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Old 10-20-2010, 04:55 PM
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Hi, my name is Johan, Iīm 29 years young from Sweden.

Me and my oldest friend are going to Sydney in a couple of days (26 oct). We have been planning this move for nearly 2 years, and this summer we took the final step by booking plane tickets.
We are both really excited and canīt really believe it is true.

Our main goal is to find work, me as a mechanichal engineer (4 years of exp.) and my friend as an economist (3 years exp)
We both hold diplomas from higher educations.

I do not really know how long we will stay in Australia, but as long as we like it and donīt miss home to much.

See you in the forum!

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Old 10-23-2010, 02:51 AM
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Welcome to the forum Johan and lots of Swedes ahve enjoyed Australia, especially in Australian Open Tennis season of past decades when there were more prominent Swedish players and good things have come from Sweden too - ABBA if not always SAABs or Volvos.
It'll depend on what field of mechanical engineering you have had experience in but you may want to consider either Queensland or WA as both states have a lot of resources projects on the go and planned.
You could still be based in Capital cities and so econpmist type work also a possibility.
I assume you are on a WHV and for engineering work you may find some work easier to get if you get your qualifications accredited with EA if not already done.
Meanwhile, both of you ought to go and try something different for a bit, get three months of seasonal regional work done and then you could apply for a second WHV.

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Old 11-03-2010, 05:34 AM
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Thanks for you answer

This is my second week here in Sydney and I think it is a really cool place, its so different from home and I like it (but what do I know, only been here a week and a half).
So last week me and my pal scored this cool flat down at the beach in Bondi, (got some advice how to manage the application
So now that the flat is taken care of I will head on to getting a job and I have some ideas.
I used to work with catia v5 and I am really good at it, so i thought that I would call dassaults agent here in Australia and try to get some names of companies that uses catia V5.
From here on I will post my job-questions.
Thank you for keeping this forum up!

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Old 11-05-2010, 03:06 PM
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hello johan,

Enjoy your stay. Wish to hear more from you here on the boards.

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Old 11-06-2010, 04:34 AM
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Thanks everyone.

My first impression of is Sydney is that it is a great place,its really different from home. Its a really green City, with trees all over, its vibrant, things going on all the time (for god and bad), its a real "sex n the city"-city, havenīt been out much but I am amazed of the things I seen.

I will keep you updated on how things evolve!


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