real life stories: emigrating from australia to the UK.

We work with people around the globe and we’ve placed candidates from Australia in their dream jobs across the UK. Are you thinking of moving abroad to Britain? Do you have questions to be answered? Read more about your peers and the journeys they’ve made.

Mitchell's story: plumber in London. 

Mitchell Huff is from a small town in rural western Victoria. He has been plumbing and gasfitting for six and a half years working mainly installing plumbing work in new-build housing. He made the move to London not only to explore the world but also in hope of improving and learning new skills.

Randstad secured Mitchell a maintenance role, which enabled him to develop knowledge of different plumbing systems. He hopes to continue learning and growing as a professional with the aim of starting his own plumbing and gasfitting business back in Australia.

Q: How did you first hear about Randstad? 

MH: I started my journey with The Working Holiday Club who referred Randstad - the construction, property and engineering recruitment agency, to me. They suggested I speak to the team in London and from there I sent through my CV and the process began.

Q: How was your experience with Randstad, from initial contact to being placed?

MH: From my initial meeting with Randstad CPE, my consultant took a tailored approach to my career needs and was happy to find jobs suited to myself and my goals. I was coming from Australia with the goal of travelling Europe. The team was able to find me a flexible job in my field, that allowed me to work hard but play even harder.

Q: What support did Randstad provide in your move to the UK?

MH: Within four days of arriving in the UK, I was placed in a new job. The best thing about it was the peace of mind of knowing that the work was there. Interviews were always arranged to suit my schedule. My consultant was incredibly helpful and he was able to secure weekend work for me at other sites around the city.

Q: How does the recruitment process compare with your previous job searches? 

MH: Randstad CPE really make you feel as though you are the most important person, which really takes the stress of a job hunt away.

Q: Has your consultant kept in touch to help find other assignments/projects for you? 

MH: My consultants have checked up on me frequently to ensure everything was going smoothly in my new role. If there was ever an issue, I know they would do everything they could to assist.

Q: Would you recommend Randstad to a friend? 

MH: I would highly recommend Randstad to a friend as it’s an awesome way to get into the workforce. Not only do they provide great jobs, they offer flexibility.

We work tirelessly to place candidates all over the world. If you would like help with your UK job search, or are looking for some more information on what we could do for you, please get in contact today. 

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