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 Prime Migration & Legal Services, 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 the average age of the population was 37.9, compared to the UK which was 40.5 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. 
  • Average salaries offered in Australia are generally higher than in the UK, depending on location.

  • Following the global shutdown due to Coronavirus, much of Australia is gradually reopening in an attempt to carefully balance public health with economic imperatives. Despite dire economic forecasts reverberating around the world, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) reports that GDP is expected to have contracted by around 2 per cent over the year to December 2020, but then grow by around 3½ per cent over both 2021 and 2022.

  • Industries expected to grow in 2021 include Manufacturing, Healthcare, Construction, Energy, Food and Technology. 

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. Helping through-out the Immigration process.  I would highly recommend him to anyone else looking to relocate to Australia. 

Stephen Emery
Senior Design Engineer

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

Prime Migration & Legal Services are here to help you


In a highly complex and specialised industry, Prime Migration & Legal Services 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 Migration 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 Prime Migration & Legal Services can help support you and advise you on whether you will be successful in your application.