More than 50,000 Brits sign up to live in coastal city with three times more pay

More than 50,000 fed-up Brits have registered an interest to move abroad after a state's delegates launched a bid to steal workers.

Aussie recruiters are hunting for 31,000 Brits to ease an employment crisis in Perth in Western Australia.

Delegates from the Western Australian Government will arrive in the UK this weekend in a bid to lure them down under with the promise of better pay and better weather.

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Sources said more 50,000 British and Irish people have requested information on the jobs and packages available from WA’s ‘It’s Like No Other’ website, in the space of a week.

The party, led by Police and Defence Industry Minister Paul Papalia, announced on February 16 they were flying over with the intention of recruiting almost homegrown workers.

Nurses, teachers, police, miners, doctors, plumbers and electricians are just some of the professions being sought to fill vacancies in the Australian state’s labour market.

Some, especially geologists and drillers, are being offered three times the average UK salary for the roles, which pay around £27,000 and £29,000 over here.

But we can reveal far more than expected have applied for the roles, lured by the promise of higher wages, lower energy bills, better housing and a sunnier lifestyle.

Average wages in the State are among the highest in Australia, with nurses able to earn 58% more there than in the UK.

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Some workers in the care industry could more than double their salary while blue collar trades can also see similar increases in their earning capacity.

Once the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement signed between the two countries comes into force this year, it will provide a simplified pathway for UK citizens to work in Australia, with mutual recognition of qualifications for skilled workers and much greater benefits for the working holiday maker visa.

The delegation will hold a string of skills events and are planning to attend job fairs in four major cities – London, Edinburgh, Bristol and Dublin – starting today (Sunday).

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