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    Let's get some positive threads going about Adelaide employment. What jobs are currently in demand in and around Adelaide? I know Cairns is suppose to have the highest unemployment of youth in the country at 20.1% yet they are crying out for chefs, hospitality workers, drs and nurses. However if you want an IT job forget it there isn't anything.

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    Let's get some positive threads going about Adelaide employment. What jobs are currently in demand in and around Adelaide? I know Cairns is suppose to have the highest unemployment of youth in the country at 20.1% yet they are crying out for chefs, hospitality workers, drs and nurses. However if you want an IT job forget it there isn't anything.

     

    This is exactly the kind of post which makes my head spin!:arghh: Here I am reading Ktee saying there are no jobs in IT, yet when I read the 'Job Offer' thread on the forum right now, I read other members bob-kennedy and Zebedee saying they have both recently secured work in IT??!!!! Ktee, can I ask on what basis you believe there are no IT jobs in Adelaide?

     

    My husband and I are due to arrive in Adelaide around September time and he is a very experienced dot net developer having worked permanent roles and more recently as a self-employed contractor (including some large international companies and a German bank). I am hoping to secure employment with the SA Government within the field of economic development which is my background. We live in the North East of England and the employment market here is really quite dire - even in IT! The thought of making this move and not being able to find work scares the hell out of me to be honest!!

     

    We've had our state sponsored PR visas for 3 years now and haven't made the move as in that time we have had some very sad and also happy big life events to deal with including losing parents and having a baby. We came over the Adelaide for a week in August 2012 to activate our visas and also set up work type meetings which went great for both of us - at that time the IT recruiters seemed to have a lot on their books. But I appreciate this is getting on for 3 years ago now and things may have changed!

     

    Are there any other .Net developers out there - specifically within the field of c sharp (C#)?? Its just confusing when some people are giving the message there is no IT work yet others are saying the complete opposite. We really want to settle in Adelaide, but now we're thinking about keeping all our belongings in storage in the UK when we've sold our house, giving Adelaide 3 months, and if we can't find work heading for Melbourne or Sydney. Of course we don't want to not stay in SA which you agree to do when sponsored - and you always worry that it may affect a citizenship application further down the line. But we feel if we have shown a genuine effort to settle in SA and find work, but end up not being able to find employment, it is fair enough to move on to where you can find work, and ultimately pay tax into Australia.

     

    It just seems that within the field of IT I read such varying information/comments on here and i'm trying to work out why? Really interested to hear from any other IT people out there en route to Adelaide or already there? Or any forum members who know people in this field etc?

     

    Many thanks! :smile:

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    Ktee is talking about IT work in Cairns.

     

    Oh yeah, thanks for pointing that out Jessica.

     

    Even so, I do still often read conflicting views on the IT sector in Adelaide - interested in thoughts/experience any other forum members within this field have? Specifically .Net developers (C#). Cheers

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    Oh yeah, thanks for pointing that out Jessica.

     

    Even so, I do still often read conflicting views on the IT sector in Adelaide - interested in thoughts/experience any other forum members within this field have? Specifically .Net developers (C#). Cheers

     

    It depends on the skill set really. The IT sector covers a wide range of jobs and skills and one area could be booming while another is suffering. My OH is a Business Analyst and has been in work most of the time we have been here, although it has mostly been on short term contracts. I have no idea what the C# market is like though.

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    Your concerns were our exact concerns, we almost didn't move here because of the worry about not finding work.

     

    I found work in an IT related field within 4 weeks, had 2 offers on the table. I got one offer through a recruiter and one through Seek which I applied for and then chased the director when it seemed to go quiet.

     

    I think I'm lucky in that I have a permanent position, there are a lot of contract jobs out there, which gets you the experience, but some are 3 months, and then you're stressing about a job again.

     

    I'm happy to pass on the two recruiter details I used, pm if you want them.

     

    I can't say you'll get a job easily, but I can say Adelaide is a great place to live and work and I'm glad we decided to take the risk.

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    I am a Peadiatric Nurse looking to move to to Adelaide around October time. My OH is a plasterer. We are currently having my skill assessed for migration. With this in mind i have already been offered an agency job. I'm not sure what the permenant job situation for children's nurse's is currently in Adelaide but just having something to come to is positive. Im hoping as we both have skilled jobs that we will be ok finding work? Does anyone know the job situation for tradesmen such a plasterers currently?

