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Brits top the table for applications to Tourism Australia's 'Best Jobs in the World' drive

By Angela Haggerty, Reporter

April 3, 2013 | 3 min read

Tourism Australia's Best Jobs in the World in campaign has attracted over half a million applications in just four weeks, with Britain topping the table for most entries from a single country.

Dream jobs: Roles include a chief funster and a taste master

Over 75,000 British citizens are among nearly 300,000 people who have submitted applications. Tourism Australia is offering six jobs, each with a package worth around £67,000 in total for six months' work. Job roles include a chief funster in New South Wales and a taste master in Western Australia.

"The huge response to the 'Best Jobs' recruitment drive and the increasing demand for working holiday visas shows that young Brits are looking to live the Aussie lifestyle, swapping the challenging economic environment here for a new adventure down under," said Tourism Australia's regional general manager, Rodney Harrex.

The scheme is designed to promote Australia's working holiday visa programme to young people across the globe. Year-on-year figures for the second half of 2012 showed an increase of 16 per cent in the number of Brits taking up the visa, which is available to the 18-30 age group. More than 40,000 people from the UK make the trip down under on the visa every year.

Tourism Australia successfully ran the original 'Best Job in the World' campaign in 2009, with winner Ben Southall being appointed caretaker of the Great Barrier Reef. The deadline for applications for the new positions is 10 April.

If you'd like to try finding your dream job a little closer to home, you can visit The Drum's job section to view the latest vacancies

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