Australia begins UK immigrant recruitment campaign

29 September 2005

Australia's skilled migrant recruitment campaign has begun in the United Kingdom. The international skills expo is being held at Australia House on the Strand in London.

The event is the result of the Department of Immigration's decision to admit an extra 20,000 skilled migrants this year, taking the 2005/2006 intake to almost 100,000.

The first day, 28 Sept., of the three-day expo saw hundreds of British professionals and trades people turn out to meet potential employers and to discuss whether their skills match current vacancies in Australia. Hairdressers, carpenters and plumbers are just as sought after as doctors, allied health professionals, and engineers.