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  1. Marky

    Starting fresh in Aus/NZ

    This is arguably a little premature still as I'm only half way through my degree so really won't be looking to do this for another 2 years from now, but-- it doesn't hurt to start research early and plan for the best route. I realise this part of the forum is a little inactive, but on the off-chance anyone who has first-hand experience with this or has done research on the matter I'd really appreciate it! -- So, a bit of a small backstory (I'll keep it short!). I'm doing a Policing degree at University, I've been a Special for over a year now and I've always had a desire to live/work abroad. Since my passion is still to be a bobby, I'd like to take what little experience I have as a Special and what I'm learning through my degree abroad and start fresh. Don't get me wrong, I love the UK but I'd love to be able to live somewhere new whilst I'm young. Seeing how NZ/AUS share a lot of common values with us, both in terms of culture (to a point) and from a policing/criminal-justice PoV, and how standards of living over there are quite something-- that is where I have ultimately set my goal. -- However, how I actually go about this is an entirely other matter. I've done a small amount of research into visas and the recruitment criteria, and as you have to be a citizen in both countries, I researched on how you'd go about this. It would appear you'd need a family member living over there, or a job lined up. I realise people on here aren't immigration experts, and I'm not really expecting that sort of answer, more-- someone who's looked into this themselves, or even better someone who's actually done it! I remember over-hearing a guy in a specials training event that he was joining WA Police (australia) in a month or so's time with his partner getting a job over there, but never got the chance to ask him how he's doing it! I've heard NZ is a lot easier to emigrate to due to slightly softer immigration laws but having heard so many tales of people who've done it (with what seems to be relative ease) how on earth have they done it? TL:DR; So really my question is, to anyone who know's about this sort of stuff or has done it themselves-- how do you go about doing it if you have no family over there? Note: To clarify, I'm not talking about transferring, I'm aware a scheme does exist with WA Police. I'm talking about starting fresh and going through all the training, since this won't concern me as I'm not a PC here.

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