10 August 2010

South Australia lures working holiday makers with jobs

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The South Australian Government has launched a campaign to encourage Brits to take up jobs such as koala catchers, beer tasters or shark taggers.

Australian working holiday

Koala catching is one job available for Australian working holiday makers by the South Australian Government.

Other jobs advertised include a shark personality profiler at Port Lincoln or a Fairy Penguin home remodeller on Kangaroo Island.
The South Australian government is hoping to tempt stressed and bored young Brits aged 18 to 30 to the state. 

All interested applicants need to do is fly to South Australia on an Australian Working Holiday Visa to be in with a chance of getting their dream role, the government said.

South Australia's London-based agent general Bill Muirhead said life seems to be dealing British workers a rough hand at the moment.

“This isn't about one job that everyone has to compete for, but rather about showing people that South Australia offers more exciting work and travel options than anywhere else in the world. And anyone on a working holiday could do them.

“This is the first time these jobs have collectively been released and with no previous experience necessary, we're offering people a genuine chance to get away from it all," he said.

An estimated 60 per cent of British employees are bored with their jobs and almost three-quarters never leave their office during work hours, according to a study for the Government of South Australia found.

Wrexham and Coventry were identified by the study as the worst places to work in Britain based on wages and social life.  Those most bored by their work come from Portsmouth, Chelmsford, Southampton, Cardiff and Oxford.

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