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Old 08-03-2011, 10:48 PM
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Hello from Scotland

Hello friends.

Just as a quick intro, I am a Civil Engineer in the Highways industry with 2 years experience. I believe that a Working Holiday Visa and seeking work when I arrive is the most realistic method of finding vocational/ short-term contract work.

I hope that I can get sponsorship which will extend my 6 month working allowance in one particular company to perhaps 2-3 years!

Any advice is very welcome...

P.s. I am looking to book flights for end of September 2011


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Old 08-04-2011, 01:37 AM
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Hello friends.

Just as a quick intro, I am a Civil Engineer in the Highways industry with 2 years experience. I believe that a Working Holiday Visa and seeking work when I arrive is the most realistic method of finding vocational/ short-term contract work.

I hope that I can get sponsorship which will extend my 6 month working allowance in one particular company to perhaps 2-3 years!

Any advice is very welcome...

P.s. I am looking to book flights for end of September 2011
It is absolutely the right thing to do - get here on a WHV - then you have the option of 2 years here (as long as you do three months qualifying in an outback or rural job) during that time you can find someone to sponsor you.
Check out Visitoz.org if wanting a guaranteed rural job to get the 2nd visa done and dusted.
Joanna


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Old 08-04-2011, 10:59 PM
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It is absolutely the right thing to do - get here on a WHV - then you have the option of 2 years here (as long as you do three months qualifying in an outback or rural job) during that time you can find someone to sponsor you.
Check out Visitoz.org if wanting a guaranteed rural job to get the 2nd visa done and dusted.
Joanna
Thanks Joanna

I believe that major civil engineering work will constitute that and hopefully if i seal engineering work, then by default I can extend my stay.

What I am really wondering about is how to go about getting recognized prior to coming over, I realise no-one is gonna employ a holiday-maker until they are actually there but it would be good to arrange to meet with some people before I head over. I guess the key is to bypass HR if I can and get networking...


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Old 08-05-2011, 01:21 AM
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I am not sure about civil engineering work qualifying for the second visa - but I know that mining is and also building construction. Anyway it is very easy to look up the rules on the Immigration web site Department of Immigration & Citizenship
You have two years to find a suitable company, so my advice is not to stress now, get here, find your feet, get some work behind you (so someone can give you an Aussie reference) and then go about seeking out the top dollar companies in the cities. You probably know the names of some top British civil engineering companies - go on line and see if you can find out if they have any projects going in Oz and then approach them. Anyway - you have bags of time. Good luck and if you want any help give us a shout or our son Will in the UK - his phone number is 07966 528 644. We came here from Portinnisherrich (near Dalmally) in 1991 and you will find there are heaps of other Scots in Oz.


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