Ok Guys. We’ve had a number of enquiries via our Facebook page along the lines of “how to apply for a 457 visa” Or “how do I get sponsored Visa”?.
I get the impression that a few of our Facebook visitors have taken the time to visit our website and have a browse around. However I think it’s fair to say that a lot of our Facebook fans are arriving on our Facebook page a little perplexed and confused about how they can use our Facebook page to secure a sponsored 457 Visa here in Australia.
With this in we have created this article to provide clear step by step instructions to ensure you get the best out of 457JobsAustralia.com.
Now before we go on we’re mindful that there are steps the employer will need to undertake prior to being in a position to offer a sponsored job in Australia. For the purpose of this article, we’ll assume that the employer has already completed the steps required to get the necessary boxes ticked so they can legally advertise a sponsored job in Australia.
Similarly we also have to assume that you consider yourself competent in the jobs you’ll be looking to apply for. Otherwise why would you be here right? 🙂 So lets cover our tips for securing a sponsored Job here in Australia.
Ten Steps To Securing a 457 Sponsored Job In Australia
Step one – Are we listing a role that interests you?
Before you can secure a sponsored job in Australia you’ll need to identify an employer that can sponsor you in a role that you have skills and experience in performing.. This is where 457 Jobs Australia comes in. At any time we expect to have between 450 – 600 sponsored vacancies available on our website. View our site like any other job board. Except with 457JobsAustralia.com our focus is on advertising roles where the employer is willing to offer 457 Sponsorship to the successful candidate and only those roles.
To kick off your search. Head on up to the “current Jobs” link at the top of each page. You can also select it by clicking this link. Find a job that might be of interest? Proceed to the Step 2.
Step 2 – View the Job Description in full and Apply
View the job description and if you are still interested then click on the application link. Clicking the link will take you to the original source of the sponsored job listing. This will include detailed instructions on what you need to apply and who you can contact if you have any specific questions about the role.
Please only apply for jobs that interest you. Applying for every job you find could work against you as we often have the same recruiters advertising multiple jobs across our site. For subscribers we also display the name of the recruiter where this is made available to us so pay attention when applying so you can see if you have dealt with this recruiter before.
Step 3 – Apply for the job
Click Apply, attach or send your resume as instructed on the landing page for the role. The approach for this step would be the same if you were applying for any hob, even one in your home country.
Step 4 – Wait
As mentioned previously, these last two steps aren’t really any different to the steps you need to follow when applying for a role in your home country. Once you have applied for the job then wait. Most job advertisers will confirm receipt of your job application. If you hear nothing consider following up after a few days however try to refrain from following up with the employer every day.
For certain, more popular positions, they will likely have received a large number of applications and your frequent follow ups could alienate the employer which might work against you in the long run.
Step 5 – The 457 Job Interview
If you are fortunate enough to be shortlisted you will be invited to interview for the role. The interview process will differ from job-to-job. In some instances the job interviews may be held in your country, however these tend to be the exception as opposed to the norm. Expect to be interviewed by telephone or by video conference/skype for the role. For more senior roles the employer may offer to fly you to Australia for face-to-face interview once you have been through an initial short listing process.
It is unlikely that a job offer will be made after just one interview. Numerous calls may take place after the initial 457 Job interview to discuss further your visa requirements, salary expectations and timescales for commencement of your new job in Australia.
Step 6 – The Job offer
If all goes well the employer will make you a formal job offer. Congratulations!
In most cases this job offer will be a conditional on the basis of you complete a number of additional steps. These may include (but might not be limited to) the following:
- Successfully applying for and being awarded a 457 Visa by the Australian Department of immigration
- Meeting any additional requirements associated requirements of the role.
- Your arrival in Australia for commencement of the role by a specific date.
Note. It is not normal (or in most cases legal) practice to ask for money as a condition of your employment offer. If the employer is asking for you to pay them a ‘fee’ for them to consider sponsoring you. View this request with some suspicion.
Step 7 – Apply for your 457 visa
We have already written an article covering the steps to follow when Applying for a 457 Visa so we won’t repeat ourselves here. See this article for more information on the 457 Visa application process. In short, you can do this online so this step should be a relatively straight forward one.
Step 8 – 457 Visa Grant
On the basis that your 457 Visa Application is successful. You will be contracted by the Australian government (or their representative) advising that your 457 Visa application has been successful.
Please note that the Australian Government does not require holders of Australian visas to have a physical visa label or stamp inside their passport. Your 457 Visa will be issued electronically. This enables the Australian immigration department to provide accurate, secure and real-time information about a visa holder’s visa details. It is also more secure than issuing a visa label as it reduces the risk of fraud.
Step 9 – Move to Australia
You now have the paperwork you need to legally live and work in Australia. With this in mind. What are you waiting for? Start packing you bags and commence your journey down under. Ensure you speak to your future employer about temporary accommodation options. Many employers will organise hotel accommodation or rental accommodation for an initial period to enable you to get settled in Australia whilst you look for longer term accommodation.
Step 10 – Start your new job
Now is the time to start your new job in Australia and begin enjoying everything this amazing country has to offer you.
So there we have it. Ten Steps To Securing a 457 Sponsored Job In Australia using our website. This is obviously a simplified version of the whole process but at the highest level, these are the steps you will need to follow.
We also hope this overview helps you better understand the part that 457JobsAustralia.com can play in you finding a sponsored job and commencing your new job (and life) in Australia.
To your success!