Simon Arnold 28, UK

What made you decide to come and work in Australia? It was the opportunity to travel and work at the same time.

How did you land your new job? I was referred to Hays recruitment agency through a friend, and within two days I got work in Perth. I’ve been here for six months so far.

And what exactly is it that you do now? I’m working as a skilled labourer for a plumbing company. I’m a qualified gas fitter in England, but due to licensing laws in Australia I can’t work as a plumber.

What are you planning to do with the money you earn from this job? I’ve already travelled to New Zealand with the money I’ve earned so far, but I plan to see more of Australia and Asia.

Where have you travelled so far, and where are you heading next? I’ve travelled around the whole of Australia in my campervan – from Perth to Perth.

Memorable moments at your new job? There is a great social environment at work, and the funny stories are many.

What are the good points about your new job? Good pay, I get paid on time, good managers and of course free drinks on Fridays.

And are there any bad points? Well, it’s still work… But at least it pays for more travelling and for going out on the weekends.

How’s the pay? They pay is really good.

What advice can you give to other travellers considering your job? Contact a recruitment agency such as Hays for skilled or unskilled work. Hays have offices all around Australia and New Zealand, so you can work wherever you want.

Would you recommend your jobs to fellow travellers? Yes, absolutely.