Brits looking to move overseas may benefit from the list of the most in-demand jobs in some of the most popular global destinations, which brings a few surprises along the way.
International relocation specialist Robinsons Relocation has released a list of the most ‘in-demand’ vocations for Brits wanting to start a new life overseas.
Based on data gathered from Robinsons’ 15,000 international relocations in the last year, the most popular emigration destinations include Australia, America, Canada, New Zealand and Spain. Robinsons has also mapped the most in-demand jobs, including some of the more unusual roles these destinations are looking out for.
While medics, engineers and professional services are in high demand across the board, some of the most unusual jobs in demand include bee keeping, wine making and cartography.
In Australia, the most in-demand sectors are currently medical (including doctors, sonographers, nurses, dentists) the professional services (accountants, lawyers), engineering & construction (architects, project managers, surveyors), as well as teaching, telecoms & IT, and skilled-trades. However, also in demand are roles such as cartographer, locksmith, shipwrights, lift mechanic, forester and stallion master. The average Australian wage currently is reportedly around AUD72,000 (£42,700), significantly above that at home.
Meanwhile, in America, the currently most sought after roles are for pharmacists, with software engineers, physical therapy and speech language pathology also in demand. And Canada is looking out for workers in the restaurant and food service industries, along with medical professionals and construction workers.
New Zealand is seeking agricultural roles, as well as construction, nursing, engineering and beef and chicken farmers. Among its perhaps more surprising roles required are bee-keeping, tree surgeons, and wine makers.
Spain, another popular destination for UK emigrants, is currently seeking professionals with engineering, customer service, IT, finance, online marketing, skilled trades, and language teaching experience.
Ian Brown, Head of International Moving at Robinsons Relocation, said: ‘Last year, more than 153,000 people emigrated from the UK, many of whom were pursuing careers overseas. Whatever you’re planning on doing for work, it’s worth checking out the latest Government guidelines for the most ‘in-demand’ skills and of course, going through the correct Visa procedures. And whether you’re a bee keeper, boat builder or bio engineer, Robinsons can help you move all your stuff and make the whole process simple for you.’