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New help for international students looking for work

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New help is now available for international students looking for a job to support their stay here.

From today, the SEEK platform will include a “#NSW Jobs Connect” filter, allowing international students to easily identify job opportunities posted by employers. It is the first program of its kind in Australia.

As international students return to our shores, finding employment becomes one of their top priorities.

Acknowledging this, NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Alister Henskens, said: “Over 136,000 international students are actively studying in NSW, integrating into their local communities and investing in their future. , so it is important that we support them during their studies and beyond.”

It announced the new plan, whereby the NSW Government, through Study NSW, is partnering with leading job market SEEK to offer NSW Jobs Connect to international students.

“This innovative program will help students identify suitable employment opportunities and connect NSW employers to a strong, diverse and trusted source of talent,” he said.

SEEK government relations manager Kadi Taylor said the pilot was the first of its kind, with employers from a variety of sectors, including finance, construction, manufacturing and technology, participating in the program.

“Many employers are unaware that international students have the right to work during and after their studies, with many having the right to work for up to six years after graduation,” Ms Taylor said.

“This program aims to bring students and employers together through our platform and at in-person events, create opportunities and equip both parties with the knowledge and skills to thrive.”

The initiative will also help address shortages in the labor market by connecting international students directly with NSW employers such as Allianz Insurance and Cancer Council NSW, both of which are part of the scheme.

Vicky Drakousis, Human Resources Director of Allianz Australia, welcomed the new initiative.

“Being part of this program allows us to support our growing business by tapping into a whole new pool of talent, while potentially providing valuable career opportunities for international students. We are confident that these students will bring insight and diverse thinking to Allianz,” said Drakousis.

If you are an NSW employer interested in joining the initiative and recruiting international students and graduates, submit your expression of interest here.

If you are an international student or graduate in New South Wales looking for a job, visit Study NSW to find registered companies with current employment opportunities.

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