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Life overseas – five signs you should make the move

Are you tempted by the idea of living and working overseas?

If you’re interested in moving overseas for work, we can’t say we blame you!

The chance to experience life in a different country – often one with better weather than the UK! – whilst learning new skills and furthering your career is a dream come true for many.

But how do you know if you can hack life abroad? Read on for five signs it’s the right move for you

5 signs that overseas work is right for you:

1. You want to step out of your comfort zone

Are you ready to shake up your career and make a change? If you want to step out of your comfort zone and experience something new, moving overseas for work could be the answer.

After all, there’s no better way to shake things up than moving to a completely different country – and at M&E Global, we have a variety of contracts on offer so you can be sure to find the right one for you.

From short-term contracts to longer-term roles, and positions in Europe that are ideal for first timers to further-flung countries, we’ve got plenty of opportunities at M&E.

2. You long for variety

Did you know that one of the most common reasons people search for a new job is because they are bored?

In fact, 64% of people think that finding a job they are passionate about is more important than salary when it comes to job satisfaction, and with an overseas contract role, you’re sure to find your passion.

When you undertake a contract role, every day is different. As a vehicle mechanic, for example, you could work on exciting equipment such as HumveesM1 tanksBradley Fighting Vehicles or Warriors, whilst as an aircraft engineer you could work on Chinooks or even Apache helicopters.

So, if it’s variety you want, look no further!

3. You want to make more money

They say money makes the world go round – and if it’s money that drives you, you’ll be pleased to hear that in overseas contracting the pay is incredibly competitive!

Your meals and accommodation are sometimes covered or subsidised too, and many of the countries you could end up working in have a much lower cost of living than the UK, so your salary will go further.

Additionally, some roles also include a sign-on bonus or even an annual bonus on completion of 12 months of service!

4. You want to further your skills

The chance to learn and develop new skills is also important to nine out of ten people. So, if you feel like your skills are becoming stagnant, it might be time for a change.

One of the greatest ways to improve your skill set and further your career is by undertaking a contract role. 

As an overseas contractor, you’ll have the chance to develop specific skills with each role, which means you can develop your experience quickly and tailor each role to help you progress.

What’s more, because many of the roles involve working on the very latest technology, you’ll also get the chance to try your skills on some impressive machinery.

5. You’ve been bitten by the travel bug

Finally, the most obvious reason to pursue a career overseas is if you’re longing to see more of the world.

Contracting overseas gives you a unique opportunity to visit beautiful countries, explore different cultures and meet new people, whilst enhancing your CV at the same time! 

At M&E, we have contracts all over the world, from Europe to the Middle East, so you could have the chance to experience different working environments across the globe.

And because we offer long-term roles, if you want to continue living abroad, we can help you settle into life overseas for the long haul.

Ready for your next adventure?

To find out more about moving overseas for work, why not read this handy myths versus facts blog to find out what to expect?

And if you’re ready to make the jump and experience life overseas, contact our team now to start the ball rolling!


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