10 Jan Argentina to Australia – My Journey To Working in Sydney
My first taste of Sydney came during a vacation in July 2017, after spending 18 months in New Zealand. I ventured around NSW and QLD for six months before returning to Argentina, my home country. Australia left a mark on me with its vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes. I longed to return and although my plans for 2020 were stopped by the global pandemic, the wait only intensified my desire to come back.
New Life in Australia
In 2022, when Australia reopened its borders, I seized the opportunity to start a new life in this beautiful land. This time, I arrived as an international student, aiming to improve my English and immerse myself in the Australian way of life. Sydney was an obvious choice for its dynamic mix of everything one could wish for: a melting pot of cultures, impeccable safety and cleanliness. The city’s beaches and job opportunities further cemented its appeal as a place for high quality of life.
However, life in Sydney isn’t without its challenges. The high cost of living, competitive rental market, and bustling traffic were stark contrasts to my life in Argentina. I also deeply missed watching Argentine football and the distinctive flavours of home-cooked meals.
Entering the Construction Industry
Driven by a desire to lay down roots and build a future, I decided to venture into the construction industry. My search for employment led me to various recruiting companies, but HLH Group stood out with its high Google reviews. A quick call and I was in touch with Tiago from HLH Group, who within minutes, secured my first job. His patience and attentiveness, coupled with a thorough briefing on workplace safety, made me feel valued and protected. Choosing to work with HLH Group was an easy decision, bolstered by their reliable payment system and travel expense coverage.
Reflections on the Construction Industry in Australia
The construction industry in Australia is a big part of the economy, offering vast opportunities and generous salaries. It’s a sector that supports thousands of families nationwide. The strict adherence to safety standards on sites is commendable and something I’ve come to respect deeply. Each day brings new learning and opportunities for growth.
Despite the initial challenges and homesickness, the journey has been incredibly rewarding. Sydney’s construction industry has not only provided me with a steady livelihood but also a chance to build a new life in a city that I now love. The friends I’ve made and the experiences I’ve gathered are treasures I wouldn’t trade for anything. As I look back at my journey from Argentina to the busy streets of Sydney, I am grateful for the twists and turns that led me here. Working with HLH Group has been a significant part of my story, one filled with growth, learning and excitement for what the future holds. Here’s to more years of building and contributing to this vibrant city’s skyline.
Want To Work in Sydney Construction?
If you are looking for work in the construction industry, be sure to reach out to HLH Group by calling (02) 8985 2019 or contact them online.