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Old Apr 1st 2015, 7:25 pm   #1
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Default Newly qualified welder looking for advice on working/living in Australia

Hello i am 21 an just finished serving my time as an apprentice. I have city an guilds award level 3 in welding fabricaton also nvq leval in welding and fabrication.

I was just wondering were the best place to start is ???
Is there room for someone like me in austraila as a welder ???
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Hi there and welcome to BE.

I have slightly altered your title to better reflect your query.

Hopefully someone will be along shortly to give you some guidance .

If you are under 30 have you considered a working holiday visa as a way to travel to and experience another country for a while.
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You are welcome . However I am of the older female variety.
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Hi,

BEVS is right - your best plan is a WHV. Currently, there is very little sponsorship for any trades associated with the mining industry.

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I don't know why, but the 'thanks man' and your reply tickled me (maybe because I'm also of the older female variety!)
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Thanks for the replys i will look in to the whv
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