If you decide to work in Australia, you are in good company – the country is one of the most popular expatriate destinations in the world and wants to attract skilled workers in different sectors. Good news for graduates and qualified professionals who can expect many opportunities.
It’s not always easy to get a visa, but if you do, you could live in one of the nicest cities in the world. According to the Mercers 2019 quality of life ranking, Sydney and Melbourne are both in the top 20, with Perth missing in the top 20.
With a population of over 25 million unemployed, it is low at 5%, Australia also offers some of the highest graduate wages in the world. Why wouldn’t you go to Down Under with all these positives to find your fortune?
You should use your free time wisely, as there are many places to visit. Take the time to explore Bondi Beach and the Great Barrier Reef, visit the Sydney Opera House, ride the Great Ocean Road, admire the red rocks of the outback and visit Fraser Island. With a mix of cosmopolitan cities, national parks, and coastal sites, you will no doubt find a pastime that suits you. A common language and an average of 240 sunny days per year are just added bonuses.
Jobs in Australia
The Australian economy is dominated by the service sector, followed by industry and agriculture. Tourism is also a big business, especially in big cities. Your chances of finding a graduation job are greater in metropolitan cities such as Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, but don’t trade in more rural areas. If you have the right skills and qualifications, your chances of getting a job are good.
Graduates at all levels tend to have low unemployment rates and better labor market outcomes and wages than non-graduates.
Recent growth areas include:
- Health care
- Mining and energy
- Science and technology.
The best graduate employers, according to The Australian Top 100 Graduate Employers, include:
- Google Australia
- Education and training department
- Commonwealth Bank.
If you are travelling to Australia on a working holiday visa, work should be fairly easy to find. However, if you wish to make Australia your permanent residence, you must apply for permanent positions via SkillSelect, while you can also be sponsored by an employer via the Employer Nomination Program.
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