Important Updates: Skilled Migrants Information

Paul Birch, an Australian citizen & resident, established New Beginnings Skills International (Australasia) PTY LTD in August 2022. The company is registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Australia has a long history of inward migration. The August 2021 national census reports that 50% of Australian residents were born overseas or had a parent born overseas. Our primary activity is to actively source and recruit skilled migrant professionals for our clients – Australia-based businesses and Government enterprises. We offer a suite of additional related services designed to support both Clients and Job applicants.

At New Beginnings Skills International, our goal is to become a significant contributor to the long-term economic growth and prosperity of Australia and its people. We aim to acquire high-demand skills from overseas while providing a “New Beginning” for thousands of skilled migrants starting a new life & career in Australia.

Our Vision

To be a major contributor to the long-term economic growth and prosperity of Australian enterprises and its people by the acquisition of high demand skills, both from within Australia as well as those from overseas wanting a “New Beginning” as new skilled migrants starting a new life & career.

Our Mission

New Beginnings Skills International Mission is to:

  • Fulfill high demand skills resource requirements for Australian businesses and Government enterprises, sourcing from within Australia as well as from overseas and as listed by the Australian Government SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST (SOL).
  • Provide offshore skills solutions to Australian Businesses and Government Enterprises.
  • Assist International Students studying in Australia to find employment including internships and pathways to permanent residency.
  • Provide support services to Clients and Candidates that result in a mutually successful outcome and long-term benefit.

Our Core Principles

At New Beginnings Skills International, we are committed to working with you to create a skilled solution focused on helping your business build, grow and flourish.

Our aim is to establish long-term relationships and develop a deep understanding of a Clients’ business needs.

Our Values

Our Values and Guiding Principles guide our actions and how we engage with our stakeholders, including Clients, Candidates, Associates, Suppliers, Sponsors, Government and all other Institutions. We adhere to a clear set of values that underpins all our activities. And we expect all our team members and stakeholders to abide by them.

Why Choose Us?

  • Australia is experiencing significant skill shortages across all sectors of the economy not seen in the past 50 years. Unemployment levels are at an all-time low of 3.4% (Nov 2022), and it will take years, if ever, to return to normality.
  • The recruitment of migrants has long been the most effective means of meeting the demand for skills. The pandemic severely disrupted the supply of skilled migrants, and coupled with Australia’s ageing workforce, has resulted in a skills shortage crisis affecting all sectors of the economy.
  • Most employers have historically adopted a “wait and hope” approach in recruiting newly arriving migrants and then competing for their scarce skills. “Waiting to see who arrives” is no longer an effective strategy and a new approach is required.
  • We work with Clients to provide sustainable solutions & services to overcome skill shortages and provide them with a distinct competitive advantage.
  • The pandemic has opened the enormous potentia for remote working and employment without boundaries. Working with recognised overseas partner organisations, we can provide short and long-term solutions, tapping into a vast supply of highly skilled overseas talent.
  • We take a proactive & targeted approach to directly sourcing local talent as well as skilled overseas talent qualified to live and work in Australia.

Our Team

Managing Director Paul Birch is originally from the UK and has more than 35 years of experience working for major corporations in Human Resources, Health & Safety, Corporate Communications, and Ethics & Compliance. It includes 25 years as a C Suite Executive with Global and Regional responsibilities.

New Beginnings Skills is establishing a network of partners/affiliates in Australia, India, China, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. New countries will be added to our network during 2023 to include New Zealand, UK, Thailand & United Arab Emirates. All our Australian and overseas partners are successful leaders and organisations.

Paul has lived and worked in the UK, Australia, India, and UAE and has held responsibilities covering multiple countries. His industry sector experience includes Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Airlines, Oil & Gas, EPC, and Multi-Modal Public Transport.

During his career, he has led recruitment teams responsible for large-scale domestic and international sourcing. He has conducted international recruitment for all levels, including CEO, MD, Executive, and General Management positions. During his years in the industry, Paul has established extensive international and domestic networks and connections whom he can call upon to support the business.

Director Rahel Birch, originally from Ethiopia, has lived and worked in the UAE and Australia and has more than 15 years of experience working for international Retail and Airline brands. She was a Cabin Crew Manager during her nine years with Etihad International Airline in the UAE. She has experience in being trained and working at the highest levels of customer service, hospitality, safety, and team leadership. Rahel has travelled extensively with her work and is multilingual.

Srini Srinivasan, originally from India and based in Melbourne, Australia is a very experienced international Human Resources Executive who has worked for large Australian and international organisations across diverse sectors including manufacturing, aviation, banking, brewing and public transport.

A highly regarded professional, Srini is an accredited change manager and situational leader having held regional responsibilities covering executive and leadership sourcing, large scale recruitment, business transformation, M&A and transitions, leading bidding workstreams for major tenders, developing performance, reward & recognition frameworks, operating model design & re-engineering processes, project managing key programs roll-out including HRIS and payroll system implementation.

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