Leading international relocation specialist, Robinsons Relocation, has released a list of the most ‘in-demand’ vocations for Brits wanting to start a new life overseas – as well as some of the more unusual roles currently sought.
Based on data gleaned from Robinsons’ 15,000 international relocations completed in the last 12 months, it has cross referenced its most popular emigration destinations - Australia, America, Canada, New Zealand and Spain - with the most in-demand jobs in each country.* And while medics, engineers and the professional services are in high demand across the board, there are also a few surprises, with New Zealand needing bee keepers and wine makers, Canada in short supply of chefs, and Australia wanting map makers! more ...
My name is Louise McStravick, originally from Birmingham UK.
When where and why did you move abroad?
I moved just two months ago this week to Istanbul. A last minute decision and job offer saw my partner and I pack up our flat, our lives and our jobs to come and teach English in Turkey. I have been looking to teach English abroad for years now, but for one reason or another I hadn't got round to it. Originally searching for jobs in South Korea an agency advertising for jobs in various locations around the world asked where we would consider going. Turkey was something that I had not previously considered, but the more I thought about it the more I thought why not? more ...
Henri Negresco founded the hotel, hiring architect Edouard-Jean Niermans, creator of the Moulin Rouge and Folies Bergères in Paris. The Negresco opened in 1912 and then was purchased in 1957, by Madame Jeanne Augier, her dad, and her husband, Paul. She took the hotel figuratively to new heights.
With its ninety-four bedrooms and thirty-four suites, the hotel’s decor is as visually rich as its history: decorated in brown and burgundy, gold, flamboyant pink and green, with silk fabric walls and golden headboards. more ...
I have found that many of the Spanish traditions are quite similar to what I know from celebrating Christmas and New Year’s back in the United States. For example, going to midnight mass on Christmas Eve is not at all a culture shock for me. It was, however, fun to learn that they call midnight mass the Misa de Gallo, which translates literally to the “mass of the rooster.”
But there are other aspects that are indeed quite different. When we celebrate Christmas back in America, we sit down for a big meal on Christmas Day. more ...
The best thing about November in Guimarães though, by far, is the annual Jazz festival. It runs for 2 weeks and has been held here for over 20 years attracting some of the big names from the jazz world to this tiny corner of Europe. more ...
I’m Gosia Simonowicz and I’m a Polish student, currently living in Istanbul
Where, when and why did you move abroad?
I always thought that world is too big to stay just in one place throughout your whole life, so as soon as I turned 18 I decided that it’s time to go and discover and…so I went. I first moved to the UK, after being accepted to one of the London universities. I lived there for 4 years and had my first steps into adulthood made in there. Later on, as part of my MA program, I moved to Istanbul, which was a decision made on the basis of being attracted to the East and its oriental culture. more ...
I am an American expat from Portland, Oregon, now living in Hannover, Germany. I am a freelance graphic designer and copywriter, and an avid blogger of all things humorous (though I most often take aim at subjects like Germany, expat life, culture shock and my beautiful -- and unintentionally hilarious -- German wife.)
Where, when and why did you move abroad?
I moved to Germany in September of 2012 in order to be with my wife. If she'd been from England, I would have moved to England. Had she come from Italy, I would have moved to Italy. Had she been from Siberia, I would have said, "Sorry honey, but I'm sure there's a very nice guy for you in Siberia. Probably the quiet type, because he's frozen to death." more ...
I moved to France in 2005. I had always wanted to move to France, I wanted to move home anyway, that’s how the dream became reality. We put our house in the UK on the market and after selling we came on an extended holiday to Brittany, the plan was to look round, if we found some where great but we could always return to the UK and buy there if we didn’t.
At first our eldest stayed in the UK, I admit I cried on the ferry, but our youngest who was with us reminded us we hadn't committed to anything, didn’t stop the tears though, my parents weren't in good health and also admit to feeling guilty, but do you put your own life on hold in these situations? more ...
Having an extended family here in France there are occasions when we attend two Christmas feasts; a French one Christmas eve and a traditional English one on Christmas day. The French don't have a Boxing day holiday and are usually back at work on the 26th so it makes sense to have a relaxing restrained Christmas day and let the excesses of Christmas Eve fade. more ...
So what exactly is crowdfunding? That dinner was the first time I’d heard the term “crowdfund” an acronym which stands for Capital Raising Online While Deterring Fraud (and) Unethical Non Disclosure. According to the Oxford Dictionary, crowdfunding is “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.” more ...
Robin Pascoe, the Expat Expert
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