Business people team.

I have been tracking jobs that are offering sponsorship for the past several years and it is interesting to see:

  • Exactly which jobs are offering employer sponsorship
  • The number of companies that are advertising jobs with employer sponsorship
  • Which jobs are trending (and which aren’t)

 

Having worked with thousands of sponsored job seekers over the years, it has also been interesting to see:

  • The number of highly qualified job seekers are having trouble finding sponsored employment
  • That the big push for people to study at university has left a gap in other, ‘on the job training’ type positions, such as trades and sales

 

These first couple of months of 2016 have seen huge numbers of sponsored jobs in some industries, and not so many in others. The booming industries right now are trades, healthcare & medical, recruitment and hospitality; with severe lows for positions in accounting, administration, senior management, government & defence, mining, science & technology, real estate and retail. The sponsored jobs advertised have exceeded 1500 and its only been two months!

Please see below for the full review of the availability of sponsored employment in each industry for January & February 2016.

 

Accounting

January and February has seen an insignificant number of jobs offering sponsorship in the accounting industry, which I am sure is disappointing to many job seekers out there in this field, hoping to find a sponsor.

There were only five positions advertised that were offering employer sponsorship, three of which were advertised in February – we may therefore see more roles of this type as the year rolls on, if this small increase is any indication.

Either way, if you are an accounting professional seeking employer sponsorship, your best chance is using the hidden job market to find work, and to make sure you position yourself well with a high-impact, professional Australian resume so that you can stand out from the heavy competition in this industry.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February:

  • Audit Senior
  • Accountant
  • Credit Officer x 2
  • Accounts Payable Officer

All positions were based in the Sydney NSW region.

 

Administration

Only one position in administration was advertised throughout January & February this year. This is not a big surprise considering administration does not require the high-level of skill / qualifications that many other industries demand; and as such, there are plenty of local talent in the area of administration in Australia so that employers do not need to look elsewhere.

The types of positions that are more likely to offer sponsorship in the field of administration are senior level positions (10+ years experience) and in specialised fields.

The job that was advertised during January & February in administration was:

  • Conference & Events Organiser (administration)

This position was based in Brisbane.

Advertising, Arts & Media

This category of jobs was only slightly better than Administration so far this year, with just three positions being advertised in January and February. One of these positions was in sales and the other two were for Art Directors / Copywriters.

This is a specialised field, and I have seen clients get sponsored in these fields over the years, and they did so by using the hidden job market and trying their luck at applying for jobs that were not advertising sponsorship. All of them had their resume’s professionally written so that they stood out in their applications.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February:

  • Sales Consultant (Advertising Solutions)
  • Art Director & Copywriter x 2

One position was based in the Melbourne VIC region, with the other two based in the Sydney NSW region.

 

Banking & Finance

The Banking & Finance industry has had a surprisingly strong start to 2016, with around 128 jobs posted offering employer sponsorship.

Before you get too excited, quite a large portion of these positions were in Cognos TM1; however, there were also more general banking roles advertised on a smaller scale.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February:

  • Cognos TM1 Consultants (all levels) x 123
  • Junior Banking Associates x 3
  • Data Scientist
  • Sales & Account Relationship Manager (Forex / CFD Trader)

The majority of these positions were based in the Sydney NSW region.

 

Call Centre & Customer Service

This has been a very surprising industry offering employer sponsorship so far in 2016, with around 19 positions advertised.

I say surprising, because these type of roles tend to be on the ‘lower skill’ end of the occupations in demand, not necessarily requiring high levels of education and qualifications. The main criteria to qualify for these type of roles is experience in a call centre environment, and a proven successful track record in sales.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February:

  • Lead Generation Business Development Specialists x 12
  • Customer Contact Officer
  • Outbound Sales Executives / Consultants x 3
  • Professional Sales Consultant x 2
  • Telesales Executive

13 of these roles were based in the Sydney NSW region, 5 in Melbourne VIC and 1 in Brisbane QLD.

 

Community Services & Development

It has been interesting to see growth in sponsoring overseas nationals in this industry in January & February 2016.

In the previous 6 or so years, there have not been many jobs offering employer sponsorship in this field, and then this year we have seen 10 so far. This is great news for social workers and youth workers.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February:

  • Residential Youth Workers x 8
  • Social Workers x 2

The 8 of these roles were based in WA (Perth CBD & Perth region), with 2 based in Sydney NSW.

 

Construction

The construction industry has been reasonably slow compared to previous years; although the roles we’ve seen advertised have been specifically construction roles (there is a separate industry for general trades positions), and does not necessarily include trades.

