Originally Posted by Jamie85
Hey information is fairly limited from them alright. My start date was pushed forward to the 4th July(prob head over a week early). I have visa approved and gave them the medical they were looking on friday. They have said once this was done they would book flights and accomadation and would be sending out a letter detailing what will happen between now and then(Some sort of a letter detailing this would have been nice earlier). They also said they will be assisting with the finer details on the first week we arrive (driving licences,tax,Banking etc..) Although I already opened a westpac account which will allow you to tranfer money over before you go and then just walk into bank and activate when you get over.(Maybe not such a good idea if you are in gladstone tho dont know what banks are their)
I was originally told possible gladstone but they have now told me the brisbane area. So if they told you possible gladstone might be worth trying to nail them down on location thats if they havent confimed already. Gettin close now would like to know a bit more only got location confirmed after I put a bit of pressure on them.(spent the first few weeks looking up gladstone even tho now not going their) Hopefully now that they have all the information they need from me they will start releasing a bit more detail.
Dont know if you are ahead of me or behind in the process but maybe some of that information might be a help. (I thought they might have done a bit more to connect the people going beforehand aswell dont know how many they are taking over or accepted but he said on the day they were looking for 40)
They are just waiting on my medical results, which i did last week, and she said they would confirm flight and accomodation details. i had asked to be located closer to brisbane but they confirmed that i had been placed on a job in Gladstone. Your lucky enough, brisbane would be better i recon!
they said to me at interview stage that they were taking over 50-60 people so i'd say there will be alot of Irish on all the jobs. I have visa approval and so i'm just waiting to go at this stage...
Would prefer to stay in ireland but the construction industry is none existent! I was over in Oz before & it's very easy to get everything sorted, loads of Irish about aswell..