Good day folks,
I am a Canadian about to get a working holiday visa for Australia. I am planning to hit Sydney for 3-6 months, then work my way around the country. I am a cabinetmaker with 2-3 years experience, and hope to work as one.
I am hoping you guys can answer a few questions of mine about the work culture of Australia, and where and what to do for work.
I have only looked on a job website once and saw that there does seem to be a demand. Is there a large demand? Also I am not an apprentice, as it is not a requirement in Canada. Can I realistically get a job with out having a log with only 2 -3 year experience? I do have my 1 year college certificate as well as my experience.
Also since we are on a CNC website, I will mention I do not have any schooling in CNC, but have worked one for about 2 months. As well I have one I renovated. I can use Autocad and SW with some competence, as well I am learning Mastercam X. Is there much demand for CNC operators?
Is Sydney the place to go? How is the rest of the East coast for work? I do not have a drivers licence, so car rental/lease is out. I do have a learners permit, so how hard is it to get a licence? Is public transit/biking a big thing in the major cities?
How is pay for what I guess I would qualify as an apprentice? What is the range I should be looking for? Is your summer(I am coming in Early December) a good time to look for work? I am hoping that promising 3-6 months of labour is enough for an employer to hire me. I wish I could promise more to one place, but I legally cannot work for one person for more then 6 months. As well, I do want to explore a bit, but I do believe in being a professional. It's one thing to be a traveler, another to be a dick.
I hope I have not inundated you guys with too much info/questions. Any responses will be much appreciated. I know this is more for CNC stuff, but I want info from people who are hopefully in the industry, or know people who are. I am not openly asking for a job on here, but if you know someone who is trustworthy, I wouldn't mind a lead.
Keep well all, I'll be down there soon enough