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Old 03-21-2009, 05:11 AM
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Hello all,
My name is Jeremy and I am from Phoenix, AZ. I have been wanting to move to Australia for about 5 years now.
I was in the U.S. Navy, always tried to get a trip to Australia but never did get the chance. I did electronics while I was in, but now that I am out I am still doing it but also going for my degree in engineering in the meantime.
My company that I work for now has a branch there so I think I will just try to transfer. If that doesn't work out I haven't a clue where to look.

I have been dreaming of moving for so long now, but unfortunately I don't think I will be moving for another 4 or 5 years... still need to finish my degree, sell the house, find a job, find another home, etc etc... but I still want to be fully prepared when I do.
What are the people like? Hows the culture? Is there a good industry for electronics and engineering?

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Old 03-21-2009, 02:37 PM
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Hi kubo and welcome to the forum.
Re a move to Australia, we are going to have greater unemployment for a few years a bit like anywhere with the global economic mess but engineers like most more highly skilled professions ought to have it easier getting work than a lot.
I'm not too sure just how much we do in way of electronics manufacture, probably pretty small actually but service side ought to have demand and I'd reckon Dept. of Defence as a civillian emploee would even be worth looking at.

Have a look at our Visas and Immigration section and you'll see various posts there re what's involved on immigration or just go to Department of Immigration & Citizenship and follow your nose for it's a well layed out site.

People/culture wise, we're probably as much like Americans as you would find in any other country, similar background re emigrants from Europe, our initial ones being convicts rather than founding fathers, we like our sport and beer, maybe even more so than in US because we do not have the ice/snow restricting us but then it means Ice Hockey is not huge here either but four codes of football, cricket more so than baseball, but some of that and basketball and all water sports are popular too.

Even though the US has its open spaces, ours are far more given we have only about 20 M in roughly same land size and other than Sydney and Melbourne as two largest cities, a few about 1M in population and a few at a few hundred thousand, we then quickly drop off to country cities of about 30,000 to 100,000 and then many smaller towns/villages, climate ranging from temperate to tropical.

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