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Thursday 21 August 2014

Australian firm offering €100,000 salaries, free flights and visas to experienced Irish electricians

Mark O'Regan

Published 23/11/2012 | 05:00

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EXPERIENCED Irish electricians are being sought by a leading power distribution company in Australia which is offering a six-figure salary, free flights and a four-year working visa.

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The firm wants to hire more than 100 electrical network technicians in Melbourne – and due to a shortage of experienced workers, successful candidates will be offered a four-year working visa by employers.

The Irish-based recruiter would not reveal the name of the power company, but said salaries start at the equivalent of €100,000 with the potential to earn €130,000 with bonus and overtime payments.

Network technicians are specially trained electricians certified to work at heights who build and maintain power grids. Recruiters are looking for those with distribution experience on low voltage power lines.

Included in the rewards package are free flights for successful candidates and their families to Melbourne, employer-sponsored visas and relocation support and benefits.

The type of visa being offered entitles the employee to bring family members – including same-sex partners – to work and study in Australia.

Employees will be based in Melbourne, and a free company van will be provided for work that could take them throughout the state of Victoria.

Expensive

Melbourne is the eighth most expensive city in the world, according to a recent Worldwide Cost of Living survey. Five Australian cities made it into the list of the dearest 20.

CVs should be sent to cv@jobcontax.com for pre-selection. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held in Dublin from December 3 to 14.

Job offers will be made within a week of the interview, followed by a four to five-week visa process (www.jobcontax.com).

Irish Independent

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