USA and France most popular destinations for UK job-hunters, Indeed says
- One in 10 Britons currently looking for a job overseas, findings suggest
- 5.24million people born overseas currently work in the UK, ONS said
Britons dreaming of a new life working abroad have the US, France and the UAE in their sights, new findings suggest.
With gloomy weather and baffling referendum debates taking their toll, one in 10 Britons using Indeed’s job site are hunting for a new role overseas.
Canada and Ireland also make it into the top five most desirable destinations for Britons, with Australia, Germany and South Africa following closely behind.
Popular: The USA is the most popular choice for Britons looking for a job overseas, Indeed said. Pictured is San Francisco
At present, the majority of Britain’s population still aims to get a job within the UK. But, ‘this situation may not last forever’, the report suggests.
Nearly 37 per cent of job hunters using Indeed’s site looking for a job overseas put the USA at the top of their list.
1. USA 36.5%
2. France 11.2%
3. UAE 9.4%
4. Canada 8.5%
5. Ireland 7.5%
6. Australia 6.5%
7. Germany 6%
8. South Africa 5.9%
9. Italy 4.4%
10. Netherlands 4%
In second place, 11.2 per cent of Britons are on the lookout for a job in France.
Around 9.4 per cent are looking for a job in the UAE, perhaps lured by promises of sunshine and tax breaks. In Dubai, only about 8 per cent of the population are Emirati – the other 92 per cent are expats.
Canada remains popular with Britons looking for a job overseas, coming in at fourth place. Attracting 7.5 per cent of all interest on Indeed’s site, Ireland is another appealing prospect for Britons.
Germany, South Africa, Italy and the Netherlands also feature in the top 10 most desirable destinations for UK job-hunters, Indeed said.
While the USA is the most popular destination for Britons looking for work overseas, the statistics for London are slightly different.
Legendary: Nearly 37 per cent of job-hunters on Indeed’s site look for a job in the USA
Formidable: France is the second most popular destination for Britons looking to work abroad
For people in the capital, Canada is the most desirable destination for a job overseas, followed in second place by the USA.
Last year, data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development revealed that there were around 3.97million Britons living abroad in 2010-11, with the number likely to have increased since.
According to the ONS, 323,000 Britons emigrated overseas in 2014, with people jetting off for a variety of reasons, including retirement, work or family.
Last week, official data from the Office for National Statistics revealed that there are currently around 5.24million people born overseas working in the UK.
This marks an increase of 330,000 compared to the same point a year earlier, the ONS said.
The number of non-UK nationals working in the UK over the period increased by 229,000 to 3.34million.
Sunshine: The UAE is the third most popular destination for Britons looking to work abroad, Indeed said
Since 1997, the proportion of all people working in the UK accounted for by non-UK nationals increased from 3.5 per cent to 10.6 per cent.
According to the ONS: ‘This increase in non-UK nationals working in the UK reflects the admission of several new member states to the European Union.’
In Indeed’s latest ‘Labor Market Outlook 2016’ report, the UK comes out as the sixth most popular destination for job-hunters in the world.