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Regis Aged Care are they a good company?

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    Asking for a friend who's thinking of coming over to work for Regis, she's been told they have a position for her but she's a bit sceptical I've never heard of them personally and I work in aged care ....can anyone tell me if they are a good employer to work for ? And if it's normal practice for positions to be offered to people overseas ? She's been for a formal interview in London about it any help would be appreciated as she needs to make a decision shortly thanks

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    Is the job on the SOL or CSOL? Figuring it is if they are looking overseas.

     

    I've never heard of them but then its not an area I am familiar with here. They defo exist http://www.regis.com.au/

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    Thank you that's about all I know at this stage

     

     

     

    Is the job on the SOL or CSOL? Figuring it is if they are looking overseas.

     

    I've never heard of them but then its not an area I am familiar with here. They defo exist http://www.regis.com.au/

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    I'd guess she is looking at management level somewhere so that perhaps would be a different kettle of fish to how a caregiver out in the community might find it. I'd expect/hope it would run to a decent standard given its size.

     

    It appears to be a big company.

     

    http://www.afr.com/business/health/aged-care/estia-japara-or-regis--which-agedcare-stock-should-you-buy-20150917-gjoqbl

     

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/670m-payday-for-regis-founders-as-aged-care-group-floats-20141006-10r4kr.html

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    It's in a nursing capacity not management as you can imagine she's unsure whether to give it all up to work for them for a period...but as we all know is scary doing anything like that thanks for the comments

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    If its nursing and the offer is there, its that big decision for her. TBH I think most of these companies are similar. Big business, care staff, management, big bosses and so on.

     

    It really comes down to if its a 457 sponsorship if she is prepared for what that might entail and that if it goes pearshaped she has a limited period of time to find a new sponsor. Or if she is offered the chance of PR what she would want to do then.

     

    Lots of nurses come over to work in Aus.

     

    Just one thing, if it is a 457 and she has kids in school, depending on the state she would be liable for school fees at state schools which could be thousands of $$, state dependant, iirc. Not just the few hundred dollars each year but a full fee.

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    No kids and as far as I'm aware they are not sponsoring her so you can understand her concern

     

     

    If its nursing and the offer is there, its that big decision for her. TBH I think most of these companies are similar. Big business, care staff, management, big bosses and so on.

     

    It really comes down to if its a 457 sponsorship if she is prepared for what that might entail and that if it goes pearshaped she has a limited period of time to find a new sponsor. Or if she is offered the chance of PR what she would want to do then.

     

    Lots of nurses come over to work in Aus.

     

    Just one thing, if it is a 457 and she has kids in school, depending on the state she would be liable for school fees at state schools which could be thousands of $$, state dependant, iirc. Not just the few hundred dollars each year but a full fee.

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    No kids and as far as I'm aware they are not sponsoring her so you can understand her concern

     

    If she has done the legwork and already has a visa in place, then having a job to come to would make a world of difference and would be a good thing to come over and start off on. Having a job before arrival is a big thing for those making a permanent move. Most have to do so without this in place.

     

    If its a 457 visa for her to take the job then she needs to understand the potential pitfalls and limitations of this visa. However, if she is only wanting to do it for a few years this could work well for her. However, if she loses or leaves her job she has I think 90 days to find a new sponsor or leave the country.

     

    https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/457-

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    Thank you snifter I'll ask about her visa

     

     

    If she has done the legwork and already has a visa in place, then having a job to come to would make a world of difference and would be a good thing to come over and start off on. Having a job before arrival is a big thing for those making a permanent move. Most have to do so without this in place.

     

    If its a 457 visa for her to take the job then she needs to understand the potential pitfalls and limitations of this visa. However, if she is only wanting to do it for a few years this could work well for her. However, if she loses or leaves her job she has I think 90 days to find a new sponsor or leave the country.

     

    https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/457-

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