There appears to be a global demand for Engineers but none more so than Australia where the Department of Immigration and Border Protection is working closely with state governments to sustain the demand for engineers in the country. There is also a demand from the other side of the equation with newly qualified and experienced engineers seeking to work in Australia.
So how do you improve your chances of attaining work as an engineer in Australia?
Experience and qualifications: Ensure you have an extensive record of all of your training, studies and work experience including referees and contacts if more information is required.
Know your options: There are a number of options available to engineers wanting to work in Australia including sponsorship by state governments or private companies. There is also temporary and permanent skilled visas available.
Do your research: Research your industry, find out who is hiring and what they need. Also get yourself familiar with the geography of Australia and the distance between cities so you are aware of the regions you could be living and working in.
Employ a registered migration agent: There is a lot involved when applying for a visa and making the decision to work and live in another country. Employing the services of a qualified and registered migration agent such as Mygration can make the application process a lot easier.