Gwyn Rees Watson
22, from the UK
What made you decide to come and work in Oz?
I came to Australia because I was sick of the weather and wanted a change of scenery. Also to gain work experience in a different country.
How did you land your new job?
My friend found an ad in a magazine and got the job. He then referred me and I was invited in for an interview and got the job.
And what exactly is it that you do now?
I am an independent contractor as part of a direct sales and marketing team, promoting services for a telecommunications client.
How does it compare to what you did back home?
It’s very different. I have just finished studying so this was a great opportunity for my first full time job in a different country. I am earning a lot more money, which can vary from $600 to $1,500 per week because it’s performance-based. But although it’s based on commission, the service is easy to promote so I always make over $600 a week. It is also motivating and lots of fun, giving me the opportunity to travel with work.
What are you planning to do with the money you earn from this job?
With the money that I earn I would like to rent my own flat and travel.
Where have you travelled so far, and where are you heading next?
What have been the highlights at your job?
Some of the most memorable moments have been on road trips to Tasmania and Nowra with the team. It was great fun and we spent a lot of time team-building, we did lots of outdoor activities such as cycling through the country.
What are the people you work with like?
Very outgoing, funny, and great to be around.
What are the good points about your new job?
The money is performance-based, therefore the harder I work the more money I get which means I can earn more than what I would in most other jobs I could do travelling. It’s lots of fun with things such as competitions and crew nights.
And are there any bad points?
Not really. The only thing I can say is that if the weather is rubbish you get a little wet.
What tips can you give to other travellers considering your job?
Go for it. You’ve got nothing to lose!