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Published on February 15th, 2012 | by


Want a new job in Australia ? Here’s a couple you need to try

Swap the drudgery of the inbox for the beauty of the Outback, and ditch the 9-5 rat race for a crocodile park, as you could enjoy the experience of a lifetime working in Australia’s Northern Territory. From Tuesday 14th February Tourism Northern Territory, in conjunction with STA Travel and Qantas, is offering three young people the chance to escape the doom and gloom in the UK to win three very unusual paid jobs in the Territory. Sunshine, friendly locals and an unforgettable time guaranteed.

Work DiffereNT in 2012 and apply to win one of these three jobs:

-       Crocodile Attendant: Say ‘in a while, crocodile’ to your office job and help out with the mighty saltwater crocs at Darwin’s Crocosaurus Cove. Work across various departments including ticketing and retail, as well as helping out with the crocs and reptiles. The job will cover a three month period from April to June. 2012.

-       Pearl Farm Deckhand: Your new office will be the open ocean off the spectacular north Australian coastline. As a deckhand, you’ll be working on board a vessel responsible for the shell cleaning and culturing process – an essential role for Paspaley Pearls. The role is for six months commencing in April 2012.

-       Cameleer: saddle up for this awesome Central Australian job that will see you getting to know 35 working camels at Uluru Camel Tours. As a guide, your days will be spent out in the desert to the inspring backdrop of the famous Uluru (Ayers Rock). A three month position from April to June 2012.

To win, applicants should simply head to, choose the role they’d like to apply for, upload a CV and explain within 1,000 characters why they are the right candidate for the job.

As part of the prize successful candidates will also win international return flights to Australia, a one-year Working Holiday Visa, seven nights’ accommodation on arrival and discounted touring, arranged by STA Travel. Applicants must fulfil the Working Holiday Visa criteria and have an insatiable sense of adventure. Terms and conditions apply.

But life can’t be all work and no play. It pays to explore the Northern Territory – home to the real Outback – with rugged landscapes, extraordinary wildlife and culture and fantastic weather. And if one of the three roles up for grabs aren’t right for you, there are plenty more jobs available. Across the Territory a staggering 20,000 jobs are expected to be created in the next five years alone across a variety of industries. Check out the range of jobs at

Looking for jobs in the Northern Territory or anywhere in Australia ? Come to Down Under Live in Edinburgh and Birmingham to find your dream job..


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