Would you like to work as an engineer in Australia? First of all, you should know that it is a very good idea, since Australia offers very good job opportunities, and in the case of engineering professionals even more, if possible.
Engineers in Australia are the professionals most in demand by Australian businessmen. Given that there are different specializations within engineering, we will list each of the engineering specialties plus demands in Australia with their corresponding average annual salary:
- Mining Engineers (AUD $ 110.000).
- Operators of chemical, gas or oil plants (AUD $ 100.000).
- Electronic engineers (AUD $ 90.000).
- Engineering in construction (AUD $ 92.000).
- Civil engineers (AUD $ 105.000).
- Aeronautical maintenance engineering (AUD $ 90.000).
Many Australian companies interested in hiring engineers, prefer to do it with newly qualified professionals to be able to train them in terms of the demands of the position offered, so if you just finished the race may be the best time to make the leap to Australia and add both professional and personal experience.
The ideal profile for an engineering position in Australia are usually candidates with a high level of English, with training in quality and safety and with communication skills, leadership and teamwork.
A good visa option to travel and work as an engineer in Australia is the Skilled Recognized Graduate. This is a specific visa for newly qualified engineers that allows you to work full time for a maximum period of 18 months. Next we will see the necessary requirements to apply for this visa.