Chances for UK Engineers in Australia and New Zealand

As reported on, the Australian mining industry has due to the lack of skilled workers still a high demand of engineers. Despite several reports about a slowing down of the mining boom in Australia, the engineering sector seems to be further growing.

“Employers are still finding it really difficult to fill engineering roles in Australia because the domestic supply of new engineering graduates hasn’t been able to keep pace with increases in demand for a number of years. We’re still lagging way behind in terms of filling those gaps so working in Australia remains an excellent proposition for experienced UK engineers.”

In Australia engineers of all descriptions are high on the list of in demand professions. This means that UK engineers who meet the Australian and New Zealand Government’s current criteria – in terms of skills, experience and qualifications – can obtain skilled migrant visas entitling them to live and work permanently in those countries.