Mayank Gandhi submitted his Expression of Interest (EOI) on 30 September 2021 and the “golden email” landed six months later.
Australia’s Global Talent Visa Program attracts many highly skilled individuals worldwide to live and work in Australia. Recently many Indians have been granted this visa. Mayank Gandhi is one such business leader who received Australia’s Global Talent Individual visa this month, just three years after he arrived in the country.
“Global Talent visa in Australia is looking for the best of the best in the multiple sectors with niche skills and talent to boost skills and economy to brighten Australian future in the emerging sectors,” says Mr Gandhi, who arrived in Australia in April 2019 after his previous employer nominated him for a work visa “to accelerate their business in Australia.”
Mayank Gandhi is the Head of Education of a global ICT organisation that provides training/certification to help Australian students learn and find employment in the latest tech AI, ML, Cyber Security and Data Science. He says his expertise is in Cyber Security, Application Security, Data Analysis and Data Science.
After he decided to pursue a future down under, Mr Gandhi applied for the Global Talent visa based on his “skills, global expertise, and recommendation from Senior Executives of well-reputed organisations”.
“I have studied Business Management in India. I had lived and studied in Ahmedabad before I decided to relocate to Bangalore and join ICT organisations in a Service Provider company to make a career,” Mr Gandhi told NRI Affairs.
“I have worked closely with Higher Educational Institutes and Universities to bridge the gap between Academia and Corporates. I deployed unique Programs to help Institutes enable students with the latest and most remarkable technologies to fill the need for a well-equipped workforce. It has helped the students to find suitable employability in Australia and across the world. Hence, I submitted my Expression of Interest for a Global Talent Visa for a Permanent Residency in Australia,” he said.
Mayank Gandhi submitted his Expression of Interest (EOI) on 30 September 2021 and the “golden email” arrived six months later.
“I would recommend that each individual who applies for this visa share as much genuine documentation and recommendation as possible for the Talent Officers to evaluate and help you,” says Mr Gandhi.
“I have done multiple Global seminars in the field. Students / Professionals can share their publications, awards, recognitions, and recommendation letters to succeed. I had submitted about four letters from my mentors in Global Multi-National corporates from different parts of the world. These were at CxO or Director level Executive from the global level.” he recommends to other aspirants.
He said, “Most importantly, you will need a nominator in the same field/sector you are applying, preferably an Australian Citizen. I had a great mentor in my previous organisation who was my manager. He became my nominator and legend in helping with the nominator related documentation.
“You need to have your salary above the threshold. Though it’s recommended, people from different countries who currently have a lower salary or are studying PhD also have applied and received the invite. However, they had relevant documentation to show the potential of earning more than required. PhD students are recommended to submit EOI after the conferral letter to minimise wait time and prove their talent along with publications.”
“After submitting my EOI, my situation changed, and I submitted updates about the offer from the other organisation and redundancy to prioritise my request. I had a great Migrant Agent (www.mara.gov.au) who helped to submit my case in priority so I could join the organisation sooner. He came into our life as a good and trustworthy friend who helped in each step of the process. He and I have become friends for life now,” he added.