     

    Thanks

     

    Carrie

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    I feel physically sick! Actually unwell after reading the "reality check" posts re work. I think it's all fine and dandy to be candid, I don't believe anyone considering moving their entire life across the continents is doing it blithely!!!!!!! It's fair enough to check SEEK etc but I wonder if the way forward is to get there, speak to potential employers face to face and try to secure something that way. We have been advised that it's not what you know but who you know which will initially open doors to employment for you. Once you have that crucial Aus work experience under your belt then you are perhaps better placed. We too have state sponsored PR, and due to life events here have been unable to make the move before now. I would LOVE to make Adelaide my forever home but how easy is it to move within that first 2 years if you cannot secure employment?

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    Your concerns were our exact concerns, we almost didn't move here because of the worry about not finding work.

     

    I found work in an IT related field within 4 weeks, had 2 offers on the table. I got one offer through a recruiter and one through Seek which I applied for and then chased the director when it seemed to go quiet.

     

    I think I'm lucky in that I have a permanent position, there are a lot of contract jobs out there, which gets you the experience, but some are 3 months, and then you're stressing about a job again.

     

    I'm happy to pass on the two recruiter details I used, pm if you want them.

     

    I can't say you'll get a job easily, but I can say Adelaide is a great place to live and work and I'm glad we decided to take the risk.

     

    Would you be so kind as to PM me the two recruiters? Knowing who the good ones are, makes a big difference:smile:.

     

     

    It depends on what area of IT you are in. Some have great opportunities, others, not so.

    My OH is Infrastructure/Architect/Solutions. There are not many jobs available in his field, apparently. He is actively looking, applying and talking to recruiters etc. Mind you, he only started a few weeks ago.

     

    It is frustrating, but we are realists.

     

    We love it here and are determined to make it work, however long it takes. :smile:x

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    This is a couple of years old but gives you some ideas for Adelaide

     

    Fastest Movers – South Australia

    Construction - plant and machinery operators, up 75 per cent

    Legal - legal secretaries, up 73 per cent

    Healthcare and medical – aged care nurses, up 68 per cent

    Information and communication technology - help desk & IT personnel, up 58 per cent

    Government and defence – local government officers, up 50 per cent

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    Across Australia the following has been listed

     

    In a media release Hays director Nick Deligiannis says hiring in many sectors is back to pre-GFC levels leaving many employers “bracing for a skills shortage”.

     

    He says both part time and full time hiring has increased.

     

    Deligiannis says the skills most in demand include:

    Accountancy & Finance: Business Analysts, Financial Accountants, Management Accountants, Commercial Analysts and Change and Project Managers are in high demand. Bookkeepers and Accounts Payable candidates are needed to cope with GFC backlogs. Accounting firms will continue to seek experienced Accountants across business services, tax and audit. Larger firms will be active in graduate recruitment.

    Architecture: There is a push to secure candidates with Revit software knowledge. Business Developers, Health Planners and Senior Healthcare Architects are sought.

    Banking: Mobile lending candidates are needed as banks and non-banking institutions attempt to capture a tough mortgage market. Credit-focused Analysts, Stockbrokers and Dealers Assistants, Relationship Managers, Business Development Managers, Financial Planners in retail and Paraplanners in the non-retail space are needed.

    Construction: Contract Administrators and Estimators are the key hotspots of demand. Also in demand are Building Supervisors due to increased demand for housing, Contract Managers as businesses get new projects ready and Project Managers for building and civil construction.

    Contact Centres: Frontline customer service candidates and Telesales candidates are sought by employers in most industries.

    Education: Demand remains high for Diploma qualified Early Childhood candidates and Early Childhood Teachers. Demand also exists for qualified Secondary Teachers in mathematics, science, languages and design and technology.

    Energy: Transmission and Distribution candidates, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Design Managers, Construction Managers and Reliability Managers are all needed.

    Engineering: Civil Engineers for road and highway projects are a prime hotspot of demand. Consultancies are also seeking Senior Engineers and Principals with business development skills. Mid to senior Electrical Engineers and building services professionals with a focus on sustainability in addition to their main discipline are also sought.