There were 9 positions advertised in construction during January & February 2016.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February:

  • Window Installer / Carpenter / Glazier
  • Construction Estimator
  • OH&S Representative
  • Facade Engineers x 2
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Carpenter / Trainee Site Supervisor
  • Bricklayers x 2

7 of these roles were based in the Sydney NSW region, 1 in Melbourne VIC and 1 in Canberra ACT.

 

Consulting & Strategy

Consulting & Strategy has had a strong start to the year, with 16 jobs advertised in this field during January and February 2016

This is quite a broad field, including roles within healthcare & medical, sales, education & training, ICT and general management consulting.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February:

  • Manager (Management Consulting) x 2
  • Salesforce Technical Consultants x 3
  • Senior Functional Consultants x 2
  • JDE Lead Functional Consultant
  • Clinical Strategist
  • Senior Sales & Solutions Consultant
  • Education Consultant / Sales x 2
  • Clinical Consultant x 3
  • Principal Consultant

13 of these roles were based in the Sydney NSW region, 1 in Melbourne VIC and 1 in Brisbane.

 

Design & Architecture

Design & Architecture has had a reasonable start to 2016, with 4 jobs being advertised as offering employer sponsorship – which is quite good compared to previous years which experienced fairly low numbers of sponsored jobs available in this field.

This is good news for architectures & interior designers!

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February:

  • Interior Designer / Architect / Autocad Designer
  • Architectural Visualiser / 3D Render Artist
  • Architectural CAD documenter
  • Conceptual Architect / Designer

Two of these positions were based in Sydney NSW, one in Melbourne VIC, and one in Perth WA.

 

Education & Training

There has been a boom in education & training jobs offering employer sponsorship in Australia this year, and I have never seen the sponsored job market in this field being so strong There were 56 sponsored jobs advertised in this category for January & February 2016!

In the past, sponsorship in these fields were hard to come by, even though there were plenty of overseas candidates with experience in this industry who were hoping to find a sponsor.

Clearly there is a shortage in suitable candidates in Australia for these type of roles, particularly for early childhood teachers and lecturers. A surprising offer was one for a Tattooist / Cosmetic Tattoo Trainer.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February:

  • Early Childhood Teacher x 29
  • Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor – Small Animal Medicine x 3
  • Lecturer in Chemistry
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical Biology x 2
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Tectonics and Evolution of Sedimentary Basins x 2
  • Education Consultant
  • R&D University Staff in RF IC Design x 2
  • Childcare Program Coordinator
  • Teacher / Trainer x 2
  • Centre Director x 3
  • Childcare Educator
  • Tattooist / Cosmetic Tattoo Trainer
  • Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor – Industrial Organisational Psychology
  • Childcare / Non-Teaching Centre Director x 2
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Childcare Workers x 2
  • Head, Blended Learning & Innovation (University) x 2

21 of these positions were based in Sydney and regional NSW, 10 in Melbourne & regional VIC, 5 in Brisbane & regional QLD, 5 in the Perth WA region, 4 in Adelaide SA and 1 in Darwin NT.

 

Healthcare & Medical

Healthcare & Medical is booming right now, and perhaps more than ever!

There has always been a shortage of professions in this industry over the past 8 years that I have been tracking the Australian job sponsorship market; and although jobs for dentists have slowed back; jobs for GPs have massively increased, and nursing jobs, particularly specialised nurses, have remained steady.

There were 279 sponsored jobs advertised during January and February of 2016.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during this period:

  • Registered Nurse – ICU x 11
  • Registrar / PHO – Emergency Medicine
  • After hours In-Clinic role (AMDS)
  • General Practitioner (GP) x 96
  • Registered Nurse / Scrub Scout / Orthopaedic x 2
  • Sonographer x 10
  • Theatre Nurse x 5
  • Anaesthetics / Recovery Nurse
  • Midwife x 7
  • Occupational Therapist
  • VR General Practitioner (GP) x 31
  • MHS – Career Medical Officer – Psychiatry x 3
  • Radiographer x 9
  • Registered Nurse Paediatric x 2
  • Specialist Medical Practitioner – Psychiatrist (Community) x 3
  • Specialist Medical Practitioner – Psychiatrist (Inpatient) x 3
  • Staff Specialist – Emergency Medicine x 5
  • Locum GP x 9
  • Physiotherapist x 7
  • Senior Physiotherapist x 11
  • Podiatrist x 2
  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Integration Architect x 3
  • Obstetrician & Gynaecologists x 3
  • General RNs x 6
  • Emergency / General Practitioner Veterinarian x 3
  • Cardiac Nurses x 3
  • Registered Mental Health Nurses x 2
  • CSSD Manager
  • Orthopaedic Shoemaker / Pedorthist / Surgical Shoemaker
  • GP Registrars x 2
  • Hospital Doctors x 2
  • Dentist / Specialist / Surgeon
  • Nurse Night Shift Manager x 2
  • Midwife Manager x 6
  • RN / EN Nurse x 2
  • Orthodontist x 2
  • Prosthodontist x 2
  • Consultant x 6
  • Clinical Consultant x 6

These positions were spread all over Australia, both regional and in the major cities of each State of Australia.

