15 September 2010

Australian working holiday makers and skilled migrants from Ireland targeted by government

Australian Government and industry representatives are holding three seminars in Ireland to recruit skilled workers as well as Australian Working Holiday makers to fill positions in the Northern Territory.

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Government and industry representatives are holding information sessions to encourage Irish workers to take up an Australia Visa to live and work in the tropical Northern Territory.

The Northern Territory, in the tropical north of Australia, is in need of workers in the building, hospitality, health industries and opportunities exist for Australian Working Holiday makers as well as for those seeking a permanent Australia Visa.
The three seminars will be held in Ireland on 15, 16 and 17 September in Galway, Letterkenny and Dublin respectively.

Mary Martin from the Northern Territory Department of Business and Employment said those with qualifications and experience in a profession or trade, for example builders, tradespersons, hospitality or health workers in particular have skills to offer businesses in Australia’s Northern Territory.

“The Northern Territory Government recognises that Working Holiday Makers and skilled migrants play a vital role in filling job vacancies in the Northern Territory. Skilled Irish backpackers who travel to Australia need to be aware that there are great employment opportunities in the Northern Territory and also opportunities for migration,” she added.

The seminars are part of a Northern Territory Government initiative with business and industry leaders to bring appropriate skills and expertise for the future development of the region.

 Graham Kemp, Master Builders NT said: “With the highest population growth rate in Australia and an unemployment rate of 3.0 per cent there is unlimited opportunity for skilled workers in the Northern Territory.”

“Historically, because of the rapid growth of the Territory and the distance from the other major centres in Australia, we have traditionally had a shortage of skilled trades and professions.
Construction, resources, tourism and Defence are our main industries. Opportunities abound for people who are prepared to work hard,” Mr Kemp said.

The information seminars will be held at:

Date: 15 September
Venue: Radisson Blu Galway, Lough Atalia Road, Galway
Time: 6:30pm-10pm

Date: 16 September
Venue: Clanree Hotel Letterkenny, Derry Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Time: 6.30pm-10pm

Date: 17 September
Venue: City West Hotel, Conference, Leisure and Golf Resort, Saggart, Co Dublin
Time: 6.30pm-10pm

Information will presented by speakers from the Northern Territory Government, Master Builders Association NT and the Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce.

The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodge their Australian Visa application with the Australian High Commission

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