My name is Tom and I am a UK qualified Train driver. I have completed an apprenticeship in train driving and also driven as a depot driver ( full rules, UK train driver licence and mainline shunting ) and as a passenger driver.
I have read through the sticky post and hope nobody minds me starting a new thread however, I was hoping for some advice post covid.
I am not hugely experienced. I will have been driving and qualified for roughly three years by the time I immigrate across to Australia.
My wife is Australian and my daughter is also a citizen. My wife wants to return to Australia and raise out daughter in Queensland where she grew up, and having been a few times I completely understand why and agree this would be a great decision.
My questions are as follows:
Would my current qualifications be of any relevance? I'm aware I would no doubt have to resit rules and traction training however do they have any relevance at all?
How is the industry looking after covid?
I know Australia has a much greater freight industry then passenger, which I'd be very happy in. Would it be helpful if I transferred to freight over in the UK for a couple of years?
Does anybody have any suggestions on how I could make some connections over in Australia? I have emailed some of the companies I have found and created a LinkedIn profile however not having a huge amount of success.
Apologies for all the questions, however I would love to remain in the industry. Driving would be ideal as I really enjoy my job. I am well aware that as with in the UK it is very competitive.
Thank you all in advance
Tom the pom