 

Hospitality & Tourism

One thing for sure is that Australia sure needs chefs! They always have and they always will. With Australia’s population growing, and the city culture being one that favours eating out, it is no wonder that the restaurants and pubs of Australia cannot keep up with the demand!

January and February of 2016 saw more than 140 jobs advertising employer sponsorship in the field of hospitality and tourism, and these numbers are increasing by the month, with only 34 of those being advertised in January.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February:

  • Kitchen Manager x 6
  • Chefs x 34
  • Executive Chef x 1
  • Head Chef x 7
  • Bakers & Pastry Chefs x 5
  • Chef de Partie x 10
  • Pizza Chefs x 2
  • Bar Manager x 3
  • Thai Food Chefs x 4
  • Cooks x 24
  • Chef – Asian Cuisine x 2
  • Chef – Indian Cuisine x 15
  • Chef – Tandoori x 6
  • Duty Manager x 1
  • General Manager (cafe) x 1
  • Sous Chefs x 3
  • Chef – Japanese Cuisine x 1
  • Restaurant Supervisor / Manager x 10
  • Sales Consultant (Advertising) x 6
  • Wok Chefs x 2

These positions were spread all over Australia, both regional and in the major cities of each State of Australia, with the majority being in NSW and QLD.

 

Human Resources & Recruitment

This is yet another booming sector offering employer sponsorship in Australia. The first two months of 2016 saw more than 145 jobs posted, the majority of which were for recruitment focused roles.

There had always been regular jobs in this category (for recruiters, at least), in the past 8 or so years. I see the reason being that the recruitment industry in Australia has a high turn over, and appears to be a growing industry, which makes sense if the population is growing and therefore the need for more jobs is also on the rise.

Although a lot of companies, particularly the larger ones, have their own in-house recruiters; there are still a significant amount of companies who still use recruitment agencies to help them to fill their roles. ALL jobs that were advertised in the past two months were recruitment related jobs, of varying levels; except for one that was in OH&S.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February:

  • Recruitment Consultant – Construction (internal) x 2
  • Senior Recruitment Consultant – Construction (internal)
  • Recruitment / Business Development Consultants x 5
  • Recruitment Consultant – Automotive x 10
  • Recruitment Team Leader x 5
  • Recruitment Consultant (General) x 29
  • IT Resourcer / Candidate Manager
  • IT Recruitment Consultant x 5
  • SAP Account Manager
  • Construction Recruitment Consultant x 4
  • Associate Director – IT
  • Divisional Manager – Retail Recruitment
  • Recruiter (Unbundled Solutions) x 5
  • Recruitment Consultant (Business Support) x 9
  • Technical Recruitment Consultant (Internal)
  • Recruitment Consultant – Accounting & Finance x 4
  • Infrastructure Recruitment Consultant
  • Senior Recruitment Consultant x 7
  • Digital Recruitment Consultant x 2
  • Account Manager x 2
  • Account Manager – IT x 4
  • Principle Consultant x 3
  • Recruitment Consultant – Retail
  • Senior Recruitment Consultant – Legal
  • Recruitment Consultant – Legal x 2
  • Senior Recruitment Consultant – Sales & Marketing
  • SAP IT Recruitment Practice Lead x 11
  • Executive Recruiters
  • Recruitment Consultant – Allied Health
  • Divisional Manager – Trades & Engineering
  • Recruitment Sales Executive x 6
  • Trainee Recruitment Consultant
  • Team Leader – Accounting & Finance x 2
  • Senior Recruitment Consultant – Construction Trades & Labour
  • Recruitment Consultant (hot temp desk) x 2
  • Recruitment Consultant (Software Development) x 2
  • Senior Recruitment Consultant – Nursing x 5
  • Talent Specialist / IT Resourcer – Digital & IT
  • Client Relationship Manager
  • OH&S Officer – Construction

These positions are based all over Australia, with the majority of positions based in VIC, NSW and QLD.

 

Information & Communication Technology

The IT industry in Australia seems to ebb and flow, with there being an abundance of opportunities, and not enough candidates to fill the roles; or an abundance of candidates with not enough roles for them to fill!

