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is there anybody who is not an IT worker!!

Old May 18th 2002, 8:24 am
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Just a little question, I have been reading lots of messages lately about how little it work there is available. Is there anyone else going who has another trade/profession? My hubby is in the building trade and people we know who have already gone to oz don't seem to have much trouble finding work. Perhaps the gov should take IT people off the 'in demand' list for a bit cos it seems the jobs are more in demand than the peolpe working in it.

PS I have nothing against it people! it just seems that everyone making comments is in that field.

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Old May 18th 2002, 8:59 am
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Hi Lynn
We are not in IT , my hubby is a bricklayer and we are hopefully in the future heading to perth !!!!
We applied sept 2001 so have along way to go .
How about you ?
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Old May 18th 2002, 9:45 am
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Hi Lynn,

Im not IT,also at the begining of my journey. Hoping to mirgrate to Brisbane as a plumber/gas fitter. Think the only way to find out about job prospects is to go visit,so off to oz in oct for a month.
p.s your not alone good luck!
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Hi Lynn,
We're not in IT...hubby is joiner and Im a nurse!!...lucky me.
Only just sent off my skills assessment...hubby's next week (for extra 5 points blah!!)
No doubt we'll all keep eachother going...we have a long way to go...I know I may be fast tracked but I CANT go till next July cos of my degree ans son's A levels
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Hi
I'm not an IT person.
I am a wedding dress pattern cutter and grader!
Not too many of us around
Heading for Brisbane around Sept time - if we get the flippin visas through!!!
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Hi I'm not in IT either I am a social worker, having just recently visited to check out job situation in Brisbane, offers pouring in-maybe social workers need to replace IT on list. Applied April 2000 waiting for visas-hopefully not tool ong now and we'll be off around November-like you have had to wait anyway for daughters to finish GCSE'S and A levels. How does your son feel about going at this stage in his life? Maybe we could offer support to each other through the process.
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I'm an Electrician hopefully getting close to the end 15months aso far going to north queensland
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Old May 18th 2002, 7:20 pm
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I'm a building services engineer (non-IT!), been waiting to hear from AHC since May
2001. All the best! Si "lynn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Just a little question, I have been reading lots of messages lately about how
    > little it work there is available. Is there anyone else going who has another
    > trade/profession? My hubby is in the building trade and people we know who have
    > already gone to oz don't seem to have much trouble finding work. Perhaps the gov
    > should take IT people off the 'in demand' list for a bit cos it seems the jobs are
    > more in demand than the peolpe working in it.
    >
    > PS I have nothing against it people! it just seems that everyone making comments
    > is in that field.
    >
    > Lynn
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Old May 18th 2002, 7:39 pm
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There are many of us on this site who are not IT. I am a General mechanical engineering tradesperson.. or so TRA tell me !
I have been rooting around on the net trying to find lob opportunities for when we finally get to Aus. We are going to Brisbane. Through an ageny i have succesfully managed to land myself a job plus flights and accomadation paid for when we arrive. I have found that they are desperate for people in my trade. I am sure that this is the same for other skilled trades.
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Yeah, we're not IT either - accountant (wife - applicant) and physiotherapist (self); application took just over three months - heading to Perth in July.

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IT skilled people are over-represented on this newsgroup compared to their share of
the Australian migrant program. Understandable, if you think about it.

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    >On 18 May 2002 23:20:09 GMT, Ianha77 <[email protected]> wrote: There are
    >many of us on this site who are not IT. I am a General mechanical engineering
    >tradesperson.. or so TRA tell me ! I have been rooting around on the net trying to
    >find lob opportunities for when we finally get to Aus. We are going to Brisbane.
    >Through an ageny i have succesfully managed to land myself a job plus flights and
    >accomadation paid for when we arrive. I have found that they are desperate for
    >people in my trade. I am sure that this is the same for other skilled trades.
    >
    >
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    >Ian....
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Old May 19th 2002, 8:20 am
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Hi there!

I'm in the process of applying for residency as a skilled marketing person. I'm
actually already in Australia on a working holiday visa and have been living in
Melbourne since last August.

I have to say that the job market for marketing people in Melbourne has been bad for
the entire period I have been here and since Christmas has been as flat as a pancake!

It's not good....

Ho-hum...

Dawn.

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    > IT skilled people are over-represented on this newsgroup compared to their share of
    > the Australian migrant program. Understandable, if you think about it.
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    > Jeremy
    >
    > >On 18 May 2002 23:20:09 GMT, Ianha77 <[email protected]> wrote: There are
    > >many of us on this site who are not IT. I am a General mechanical engineering
    > >tradesperson.. or so TRA tell me ! I have been rooting around on the net trying to
    > >find lob opportunities for when we finally get to Aus. We are going to Brisbane.
    > >Through an ageny i have succesfully managed to land myself a job plus flights and
    > >accomadation paid for when we arrive. I have found that they are desperate for
    > >people in my trade. I am sure that this is the same for other skilled trades.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >--
    > >Ian....
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Hi, Hubbie is an electrician. We applied aug01. Have queensland as our destination - one day!
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Hi Ian,

Could you tell us what is your profession. My husband got the same assesment as you from TRA.

Would also be interested to hear details of the agency you contacted in Brisbane. We are heading there in September.

Susan


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There are many of us on this site who are not IT. I am a General mechanical engineering tradesperson.. or so TRA tell me !
I have been rooting around on the net trying to find lob opportunities for when we finally get to Aus. We are going to Brisbane. Through an ageny i have succesfully managed to land myself a job plus flights and accomadation paid for when we arrive. I have found that they are desperate for people in my trade. I am sure that this is the same for other skilled trades.
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Old May 19th 2002, 9:21 pm
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I'm a nurse. Hubby is a Painter and Decorator/Lecturer (trade).
Just been accepted for Strathclyde Fire Brigade!!!!!!!!!!!!
Applied October 2001 . Phoned DIMA and they said that they were fast-tracking nurses and were up to July 2001.
We're hoping to migrate to Perth by Jan 2003.
Any other nurses, building trades,etc.,please email us.

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We live near Glasgow, have 4 kids (13, 11, 6 and 2)
Michael was in Perth, sussing things out las August.
Have alot of info.
Cheers,
Shona & Michael
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