23 May 2006
South Australia makes a play for English Bobbies
The SA Government is looking to recruit 70 police officers from the United Kingdom. Two previous recruitment efforts by the SA government yielded 180 UK police officers.
Senator Amanda Vanstone, Australia’s Minister of Immigration said the drive was about filling skills shortages as well as making South Australian communities safer.
UK police officers are said to have a similar policing style to the Australians thus easing their transition into the force.
Australia continues to have a growing economy and an ageing workforce. The country is still in desperate need of skilled overseas workers for a variety of jobs.
Among the most sought after professions are police, nurses, accountants, engineers, hairdressers and trades people including bricklayer, carpenters, and tilers.
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