- In the last 12 months, UK searches for ‘work abroad’ has increased by 56 per cent
- Dubai, Canada, and Australia are the most popular countries for British job seekers
- Teaching jobs reigned in 271,680 searches, with a YOY increase of 30 per cent
Sydney, August 1: New data reveals a surge of interest in overseas jobs, as the UK searches for ‘work abroad’ has increased by 56 per cent in the last 12 months, with the term continuing to soar, as of this month.
To find out more, overseas jobs specialists Anywork Anywhere analysed UK Google Search data from the last 12 months to reveal which countries and jobs are the most in-demand right now.
“It’s interesting to see such a huge increase in searches for jobs abroad. While teaching jobs have always been a popular choice for UK residents looking to work overseas, there seems to be a growing demand for nursing, engineering, and hospitality jobs,” a spokesperson from jobs abroad specialists Anywork Anywhere said.
“There has also been a huge growth in searches for jobs in Australia, which is the third most desirable country for Brits to work, according to our study.”
The most popular countries for UK job hunters
Analysing a comprehensive list of the most popular countries for British ex-pats, we were also able to uncover which countries UK job hunters want to work in.
On average, there have been 1,072,080 searches for terms related to ‘Jobs in Dubai’ from June 21-22, with a whopping increase of 83 per cent.
Canada is the second most popular country with 821,280 annual searches, followed by Australia (742,080).
European hotspot, Spain, comes in fourth place, while neighbours, Italy, Germany, and France also make the top 10 list.
The USA is another popular country for Brits looking for work abroad, receiving 424,680 annual searches.
Thailand lands further down the list in tenth place, with 190,560 annual searches on average.
Despite not being the most popular destination for job seekers, searches have increased by 69 per cent YOY (year on year), suggesting a growing number of Brits are considering working here.
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