According to a recent survey by GfK NOP, the answer is yes – in fact 7.6 million workers would consider moving outside of the UK. Of these 7.6 million workers, the majority are 18 – 36 year olds. Most of these have degrees – both graduate and post graduate.
Sukhi Ghataore, director at GfK NOP Engage, said: “Our findings indicate Britain has a risk of ‘brain drain’ in the coming year, posing significant problems for companies looking to recover from the downturn.” The brain drain phenomena is not new. Certain areas of the world have experienced this for a while – when education systems are good, people flock to them to learn more. Those highly educated people then look to the strongest economies to employ them. Technology has made it even easier for people to work across multiple locations – you can have a video conference call with people across the globe and the internet to research options.
If you are one of those people who is looking to move abroad, here are some tips that might help you:
1. Check out your potential location’s immigration laws. Some countries have more complicated laws than others and should not be taken lightly.
2. Research the economic situation in the desired place you would like to go. Are there jobs available? Check out our EU website to see what vacancies are available in the EU.
3. Research employers who are experiencing big growth. These companies are usually more likely to recruit for positions across all geographies.