Getting a Job Sponsorship in Australia and Finding Work

My article with information about finding sponsored jobs in Australia appears further below, but first here’s an easily searchable list of ALL current vacancies in Australia. Adding the word ‘sponsor’ to your search, for example, ‘chef sponsor’ or ‘accountant sponsor’ will help you to find jobs available with potential sponsorship.

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K&L Gates LLP
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MECCA
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 - 12 Feb 2016

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MECCA
  |  Richmond, Victoria
 - 12 Feb 2016

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MECCA
  |  Richmond, Victoria
 - 12 Feb 2016

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MECCA
  |  Richmond, Victoria
 - 12 Feb 2016

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MECCA
  |  Richmond, Victoria
 - 12 Feb 2016

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  |  Richmond, Victoria
 - 12 Feb 2016

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  |  Richmond, Victoria
 - 12 Feb 2016

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Sulzer Corporate Center
  |  Eastgardens, New South Wales
 - 12 Feb 2016

Electrical Fitters and Armature Winders. Multiple locations. QLD, NSW, VIC. A global company based in over 40 countries. Potential for international travel opportunities. Position...

Sulzer Corporate Center
  |  Perth, Western Australia
 - 12 Feb 2016

Driver. Trades Assistant. PERTH AIRPORT SC. Rotating Equipment Services, a division of Sulzer Ltd, is the largest independent provider of repair and maintenance services for turbo...

Sulzer Corporate Center
  |  Perth, Western Australia
 - 12 Feb 2016

Customer Service & Sales Representative. PERTH AIRPORT SC. Rotating Equipment Services, a division of Sulzer Ltd, is the largest independent provider of repair and maintenance ser...

Sulzer Corporate Center
  |  Perth, Western Australia
 - 12 Feb 2016

Inspection and Test Engineer. PERTH AIRPORT SC. Rotating Equipment Services, a division of Sulzer Ltd, is the largest independent provider of repair and maintenance services for t...

Sulzer Corporate Center
  |  Perth, Western Australia
 - 12 Feb 2016

Electrical Fitters & Armature Winders. PERTH AIRPORT SC. Rotating Equipment Services, a division of Sulzer Ltd, is the largest independent provider of repair and maintenance servi...

Sulzer Corporate Center
  |  Perth, Western Australia
 - 12 Feb 2016

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Sulzer Corporate Center
  |  Newcastle, New South Wales
 - 12 Feb 2016

Electrical Tradesperson. Newcastle Service Centre. A global company based in over 40 countries. Cardiff location. Travel opportunities. Immediate Start Available. Rotating Equipme...

Sulzer Corporate Center
  |  Newcastle, New South Wales
 - 12 Feb 2016

Mechanical Tradesperson. Newcastle Service Centre. A global company based in over 40 countries. Cardiff location. Travel opportunities. Rotating Equipment Services, a division of ...

Sulzer Corporate Center
  |  Perth, Western Australia
 - 12 Feb 2016

Storeperson. PERTH AIRPORT SC. Rotating Equipment Services, a division of Sulzer Ltd, is the largest independent provider of repair and maintenance services for turbomachinery, ge...

Sulzer Corporate Center
  |  Perth, Western Australia
 - 12 Feb 2016

Mechanical Fitters. Machinists. PERTH AIRPORT SC. Rotating Equipment Services, a division of Sulzer Ltd, is the largest independent provider of repair and maintenance services for...

Sulzer Corporate Center
  |  Perth, Western Australia
 - 12 Feb 2016

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K&L Gates LLP
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 12 Feb 2016

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K&L Gates LLP
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 12 Feb 2016

Come and work with us. This is your opportunity to join an award winning firm and be at the centre of our journey of growth, innovation and client excellence. We were recently awa...

K&L Gates LLP
  |  Sydney, New South Wales
 - 12 Feb 2016

K&L Gates delivers legal services on an integrated and global basis, with more than 2,000 lawyers located in 47 cities across five continents. We are located in key capital cities...

K&L Gates LLP
  |  Sydney, New South Wales
 - 12 Feb 2016

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  |  Brisbane, Queensland
 - 12 Feb 2016

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  |  Surfers Paradise, Queensland
 - 12 Feb 2016

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Getting Sponsored

This article was first published here back in May 2011, since then it has become one of the most read pages on my website and has led to the most comments. So many people have asked me how THEY can get a job sponsorship here in Australia, and I simply haven’t been able to answer that question for them comprehensively.

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For more information, please visit the following page which will open in a new window…

How to Find a Sponsored Job in Australia

But please do take the time to finish reading the information on this page first. On with the original article…

Job Sponsorships

Whether it is possible for you to get a job sponsorship or not in Australia is largely dependent upon your skills and qualifications.

