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Australia seeks British automotive electrician migrants

The Australian government is seeking 20,000 skilled migrants, including automotive electricians.

The Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs will arrive in London next month to hold an expo showcasing Australia's culture and lifestyle to British workers.

The government hopes to attract skilled British migrants to the country's various regional states under recently relaxed regulations. Australia has expanded its migration program to include 20,000 extra spaces; a significant increase over last year's target.

The Australian General Skilled Migration program is points-based. Points are allocated based on age, language, skill, occupation and experience. Online assessments to determine points and eligibility can be found at www.visabureau.co.uk.

Applicants whose skills are deemed to be in high demand are given additional points and their applications fast-tracked. Australia is actively seeking automotive electricians, along with bricklayers, carpenters, cabinet makers, accountants, hair dressers, chefs and, pastry chefs, nurses and other skilled trades as listed on its Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL).

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