Australia, a great opportunity to relocate down under from Saudi Arabia
January 6, 2016
Australia is elected every year as one of the most desired places for expats. It is currently in its 24th year of uninterrupted economic growth. This development has created a huge demand for skilled workers, especially in the building and construction field, making it the perfect time for workers to relocate down under.
The Australian government is preparing one of its largest skilled and business migration programs in history, to help ensure a stable amount of skilled workers able to meet Australia’s labour market needs. To be able to get a job you will need to apply for a skilled migration visa does require numerous processes to be completed: such as a skills assessment, providing evidence of credentials and experience as well as a possible English test. These steps are outlined on the Live in Victoria website in more detail and provided an applicant meets the eligibility criteria, they could expect to receive their visa within 6 – 12 months from commencing the process.
In the last few years, Australia is offering a lot of opportunities in the building and construction sector. Across Australia a big lift in residential construction is underway. This sector represents 8.5% of Australia’s economy and in Melbourne the building and construction industry is a major driver of the state’s own economy. It includes residential building, commercial building, engineering construction and service, architectural engineering as well as construction trades such as bricklaying, electrical work and plumbing.
One occupation in particularly high demand here is that of Building Associate. Building Associates in Australia, supervise construction sites, and organise and coordinate the material and human resources necessary to deliver projects. It normally fall into one of two specialisations in Australia; Building Construction Supervisor and Clerk of Works and alongside Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians, Building Associates in Victoria can expect an average weekly wage of $1,400 -$1,650 with an average working week of 40-44 hours.
If you are skilled tradesman, engineer, building associate or a business owner in the industry, and have always dreamt of living and working in sunny Australia, now might be the right time to consider relocating down under.