    Facilities Management: Facilities professionals with a trade or engineering qualification are in high demand. Facilities Managers, Drafters and Engineers with HVAC and mechanical services experience are also sought.

    Healthcare: Enrolled and Registered Nurses, ICU specialists, emergency department Nurses and Midwives are in demand. Within allied health, there is ongoing demand for Nurses in the aged care sector and in mental health. Sonographers, Radiographers, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists are also in demand.

    Human Resources: Executive Learning & Development candidates and Culture and Leadership candidates are sought, while Generalists are needed as confidence returns. OHS specialists are needed to harmonise existing policies and drive performance.

    Information Technology: Business Analysts, Project Managers, Solutions Architects and Network Engineers are sought. Microsoft technologies remain popular and ASP.NET is on the rise. Demand for Helpdesk and Desktop candidates is growing.

    Insurance: Commercial Brokers, Underwriters, life insurance sales professionals, Claims candidates, Liability Loss Adjusters and Account Executives are all needed.

    Legal: For in-house positions, banking and finance lawyers with top-tier experience are in high demand. Within private practice, commercial and corporate lawyers are wanted, while litigation, contentious insolvency and insurance areas remain very busy.

    Logistics: A general increase in freight volumes has seen demand rise at the operator to mid-management level across transport, warehousing, supply chain and international trade sectors. Fleet Controllers, Warehouse Supervisors and Inventory Planners/Replenishment Coordinators are also needed.

    Manufacturing & Operations: As manufacturing ramps up, Middle Management and Engineering candidates are needed. Demand is also very high for Technical Engineers, Electronics Engineers and Project Managers.

    Office Support: Experienced Administrators are in high demand in departments that are becoming increasingly busier and are growing. Corporate Receptionists, Personal Assistants and entry-level candidates with one year of experience are also sought.

    Oil & Gas: Demand exists for Geoscience candidates, Project Managers, Business Development Managers, Engineers of all disciplines, Petroleum Engineers and Development Geologists.

    Pharma: Clinical Research Associates across all levels, from CRA I to Senior CRA, are in demand. There has also been an increased demand for professionals within Health Economics/Health Outcomes and for Medical Advisors.

    Policy & Strategy: Skilled Policy Officers as well as Secretariat and Program Officers continue to be in demand. In the not-for-profit sector, Project Managers with professional qualifications are required.

    Procurement: Indirect Category specialists are in high demand as organisations increase their spending. Solid Purchasing candidates and high-end Expeditors are also in short supply.

    Property: Property professionals with strong retail development experience are needed as major retail landlords prepare to deliver their development pipelines for 2011. Strong Account Managers are also needed.

    Resources & Mining: Demand exists for Mining Engineers, Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineers, Geologists, Maintenance Engineers, Supervisors and Trades, as well as Project Controls candidates.

    Retail: Retail Executives are needed as retailers change their internal structure. Merchandise Planners remain an ongoing area of high demand and short supply. Visual Merchandisers and Store Managers are seasonal needs for the peak Christmas period.

    Sales & Marketing: In response to Australia’s strengthening economy, employers are adding to their sales teams and are looking for Business Developers with a proven ability to generate new business. Demand is also evident for sales candidates with construction and related services knowledge.

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    Ktee, don't where you got the above from or even when it's dated, but under the heading property, I see a date .....the year 2011, so perhaps it's all 4 years out of date:unsure:

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    Ktee, don't where you got the above from or even when it's dated, but under the heading property, I see a date .....the year 2011, so perhaps it's all 4 years out of date:unsure:

    http://career-advice.careerone.com.au/job-hunting-strategy/employment-news/quarterly-report-skills-in-demand/article.aspx

     

    I can't see a date but you could be right.

    So come on any jobs in demand?

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    Manufacturing in SA is about dead and it will get worse if the governments, federal and state, don't pull their fingers out of their buttocks

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    Ktee, don't where you got the above from or even when it's dated, but under the heading property, I see a date .....the year 2011, so perhaps it's all 4 years out of date:unsure:

    Here we are just for you @Nobby

    2015’s jobs market will be characterised by high demand for skilled professionals who can diagnose time or cost inefficiencies and then offer solutions to improve their department or business’s performance, says recruiting expert Hays.

