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Contractors Could Be Your Solution

Contractors Could Be Your Solution

Posted on August 2023 By Madeline Rowston

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Working holiday makers on visa subclass 417 are coming back and ready for 6 month contracts, whether that be in agency or client-side. 

They could be the Stopgap to a busy end of year period, especially for SMEs that are feeling the burden of the ongoing talent shortage. Contractors can provide the Stopgap to your needs.

With the recent changes made to UK passport holders applying for working holiday visas in Australia, this could signal a new opportunity to meet the talent gap and to bring marketing contractors back to Oz. 

As part of the free trade agreement between the UK and Australia will play out over the next year providing more benefits and greater capacity for working holiday makers in both countries. 

Australia is a very popular destination for backpacking tourists and the attraction of better minimum wage compared to the UK alongside warmer weather can be a no brainer for those considering WHVs. 

At the moment, both Stopgap Australia and Stopgap UK are seeing a huge influx of working holiday visa talent ready to find agency and client-side roles. 

With the new financial year well under way, things will most likely get busier towards the end of year and an extra pair of hands might just be what you need. Whether it’s a 3 month or 6 month contract, we have a range of digital marketing, creative and agency talent ready to hit the ground running in Australia.

It’s important to remember these candidates move relatively quickly through the job hunting process as they must find a role in a timely manner. So if you’re thinking of bringing on board extra talent for up to 6 months, get in touch with our consultants.

Also keep in mind from July 1 2023, new WHV candidates can work up to 12 months in one job compared to the previous 6 month restriction. 

If you’re a candidate you can find all our latest roles on our website including contract and permanent. 
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