Are there jobs for Brits in Australia?

Like anyone emigrating to a new country, getting yourself set up can be quite difficult. Sorting out a job in Australia before you leave is the perfect solution, but the question is, are there jobs for Brits in Australia? Well lets take a look.

British citizens are the biggest group of immigrants in Australia, and the two countries enjoy a linked history thanks to Australia's ties with the commonwealth and as a former British penal colony.

Australia was hit, like everywhere else, by the recession, so unemployment numbers are quite high unfortunately. The figures are skewed towards more non English speakers being out of work though, particularly those from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and North Africa.

If you have a degree or certificate from a UK third level institution, then this will stand to you on your Australian job hunt as most, if not all, of employers will accept these qualifications. However, there are some jobs which don't accept foreign qualifications like medical degrees, so you may have to do additional training when you arrive.

If your lack of experience in Australia is proving detrimental to your job hunt, then why not think about temping? It will give you valuable experience in an office environment, and show prospective employers that you have worked in Australia, and know the ropes.

For more information on Australian immigration visas and work permits, check out the Australian Immigration website at http://www.abs.gov.au/ and see if there are any options for you.

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