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What Does Working FIFO (Fly-In Fly-Out) Look Like?

For many people, the FIFO lifestyle is the best of both worlds. It allows them to live in remote locations earning a good living on their time on, while having ample time to spend with family or travel on their time off. But what is it really like to work FIFO? What jobs are available for me? FIFO jobs are typically associated with mining, construction or oil and gas, but there are many other FIFO jobs available, including teaching, nursing and even catering. So, if you are interested in a FIFO job, what can you expect? Here, we take a look at the FIFO lifestyle in the oil and gas industry to give you a better idea of what it is like to work FIFO at Wild Desert.

For many people, the FIFO lifestyle is the best of both worlds. It allows them to live in remote locations earning a good living on their time on, while having ample time to spend with family or travel on their time off. But what is it really like to work FIFO? What jobs are available for me? FIFO jobs are typically associated with mining, construction or oil and gas, but there are many other FIFO jobs available, including teaching, nursing and even catering. So, if you are interested in a FIFO job, what can you expect? Here, we take a look at the FIFO lifestyle in the oil and gas industry to give you a better idea of what it is like to work FIFO at Wild Desert.

What is a fly-in fly-out worker?

A FIFO worker is someone who works at a remote location for a period of time, typically two to three weeks, before taking a break for an equal amount of time. During their break, FIFO workers can return home or take holidays. The FIFO lifestyle is popular with people who enjoy travelling, who want to live in remote locations or are simply looking for a change of pace.

FIFO jobs typically involve working on a roster, which means that you will be working long hours for a few days or weeks at a time, followed by a period of rest. If you are considering a FIFO lifestyle, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, you will need to be comfortable with long periods away from home. Second, you will need to be able to work in sometimes unpleasant conditions (hot weather, cold weather, flies by the hundreds, etc.). Finally, you should be prepared for a physically and mentally demanding job.

What do FIFO workers earn?

FIFO workers typically earn more than their permanent counterparts. This is because FIFO jobs are often considered to be more demanding, both mentally and physically; they typically involve working long hours in challenging conditions and not returning home to your support networks (family or friends) at the end of a day’s work. While we cannot give a definite figure, FIFO workers can expect to earn significantly more than the average worker, due to the added challenges that these factors provide.

What are the benefits of working FIFO?

Working FIFO has many personal and financial advantages. The most obvious advantage is that FIFO employees can save a significant amount of money. Since they are away from home for extended periods, FIFO workers do not have many of the same living expenses as permanent workers.

Many FIFO jobs, including those at Wild Desert, provide workers with meals, accommodation, and travel. Without these costs of living, it can be easier for FIFO employees to save a significant portion of their salary throughout their careers.

FIFO jobs also allow workers to achieve a greater work-life balance. Since they are only working for limited periods of time, FIFO workers can spend more time with their families and friends when they are not working. This can lead to a happier and more fulfilled life outside of work.

Overall, what it is like to work FIFO?

In a nutshell, FIFO work can be a great way to earn a good salary and achieve a better work-life balance – albeit a unique work lifestyle. In saying that, FIFO jobs are not for everyone and it is important to consider the lifestyle before committing to a FIFO role. If you think FIFO work could be the right fit for you, then go for it! You may just find that it is the best decision you ever make.

At Wild Desert, our people are our company. Employing the right people in our business has driven our continued success. As we have grown to services operations all over Queensland and South Australia, so has our field team. We now have a diverse group from around Australia, bringing their skills and experience to deliver our best work every day. If you are interested in a career at Wild Desert, please email your resume to careers@wilddesert.com.au.

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