UK undoubtedly remains to be one of the economic superpowers of the world. It still is to this day, yet the nation is beset with a lot of problems. Unemployment, for instance, persist in a lot of states in the country much to the dismay of a lot of Brits, solons and plain folks alike. While the government is trying its best to develop jobs for the people, it gets worse when putting in the fact that it is not being expedited as it should be. As it is, job generation is slower than the overall growth of the Brit population. Much of it can be blamed to the lethargic economy, which is still an ongoing debate between the two political parties in the nation.
Indeed, UK is no longer becoming what it was a long time ago—a land of opportunity. With the overall economic and employment situation in the nation, it would be quite hard for Brits to earn for themselves and for their families. With globalization as something that is inevitable in today’s setting, a lot of Brits have found themselves looking for other prospects elsewhere: abroad.
Yes, there a lot of overseas Brits scattered all over the globe. It is estimated that they are within millions, and most of them are employed as either skilled professionals or executives of overseas-based countries. While some intend to return to UK after fulfilling a year or two within an employment contract, some stayed longer than two or three years after signing a contract extension. Some even stayed there for good to teach at English schools in Dubai. Whether they found the most perfect job that they can’t turn down or they’ve already met their partner and settled in the country for good, there is really a lot of factors as to why Brits prefer to work overseas.
It goes without saying that one of the primary reasons for Brits preferring to work abroad is the opportunity to earn double than what they actually earn in their homeland. This is favorable to the young professionals with ambition and drive to succeed; college graduates in UK either can’t get a job right after graduation or they get to work on jobs but are overqualified instead.
Graduates are afforded opportunities abroad because of the emerging economies in some parts of the world, like Asia, particularly in the Middle East. In the United Arab Emirates, for instance, companies operating their businesses in Dubai or Abu Dhabi are continuously searching for professionals to fill up the vacancies. Other countries like India are likewise looking for talent elsewhere, including Brit college graduates who are considered as having high value in the job market. This is why there is a sudden development in the education sector, thanks to the growing number of English schools in Dubai.
Apart from the sole reason of employment, there are added perks to working abroad, especially for Brits. One of them is getting exposed to the culture of the place where they work, opening them to meeting with new people and learning a new language. Those who work and live as expatriates have access to a lot of services that they also get to take advantage back home. Indeed, the enticement of some Brits to the glitter of earning money and experiencing a different culture is something that they can’t miss.
If you wish to take your talents and skills in Dubai, what you should do is to look for job opportunities while you are still in UK. This will save you time and money than going there without a clue about the current job market.