Published on August 13th, 2010 | by john.weir11
Do you have the skills Australia needs ?
There are still opportunities for skilled workers from the UK to emigrate to Australia. Several Australian states are actively looking for workers with the skills that Australia needs.
In particular, healthcare, engineering and construction professionals are in demand across Australia as skills shortages begin to bite. Â The Australian election is looming on the 21st August, and both the major parties have committed themselves to cutting immigration numbers – and numbers have already fallen by around 20% on last year already.
Industry bodies are aghast at the prospect of losing a major source of skilled labour ;Â Â James Pearson, the chief executive of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, told the BBC that he believes plans to restrict immigrant numbers are short-sighted.
“Australia is a migrant-based society,” he says. “We’re one of the few parts of the developed world which really is crying out for new, skilled workers.
“The real danger to Western Australia, and the Australian economy more broadly, is that if we can’t fill the jobs that are being created, then some projects will be delayed, some may not even go ahead and all of the knock-on effects that ripple through the economy will therefore be lost,”
And the government of Western Australia, together with the migration teams from other states like ACT and South Australia, will be at the Down Under Live event in September to recruit people with specific skills.
If you are interested in a new job and new life in Australia and are in a skilled occupation, then you can apply for free tickets to both Down Under Live events in London and Birmingham in September.
To find out more, call the ticket hotline on (0)1179 323586 or visit the website – www.downunderlive.co.uk/skilledmigration