Coming to Australia

Conner - Geologist

Tell us a bit about the work you do with SKILLED…

I am a Geologist who works in a Brownfield exploration project, where my job is to find and assess the grade of resources in and around the mine to extend the life of the mine.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Through SKILLED I am working for a world leading mining company in Australia and am able to further my career. I enjoy that work in a fast paced, outdoor environment with minimal supervision.

Why did you decide to join SKILLED?

SKILLED provided me with the opportunity to stay in Australia on a 457 Business Long Stay visa. The position suits my lifestyle, will assist in furthering my career and provides the opportunity for me to save and see more of Australia.

What’s the best thing about working with SKILLED?

Seeing as I am sponsored through SKILLED I feel confident that should my contract expire, SKILLED will be able to find alternative work for me.

What skills and experience have you gained while working for SKILLED? 

I have developed my supervisory and people management skills as I supervise drill crews on a daily basis. This has also served to improve my time management and leadership skills.

What advice would you give someone who is looking for a career in Australia as a Geologist?

Go for it! Don’t hesitate in applying for jobs in Australia. In comparison to Canada I have better pay, better roster and a flexible, family friendly lifestyle.

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