This start of 2016 has seen an increase in opportunities available to overseas nationals, and mostly in specialised roles that are hard to fill locally (around 120 jobs in Jan & Feb).

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February:

  • LAMP .JS Stack Developer x 2
  • Full Stack Developer x 3
  • Java Software Engineer x 5
  • Native iOS Developer x 2
  • Product Manager / Projects – Web & Mobile
  • Senior UX Designer x 2
  • Lead Creature Technical Director
  • Mid-Senior Mobile Game Digital Producer x 2
  • SIEM Engineer
  • Multiple Front End UI Developer x 7
  • Senior Front End Developer x 7
  • Web Developer x 3
  • WordPress Developer
  • Front End / Javascript Developer x 12
  • C++ Exchange Connectivity Developer
  • Data Visualisation Specialist
  • Lead Educational Designer – Mobile Apps for Children x 3
  • Technology GM
  • R&D Staff (University) – RF IC Design x 2
  • Salesforce Consultant x 3
  • Salesforce Developer x 3
  • Senior Functional Consultant
  • Graphic Designer x2
  • Front End Engineer x 3
  • Full Stack Engineer x 3
  • Front End Developer – Divisional Lead x 2
  • Microsoft BI Stack (Report Developer) x 2
  • Pega Developer x 4
  • SharePoint 2013 Master Page UI Development x 2
  • Data Scientist x 2
  • Automation Engineer
  • Nav Developer x 4
  • Lead Front End Developer
  • Senior TM1 Consultant
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Digital Producer
  • Creative Team (Copywriter & Art Director)
  • Software Engineer
  • SunSystems Support Consultant x 2
  • Solutions Architect x 3
  • JDE Lead Functional Consultant
  • Database Administrator
  • Appian Developer x 2
  • ServiceNow Senior Technical Consultant x 3
  • Perl Developer
  • Front End Web Developer x 2
  • Software Engineer Optimization Embedded Algorithm Specialist
  • Core Technology Software Engineer
  • Software Manager x 2
  • Business Systems Manager – Application Development
  • Head of Business Systems – Document Management
  • Algorithm Validation Program Manager Lead
  • Creative Director
  • Engagement Leader
  • Product Manager –  Clinical Care Digital & Connectivity
  • Automotive Project Manager Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Senior Functional Safety Assessment QA Engineer Lead

These positions were predominantly based in NSW, VIC & ACT with minimal in QLD, SA and WA.

 

Insurance & Superannuation

This industry has never in my experience had a huge demand for overseas talent, and so it was not surprising that there were only two positions in this field advertised during January & February.

That doesn’t mean that job seekers in this field won’t find a sponsor through the hidden job market, and I particularly recommend LinkedIn for a more proactive job search that is increasing my clients’ success rate.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February of 2016:

  • Data Scientist
  • Loss Adjuster / Liability Specialist

These positions were based in Sydney NSW, and the Sunshine Coast in QLD.

 

Legal

I was surprised to see sponsored jobs available in the legal sector over the past two months, as these jobs are very rare!

Hopefully there were some legal professionals who had not given up on employer sponsorship, who found these jobs and got their applications in!

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February of 2016:

  • Qualified Patent Attorney
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

These positions were based in Sydney NSW.

 

Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics

Sponsored logistics and Transport jobs over the years have been few and far between – Transport positions are particularly rare. However, occasionally they do turn up; with manufacturing positions offering 457 visas being more regular.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February of 2016:

  • Metal Fabricator / Pipe Fitter
  • Pump Truck Driver

These positions were based in the Brisbane QLD region and Perth WA.

 

Marketing & Communications

I was surprised to see a handful of sponsored jobs come up in this field earlier this year – 8 positions, in fact.

The roles that were available were mostly digital / SEO type roles within the marketing realm.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February of 2016:

  • Product Manager – Clinical Care Digital & Connectivity
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Technical SEO Manager
  • In House SEM & Social Media Digital Marketing Expert x 2
  • Marketing Manager – Content & Campaigns
  • PR Executive / Media Relations Officer

All of the above positions were based in Sydney, NSW.

 

Mining

The mining industry in Australia has been on the decline for quite some time now, so it is no surprise that so are the number of sponsored jobs in this field.

Many Australian mining workers have been retrenched due to a massive drop in the market; meaning that there are now more unemployed mining candidates available in Australia than probably ever before.

There were, however, a couple of positions advertised during the last two months.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February of 2016:

  • Transfer Pricing – Oil & Gas x 2

This position was based in Adelaide, SA.

