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Can a high school-qualified Aussie find work here??

Postby Miss Swan » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 9:23 am

Hey there, I'm asking this for my 25 year old Aussie friend who wants to find a job in Singapore to be closer to his girlfriend. He's in Singapore right now for 2 weeks and hopes to find something before he leaves.

Problem is, he's only got high school certification. I know this is going to be a long shot...but is there ANY job he can get here? We're not talking about expat pay - he knows he can't get that.

His passion is in cars, so he'll be visiting car dealerships to enquire about positions. But he's also open to jobs such as customer service, F&B management, administration. I once saw an ad for native Aussie speakers for a call centre but that was ages ago.

He's also hoping to be paid at least S$2K to offset his living expenses - rent, transport, food, bills, etc.

Any chance for this diligent and quick-to-learn lad?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:04 am

No hope at all... especially right now with a populist backlash against foreign talent.

The government will not issue him an employment pass, the key to working here. See http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... fault.aspx for pass details.

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Postby Miss Swan » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:17 am

Thanks very much for your reply Strong Eagle. I'll tell my friend not to keep his hopes up too high.

Yes the anti-foreigner sentiment is well-felt everywhere here =X


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