This week one of our contacts Gemma Hardy discusses the benefits of working down under:
Living and working in Australia
I am a specialist Market Research & Insight recruitment consultant living and working in Sydney, Australia. As one of thousands of Brits who made the move ‘down under’ to Sydney this year I can now appreciate what all the fuss is about. The people are incredibly friendly and happy and it turns out there’s a lot to be happy about…The weather is simply stunning – 20 degrees in Winter anyone? The lifestyle is healthy and outdoorsy and the wages generous.
Australia, often described as ‘the lucky country’, is the land of opportunity, offering one of the highest standards of living in the world. It has a stable economy with low inflation, world-class education and a world-class health system. It has modern and efficient infrastructure and is a great country to raise a family. It is rated as one of the world’s most liveable countries with four of the top ten cities in the world, in Australia. Need more convincing?
Unemployment rates in Australia are very low and it has the highest minimum wage in the world. Australia truly has some of the world’s best working conditions. It has a low crime rate and its cities have some of the lowest pollution levels in the world.
Australian’s embrace culture and diversity. They are a young and open minded society (the average age is 37), and extremely multi-cultural. One in four Australians are born overseas so you’ll fit right in. Australian’s have a passion for sport, music, fashion, art, food and the outdoors, and with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, there are plenty of options of spending your free time outdoors. In fact it won’t be long before you find yourself throwing another shrimp on the barbie!
Sydney is home to the iconic Sydney Harbour, Bridge, Opera House and Bondi beach and Melbourne is considered to be the cultural hub of Australia, offering great restaurants, art and fashion. Australia offers an endless choice of holiday destinations with beautiful landscapes, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (the whitest sand in the world is in NSW) and the best food and restaurant scene I have ever experienced! Moreover Australia is the home of the largest living thing on earth, the Great Barrier Reef, and of the most famous and striking monolith, Uluru. Life doesn’t get much better than this.
Even better news for you – Australia welcomes researchers from the UK and many companies will sponsor researchers with great skills to work in the country
If you’re a research/insight professional contemplating a move to Australia and would like to have a confidential conversation about opportunities in the market then please get in touch with email@example.com and she will forward your details.
In the meantime here’s some more food for thought!
 The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Report 2013 rates 4 of the world’s top 10 cities in Australia with Melbourne as the globe’s most liveable city for the third time in a row. Stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure are all taken into account.