VETASSESS Technical Interviews in Dublin

Are you at stage 2 of your VETASSESS application? In the past we have seen clients spending between €500 and €1000 getting to London to complete their practical assessment with VETASSESS. The practical assessment are only held every 2-3 months and last for a full day (7am to 8pm) meaning you would need to stay in London for 2 nights to facilitate this.

We have been approved by VETASSESS to hold technical interviews via web conferencing at our office in Dublin. Once stage 2 has been paid for and VETASSESS are advised you wish to do the technical interview they will confirm an interview date within 3 weeks. We will look after everything for you on the day, you just need to arrive at our office with your passport and the interview can be completed in 2 hours.  No need to worry about long queues at the airport or which tube to catch in London!

Contact us now to request a date for your interview on 01 6499055 or email info(at)

Occupations that cannot sit a technical interview and must attend a practical assessment in the UK or Belfast are as follows;
Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic (342111)
Electrician (General) (341111)
Plumber (General) (334111)

Nurse Jobs Available in Australia Now


We have been contacted by a number of hospitals in Australia who are currently looking for Nurses with Theatre Background, Orthopaedics  Scrub Nurses and Palliative Care (Holistic life care issues).

If you would like to find out more about these positions please fill in your details below and attach your CV and qualifications.























Jobs in Western Australia


Peter Collier, Western Australia’s State Training and Workforce Minister is so keen to get Irish workers to Western Australia he is going around the Australian Government to make it happen.   “I’m working with Ciaran Cannon and the Irish Government and we’re going to go around the Feds on this thing.” said Mr Collier.

He intends to get, “as many as they give us” by using temporary company-sponsored 457 visas. He visited Ireland in June where he met with Irish Minister for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon to discuss ways of speeding up the recruitment process. Commenting on the level of unemployment in Ireland Mr Collier said,  “A lot of these people are middle-aged, they’ve been retrenched. So, come over to Western Australia, spend 18 months to two years with us, help us out, then you can go home.  We’ve got no language barrier, no qualification barriers, it’s a relationship born in heaven.”

The Australian Government is cautiously supporting the initiative by reclassifying Perth as a regional city for migration purposes and introducing enterprise migration agreements for big resources projects. It has also added 12,000 skilled migration places nationally and allocated WA 6200 State migration places, more than a quarter of the national total.

If you are based in Ireland and have the skills to match one of the following occupations, contact me now, there could be an Australian job opportunity for you.

  • Boilermaker
  • Metal fabricator
  • Diesel Fitter. (Heavy earthmoving equipment mechanic)
  • Drillers
  • Mechanical fitters
  • Auto Electrician (mining experience)
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Tailings Engineer
  • Engineering GeologistCivil Engineer (Design Engineer)
  • Environmental Engineer – Waste Management
  • Rail Design Engineer
  • Civil Design Drafters (Microstation / 12D)
  • Architectural Design Drafters (Microstation)
  • Structural Drafter (AutoCAD / Revit)
  • Building Services Engineers
  • HVAC Engineer
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • HVAC Mechanical Drafter

Trade qualified:

  • Heavy Duty Fitters
  • Heavy Duty Mechanical Fitters
  • Automotive Electricians

Professions In Demand

Our recruitment partner, Shortlist Consulting has forwarded us the following list of professions that are in Red Hot demand in Australia.  Companies in Australia are ready to sponsor people with these professions right now.

  • Recruitment consultants
  • Senior Legal Professionals (10 years experience or more)
  • Technical Sales
  • Engineering (specialists)
  • High end IT candidates
  • Telco specialists (also, National broadband is about to be rolled out so demand will increase)
  • Insurance professionals (esp. underwriters and claims)
  • Quality candidates for the Oil/Gas & Resources

If your profession is on the list above get in contact today.

Boilermaker Jobs in Australia

In Australia, employers are looking to sponsor Irish Boilermakers and this is a priority for them.  Generally jobs in Australia are difficult to come by if you don’t have a visa to take you to Australia in the first place, but for Irish Boilermakers the Australian employers will sponsor you for an Australian visa as part of your job terms.

