The winners of Australia's Best Jobs in the World competition have been announced today in Sydney. The winners ousted over 600,000 other hopefuls to win the ‘dream roles’, as well as a AUS$100,000 salary package.
British singer/songwriter and self confessed food addict, Rich Keam won the role of taste master today, which will see him travel around Australia for six months sampling local produce and testing out new bars.
“We had three outstanding contenders but Rich Keam most impressed the judging panel with his personality and enthusiasm for WA - and importantly his ability to share his experiences here through social media,” said Kim Hames, Australia’s tourism minister.
Bagging the role of outback adventurer was Allan Dixon, 26, from Ireland. Dixon managed to gain the support of Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, adventurer Bear Grylls and actor Hugh Jackman. The young entrepreneur will now spend six months in the Northern Territory, exploring all that Australia has to offer after having been flown to Australia for the finals.
American party animal Andrew Smith won of the role of chief funster, while snap happy Brazilian Roberto Seba won the role of lifestyle photographer. The park ranger posstion was awarded to Elisa Detrez, who is from France, and Canadian Greg Snell won the role of wildlife caretaker in South Australia.
“I'd like to congratulate all of the 18 finalists for the tremendous enthusiasm and effort they have put into this competition," said Andrew McEvoy, Tourism Australia’s managing director. "Whilst much of the attention has focused on the six dream jobs, we shouldn't forget the real purpose of this campaign – to inspire more young people to come Down Under."
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