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Australia sees dramatic growth in engineering services in the last quarter

Australia’s engineering sector is seeing record growth, according to new figures released from its government’s Bureau of Statistics.

Engineering work hit a seasonally adjusted $28.1bn (£17.6bn) for the September quarter representing a year-on-year increase of 48.9%.

The remaining construction sectors − building, residential and non-residential − all fell for the quarter but because of the buoyancy of engineering, the overall figures for workload was £29.7bn. This was a rise of 18.1% on last year.

The Australian government is struggling to find engineers to fill roles in this booming sector and it offers as a 476 Visa that enables skilled engineers to work in the country.

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  • Philip Alexander

    I think you'll find that it's a 457 visa in case anyone wants to look. I came out here myself on a 457 with SKM and am now a citizen after 5 years. I can't think why any young(ish) engineers would not want to come to Australia with the financial chaos in UK and Europe.

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