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Posted on May 13 2023

31,000 Job Vacancies Available in Australia for UK and Ireland Nationals

By  Editor
Updated October 26 2023

Highlights: Australia has 31,000 job openings for UK and Ireland citizens

  • Australia had a surplus of almost 31,000 unfilled job positions in December 2022.
  • Australia is a secure investment hub with a mere 3.5% unemployment rate.
  • Western Australia offers a desirable lifestyle for British and Irish individuals.
  • The delegation will conduct skills events and attend job fairs in London, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Dublin.

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This month, a delegation of Australian industry representatives will be visiting the UK and Ireland in search of British and Irish professionals to fill a substantial number of 31,000 job vacancies across diverse industries in Australia.

The delegation aims to recruit:

  • Skilled individuals
  • Doctors
  • Teachers
  • Police officers
  • Nurses
  • Professionals in sectors such as hospitality, mechanics, mining, plumbing, building, and dentistry.

Benefits of securing employment in Australia

British and Irish individuals can enjoy numerous lifestyle benefits in Western Australia, including a lower cost of living, approximately 3,200 hours of sunshine annually, a wide range of housing options, and higher wages.

Notably, there is a significant disparity in salaries across various job positions.

Name of the Positions

Salary in the UK Salary in Australia
Nurse £30,586



£72,070 $232,963
Civil Engineers £37,398


Australia's economy thrives in healthcare, new energy, advanced manufacturing, and mining sectors.

Moreover, it is recognized as the safest destination for business investments. Notably, Australia boasts an impressively low unemployment rate of only 3.5%.

Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement Enhances Economic Ties

  • The Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement, signed and implemented this year, aims to streamline employment opportunities in Australia for UK citizens.
  • The agreement facilitates the mutual recognition of qualifications for skilled workers, providing a simplified pathway to work in Australia.

Looking to work in Australia? Get in touch with the experts at Y-Axis.

Industry Representatives Unite: Delegation Explores Opportunities and Collaborations

  • The delegation will actively participate in job fairs and skills events across four major cities—Edinburgh, London, Dublin, and Bristol- to circulate their message.
  • Additionally, they will conduct specialized skills sessions for the WA Police Force to recruit UK officers to assume roles in Australia.

Are you looking to migrate to Australia? Talk to Y-Axis, the World’s no.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

For further Immigration updates do check out Y-Axis Australia Immigration page

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