New year, new job, new country? A stint abroad could be the key to unlocking a more confident, creative and adaptable you according to HSBC, as it announces the best countries in the world to work abroad. The survey of more than 22,000 expatriates across 163 countries and territories reveals that career ambition is the number one reason why people take the plunge and work abroad.
The best places in the world to work:
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Expats in the United Kingdom: a melting pot for ambitious minds
Up six places in the rankings, internationally mobile citizens are raving about what working in the UK has to offer for both professional and personal development.
Britain’s foreign workforce is educated and ambitious, and more than two fifths have a postgraduate degree (43% vs. 37% globally). Regardless of their personalcircumstances though, the move is usually good for their finances.
According to respondents, the UK is the best country in the world for those who want to learn new skills; indeed, two-thirds of respondents in the UK report that it is easier to aquire new skills in the UK (66%) than in their home country (European average: 59%).