THREE lucky contenders from the UK are among 18 finalists for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ and will travel Down Under next month to spend a week competing in the final stage of the global competition.
Holly Easterbrook from London will vie for the role of Chief Funster in New South Wales, Jo Muskus from Scotland for Park Ranger in Queensland and Rich Keam from Brighton for Taste Master in Western Australia.
The Brits are among candidates from twelve countries who will face challenges set by the states and territories, including creating content for inspiring tourism videos, writing blogs of their Australian travel experiences and handling the pressure of an impromptu media conference.
Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said the 18 hopeful contenders would now have to demonstrate, in person, their job credentials to their prospective employers within the state or territory where their dream job would be based.
“After six weeks, 620,000 applications by 330,000 individuals from 196 countries, 46,000 video entries and thousands of supporting references from some of the most famous celebrities in the world we are down to the final 18.
“It’s show time. The candidates now face their very own Australian working holiday – a week of tests and challenges which will ultimately decide who ends up winning these six dream jobs,” Mr McEvoy said.
The six winners will be announced in Sydney on 21 June 2013.