurse...I did the ielts to get more visa points, as I am 44 this summer....

     

    I must stop blathering on. I am a positive person, honest...!!!

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    It's worth it and we are happy. :)

     

    That's not to say the grass is always greener, or that there are no difficulties, down days, or times we think ah, shall we just go back home??! (except "home" is complicated cos for DH "home" is officially adelaide!).

     

    I know this is where we are meant to be. I can't fathom the idea of moving back, but I can tell you there are, for us, always going to be hard times. Much of that though is due to the nature of our family - inlaws here, and my family at home. So if I can stay with all that rubbish going on around me from time to time, really, you too can make it work!!!!! :D

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    .....and that you are happy over there!

     

    I seem to keep reading posts about how tough it is to get a job, and have now read a post that there are loads of newly qualified nurses out there without jobs, so fewer chances for UK nurses. Sigh. Is it worth a community nurse and a science teacher giving it a go? I do hope so.

     

    Especially as that flippin' ielts exam was harder than I expected, I need cheering up!

     

    Something witty from Tyke might do the trick?!

     

    My wife trained to be an Enrolled nurse, here in Adelaide. She has a permanent job at the RAH and loves it. She has dropped her hours so that she can study to be and RN and is a quarter the way through! We both love our jobs and have made lots of friends, English, Australian and South African.

     

    We have four kids and they love living near the sea and just the daily life in and out of school. I know there is at least one RDNS (community nursing) nurse on here but the one I know has not been online, much. I'll ask her about community nursing. Science teachers can find work here especially if they can teach year 11/12.

     

     

    Cheers,

    Cooler

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    Guest Shmaggle

    Thanks everyone! I will have a read of that other thread....

     

    Xx

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    It's worth it! The nursing is sooo much better, and as an experienced uk nurse I haven't found it hard to get a job. I was due to start with rdns but took a promotion in my current hospital instead. Rdns were keen on experienced nurses and interviewed me without a job being available then offered me one anyway, so worth getting in touch with them even if no adverts seen.

    good luck

    gill x

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    Guest Barney Rubble
    It's worth it! The nursing is sooo much better, and as an experienced uk nurse I haven't found it hard to get a job. I was due to start with rdns but took a promotion in my current hospital instead. Rdns were keen on experienced nurses and interviewed me without a job being available then offered me one anyway, so worth getting in touch with them even if no adverts seen.

    good luck

    gill x

     

    Thank you Gill :notworthy:

     

    there will be no red carpet and job offers at the airport waiting for you :nah:

     

    Mine came off the bloody golf course which was bizarre but did me well for several years.

     

    A lot of jobs don't even get to be advertised because employers look whats about and if your 'about' or they are interested it'll save interviewing 5 - 10 people :idea:

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    Yep it's worth it. Almost 6 months now and can honestly say I have never for 1 day thought anything else. With the right attitude and a bit of luck you will be alright.

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    Thanks for that positive post!

     

    What kind of nurse is your husband, how long has he been nursing?

     

    We were heading for hubbie coming over as a scientist, interviewed and offered at Flinders during recce, then grant funding not available so that fell apart in October-ish. He was made redundant here (like most scientists in Kent, in one fell swoop) and has done his teacher training (well - two weeks left!), but he did GTP...it all got more complicated. We even had primary school places sorted during our recce (last July/August), but as time goes on the kids are getting older (AS they do! Hehehe). And now hubby wants to do his NQT year here, has a job for September....blah blah blah. So now applying via me as nurse...I did the ielts to get more visa points, as I am 44 this summer....

     

    I must stop blathering on. I am a positive person, honest...!!!

     

    Sorry should have said it was Craig rather than Kathleen, Kathleen is the nurse - neurology. She only became registered in April 2011 so she didn't have that much expereince but as some of the other replies have stated with some effort and getting yourself known really pays off. The hardest thing so far was the AHPRA registration but we got through that.........eventually.

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    Something witty from Tyke might do the trick?!

     

    Jeez, how desperate are you? 'Tyke' and 'witty' hardly belong in the same sentence!

     

    Try, 'Tyke' and 'funny looking'! :biggrin:

     

    Oh and for us, yes it has been worth it. (Mind you, I don't think our life was bad before!)

