Brits in demand as Australia visits the UK to find new skilled workers – Australian Visa Bureau

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Despite the high wages and great standard of living, Australia's demand for skilled workers is yet to be satisfied. As a result, the Australian government is coming to the UK to try and find more workers, and the Australian Visa Bureau can help make sure you don't miss out on what could be the chance of a lifetime.

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Skilled British workers are being targeted by the Australian immigration department.

If you use the free skills assessment at the Australian Visa Bureau’s website, you can see the sort of questions you’ll need to answer and find out immediately whether or not you’re eligible to apply.

While Europe may be struggling to find ways to support itself financially, the Australian economy’s resilience goes from strength to strength and has now reached such a level that it needs skilled migrant workers to continue fuelling its booming industries.

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will be running a series of Australia immigration events in London, Manchester and Dublin throughout February in an attempt to help some of the UK’s finest workers in the Engineering and Trades industry and the Healthcare industry begin the process of applying for an Australian visa.

Firstly, Skills Australia, the independent body which advises the Australian government on its workforce needs, will be holding a three day event in London between the 25th and 27th February which will provide an opportunity for skilled workers to hear directly from Australian employers and what they can offer.

On the 29th of February, a free Migration Open Day will be held in Manchester the majority of Australia’s states and territories will be holding migration seminars to help put people in touch with employers and state departments willing to sponsor workers for an Australian working visa.

While both of these events are free to anyone, attendance is by invitation only and successful applicants will be informed of the address beforehand.

In order to attend the London event you must also be under 50 years old, have good spoken and written English, have an interest in moving to Australia and relevant skills or qualifications in the health or engineering and trade industries.

Attendance to both of these events is severely limited and priority will be given to people with experience in professions in high demand across Australia. Leonie Cotton, Australian casework manager at the Australian Visa Bureau explains how you can maximise your chances of securing an invite:

“Interest in these events has been high and the DIAC will have to disappoint a lot of people, including many who have the right qualifications.

“Fortunately, if you use the free Australian skills assessment at the Australian Visa Bureau’s website, you can see the sort of questions you’ll need to answer and find out immediately whether or not you’re eligible to apply.

“The London event is looking for people for occupations in the health care and automotive industry, as well as the construction, electrical and mechanical trades but these terms can be ambiguous; our free skills assessment can give you a better idea of how sought after your skills are."

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