I receive an offer as a SDE I during December last month. Due to holiday period and everything, things have been dragged till now.
I was initially interviewing for the Amazon Alexa role. However, due to me not having a degree, it’s impossible for me to relocate to the USA/Canada at this point of time.
Hence, now I’m being offered a role in the AWS team in Australia instead. I have just finished the team matching process last week.
I just spoke to the Australia’s team recruiter and was told that I’ll be sponsored with the 482 visa.
From the requirements stated on the official government website. It seems like I have met all the criteria. Specifically having at least 2 years of relevant working experience. (I have 3). The recruiter seems to be unfamiliar with the requirements and said “something about 5 years or a degree. After some research, it seems to be related to having studied in English for 5 years. (Which I have met, since I’m a Singaporean)
Either way, I’m hoping any of you who are experience in this could provide some insight or advice on what I can do.
I’m most worried if there’s a requirement for a Bachelor’s degree, I’m currently still working on my degree full time, and have another 1.5 years to go before graduating. I have been working and studying this way since the start, so don’t worry about the school part. This is an opportunity for me to step up my career.
I appreciate you guys taking the time to read this!
- Microsoft / Eng wave 🏄♂️Finish your degree - it’s highly likely you’ll regret it if your don’t.
- If your Visa goes through, can you wrap up your degree in Australia so that it's a non issue in the future?