How does the job market in the UK compare to home? We asked our community of Aussie & Kiwi professionals in the UK to rate which country was the best to work in. This year & this is what we found out. The results show a slight decline in those favouring working in London from 83% in 2017 to 75% in 2018.
The Big OE is about to get more expensive! Young Aussies and Kiwis considering a move to the UK might want to apply for a visa sooner rather than later as the immigration health surcharge will soon be doubling.
While Aussies and Kiwis heading to the United Kingdom aren’t immune to the impact of events such as 9/11 in 2001, GFC in 2008/09 and now Brexit, the impact is usually less severe and long term than initial reaction to events such as these.
With uncertainty surrounding the UK’s relationship with the EU shaking business confidence, access to skilled migrants was the top concern of respondents with 58% citing it as a threat to competitiveness; compared to 31% in 2015
From time to time, media reports hit the headlines suggesting restrictions to immigration to the UK could mean the end of the traditional Aussie and Kiwi OE. Relax! The end of the Aussie and Kiwi OE won’t happen any time soon.