Working in Townsville
With Townsville's ever growing Tourism culture it is no surprise that the hospitality industry is always looking for new staff to accommodate these needs. The hospitality opportunities in Townsville includes (but not limited to) a wide range of businesses, including restaurants, clubs, bars, hostels, resorts and the Casino. Hospitality offers most people the flexibility to work hours around study and family commitments.
Teaching a language other than English
If you have a teaching background there is many opportunities within Townsville to teach your native language. This can include privately teaching both children and adults or teaching within a school or kinder garden community. Having a second language has become a very important part of society today in Australia.
Seasonal jobs are temporary and short-term by definition. For example, retailers hire extra workers for the holiday seasons, tax preparation firms hire employees for tax season, and fruit pickers for the harvesting season. In Townsville fruit picking and the sugar cane harvesting seasons make up for over 2/3rd's of the seasonal work offered with the majority of fruit picking workers being travellers new to the region.
Au Pair Work
Families in Townsville are often looking for alternatives to traditional childcare, with Au Pairs being one of the more popular options. Being an Au Pair for a family offers the family in home care for their children with more flexibility and is a cultural exchange. This a wonderful opportunity for your to learn from each other, with families usually happy you the local area and teach you about Australia and our customs, as well as sporting events and Australian cuisine. You are also given the opportunity to teach them about where you come from, perhaps help their children learn a language or try new food for the first time. Au Pairs normally live with the host family without having to pay rent/board and are then offered an allowance to compensate anything additional. If you love children this may be the way to see the world.
The Cleaning Industry growth over the past years has been contributed to the trending of outsourcing in today's society. Most larger companies have found that contracting their cleaning needs to a business that specialises in this is more cost effective. Cleaning for businesses is classed as commercial cleaning and is in high demand in the Townsville Business Centre. Domestic Cleaning is cleaning completed on a smaller scale mostly in residential homes. With most people today juggling busy lifestyles and long work hours domestic cleaning is also in great demand in Townsville.
Townsville has 3 large shopping centres, the CBD Mall shopping prescient and many other smaller shopping areas that are continuously evolving and growing to meet demands in the city. With these expansions there is a continued need for employment in the Retail Industry. There are lots of different roles that you can do in retail, from junior customer service roles right up to area manager, responsible for several key stores. The industry has something to offer job seekers of all backgrounds, whether you’re looking for a long-term career, seeking some supplemental income or pursuing your first-ever job.
Working in Australia
There are a number of visas which allow you to work, but most have restrictions about the kind of work you can do. For example:
♦ A Tourist Visa will not allow you work at all;
♦ If you have a Student Visa and a work permit, you can only work up to 40 hours per fortnight while you are studying;
♦ But if you have a Working Holiday Visa, you are not allowed to work for any one employer for more than 3 months.
Each type of visa has special conditions - make sure you get advice about your particular circumstances.
Useful tips and articles
- Ensure you have the correct working visa and are able to work in Australia
- Have a resume and all relevant documents copied and ready prior to interviews
- Dress well when applying jobs and attending for interviews
- Apply for more than one position as you may not get you first choice in jobs