According to a new study by employment agency Rated People, the number of British tradespeople looking for work in Australia is rising sharply

The number of British artisans looking for work in Australia has risen sharply as foreign workers look for a better life.

A new study by the Employment Agency shows a massive increase in the number of British residents wanting to work in Australia in 10 of the 15 occupations surveyed Rated people.

It has been found that the search for a better quality of life, the UK cost of living crisis and better career opportunities abroad are driving British artisans to work abroad.

Australia is the country where people are most likely to look for opportunities in 10 out of 15 areas surveyed in a new study by jobs agency Rated People. Shown is a female tradition

Australia is the country where people are most likely to look for opportunities in 10 out of 15 areas surveyed in a new study by jobs agency Rated People. Shown is a female tradition

General searches for “construction jobs Australia” increased 87 percent in the year to July 2023, but more specific industry searches were even higher.

Those searching for “painting jobs Australia” rose a whopping 158 per cent, “plastering jobs Australia” rose 157 per cent and those searching for roofing jobs Down Under rose 130 per cent .

Other occupations that saw a huge increase in job searches included carpenter, tiler (both up 129 percent), gas engineer (124 percent), gardener (115 percent), and bricklayer (up 113 percent).

Surprisingly, the biggest increase in job searches in Australia has been for cleaners – up a whopping 183 per cent.

There were only five search terms for jobs abroad that were more popular than searching for the same jobs in Australia, three of them in Saudi Arabia (construction, plumbing and electrician) and one each in Brazil (heating engineer) and Spain (repairman). ).

The push to bring British trade goods to Australia was highlighted earlier this year when WA Government Minister Paul Papalia said: “We are here to steal your manpower.”

The search for a better quality of life, the UK cost of living crisis and better career opportunities are driving British tradespeople to work abroad and many of them want to work in Australia. Pictured are Tradies at work on the Cross River Rail project in Brisbane

The search for a better quality of life, the UK cost of living crisis and better career opportunities are driving British tradespeople to work abroad and many of them want to work in Australia. Pictured are Tradies at work on the Cross River Rail project in Brisbane

Australia is often credited with having a better quality of life than Britain. The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor are pictured on a bright, sunny day

Australia is often credited with having a better quality of life than Britain. The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor are pictured on a bright, sunny day

Rain stops play on day four of the 5th Ashes Test Between at the Kia Oval on July 30, 2023 in London, England. Traders moving Down Under from the UK can expect better weather for cricket matches in Australia

Rain stops play on day four of the 5th Ashes Test Between at the Kia Oval on July 30, 2023 in London, England. Traders moving Down Under from the UK can expect better weather for cricket matches in Australia

Mr Papalia led an industry delegation to Britain and Ireland looking for skilled tradesmen and civil engineers to fill 31,000 vacancies in the state, promising salaries and lower bills.

He placed great emphasis on quality of life factors, saying, “Most of Perth’s population lives a short drive from the beach, where parking is free.”

“There are no tolls on our roads.” “We have nothing that would qualify as congestion by British standards.”

The minister also joked that many Brits had moved to the other side of the world in the first place.

“Many of our ancestors were sent to Australia from Britain as convicts.” “It would be a crime not to take that step,” he said.

The benefits of moving Down Under from the UK became clear in April when an English woman who arrived in Australia revealed she had saved nearly $100,000 in five years.

Dom, 23, from a small town near Manchester, flew to Australia for a few months to travel in 2018 but fell in love with the way of life and has committed to staying for as long as possible.

Dom, 23, from a small town outside of Manchester in England, flew to Australia for a few months in 2018 to travel

Dom, 23, from a small town outside of Manchester in England, flew to Australia for a few months in 2018 to travel

She works 60 hours a week at solar farms and saves $1,500 every week. That means she’s on track to hit $100,000 in savings by the end of 2023.

“I remember dreaming of going to the other end of the world. I always wanted to live life to the fullest and get away from my little hometown,” she told Daily Mail Australia.

There are a few visa classes UK traders can apply to relocate to Australia based on a scoring system.

Factors taken into account include age (with 25-32 year olds earning the most points), knowledge of English, work experience (the more the merrier) and education, including manual skills.

Increase in job searches by UK based tradespeople over the past year

Increase in industry country percentage compared to the previous year

construction Saudi Arabia 293 percent

cleanser Australia 183 percent

plumber Saudi Arabia 171 percent

painter Australia 158 percent

plasterer Australia 157 percent

roofer Australia 130 percent

Carpenter Australia 129 percent

Tiler Australia 129 percent

electrician Saudi Arabia 126 percent

gas engineer Australia 124 percent

gardener Australia 115 percent

mason Australia 113 percent

builder Australia 87 percent

heating engineer Brazil 25 percent

Handyman Spain 20 percent

Source: Rated people

Emma Colton

Janice Dean is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Janice Dean joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: janicedean@wstpost.com.

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