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Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by reviveflooring, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Hey Guys,
    This is my first thread here. my name is Danny, sub-contractor from uk.

    We are heading to Brisbane as soon as the visa lands on the mat. we are told it will be here by the end of the summer.

    Anyway, i have been led to believe there is loads of flooring work in the Brisbane and surrounding areas. although whilst scanning though the job sites and ad boards there is hardly anything advertised for floor layers! there are plenty of ads for reps and salesmen, but thats no good to us fitters.

    just wanted to know if any hard floor layers / finishers or carpet layers can shed a bit of light on where to find contacts for work in this industry, from the uk its a nightmare.

    anything to help with getting started in the flooring trade will be much appreciated, like where to find suppliers, best vans for the job, meterage rates for different floors.

  2. srp

    srp No longer active member


    Welcome to BIB,

    There is a lot of building work planned for the south east area over the next few years as they plan for the growth in population. A large expansion has been given the go ahead and where they build houses / shopping areas they will need floor layers. try looking southeast of Ipswich and see what is available. Look companies up in the Australian yellow pages and contact them direct to see if they will be taking on staff in the near future. A lot of places in Australia do not always advertise vacancies. The direct approach may yield better results for you.

    If you send your CV in to companies, put a covering letter in with it basically outlining your experience, employers here like to look at a cover letter and then see if its worthwhile looking at the CV. When you get your visa, try sitting up one night and phoning companies ( SKYPE is cheaper for this). Australian companies do seem to like the direct approach and its harder to ignor someone on the phone, than to delete an email.

    Good luck with your search
  3. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    Seems to be a run on flooring people this week!! Sorry I can't help with work stuff



  4. the more the merrier if you ask me! is this a new forum then?

  5. Thanks for the feedback colin, thats really good news about the city builds, should keep a few tradesmen busy for a while. I have e mailed lots of companys but like you said, if there is no visa evidence, you will just get brushed off as a time waster. I think if i wait untill the visa is granted, potential employers will take me more seriously. Phoning is definatly the way forward.

    I did an AQF111 assessment with a guy from melbourne and he said he will put me in touch with plenty of contacts, even get me a job before i leave the uk, as part of the assessment deal. but no replys to my emails, he is a busy man... i hear there are lots of golf courses over there!
  6. srp

    srp No longer active member


    I dont think you will be disapointed in the amount of golf you can play here, I lived on Bribie Island for 12 months and they had 2 courses on there.

    Just a word of caution, if you use an agency to find you a job, make sure they are reputable. I would normally suggest typing the agency name into Google and seeing what comments appear about them.:biggrin:

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