Mauritian Vashish Roopun, 24, has lived in Australia since 2018. His company, Future Connect Education and Migration Services, helps Mauritians who want to study or emigrate to this country.
Share with us your school and college background…
I did my primary studies at Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo Government School, in Sodnac, Quatre-Bornes. Then I continued my secondary education at the Royal College of Curepipe. Then I did a BBA in finance in Singapore.
In which field do you work?
I currently live and work in Sydney. In December 2021 I founded Future Connect Education and Migration Services. It is a team of professionals who help people with their studies and emigration to Australia.
What are your parents doing?
My father is a chief prison officer. My mother is a beautician and has her own business.
Are you married ?
I am single.
Why did you emigrate to Australia?
I landed in Australia with the main goal of getting my bachelor’s degree. This country has a lot to offer. There is political stability, a transparent regulatory system and good governance that supports economic resilience. Over the past decade, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth have consistently ranked in the top ten safest and most livable cities in the world. As for the climate, it’s exactly like in Mauritius, which makes it easier for Mauritians to adapt. If you’re looking for the perfect work-life balance, Australia is an ideal destination.
How long have you been there and in which city?
I have been living in Sydney since 2018.
What do you do as a job?
I am co-founder and marketing manager of Future Connect Education and Migration Services.
Are you happy there?
Sydney has treated me incredibly well thus far. It is very similar to Mauritius, in terms of climate and cultural diversity. People are very relaxed, which facilitates adaptation and development. The past few years have been instructive and enriching.
Are there opportunities for foreigners?
Absolute ! Australia is the land of promises. The unemployment rate is at its lowest level since August 2008, at around 4.0%. It has never been easier for Australian citizens, immigrants and international students to find a job in their field with a very generous salary, thanks to the kind of pandemic. The quality of the study in Australia is well known. So whether it’s for study or to emigrate, the chance that you will be disappointed is very small.
And the job?
In terms of employment, Australia is the country with the highest minimum wage: 20.33 Australian dollars, or about Rs 628.80 Mauritians per hour. If we compare Australia’s purchasing power to Mauritius’s, the difference is significant.
Equal pay in Australia really impressed me. The gap between white-collar workers and workers is negligible. Because Australia values skilled workers, workers are paid even better. If you are ambitious, motivated, hardworking and talented like many young Mauritians, Australia is an ideal platform.
Are you planning to return to Mauritius?
It’s a very interesting question. In recent years I have studied, lived and worked in Singapore, Dubai and Sydney. I like the different professional cultures and the ease of doing business in different countries. I will definitely return to Mauritius but only time will tell when.
What services does Future Connect Education and Migration Services offer?
We are a one-stop shop for international students looking to study, work and migrate to Australia. We take care of their admission to colleges, institutes and universities in Australia. We assist them in their efforts to obtain their visa and permanent residency in Australia. We support them in their job search. When I landed in Australia, it took me three months to find a part-time job. And this is the case for most international students new to the country. Future Connect Education and Migration Services supports the Mauritian who dreams of immigrating to Australia.
How can Mauritians wishing to study or migrate to Australia reach Future Connect Education and Migration Services?
This is how you can contact us:
Facebook: Future Connect Education and Migration Services