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Old 06-12-2013, 02:59 AM
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Question New welder just wants a chance!

Hi guys!

Im new here and have been trying a few forums around and this one seems to have some really helpful info being shared. Im hoping someone out there can help!

A bit about me:
Im a 24 year old Brit who has recently completed my CGLI 3268 Certificate in Welding Skill (Level 1 in both MIG and TIG) in the UK after finishing University and attaining my BA Business Administration. I also have completed an HABC Level 1 Award in the Principles of Health and Safety.

I have been desperate to get a start in welding/boiler-making or similarly related field. I am incredibly hard working and while I am sure that everyone says that, I know this to be one of my core strengths. I am a very fast and diligent learner and eager to work hard to build a career for myself. I am currently in Brisbane visiting my brother, and having seen the lifestyle and after meeting some amazing people, I can say without a doubt that this is where I want to be.

I have searched high and low online and made countless phone calls but it seems that no matter where I look (UK or Australia) no where seems to be willing to hire someone with little/no experience. I understand the risks that are involved in taking a 'gamble' on someone without a proven track record but I also know within myself how hard I am willing to work.

I guess my main problem has been trying to solve the riddle of "how do you get experience without having any experience?"

It really would be a massive help if someone out there could help me out with a referral or a point in the right direction. I am at my whits end and really just need some help to get my foot in the door somewhere and to prove my abilities and determination.

Thanks a lot for taking the time to read my thread, sorry it's a bit long !

Regards,
Greg


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Old 06-12-2013, 04:23 AM
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yo Greg, i believe you got the skills but just need patient and time to look for 1st job.
Why not looking for O&G industries which i think you'd have better chance there? Aim for big tier company, my friend


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Old 06-12-2013, 04:40 AM
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Cheers for the reply Nemesis!

I've tried loads of companies both big and small in many different industries. Im really hoping someone could give me the name of a contact or a lead that might be able to help.

I really do appreciate your help mate and thanks again for the reply!

- Greg


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Old 09-24-2013, 12:17 PM
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However you decide to proceed, you will need a skills assessment in Australia before you can get a working visa to work in your trade. "Visa Ready" will give you a huge advantage when seeking a job in Oz, even from overseas. PM me if you would like some advice on how to go about it.


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Old 09-25-2013, 09:30 AM
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Quick question Greg - are you currently on a Visitor or Working Holiday Visa?
If you are not on the latter, they won't even entertain you.


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Old 09-25-2013, 09:38 AM
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However you decide to proceed, you will need a skills assessment in Australia before you can get a working visa to work in your trade. "Visa Ready" will give you a huge advantage when seeking a job in Oz, even from overseas. PM me if you would like some advice on how to go about it.
That's a great offer- but it would be more helpful if you posted publicly, as the question was Public forum for the good of all those looking in & reading etc..


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Old 09-25-2013, 09:51 AM
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Cheers for the reply Nemesis!

I've tried loads of companies both big and small in many different industries. Im really hoping someone could give me the name of a contact or a lead that might be able to help.

I really do appreciate your help mate and thanks again for the reply!

- Greg
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That's a great offer- but it would be more helpful if you posted publicly, as the question was Public forum for the good of all those looking in & reading etc..
Apologies, but being new to the forum, I'm not sure what I can and can't post.
I'll be happy to repost my offer on the main forum if thats allowed.


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Offer to do work experience for free to get experience

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