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Ecoman 12-09-2014 01:09 AM

Finding a 457 visa as an environmental consultant
 
Some years ago I lived in Australia with a WH visa which by now has expired. I really like the country and would like to return with another working visa.
I have studied ecology and environmental preservation (B.Ss) and I have looked into job opportunities on that field. The problem is that I have seen very few job offers in that area and many of them are government based- so no sponsorship.

Suitable positions on the consolidated sponsored occupations list would probably be the following:
Environmental consultant
Environmental manager
Park ranger
Environmental research scientist?

Has anyone been sponsored on that field? Where did you look for job offers? Are there any recruitment agencies that especially deal with that field? Any advice?

Maggie-May24 12-09-2014 01:25 AM

I've no experience in that field, but in general seek.com.au is the main internet site for jobs in Australia. If you use that site, you can filter by category/sub-category (i.e. Science & Technology/Environmental and then search by job title ("Environmental" got 42 hits).

Scrolling through the advertisers for those postings may give you an idea of agencies that work in this field (I noticed one that has several posting).

IndyMama 12-09-2014 02:45 AM

You might also try waterjobs.com.au if your ecological management interests trend toward water resources.

Ecoman 12-14-2014 12:33 AM

Thanks for your answers :)

Ive been doing more research lately and it seems that this field is overproduced even in Australia. It is actually quite surprising, because university education in Australia is expensive, still it is popular among students. Unfortunately many fail to find a decent job after graduation, because of the lack of jobs. Especially if they lack experience.

Well university education in my country is for free (if your high school results are good enough and you manage to get into uni first place).

I will continue looking for a qualified job, but there is certainly lot of competition. Of course many companies prefer citizens.

Any other experience, anyone?

Ecoman 12-15-2014 02:11 AM

Thanks for the answer.

Yes, I have been to that forum before. There is some information regarding that particual field.

Indeed, the field of environmental sciences seems to be overproduced in Australia. Many graduates who lack experience, fail in entering the labor market. So there is a lot of competiton even between citizens. I have not seen any company advertise a sponsorship option yet.

Well I know that Australian education is quite expensive. I got my degree for free which is nice. Still it surprises me that many people choose to pay a lot of many for a degree in a field, where there are few jobs.

I could probably be sponsored by an abattoir or by a farm, but I would really prefer working on my own field.

IndyMama 12-18-2014 04:44 AM

Hey Ecoman I recently discovered envirojobs.com.au looks like it might be up your alley


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