The 18 finalists of Australia’s Best Jobs in the World competition have arrived in Australia to take part in the final interview process. The final 18 beat more than 600,000 other hopefuls to make it to the last stage of the competition.
The hopeful 18 will enjoy some of Sydney’s most popular sights and attractions before getting their heads down to endure the final stages of the competition. The candidates will have a “meet and greet” at Sydney Airport today before heading over to Sydney's iconic Opera House and then visiting Taronga Zoo.
The final 18 will then take part in a training session with the Sydney Swans, the current Australian Football League premiers. The next day the hopeful candidates will each board their Virgin Australia flights to one of six states in the country to enter the final stages of the competition to win one of six “dream jobs.”
“This is a really exciting part of the competition, and each of the states and territories has done a fantastic job of incorporating some of their best tourism experiences into these challenges which will ultimately determine the six candidates who get these dream jobs," said Andrew McEvoy, managing director of Tourism Australia.
The list of challenges the candidates will take part in have been announced and will include presenting a MTV travel report based on adventure travel for the role of “Chief Funster”, and taking photographs for a news article entitled “What makes Melbourne such a great city” for the role of “Lifestyle Photographer.”
Other challenges include a “road trip challenge” for the role of “Outback Adventurer”, a “green challenge” for the role of “Park Ranger”, exploring Western Australia’s most renowned wine and food regions for the role of “Taste Master” and acting as a wildlife tour guide at Seal Bay Conservation Park for the role of “Wildlife Caretaker.”
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