How is the job market for Australasian expats in London?
With the Brexit saga continuing to drag on (and on) and hitting the headlines with increasing frequency as we approach D-Day, we were interested to learn how our expat community in London were getting on.
Thanks to the 250 Australasian expats in London completed last month’s “Landing a job in London” survey. Your feedback provides an important insight for compatriots back home of life in London for expat Australian and New Zealand professionals.
MARKET OF CHOICE
While a little bit of shine gone off working in London, 75% of Aussie and Kiwi professionals in London still rate it as the best place to work.
The most significant change over the past year is an increase in the number of expats in London rating Australia as the best place to work 21% in 2018 vs 11% in 2017.
New Zealand languishes in a distant 3rd place with just 4% rating it the best place to work (down from 7% in 2017).
TIME TO GET A JOB
The time it took to find a job in London increased slightly in 2018.
The number of people finding work within 4 weeks dropped slightly from 74% in 2017 to 69% in 2018.
EASE OF FINDING A JOB
Maybe our message for people to “plan, prepare and get organised before you” is getting through.
Ironically, while people reported that it took slightly longer to find a job, an increased number reported that they didn’t have any difficulty finding a job in London.
Just 12% (vs 18% in 2017) reported difficulty finding a job.
So how were Australasian expats in London feeling about this year?
When we asked people in London if they thought it would be harder or easier to find a job in London in 2019, results suggest that they expect it to be harder than 2018, but about the same as 2017.
FIND OUT MORE
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OTHER RELEVANT ARTICLES TO VIEW
- Brexit – What do Aussies & Kiwis in London think?
- The Job Market Of Choice For Aussies and Kiwis
- How Long Does it Take to Find a Job in London?
- How easy is it to find a job? Some tips to help.
- Advice From Aussies and Kiwis Working in London
Global Career HQ Research – Landing a Job in London survey, January 2019