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Hi Folks,

I am after some general advice and tips as to when and how ought to go about things from here.

I am just coming up to 36 and am completing a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (specialising in renewable energy). I also have a PgC in management (part of a graduate training scheme). My first degree is in electronics and I worked mainly in the defence industry for four years. I do not have chartered status, but it should be fairly easy for me to get, I certainly have industrial experience etc.

Ideally it would be great if I could get an opportunity to work in Oz on completion of my Master's (which will be in August). There seems to be a shortage of electrical engineers over there, but I am not sure of the best way of getting an opening.

Should I apply for jobs and/or visa now?
Should I be applying for a visa and/or jobs after I obtain my Master's?
Should I be sending cover letters and CVs to Australian companies in the hope they will want to sponsor me?

Thanks,
Rob
 

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Hi:

If you are already have a Engineering degree (bachelors), then look at the Sydney Accord and Washington Accord which gives you recognition for your UK degree.

You will need to do a few things:
1. Get your experience/degree validated by Engineers Australia
2. Apply for a Visa (175) or Sponsored (176 or 457)
3. Fill out lots of paperwork, get medicals and police checks done
4. Wait
5. Get Visa
6. Move over

You won't get a job without having a visa or sponsorship.

You could start sending CVs to AU companies in case they are willing to sponsor. That will get you into AU with highest priority, without sponsorship you are looking at a 2 year wait while the visa is processed.


Hi Folks,

I am after some general advice and tips as to when and how ought to go about things from here.

I am just coming up to 36 and am completing a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (specialising in renewable energy). I also have a PgC in management (part of a graduate training scheme). My first degree is in electronics and I worked mainly in the defence industry for four years. I do not have chartered status, but it should be fairly easy for me to get, I certainly have industrial experience etc.

Ideally it would be great if I could get an opportunity to work in Oz on completion of my Master's (which will be in August). There seems to be a shortage of electrical engineers over there, but I am not sure of the best way of getting an opening.

Should I apply for jobs and/or visa now?
Should I be applying for a visa and/or jobs after I obtain my Master's?
Should I be sending cover letters and CVs to Australian companies in the hope they will want to sponsor me?

Thanks,
Rob
 

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Hi Folks,

I am after some general advice and tips as to when and how ought to go about things from here.

I am just coming up to 36 and am completing a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (specialising in renewable energy). I also have a PgC in management (part of a graduate training scheme). My first degree is in electronics and I worked mainly in the defence industry for four years. I do not have chartered status, but it should be fairly easy for me to get, I certainly have industrial experience etc.

Ideally it would be great if I could get an opportunity to work in Oz on completion of my Master's (which will be in August). There seems to be a shortage of electrical engineers over there, but I am not sure of the best way of getting an opening.

Should I apply for jobs and/or visa now?
Should I be applying for a visa and/or jobs after I obtain my Master's?
Should I be sending cover letters and CVs to Australian companies in the hope they will want to sponsor me?

Thanks,
Rob

Heya Rob,

A friend of mine has just left the UK to go and live in OZ this year.

I would definately advise to start the process of applying for your visa as sometimes in can delay things due to minor hickups.

A clear cover letter explaining everything you wish to gain from your trip,

Christian sent his CV around to various employers in Australia and luckily had a reply and is now out there now working for the company. He has been in touch with myself and although he is settled with what he is doing now he is wanting to travel OZ to find the area which best suits him.

I wish you the best of luck , If you need anymore information please give me a shout as I could give you christians email address and you could ask him further questions

Gabby

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