Australia launches six best jobs in the world campaign

by Ray Clancy on March 14, 2013

in Australia Travel

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Australia launches six best jobs in the world campaign

Young people around the world are being encouraged to apply for what are being described as the best jobs in the world in Australia. Six jobs in particular are being pushed as the best as part of an initiative promoting opportunities provided by Australia’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) programme.

They each come with a six month salary package worth A$100,000 including living costs. The jobs are Chief Funster in New South Wales, Outback Adventurer in the Northern Territory, Park Ranger in Queensland, Wildlife Caretaker in South Australia, Lifestyle Photographer in Melbourne and Taste Master in Western Australia.

Andrew McEvoy, managing director of Tourism Australia said that it is a way to entice more young people from around the world to come to Australia to visit but also to work, helping to fill many unfilled tourism jobs across the country.

A few years ago Ben Southall from the UK took up the challenge when he got what was then described as the best job in the world as an island caretaker on the Great Barrier Reef. ‘Unfortunately for me, my time is up. But luckily The Best Job in the World is back. This time there’s not one, but six amazing jobs in Australia up for grabs,’ he said. At the heart of the campaign is a global competition involving six of Australia’s State and Territory Tourism Organisations, each offering their own unique best job as a prize. Those applying should be aged 18 to 30.

‘For many young people, Australia’s working holiday visa programmes provide the economic means to fund travel plans, and this is at the heart of our new campaign. Despite recent challenges such as the high Australian dollar and the global financial crisis affecting some of Australia’s traditional Western markets, the youth traveller segment remains an important part of Australia’s visitor mix,’ explained McEvoy.

Quote from AustraliaForum.com : “What do you all do with your resume? Those of you who aren’t from English speaking countries, like me?”

‘These six jobs represent the very best of our country such as our breath taking landscapes and scenery, our unique nature and wildlife, great food and wine and, of course, our huge sense of fun,’ he added. Competition is tough and applications are already flooding in from people from 196 countries in the first few days of the competition with many more expected in the coming weeks.

The United States has so far provided the greatest number of applications at 38,000, followed by France at 33,000, the United Kingdom at 32,000 and Italy at 30,000 with 25,000 Australians also applying. Applicants can apply online and will be asked to select the job they wish to apply for and complete a simple entry form. Once the application is completed they will receive an e-mail asking them to upload a 30 second video explaining why they should get the job.

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memeweaver March 14, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Of course if you're an Australian who has gathered a ton of incredible experience working overseas, the response when you come back is "sorry, you're overqualified"

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