     

    According to the recruiter’s January to March 2015 Hays Quarterly Report, released today, as long as employers want to maintain profitability while keeping costs down, people who can offer effective process or costs solutions will be in high demand.

     

    “Employers are hiring and they have positive intentions for the year ahead,” says Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia & New Zealand. “In our conversations with employers, it’s clear that the greatest hotspots of demand will be for people who can help a business work smarter, not harder.

     

    “All departments now need people who can analyse performance, review and improve processes, reduce costs and increase efficiencies.

     

    “From Commercial Analysts in the accountancy department, to Business Analysts in the IT team and Business Development Managers in the sales department, the focus this year will be on improving the existing ways of operating while reducing costs,” said Nick.

     

    According to the Hays Quarterly Report, the following skills are just some of those in demand:

     

     

    • Hays Accountancy & Finance: Management Accountants are needed to rationalise reports and ensure employers are only creating the necessary and fundamental reports management requires. Commercial Analysts are also sought given the continuing focus on analysis, process improvement, cost reduction and increasing efficiencies.
    • Hays Architecture: All-round Architects with the ability to manage projects from concept to construction, as well as the ability to document throughout the process, are sought.
    • Hays Banking: High performance mortgage sales professionals who have their own referral networks are being sought by the major banks so that they can gain market share from their competitors.
    • Hays Construction: Due to the surge in residential developments in 2014 the competition for experienced high-rise Finishes Forepersons is at unprecedented levels. Estimators are also needed to help deliver a cost effective product by quoting and obtaining material at a competitive price.
    • Hays Contact Centres: Inbound Customer Service Representatives with solid experience in customer service from an order processing supply chain background are sought in the manufacturing, retail and industrial sectors.
    • Hays Education: There is a shortage of Early Childhood Teachers for long day care centres in Australia. Vocational and Adult Educators are also sought in business frontline management, healthcare and marketing as employers respond to the candidate shortage by training up existing staff.
    • Hays Energy: With distributors focusing on reducing the risks and costs associated with their existing assets, there is a growing need for Asset Engineers with the right mix of technical, engineering and project management skills.
    • Hays Engineering: The demand for Revit Drafters and Modellers remains strong across both mechanical and structural engineering as BIM becomes further integrated into projects.
    • Hays Facilities Management: As assets undergo technical and maintenance upgrades, Mechanical Facilities Managers with NV2 clearance and extensive knowledge of projects and facilities are in demand.
    • Hays Healthcare: Registered Nurses are sought by remote clinics, not-for-profit organisations and private hospitals. Demand for Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) specialists has also increased as organisations need to think ahead about funding issues, forward planning and staff training.
    • Hays Human Resources: The introduction of new policies, legislation and programs has fuelled demand for experienced Change Managers to ensure there is a positive impact on a company’s people and culture.
    • Hays Information Technology: As cloud computing is seen by many organisations as a way of reducing costs, improving accessibility and increasing storage capacity, Systems Engineers are highly sought after. Demand for Business Analysts will also be high as organisations continue to seek process improvement efficiencies and upgrade systems.
    • Hays Insurance: Large insurers are planning for events that may occur during Australia's bush fire season. This is creating high demand for immediately available Claims Consultants who are looking for temporary roles.
    • Hays Legal: The demand for Corporate Lawyers with more than two years’ post admission experience remains high as organisations try to keep as much work in-house as possible.
    • Hays Life Sciences: Demand is ongoing for Senior Regulatory Associates within the regulatory affairs space in the pharmaceutical industry. Candidates with experience registering new prescription medicines with innovator companies are in particular demand.
    • Hays Logistics: Warehouse Managers are sought by small to medium-sized businesses, sometimes family run, that are creating new management positions in an effort to improve the efficiency of their business.
    • Hays Manufacturing & Operations: High level Production Supervisors who can be hands-on whilst also managing the day-to-day functions of teams are sought.
    • Hays Marketing: Internal Communications Coordinators are needed to effectively communicate the changes taking place in the workplace, particularly across government departments.
    • Hays Office Support: Administrators with all-round experience are in high demand. Employers are looking for quality candidates with a range of skills on top of traditional administration abilities, such as finance, events and travel.
    • Hays Oil & Gas: As employers continue to look for cost savings and improved efficiency we have seen an increase in demand for Cost Engineers. Capital expansion and brownfields engineering projects have narrow profit margins so organisations are relying on highly qualified professionals to develop strategy and identify gaps to improve performance.
    • Hays Policy & Strategy: Data Analysts with strong statistical skills are sought to aid policy decisions by providing numerical evidence to management.
    • Hays Procurement: Strategic Sourcing Consultants who can 'win' consulting work and then undertake management of the contracts are highly sought after.
    • Hays Property: The booming residential property market has resulted in strong demand for Residential Property Managers. They are in short supply due to the low pay, long hours, demanding tenants and increase in the number of investment properties to be managed.
    • Hays Resources & Mining: Maintenance Planners are highly sought after in certain locations to maximise the performance of maintenance crews.
    • Hays Sales: Business Development Managers with a proven ability to grow businesses or enter into new markets are needed. Employers are looking for managers who can start building client relationships in order to grow their business in new regions.
    • Hays Trades & Labour: High demand for Shopfitting Carpenters has been created by a surge in residential and commercial construction in certain locations.

