British candidates are still figuring strongly as Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition enters its next phase.
23 applicants from the UK have already excelled themselves to battle to the second stage of the competition against 350,000 other initial applicants from 196 countries. Now they are in a pool of just 150 applicants from 35 countries for the six dream jobs that await the lucky winners. These are, wildlife caretaker in South Australia, chief funster in New South Wales, park ranger in Queensland, taste master in Western Australia, outback adventurer in Northern Territory and lifestyle photographer in Melbourne, Victoria.
To take part in the competition, candidates had to produce a video that lasted for 30 seconds and which gave them the opportunity to pitch for the specific job that they were applying for. Those that were selected now have to provide job references in the hope that they will then be short-listed to visit Australia for a final assessment in June. From this invited shortlist, the six successful employees will be chosen and their names announced on June 21.
Besides the fun aspect of the competition and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that 6 lucky applicants will be invited to experience, Tourism Australia has an important promotional message that it intends the promotion to convey with regards to the country’s Working Holidaymaker (WHM) programme. On its immigration website the Australian government says, ‘The Working Holiday and Work and Holiday programs encourage cultural exchange and closer ties between arrangement countries by allowing young people to have an extended holiday, supplemented by short-term employment.’