The possibilities for International Candidates are huge here in Australia!
The recruitment market across the country offers great opportunities for experienced Recruiters looking to make a move out to the southern Hemisphere! Not only is the industry growing, but the lifestyle that Australia offers, is exceptional. Trade the train for a boat trip on the harbour; spend a day at the beach, take a weekend break into the rain forest or sample some of the wine country estates – it’s a big country, and so much to do!
You’ll find the working conditions here are exceptional, with a real focus on the work life balance, but you’ll also be rewarded for your hard work with some great remuneration packages on offer. The majority of our clients offer visa sponsorship for experienced candidates, and further details can be talked through by one of our consultants.
Australia really is the destination of choice for many industry professionals, and it isn’t hard to see why!
Take a look at these links for a taste of all that Australia has to offer:
Visa options and info
Different countries have different reciprocal agreements with Australia and the criteria for eligibility for visas can change. Please check the Australian Immigration website for up-to-date information on the following visas:
Working Holiday Visa (417) http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/990i/working-holiday.htm
Business Sponsorship Visa (457) http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/sbs/
Contact a Lime Resourcing Consultant if you have any questions.
If you come out to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa (417) you will require holiday insurance, this is not essential but certainly advisable. Please talk to travel agents and UK based Insurance companies for help with this.
If you are obtaining a 457 visa then it is a requirement to have Private Medical Insurance with an Australian insurer. Your visa will not be processed unless you have confirmation of cover. The cost varies between insurers so do shop around for one that best suits your needs.
Below is a list of insurers but there are many more:
What is Superannuation?
Superannuation is a retirement (including pensions) program in Australia. It has a compulsory element whereby employers are required by law to pay an additional amount based on a proportion of an employee’s salaries and wages (currently 9%) into a complying superannuation fund.
http://www.ato.gov.au/youth/content.aspx?menuid=6989&doc=/content/66992.htm&page=1&H1 will provide you with full information.
When you start work in Australia you will need a Tax File Number or TFN so you pay the right amount of tax. For more information and to apply for your TFN please follow link below:
All about the $$$’s
For more useful information regarding salary and tax please go to the following sites:
http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert/?Amount=120000&From=AUD&To=GBP (currency converter)
http://www.paycalculator.com.au/info.html (tax calculator)
http://www.paycalculator.com.au/ (work out your take home salary on a monthly basis).
Setting up a Bank Account
Bank accounts are relatively easy to open in Australia. You will require proof of identification such as a passport or driving licence, proof of an address in Australia and as a precaution, a reference from your bank in your home country.
The leading banks in Australia include Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, ANZ and St George.
The Commonwealth Bank have a Migrant Banking Services section and have a branch in London. The National Australia Bank also has a great Migrant Banking Service. If an Australian bank has an overseas office in your country, you may also want to make some enquiries with them.
The main phone companies you may wish to contact in Australia are Vodafone, Telstra, Optus and Virgin.
Pre-paid phones range from $49 to around $249 depending on the model you choose.
While you are looking for longer term accommodation, you may want to stay in accommodation for travellers. The main Australian cities have numerous hostels. For further information visit http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels/australia/ or www.yha.com.au
If you are interested in flat sharing the following websites could help:
Renting a Property – Once you are settled in an Australian city you may want to rent your own property. The best way to find accommodation is to buy a copy of the local paper on a Saturday morning. Real estate agencies will also publish lists of rental properties. Alternatively, visit www.realestate.com.au or www.domain.com.au. Due to the strong demand for properties you must move quickly so be prepared with a deposit and references.
To enter a lease, most real estate agents require reference letters from your employer, bank and if available, a previous landlord/lady. Most real estate agencies will require a down-payment of at least two months rent, one which will be kept as a bond and is refundable when you move out. Please note most rental properties are unfurnished.
Shipping Your Possessions to Australia
There are a number of companies that ship from the UK & Ireland to Australia. You may want to ship all your furniture and possessions or start again on the furniture and just ship some personal items. Costs vary so do compare the different companies. Below are some shipping companies but there are many more:
The above information is a guide only and please use the information as you see fit.
Please feel free to contact us at Lime Resourcing if you have any questions about living and working in Australia or of course if you want us to get the ball rolling in finding you your dream job in your location!
Sydney Office: +61 (0)2 9220 7300 Melbourne Office: +61 (0)3 8610 6787
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