     

    To see the full list of skills in demand and trends for your industry, please visit www.hays.com.au/report

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    Under property again it made me smile...."short supply due to the low pay and long hours". I also wonder how much of the above refers to Adelaide, I see there is the wording...certain locations......

    mentioned

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    Got to say an employment report by Hays is about as trustworthy as a property report by a real estate agent! As a bookkeeper who works with lots of small businesses in various industries, I can't think of any that are experiencing high demand at the moment! The thing above about Manufacturing is totally wide of the mark - I know high level manufacturing managers who are doing the most basic of jobs at the moment, just to keep a wage coming in...

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    The current climate is very uncertain....Hundreds of jobs being shed weekly in Oil, Gas, and other resources sectors.

     

    Not gonna go on as you want good news i dnt have much job good news right now.

     

    HG

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    I agree with HG, I too have no good outlook for SA

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    Under property again it made me smile...."short supply due to the low pay and long hours". I also wonder how much of the above refers to Adelaide, I see there is the wording...certain locations......

    mentioned

    It's not an Adelaide article but more Australia wide so like you say there are probably parts that are untrue for SA like they would be for Cairns.

    Adelaide must have something that's going for it job wise, come on sell it to me :wink: What about nurses?

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    The current climate is very uncertain....Hundreds of jobs being shed weekly in Oil, Gas, and other resources sectors.

     

    Not gonna go on as you want good news i dnt have much job good news right now.

     

    HG

    I have seen your struggle and really feel for you, but with a lot of determination you have done well for yourself and gained lots of experience in jobs you may never have taken.

    Would you ever consider moving States?

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    That costs money as you know, plus there's all the taxes one has to pay with the move, all adds up

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    Childcare, aged care and bus drivers.

     

    I worked on a project a couple of years back recruiting bus drivers and they were short on numbers then. There is usually an advert in the job paper recruiting most weeks.

     

    My friend retrained in aged care after wanting a change from working in an office. I advised her to study with an ex colleague of mine who has a very good reputation within the aged care sector and has contacts within the industry who look for her recommendations. My friend has plenty of work and has been working 7 days a week. This is a growth area because of South Australia's ageing population.

     

    Childcare/nanny's are also growth area.

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    OH works in IT in infrastructure. His skills have been in demand from arrival and continue to be in demand. From week 3 here he has been in permanent employment and I would be confident if he decided to change jobs he would pick up work fairly easily. The company he works for recruits on a pretty regular basis, due to employees moving on to other IT roles and because there is growth within the company. Recruiters are looking for a whole package and someone who will fit well into a team/company environment, not just someone who has IT ability/skills.

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    and bus drivers.

     

    I worked on a project a couple of years back recruiting bus drivers and they were short on numbers then. There is usually an advert in the job paper recruiting most weeks.

     

    i think these drivers are a special breed with the hours, split shifts, they work and having to deal with the public, probably why there are vacancies, plus getting the licence is expensive and hard

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