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Old Apr 1st 2010, 9:44 am
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Hi,

We are a family of 4 with 2 young children, for quite a few years now we have been looking to leave the UK, first choice was Australia as we have spent time there, but don't have the right skills. For the past year or so we have been looking into NZ although we have never visited we feel that the country offers what we are looking for, a quieter life, slower pace, safer for our children and where our children will stay children as long as possible, also the outdoor life style which is one of the main factors for us.

Basically we score 100 points, so would need to get a job offer to be able to apply, my husband's job is an electronics buyer, he is CIPS qualifed and he also has a HND in electronics engineering. I just wanted to know if anyone has experience in getting a job offer while in the UK (he is willing to travel for an interview) especially in the procurement field?

And did you use a migration agent or go it alone?

Many Thanks for any info you may be able to offer us

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Old Apr 1st 2010, 9:48 am
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Hi,

We are a family of 4 with 2 young children, for quite a few years now we have been looking to leave the UK, first choice was Australia as we have spent time there, but don't have the right skills. For the past year or so we have been looking into NZ although we have never visited we feel that the country offers what we are looking for, a quieter life, slower pace, safer for our children and where our children will stay children as long as possible, also the outdoor life style which is one of the main factors for us.

Basically we score 100 points, so would need to get a job offer to be able to apply, my husband's job is an electronics buyer, he is CIPS qualifed and he also has a HND in electronics engineering. I just wanted to know if anyone has experience in getting a job offer while in the UK (he is willing to travel for an interview) especially in the procurement field?

And did you use a migration agent or go it alone?

Many Thanks for any info you may be able to offer us

Kay

Hi and welcome Good luck in whatever you do decide. Do you mind me asking how old your children are?

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Hi and welcome Good luck in whatever you do decide. Do you mind me asking how old your children are?

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Hi Tina,

I have a son who is 2.5 years and a 1 year old daughter.

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Hi & welcome to this friendly, supportive forum.....have a good read of previous threads on 'immigration' before you sign up with an agent....you will find loads of support on here from people that have managed without and saved themselves ££££'s. Use the 'search' button for specific ??'s or ask away, there is probably someone who can help.
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Hi & welcome to this friendly, supportive forum.....have a good read of previous threads on 'immigration' before you sign up with an agent....you will find loads of support on here from people that have managed without and saved themselves ££££'s. Use the 'search' button for specific ??'s or ask away, there is probably someone who can help.
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Thanks I will take a look, you're right we don't want to spend the money on an agent if it is quite straight forward and we can manage to do it ourselves
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Avoid using an agent and use this forum for advice on the process, spend the money you save on a job scouting trip for whichever of you needs the job to make it work (guess that is hubby).

Have you looked at www.seek.co.nz/ and www.trademe.co.nz/ for jobs??

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Avoid using an agent and use this forum for advice on the process, spend the money you save on a job scouting trip for whichever of you needs the job to make it work (guess that is hubby).

Have you looked at www.seek.co.nz/ and www.trademe.co.nz/ for jobs??

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Thanks Simon, that's it I guess we could all fly out there for the price of using an agent. I'll take a look at those sites - thanks again

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Yup, peeps on here have quoted £4,000 and £6,000 prices for agents...
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HI Kayc & family welcome to the site Ditto others re agent if you can. You will find answers to all your questions on here if you get stuck on anything.

Good luck with your rollercoster of a journey

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Thank you all for the warm welcomes I will start reading up and no doubt be asking lots more questions very soon!!!
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Hi Kay

My OH is in Procurement, currently working for an insurance company. He has been employed twice in NZ from the UK (long & boring story). I believe procurement is now on the long-term skills shortage list (LTSSL) . My OH is also CIPS qualified & is on the CIPS NZ Committee. Procurement is still playing catch-up in Australasia with the USA, Europe & Japan so there are lots of opportunities out here.

Drop me a PM for more details.

Good luck.

We didn't use a migration agent, save the dough & do it yourself
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Basically we score 100 points, so would need to get a job offer to be able to apply, my husband's job is an electronics buyer, he is CIPS qualifed and he also has a HND in electronics engineering. I just wanted to know if anyone has experience in getting a job offer while in the UK (he is willing to travel for an interview) especially in the procurement field?
HND in Electronic Engineering? Is that recognised under the Sydney Accord and if so, there might be options in Australia if he could find a job offer.
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HND in Electronic Engineering? Is that recognised under the Sydney Accord and if so, there might be options in Australia if he could find a job offer.
Hi JAJ,

Yes it is, and he was assessed by engineers australia under the Sydney Accord a few years ago and all was good, we were going to apply using his technical background, but when we sent the forms to be checked, we were advised it wasn't stong enough and wouldn't be processed.

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Hi JAJ,

Yes it is, and he was assessed by engineers australia under the Sydney Accord a few years ago and all was good, we were going to apply using his technical background, but when we sent the forms to be checked, we were advised it wasn't stong enough and wouldn't be processed.

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Who advised that? And what was meant by "wouldn't be processed" ... if you make a valid application it must be processed, although that could mean refusal.

If your advice was that he didn't have enough points that may well have been true, however for employer nominated migration visas in Australia there is no points test.
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It was an migration agent we had sent the application forms etc to for checking, I think what he said was if we applied the application would be refused because OH job title was 'electronics buyer' not 'engineer' or 'technologist' and we were applying under 'Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technologist' (ASCO 2128-15). We had enough points, his advice was based on the job title.
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