 

Retail & Consumer Products

The Retail & Consumer Products industry is another field that generally has more job seekers available than there are to fill the actual roles. This is why it was surprising to see five positions advertised as offering employer sponsorship in January and February this year.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February of 2016:

  • Retail Sales Manager x 2
  • Retail Manager – Pharmacy x 2
  • Sales & Business Development Consultant

Three of these positions were based in the Brisbane QLD region, with two being based in Sydney NSW.

 

Sales

The sales industry, like the retail industry, is usually flooded with more candidates than jobs, just like the retail industry.

This is also an industry with a high turn over, and one which is always looking for the best talent, since sales roles drive a business.

There has been a reasonably high number of sales jobs available in Australia that were offering employer sponsorship to the right candidates – around 27 in total.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February of 2016:

  • Sales Account Manager
  • Sales Force Technical Consultant
  • Senior Functional Consultant
  • Senior Sales Force Consultant
  • Dairy Trader / Sales
  • Sales Engineer – Formwork Engineer
  • Sales Manager / Business Development – Farming
  • Sales & Business Development Consultant x 5
  • IT Sales Executive
  • Multiple Sales Agents
  • Sales Executives
  • Sales & Account Relationship Manager (Forex / CFD Trader)
  • Entry Level B2B Events
  • Business Development Consultant
  • Clinical Strategist
  • Population Health Business Development Manager
  • Sales Representative – Managed Print Services
  • Account Director
  • Account Manager – HR Software
  • Sales Manager
  • SEM Account Manager

These positions were mainly based in Sydney NSW, Melbourne VIC, with just a couple in QLD.

 

Science & Technology

Over the years I have worked with people who have struggled to find sponsorship in the science & technology field; as advertised jobs offer 457 visa sponsorship were rare, if not non-existent.

I was therefore pleasantly surprised to see a couple of positions advertised in the past two months with sponsorship offered.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February of 2016:

  • QA / QC Medical Device / ISO
  • Computer Vision Research Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Sales & Business Development Consultant

Three of these positions were based in the Brisbane QLD region, with two being based in Sydney NSW.

 

Sport & Recreation

This is another field that is quite specialised, and jobs are rarely advertised. Likely, this is because this field has enough candidates available in Australia that they don’t have to reach out to overseas professionals.

There were, however, two sponsored jobs in this industry advertised so far this year.

The following were the jobs that were advertised during January & February of 2016:

  • Children’s Dance Teacher
  • Horse Racing Professionals

This role was based in Sydney NSW.

 

Trades & Services

This has been a booming industry in 2016, with more than 320 sponsored jobs being offered to experienced and qualified trades and services professionals.

The usual trades have been advertising sponsorship so far this year, including panel beaters, carpenters, mechanics, tilers, painters, fitters, welders, fabricators, winders, electricians, air conditioning / refrigeration technicians etc. However, we have also seen beautician, massage therapist, hair dressers & stylists, sewing machinists – the likes of what I have not see before.

The jobs advertising 457 visa sponsorship in the Trades & Services category during January & February of 2016 include:

  • Auto Service Centre Managers
  • Carpenters
  • Floor Layers
  • Mechanics
  • Workshop Managers
  • Diagnostic Technicians
  • Sewing Machinist
  • Hairdressers
  • Senior Hairdresser
  • Panelbeaters
  • Electricians
  • Spray Painters
  • Boat Builder / Shipwright
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Marine Painter / Fairer
  • Hair Stylists
  • Refrigeration Mechanics
  • Air Conditioning Mechanics
  • Salon Manager
  • Brick Layers
  • Senior Beauty Therapist
  • Vehicle Body Builder
  • Metal Fabricators
  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Arborists / Climbers
  • Forklift Mechanic
  • Fitter / Welder
  • CNC Machinist
  • Massage / Beauty Therapists
  • Orthopaedic Shoemaker / Pedorthist / Surgical Shoemaker
  • Automotive Detailer
  • Truck Service Manager
  • Tyre Fitter
  • Stainless Steel Fabricator
  • Metal Finisher
  • Plumber
  • Specialist Mechanics / Technicians (including Euro brands)
  • Concreters
  • Plasterer / Renderer
  • Hydraulic Hose Fitter
  • Electronic Security Technicians
  • Armature Winder
  • Welders
  • Auto Machinists
  • Used Car Reconditioning Technician
  • Dermal Skin Therapist
  • Painter
  • HVAC Technician
  • Tiler
  • Flexographic Printer

These roles were available all over Australia, with the majority being based in NSW.

 


 

All of the above jobs were posted at www.sponsoredjobsinaustralia.com, a specialist website advertising Australian employer sponsored jobs, and offering job search tools and guides to help people land a sponsored job in Australia.

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