Mohammad Emon at work in the Armidale City Bowling Club.
Mohammad Emon at work in the Armidale City Bowling Club.

Regional Development Australian Northern Inland Skilled Migration case study: The Armidale City Bowling Club

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Not able to find suitably skilled, experienced and qualified chefs in the local area over recent years, The Armidale City Bowling Club has benefited from skilled migration. Joining the local Australian kitchen staff are skilled migrants from India, Bangladesh and the Philippines.


Skilled migrants such as Sous Chef Mohammad Emon from Bangladesh, who worked in Sydney for five years before taking the job at the Armidale City Bowling Club, have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of life they have found in a regional location. 


The Club's CEO Patrick Crick describes how skilled migration has enabled the busy kitchen to meet its labour needs and continue to grow the bistro and catering aspects of the business. He also reflects on the positive impacts of multiculturalism in the kitchen.


Dan in front of the "Retreat" property's irrigation channel pump generator.
Dan in front of the "Retreat" property's irrigation channel pump generator.

Regional Development Australian Northern Inland Skilled Migration case study: "Retreat", Mulligan Farms - 80km south-west of Moree.


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Jonathon and Kathryn Mulligan own and run the property "Retreat", which is part of the Mulligan Farms agricultural businesses. "Retreat" is a large crop growing business. It is a big irrigation property that is remote and isolated from skilled labour markets, being over 80km south-west of Moree (in north-west NSW).

 

From their fleet of John Deere machines to the irrigation channel gate pump, the Mulligans have a genuine need for a diesel mechanic.

 

Enter hard working Daniel Sloan from northern Ireland. He started working at "Retreat" on a working holiday visa. It was an employer/employee perfect match and both parties were keen to make the arrangement permanent. The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme provided a win-win.

 

Dan left behind an Irish economy that was depressed and offered few promising employment prospects.  In North-West NSW he found employment, a lifestyle and a fiancee he loves.

 

Dan is justifiably proud of the contribution he has made to an agricultural business and the local area, as a skilled migrant.

 


Jaspreet Singh, pleased to be working at Woodleys Motors, Tamworth
Jaspreet Singh, pleased to be working at Woodleys Motors, Tamworth

Regional Development Australian Northern Inland Skilled Migration case study: Woodleys Motors, Tamworth


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Woodleys Motors is the largest vehicle dealer in the Northern Inland region of the State of New South Wales, Australia, with 80 staff and 13 separate (brand) franchises. Despite its regional prominence, Woodleys Motors has difficulty finding qualified and experienced mechanics for its service department, according to General Manager Brad Wilson.

 

Regional Development Australia Northern Inland brings skilled workers from overseas to the region with the Skilled Regional State Nominated visa (sub-class 489). Facilitating this visa program is good for the region, as seen in the case of Woodleys Motors, where four skilled migrant mechanics are employed.

 

Jaspreet Singh studied and worked as a professional mechanic in Melbourne. When his visa was granted Jaspreet left his job in the city, packed up his belongings and made the big move to Tamworth. Jaspreet is pleased he made the "tree-change".

 

Contrary to misconceptions in the city about regional job opportunities, Jaspreet describes how his job hunt upon arrival the Northern Inland NSW only last a couple of days and he much prefers the lifestyle he found in the regional city of Tamworth.

 


Barraba MPS Manager Cathy Stein and Registered Nurse, Jayesh John in a ward.
Barraba MPS Manager Cathy Stein and Registered Nurse, Jayesh John in a ward.

Regional Development Australian Northern Inland Skilled Migration case study: The Barraba MPS (hospital)


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Jayesh John is a Registered Nurse from India. He came to Northern Inland NSW thanks to the Skilled Regional State Nominated visa (sub-class 489). This was supported and facilitated by Regional Development Australia Northern Inland.

 

Jayesh found a quiet lifestyle and a rewarding workplace in the small town of Barraba.

 

The Barraba Multipurpose Service comprises various health services, from the hospital to an aged care facility. Due to the small size and relative remoteness of Barraba, experienced registered nurses have been difficult to attract to the Barraba MPS. Manager, Cathy Stein suggests that the closure of banks in the town has contributed to the lack of employment opportunities for partners of skilled workers and thus, worsened the skills shortage.

Cathy said that Jayesh commenced his nursing in Barraba in a time of great need and has become a very well liked member of the local health service staff.

 

Skilled migration has delivered positive outcomes for all involved in the case of the Barraba MPS and Jayesh John.

 





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