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Not on skilled occupations list = no hope?!

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Old 03-09-2011, 06:59 PM
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Not on skilled occupations list = no hope?!

Hi all,

I have been thinking about a move to Australia from the UK for a while now as I would like to start a career there. There are a number of reasons for this, weather, lack of uk opportunites and I am also a private pilot who would enjoy the cheaper costs of flying.

I am a graduate, first class bachelor's degree in Aviation Technology, currently employed as an office clerk. My degree isn't in engineering and my occupation not on the SOL list.

I was wondering if going on a working holiday may open up an oppourtunity to become sponsored by an Australian employer, as doing this from the UK would be very difficult? Or is it just get a skill that is on the list!?

Any help would be apprieciated


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Old 03-09-2011, 10:50 PM
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What opportunities there may be will depend on what occupation a degree in Aviation Technology is actually good for and you could start with a look through A-Z Occupations List - Australian Skills Recognition Information

Quite a few people do come out to Australia on a WHV and do have success with getting sponsorship so it is a good concept for you to see what you think of Australia, plenty more clear blue skies about for sure though they can be cloudy at times too.

If you are young enough and get in during your WHV and do three months of seasonal work or WWOOF Australia Official Website in a region you can apply for a second WHV and so have longer to see what you can do, maybe even meet someone for a family visa sponsorship.

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thank you for your help. I think my best option is to try a WHV so i will look further into that.


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