richard300

Whats the climate like for jobs at the moment and the next 12 months?

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    My wife, myself and our two young children hope to be in Adelaide this time next year..... I am optimistic and excited about our new life BUT the job climate for myself worries me.

     

    My wife is a specialist Diabetes Nurse and in one discipline or another has been nursing for 11 years (she studied at Sheffield University) and she also is an 'educator' for Diabetes - So 'hopefully' she will be able to find work quite easily??

     

    However, whilst i have a good job in the UK, I did not go to University and have not been in a vocational career for any significant number of years...

    I have some professional qualifications, namely NEBOSH certification in Occupational Health & Safety but i doubt that is relevant in OZ?

     

    So, i don't expect to be on the equivalent $73,000pa in Australia, but it would be quite nice to think i stand a chance of (a) finding employment and (b) working for more than minimal wage....

     

    I am very flexible, and in a lot of ways would like to shed my white collar management role for something more hands on/blue collar like working in the Manufacturing/automotive industry, become a HGV driver or do Fly in/fly out work.

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    My husband is an electrician and we have been here for 7 1/2 months. He has had to go back to college here, sit exams and also work for 3 months on a really low wage to get a log book together before he gets given his Australian a class electrical licence just to do what he had been doing in the UK for the last 30 years. He applied for literally hundreds of jobs but every job in this country it seems you need a licence for, even for turning the go stop signs at road works- I'm not joking there either. There seems like there always jobs advertised for HGV drivers so my advice to you would be get every driving licence you can get under your belt in the UK and you'll be able to work out here. I'm not too sure if you will have to re- do some of them here but having them in the first place may help. It would be worth looking into that. I just know that there always seems to be HGV jobs advertised. Good luck what ever you choose and hold on tight, you've got a crazy ride ahead of you, all worth it though, Clare

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    We've just had a change of government from a labor (pro jobs) to a conservative (pro business). We will all have a better idea of the future over the coming months.

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    I have a good friend (an aussie) who is a diabetes educator here, so if your wife has any questions I'm sure she would be happy to help. Let me know, and I'll get her permission to pass on her email to you.

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    Plenty of Truck Driving jobs if you do heavy rigid or heavy combo. Do you licence over here as its the only licence they won't transfer , you would just have to redo it when you got here . I work for Active Tree Services and they are always looking for workers , the minimum truck licence you would is Medium Rigid, we just don't have enough drivers. Not enough decent ones .

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    Plenty of Truck Driving jobs if you do heavy rigid or heavy combo. Do you licence over here as its the only licence they won't transfer , you would just have to redo it when you got here . I work for Active Tree Services and they are always looking for workers , the minimum truck licence you would is Medium Rigid, we just don't have enough drivers. Not enough decent ones .

     

    What sort of wage would an HGV driver be on? I work in IT support but plan on doing some licences if I can't find work.

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    What sort of wage would an HGV driver be on? I work in IT support but plan on doing some licences if I can't find work.

    Anything between $19 to $30 per hour depends on what trucks you drive MR to HR would be lower scale .

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    What sort of wage would an HGV driver be on? I work in IT support but plan on doing some licences if I can't find work.

    Hi, don't worry about that, here in Adelaide almost all of the advertised jobs in IT are service desk and IT Support jobs, so I think you will be fine :)

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    Hi, don't worry about that, here in Adelaide almost all of the advertised jobs in IT are service desk and IT Support jobs, so I think you will be fine :)

     

    Just go on Seek there are loads of IT jobs , that's if you want to stay in IT .

     

    Thanks guys good to hear positive feedback on jobs, the agencies I have been in contact with have said get in contact as soon as we land and finding work shouldn't be a problem, just covering all bases really.

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