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1. Posted by Blanco (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Im 21 and just about to qualify as an electrician. Im concidering applying for a working visa and staying in sydney. just a few questions.
Do electrical/constructions employ many people on working visa's?
How come the working visa's only let you work for one company for 3 months?

Cheers

2. Posted by Blanco (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Anyone????

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 10y

No idea on what I assume is the main question, but:

Quoting Blanco

How come the working visa's only let you work for one company for 3 months?

Because the goal for people using this visa should be being on vacation, learning the country and seeing the sights; not working full time. (They have working visas for that, which have much different requirements.)
Three months is supposed to be a good time period for this. Long enough that you might be useful to a company, but not taking up anywhere near the entire amount of time.

4. Posted by Blanco (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Quoting Sander

No idea on what I assume is the main question

My fault. I just need to be reassured that if i was going to go to sydney with a WHV that there would be a sufficient amount of work to tide me over so i could live there and have a social life. It would be ideal if i could get A job as an electrician out there, but if not what other sort of work is on offer?

cheers

5. Posted by scattman (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

Hi Blanco,
Just to answer some of your queries, I use to live in sydney and I would say the best thing for you to do is look into getting a green card as soon as you get into sydney. Maybe book wa in advance would be ideal. It cost less then $40AUD. This allows you to work in any construction site and you can get information and course details from WorkCover Australia. The green card course is just for a day, and its worth it.

As for working durations, most employess would really not care about the 3 months thing actually and you work for them as long as you want. A good recruitment company in your line of work is located in PArramatta and they are called Drake recrutiment. They're great and the rate could start from $17AUD to $25AUD per hour. It great and you can send your CV on to them. Theres a girl there by the name of Melanie and shes really great. Shes good if you're honest with her. Cheers mate and good luck.

Seru

6. Posted by Blanco (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Quoting scattman

Hi Blanco,
Just to answer some of your queries, I use to live in sydney and I would say the best thing for you to do is look into getting a green card as soon as you get into sydney. Maybe book wa in advance would be ideal. It cost less then $40AUD. This allows you to work in any construction site and you can get information and course details from WorkCover Australia. The green card course is just for a day, and its worth it.

As for working durations, most employess would really not care about the 3 months thing actually and you work for them as long as you want. A good recruitment company in your line of work is located in PArramatta and they are called Drake recrutiment. They're great and the rate could start from $17AUD to $25AUD per hour. It great and you can send your CV on to them. Theres a girl there by the name of Melanie and shes really great. Shes good if you're honest with her. Cheers mate and good luck.

Seru

Nice one mate. Just what i needed