Eurograduate: Brits are looking for work abroad
Britain may be at risk of losing a generation of workers as the cost of living and working culture is driving graduates abroad for career opportunities, according to Eurograduate.
With the cost of living soaring in the UK and people working longer hours in a job where the work ethic of the company is sometimes not conducive to a quality environment, people view working abroad as offering them a better alternative.
Working hours in the UK are amongst the highest in the EU and people want a better quality of life.
Atiyah Wazir-Meadows, online editor at Eurograduate, said that in spite of this, there are still some domestic sectors in the UK that offered good opportunities for graduates, especially in science and technology.
According to the recent GfK International Employee Engagement Study, 27 per cent of British workers are willing to move country to find a better job, possibly driven by a desire to escape the UK’s soaring cost of living and static wages.
The report found that Britain’s young, qualified employees who are most likely to feel this workplace “wanderlust”.
Well over two-thirds of workers aged 18 to 29 agreed they were willing to move countries to find a better job, this figure is 31 per cent for degree holders and 38 per cent for those with postgraduate qualifications.
Eurograduate is a European graduate career guide.