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Your next career move could take you to Australia





Is your next chapter based down under?


Wanting to take your career further in a country where there is more space, more sun and has great standard of living?

Then Australia could be the place for you. With over 200 occupations featuring on short and medium term skills shortage lists (including engineering, life sciences, transport and design & manufacture jobs), this could be your best chance to make the dream move happen. 

Although there are many opportunities available here in Australia, immigration policies are strict, with success rates for sponsorship and work visa applications made without the assistance of a Migration Expert significantly declining in recent years due to failure to meet stringent requirements.

So, do your research and be prepared for potentially complex and time-consuming sponsorship/visa processes along the way. The good news is that we can help point you in the right direction as you begin your research, as well as providing expert visa assistance from Ruth Migration, an established migration law firm with whom we have recently teamed up. If proven to be eligible and with your visa application in good hands, we can then support you to find that job you have been dreaming of.


Benefits of working down under









Australia Fast Facts


  • Australia has a younger population than the UK. In 2020, it is forecasted that the average age of the population will be 37.9 years, compared to the UK which will be 40.8 years. 

  • The population density of Australia is 3.14 people per square kilometre, which is vastly fewer compared to the United Kingdom, which has 277 people per square kilometre. 
  • Australia currently holds the record for the longest period of economic growth among developed economies, growing since 1991. At a difficult time for global economies, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) forecasts that Australia’s real GDP will grow by an average rate of 2.7% per year from 2020 to 2024, the highest predicted rate among major advanced economies.

  • Average salaries offered in Australia are generally higher than in the UK, depending on location.

  • Industries expected to grow in 2020 include Healthcare, Construction, Education and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services. In 2017, it was predicted that the Professional, Scientific and Technical services employment rate was expected to grow by 12.5% over the next five years. Jobs include technology-based roles and engineering roles.



Our RHL Australia Team
Some of RHL's best recruiters, based in Sydney.

Paul Surridge
Managing Director

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Ilse Surridge
Business Support Exec

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Basic Eligibility:


The Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) is a visa for young people who want to work in Australia for up to a year

Subclass 417 - Applicants must be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) 

Subclass 417 allows visa holders to apply for a second year working holiday visa

Subclass 462 is the same as Sublass 417 however holders cannot apply for a second working holiday year visa

Subclass 462 - Applicants must be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) except for Canadian and Irish citizens up to 35 (inclusive).

Temporary Skill shortage (Visa subclass 482) is granted to skilled workers in occupations with skills shortages

Must have a passport from an eligible country

Must not be accompanied by dependent children



RHL has helped these UK residents find work in Australia


Paul has been fantastic in helping me find a suitable role in industrial design.  He has gone above and beyond with communication, being in contact outside of normal hours.

Barnaby Ward
Industrial Designer

Paul has twice secured me roles - once in London and the second halfway round the world when I had the good fortune to cross paths with him again! I would highly recommend him.

Chris Hanton
Mechanical Engineer

Paul found a role that suited my experience and was a new challenge. Paul was attentive to my situation, as I was finding work in Australia from the UK. Thank you Paul!

Andrew Graham
Mechanical Design Engineer

Ruth Migration are here to help you


In a highly complex and specialised industry, Ruth Migration provide professional migration advice and assistance in relation to all temporary and permanent Australian Visa Applications, Australian Citizenship Applications and Administrative Appeals Tribunal Applications.

As a qualified lawyer of the Supreme Court and High Court of Australia, and with experience of over a decade, Senior Migrator Lawyer Ruth Chai- Njino has been helping Australian businesses and overseas skilled workers meet stringent requirements for Australian Work Visa and Sponsorship applications.

Following her own company’s motto of “let us help you make Australia your home”, Ruth emigrated to the country in 2007.

If you are interested in making the move down under, then Ruth Migration can help support you and advise you on whether you will be successful in your application.