We have ongoing relationships with Australian employers and major Australian recruitment agencies with the realistic goal of obtaining sponsorship as well as a job offer for you.

If you are a Boilermaker, contact me now, there could be a Australia job opportunity for you.



Australian Immigration – Australian Capital Territory (ACT) State Migration Plan

State Migration Plans are agreements between individual states and territories and the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship. The agreements specify an overall number of applicants that each state and territory can nominate and what occupations they can nominate skilled migrants to work in.

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has stated that State Migration Plans are part of the Gillard Government’s continued commitment to supporting the Australian economy by attracting skilled migrants who can positively contribute to the Australian workforce.

The Australian Capital Territory, or ACT as it is more commonly known in Australia, has finally announced its State Migration Plan.

“The ACT has amongst the strongest economy of any jurisdiction in Australia with extremely low unemployment,” ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said at the announcement,  “This has led to skills shortages in some areas and the State Migration Plan will complement ACT Government initiatives to help alleviate these shortages.”

The occupations on the ACT list is extensive –  with the exception of some mining, trade and transport jobs it covers the whole Skilled Occupations List.

You can see the full list here.

There are quotas for each occupation on the list so if you are considering migrating to ACT you should apply as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.

Contact me and we can discuss your options.

Australian Immigration – Victorian State Migration Plan

With the release of thier long awaited state migration plan the Victorian State Government are now accepting skilled state sponsored visa applications.

There is a cap of 4,500 on the overall number of visas granted to skilled migrants by the Victorian Government for 2010/11. This cap includes primary and secondary applicants. So a Midwife and her husband and child , for example, would count for 3 visas out of the 4,500.  The occupations listed on the State Sponsorship Eligibility List are also limited by a quota to fairly distribute the visas across all the job categories and meet the skill shortages for Victoria.

If your occupation is on the list belowcontact me and we can discuss your options.

Below are the occupations included in the Victorian Government State Sponsorship Occupation Eligibility List:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Research and Development Manager
  • Accountant (General)
  • Engineering Manager
  • Hotel or Manager (Degree Level)
  • Hotel or Manager (Diploma Level)
  • External Auditor
  • Mathematician Urban and Regional Planner
  • Statistician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Production or Plant Engineer
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Agricultural Consultant
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Chemist Geologist
  • Vetinarian
  • Geophysicist Physicist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pre-Primary School Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Dietitian Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
  • Speech Pahologist
  • Sonographer
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Midwife
  • Dentist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist Registered Nurses
  • Audiologist
  • Telecommunications Linesworker
  • Software Tester
  • ICT Business Analyst
  • Software Tester
  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Developer Programmer
  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Electrical Engineering Draftsperson Interpreter
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Interpreter
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Automotive Electrician
  • Social Worker Building Associate
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
  • Electronic Equipment Trades Worker (General)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)
  • Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)
  • Joiner
  • Gasfitter
  • Vehicle Painter Carpenter
  • Panelbeater
  • Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Drainer
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker
  • Electrician (General) Metal Fabricator
  • Plumber (General)
  • Chef Baker
  • Vocational Education Teacher
  • Roof Plumber
  • Motor Mechanic (general)
  • Production Manager (Mining)
  • Natural and Physical Professionals NEC
  • Life Scientists
  • Electrical Linesworker

If your occupation is on the list above contact me and we can discuss your options.

Work In Australia With Engineers Australia

Engineers Australia have launched an initiative to bring engineers and prospective employers together in their new website You don’t have to be a member of Engineers Australia to use the service. Having an employer who will sponsor you makes the process of attaining a visa so much easier. I think this service will help Irish engineers find Australian employers.


Metal Fabricator Jobs in Australia

In Australia, employers are looking to sponsor Irish Metal Fabricators and this is a priority for them.  Generally jobs in Australia are difficult to come by if you don’t have a visa to take you to Australia in the first place, but for Irish Metal Fabricators the Australian employers will sponsor you for an Australia visa as part of your job terms.

We have ongoing relationships with Australian employers and major Australian recruitment agencies with the realistic goal of obtaining sponsorship as well as a job offer for you.

If you are a Metal Fabricator, contact me now, there could be a Australia job opportunity for you.