With the English summer in the doldrums, it was no wonder that the turn out was
high to the Hill McGlynn Australia Open Day held in London at the beginning of July.
The Open Day was a chance for UK construction professionals to see what career opportunities
are available for working in Australia and to discuss other formalities of living
aboard such as Visa’s and accommodation. It was also an opportunity for Australian
construction professionals working in the UK on a temporary visa to discuss employment
prospects before leaving for their return home.
The Open day was also attended by Managing Director of Hill McGlynn Australia, Owen
Goodhead, who was in the UK for a short working holiday and he brought with him
examples of projects which are currently being worked on in Melbourne where the
Australian office is based.
Whilst the UK Construction Market is continuing to grow, the lure of working overseas
and a better climate is obviously attractive to UK professionals. The Melbourne
construction market is also in a period of sustained growth, which also makes it
attractive to candidates looking for work.
Managing Director, Owen Goodhead said of the Open Day: - "The fantastic turnout of
construction professionals to our Open Day highlighted the desire for many to work
and live overseas. Construction is an ideal industry in which to travel, not only
in Australia, but all around the world as large projects are always being undertaken
and UK candidates are one of the most sought after due to their experience and training.
I know that we will be dealing with many of the candidates who attended the event
over the coming months and look forward to meeting them again in a more sunnier
A year after opening, the Hill McGlynn Australia business is continuing to grow
its team of eight and has established itself as one of the leading recruitment organisations
for technical and professional staff in Melbourne and surrounding regions.