     

    LC

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    .....and that you are happy over there!

     

    I seem to keep reading posts about how tough it is to get a job, and have now read a post that there are loads of newly qualified nurses out there without jobs, so fewer chances for UK nurses. Sigh. Is it worth a community nurse and a science teacher giving it a go? I do hope so.

     

    Especially as that flippin' ielts exam was harder than I expected, I need cheering up!

     

    Something witty from Tyke might do the trick?!

     

    Ok,Ok,Ok.

     

    I am just back orf my hols.

    Had fun when the taxi broke down in the middle of Sydney and we missed our flight!!!

     

    \Hence I am knackered , and know on the plonk at home with the Bedlington Terrier Gang.

     

    I'll think of something witty tomorrow.

     

    I'll just say that we all have had those bad and doubtful days.

     

    You have to ensure that you have as much in place as possible, from research to contacts here.

     

    You either have to get it out of your system - or you don't.

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    Guest Mrs Bon Jovi

    For us, it's all been worth it. We've been here almost 6 months now and have absolutely no regrets. We've worked blooming hard to get where we are now, nothing gets handed to you on a plate, but everything's going well for us. There's not been a single day when either of us has thought we've made a mistake coming.

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    Guest Shmaggle

    Thanks everyone, has perked me up!!

     

    Am hanging on now, waiting for the witty Tyke tomorrow :wink:

     

    Your comment made me laugh, Lazy Cow!!

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    It's so worth it. We have been here 3 years and never looked back. The majority of people who are settled here don't tend to go on this forum - I hardly ever post here anymore, just check out the for sale section mostly!

     

    Make the move and you'll see :-)

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    Guest Guest75

    Struggling on wittyness today - sorry!!

     

    Mrs Tyke ill :sad:, one of our doggies could possibly lose an eye due to an infection :sad:(please cross your fingers for Monday at the specialist) and I've pulled me back and have a toothache :arghh:

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    Posed???????

     

    I told you I had seen that you were involved with 'moddling'

     

    Sorry to hear about the dog and the other problems. Hope you get things sorted by next Monday

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    Guest lyn

    Yes, it is definitely worth it! As many have said already, it's not easy....if it was then many more would do it, I'm sure. I spent many a day before we came in tears worrying about whether or not it was the right decision but we've been here 4 months now and not once have I shed a tear about the decision we made. We're lucky in that we've both found good jobs very quickly (OH before we came and me since I arrived) which seems to be a rare commodity at the moment but if you work at it, you want it and you do your research then it can be everything you dreamed of and more. This website, I should add, is amazing and I've made some great friends out here already through using it!

     

    Good luck!

     

    Lyn x

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    Hi

    Yes it is worth it. I'm sure other people have posted on this thread to say that it isn't easy but we wouldn't change our decision. It was stressful when we first came over as a job offer fell through for Nick so he had to start again with the job hunting and things were tight.

    Our kids were welcomed at their school and have made great friends there which also helped with them settling in.

    I must stress though you have to do your research before you come over and make contact with key people in organisations and keep in contact with them. Adelaide is very much who you know and being in the right place at the right time.

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    We're planning on moving over in Feb 2013 and from our perspective we are going into this with our eyes wide open. I have a very good job in the UK with a decent salary and a good life but I want to try something different - more importantly we feel Oz is a better option to bring up our 3 year old daughter. My wife has family over there so that will help enormously by all accounts. We have researched for a couple of years and finally got our visa in April so it's now all systems go. I'm not naive so am not expecting to walk into the same job I have in the UK, I'm prepared to start at the bottom if need be and work my way back up. I know it will be hard and it's not all looking through rose tinted spectacles but we'll give it a damn good go and if it doesn't work out so be it. I know a few people who have come over and left within a year but their attitude was all wrong - they were holding out for the right job. I'll take anything I can get to start with and move on from there. I don't want to be looking back in 10 years time and saying "what if" so we're going for it. We're sure it will be worth it...

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    Thanks for the great replies, and sorry for your troubles Tyke.

     

    And Tomjonesdad (you must be very old!) that is exactly what I said to a friend today. I don't want to say, 10 years time, why didn't we give it a try.....

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