South Australia’s campaign to attract bored Brit workers

by 10 Aug 2010

The South Australian Government has launched a new recruitment drive aimed to lure bored Brits away from the UK.

The campaign is designed to attract young Brits to Australian shores with the promise of the “ultimate work-life balance”, working in roles such as koala catcher, beer taster and shark tagger.

The campaign is based on research that shows around 60 per cent of British workers are bored in their jobs, while three quarters never leave their office during work hours.

The poll of 2,000 people for the Government of South Australia found that those in Wrexham and Coventry, were identified by the study as the worst places to work in Britain based on wages and social life.

The survey revealed the most boring job sectors to be electronics, administration, retail and call centre work.

Other jobs on offer in South Australia are for a Fairy Penguin home remodeller on Kangaroo Island, a shark personality profiler at Port Lincoln and a “roo poo” harvester.

All interested applicants need to do is fly to South Australia on a working holiday visa to be in with a chance of snagging their dream role, the government said.


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