Got a Skilled Trade? Take your ticket to Victoria, Australia
The Government of Australian state, Victoria, wants to attract more skilled and business migrants to Victoria and maximise their contribution to our economic development through skills, investment and jobs.
The Victorian economy continues to grow and needs skilled workers across a range of industries including engineering, teaching and construction. Victoria’s share of skilled and business migrants increased from 19 per cent in 1999 to around 25 per cent in 2007 and the State’s skilled migrant needs look like staying on the rise. The UK is Victoria’s second largest source of skilled migrants.
British nurse, Fiona Denton–Bell, once an Occupational Health Advisor with the British Transport Police, chose to move with her three children to Geelong, to be a nursing agency Health and Safety Advisor. Geelong is a city of over 150,000 on the shores of Corio Bay, near the State Capital, Melbourne.
“Professionally the area has several organisations which need people with my type of experience. The schools are ideal for my children and the standards of education are excellent,” said Ms Denton-Bell.
British carpenter Bob Viner, along with his wife Jane and their four children, moved to Geelong in 2005, seeking a new lease on life.
“I was travelling two hours each way to work in London, seven days a week,” Mr. Viner said. “We wanted a change and decided to take the plunge and migrate.” Bob and Jane’s decision to choose Victoria was based on lifestyle, climate and work opportunities. Now they can’t imagine living anywhere else.
“My carpentry skills are in high demand in Victoria so finding work was easy,” Mr. Viner said.
These are just some of the Victorian industries with vacancies:
Health Professionals - dentists, midwives, nurses, radiation therapists, hospital pharmacists and occupational therapists
Automotive trades - motor mechanics, auto electricians, panel beaters
IT Professionals - IT programmers, managers and computer system auditors
Teachers - pre-primary and kindergarten
Mechanical and fabrication engineers - fitters, metal machinists, toolmakers and 1st Class welder and sheet metal workers
Construction – roofers, tilers and carpenters and joiners.
There are also demands in hairdressing, marine construction, furniture trades and cabinet making.
General Information on Victoria: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria%2C_Australia
Check out the State: http://www.visitvictoria.com/
To ascertain what prospects Victoria offers, it may be helpful to contact a qualified Immigration Advisory service such as LIVE IN australia.com (LIA), headquartered in Melbourne.
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