I am quoting the Department of Immigration & Border Control (DIBP) from the page on their website specifically about the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)…….

Who is this visa for?

“This visa is for Australian employers who want to sponsor highly skilled workers for a permanent visa to work in their business. The employees can be either:

  • highly skilled workers from overseas
  • highly skilled temporary residents currently in Australia.

So, before you can even think about the possibility of getting a job sponsorship, you will need to have a skill and qualifications to match, so your first task is to take a look to see if your skill is on one of these skills lists. The government recently removed it’s ‘Is Your Skill in Demand’ page, but take a look at this page instead and the links on it….

Visit DIBPs: Employer Sponsored Workers Skilled Occupation Lists page and this is the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).

(This link may change, if it no longer gives the information I suggest it does, please let me know in the comments so I can update it.)

Assuming your skill is on one of those lists, how do you then set about getting sponsored? Here are a few ideas:

  • Get yourself a professionally prepared Australian resume.
  • Not all vacancies are publicly advertised, so do some research on Australian companies that might be able to make use of your specific skill. Send them your professional resume direct.
  • Follow up with a telephone call to see if they have received it and at the same time, ask if sponsoring applicants from abroad is something their company would be likely to do.
  • If the company says yes, we would sponsor from abroad, but we have no vacancies at present, ask if you can stay in touch. If they say yes, contact them every three months.
  • Over time, you’ll build a network of people who you know in your trade. This increases your chances of something turning up.
  • Finally, if you get the chance to come out to Australia, line up meetings with these people if you can.

Working Holiday Visas

But if you are young and you qualify for a working holiday visa, you can visit Australia for 12 months (extendable to 24 months under certain conditions) and work. What better way to build on that networking?

Visit: Working Holiday for up to date information from the Australian Government, or my own WHV page for further details.

Of course, there’s also nothing to stop you searching for vacancies online and I have listed the best places to do that further below.

FAQ’s About Getting a Job or Finding Work

I get asked lots of questions about work here in Australia, some questions I get asked again and again. People usually tell me a little bit about their skills, qualifications and what it is they do, and then ask:

  • Will I get a job in Australia?
  • Would I get a sponsorship in Australia?
  • How much money will I earn in Australia?
  • Which city should I go to for the best opportunities for what I do?

So, what are the answers?

Will I get a job in Australia?

This is pretty much the same as the question “Would I get a sponsorship in Australia?” It’s a tough one, impossible to answer.

Nobody can really tell you whether or not you’d get a job in Australia, ultimately that’s down to you to impress a potential employer at an interview, whether that be face-to-face or by Skype or telephone. So it is an impossible question to answer.

It is true to say though that some skills are in more demand here than others, and on that basis if you have a skill that is highly desired in Australia, you would appear to have a better chance. I couldn’t tell you what that chance is though, I simply don’t keep up to date all the latest shortages on any of the skills lists.

I’ve already provided a link to those lists earlier in this article, so you can check for yourself to see if your skill is there. But even if your skill is on one of those lists, there is still no guarantee that you will find a job here.

I really do recommend those who have concerns in this area to talk with a MARA registered migration agent or a recruitment Specialist. My Visa Assessment Service does include a full skills lists search for those looking to come here on any of the General Skilled Migration visas.

How much money can I earn in Australia?

Good question.

If you want to know how much money you might earn here in Australia, that’s actually quite straightforward, please visit the following Australian Government’s website:

Simply search for your skill in their database and find out a huge amount of information, including average weekly earnings.

Which city should I go to for the best opportunities for what I do?

That only leaves one more question to answer, and that’s which city might be best for you given the skill you have. Again, impossible for me to answer, but I would suggest you search any or all of the below recommended online employment agencies for what you do, and simply see which cities or states come up with the most opportunities for what it is that you do.

Four of the top online employment sites in Australia

They are:

More useful links:

For your professional Australian resume, I recommend The Resume Centre

Free Resume Review

For more information about job sponsorships from DIBP…

Visit: Employer Sponsored Workers

Current Available Job Sponsorships

If you are looking for sponsorship in Australia, from time to time I do get jobs listed on the following page:

Applying for Sponsorships

Finally, if you are seriously looking for a job sponsorship here in Australia, don’t forget to check out this page:

Important: Please read before commenting…

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Steven Grobler February 10, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Hi Bob

I was just wondering if there is anyway for me to obtain sponsorship for a job in Australia, i have been it the woodwork industry for 15 years ( kitchen cupboards etc). I would love to somehow have a company take me in as a apprentice if possible. i am 35 years old. but do not have trade papers? my brother in-law lives in Australia and had to redo his trade in The UK as the one he done in South Africa was not recognized.

Regards

Steven

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BobinOz February 11, 2016 at 5:03 pm

I’m not the best person to ask, you really need to be speaking to a MARA registered migration agent. They know what jobs and skills are on the various skills shortages lists, and they also know what kinds of skills can be assessed in the absence of official qualifications.

So, for an accurate answer, you really should be talking to a MARA registered migration agent.

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Gemma Lituanas February 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm

Where I can find a sponsors for our family, going to australia?

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BobinOz February 10, 2016 at 6:35 pm

Yes, that’s the question I answer in the above article, it’s all the help I’ve got though. Good luck, Bob

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Ongambi Denis February 5, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Dear Sir/Madam,i am Ongambi Denis,Cameroonian currently residing in Cameroon,Africa.

Cameroon is a common Wealth member just like Australia because Cameroon speaks English.

I have been assisting Cameroonians to travel to America,Canada,UK,UAE,Quater to work.I am not an organisation or a company.I am just an individual who finds pleasure in assisting qualified skilled and experienced workers to work overseas.

So i after visiting your website i found many jobs that i can source qualified workers and send them to Australia for these possitions available on your website.

Am hereby asking if i can apply for these guys here in the variouse jobs that suits them or they can apply themselves.

Do the Australian government accepts workers from Africa to travel and work in Australia?and Cameroon and Australia have something in Common”they are all Common Wealth members.

So i wait to hear from you.I have excellent guys who are willing to travel and work in a peaceful,friendly,lovely and dynamic country like Australia.We can work like a team,any job you have at hand you let me know so i can source out qualified workers who are willing to travel to Australia and work.

Thank you very much for your time.

Rgds,

Ongambi Denis

Mobile:+237 675715382

Skype:ongambi.denis

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Kamalsingh Bist February 4, 2016 at 5:19 am

Hi my name is Kamalsingh Bist, I am from India. I am willing to work in Austrilia for quite some time.

I have 9 years of experience in Accounting field, presently I am working in one of the IT recruiting company Collabera since last 5 years.

My age is 30 years and I am married, my wife is also desperate to work in Australia, she has over all experience for 5 years in job.

Have small kid of 9 Month

Looking forward for positive response.

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David otieno February 3, 2016 at 7:28 pm

Am David From Kenya and am looking for a job,am willing to do any job available,and am a very hard working young man age 31

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xolani mbiza January 27, 2016 at 11:55 pm

hie,am in zimbabwe and l would love to come and work in australia, l would be happy if you help me find a job, am an electrical artisan but currently attached in a coal mining company because of shortages of jobs in the country.Am 25 and single

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jeveeh January 22, 2016 at 12:36 am

Hey Bob! We’re planning to move in Australia this year and we still don’t know which city to choose. What would be the best state that has the cheapest cost of living and more opportunities of work? Thank You and Godbless! We’re going to study as well

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BobinOz January 22, 2016 at 6:12 pm

By its very nature, low cost of living = fewer job opportunities. That’s the way economies work, so you’ll need to think of different criteria to choose your destination. Good luck, Bob

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Liam January 20, 2016 at 2:33 am

Hi Bob
I was wandering if ou can help us. Me and my girlfriend are planning on coming over from The UK in Oct and we plan to come out on a working holiday visa and as we are both under 30 we hope to extend that for 24 months. We visited last year, did a bit of travelling and fell in love with the whole country. We’ll be looking to stay in Perth as we have friends in WA. However as we are both not on the skills list, I’m a lorry driver and my girlfriend is a Personal Trainer, we’d like to know if it will be possible for us to gain sponsorship and stay permanently whilst on our working holiday visa. I’m prepared to come over and work (the way I see it is I had my fun in the sun last year) and now I’m willing to come over and work and the same goes for my s/o. I understand I’ll need to convert my HGV Licence but what we’d like to know is as we are not on the skills list is it and will it be possible for us to gain sponsor if we find an employer with regards to the jobs that we currently do, if I find a logistics/truck company who are willing to employ me and if my s/o finds a gym/leisure centre that will employ her, are they able to sponsor us to stay in the country for a longer period of time than what our holiday working visas will allow or not as we are not on the required skills list? We plan on coming over in October and we want to start planning to get our visas as soon as possible too. If we can only stay for 2 years and I know we’ll have to participate in strawberry picking or working on farm in order to get the second then so be it but we would like to stay for longer and make it our home. Any help will be gratefully received
Cheers
p.s keep up the good work with the website

Liam

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BobinOz January 20, 2016 at 2:09 pm

Thanks and I wish I could help but I’m not qualified to do so and if I tried I’d be breaking the law. See my notices in the article. What you are looking to do does have complications, so I would speak to a MARA migration agent if I were you. Good luck, Bob

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