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Expat Network Jobs Newsletter

Welcome to Expat Network’s Jobs newsletter. As well as links to some of the many new job opportunities available at, we explore some of the many issues affecting your working life as an expat - or would-be expat.

This month we cannot ignore the issues around Brexit as the chances of a no-deal Brexit increase. The British political system is under enormous strain and is in deadlock unable to reach a conclusion. We all hope that there will be a solution but we set out the prospects for British expats currently living in the EU to retain their rights and access to healthcare and benefits.

We are, as always, here to help and welcome any suggestions on topics that you would like us to cover. Just write to So if you have any queries about expat jobs or other topics don't hesitate to drop us an email. We love to hear from you!

Shona and The Expat Network Team

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No-Deal Brexit Looms - What Is The Reality For British Expats

As Theresa May delays a decision on Brexit once more, what is the reality behind the sensationalist headlines for British expats living or planning to live in Europe? Many have understandable concerns but are they justified?

Over two and a half years after the referendum we are still left with all options open and no certainty on how the vote to leave the EU will be brought into effect. May’s deal has failed to command support in Parliament and the Irish back stop continues to be one of the major obstacles to a deal. It remains possible that we will leave with a variation on May’s deal, with no deal or that the leave date will be postponed or even that a second vote will be called for, which could result in a decision to stay in the EU after all.

Meanwhile there are strains on the British political system and a wide range of opinions on the way forward. No wonder many are wondering what the impact will be on them, not least those British citizens currently living in EU countries and those deciding whether to move to work or retire in the EU.

Spain: What Will Happen If There Is A No-Deal Brexit

Officially over 300,000 Brits live in Spain, but as many do not register, it is estimated that the number is far higher and it is estimated that between 800,000 and a million live in Spain.

Officially over 300,000 Brits live in Spain, but as many do not register, it is estimated that the number is far higher and it is estimated that between 800,000 and a million live in Spain. Whatever the number a no-deal Brexit could cause major problems for Brits in Spain as well as a significant impact on Spain’s economy if there were to be a major exodus of British expats.

In January Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, indicated that his government was preparing emergency measures to protect the rights of British expats in Spain if there is a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, saying "I want to send a message of calm to Spaniards who live in Britain and also to Britons who live in Spain: their rights will be maintained whatever the scenario."

France Offers British Expats Reassurance Over No-Deal Brexit

As one of the UK’s closest neighbours and with an estimated 160,000 resident British citizens the way that France deals with the increasingly likely outcome of a no-deal Brexit will be critical.

In December the French parliament approved a bill that allows the government to take emergency measures by decree with the aim of “protecting our national interests and those of our fellow citizens”. The French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, recently commented that this was necessary “to respect our obligations to make sure that the lives of our citizens and …. British citizens living in France are impacted as little as possible.”

Portugal Will Be Open To Brits Whatever Happens With Brexit

Portugal may not get the attention that Spain does as a destination for expats, but there were around 22,500 UK citizens registered as permanent residents in Portugal in 2017 and the British Embassy puts the figure at 45,000 according to the Express. There are around 300,000 Portuguese living in the UK.

As the chances of a no-deal Brexit increase the Portuguese government have made it clear they are ready to give comfort to British citizens that they will protect their rights. Interior Minister, Eduardo Cabrita said, “The British are welcome in Portugal as residents, as tourists, as investors, as students. We hope they will continue to come and stay in Portugal.

Take A Workation - Enjoy A New City While You Work!

Remote work and digital nomadism are trends that are here to stay, but don’t get tricked into thinking workationing is just for avocado-obsessed influencers. Here’s why every team involved in digital work should practice it.

An entire generation of professionals who are able to work remotely take the advantage of fast connectivity all over the world to live the digital nomad lifestyle on a permanent “workation”.

This is not the exclusive privilege of entrepreneurs and freelancers: virtually any team that works digitally can take a guilt-free workation, with great benefits for both morale and productivity. Taking a break from the daily 9-to-5 routine has proved to improve performances for a variety of roles in different industries, and a growing number of companies are incorporating workations in their yearly planning.

Popular Remote Jobs With Health Insurance For Expats

It’s the 21st century, and it’s all about freedom and making one’s dreams come true. And while work opportunities can take you to the other side of the globe, it might leave your spouse or significant other without much prospects in the location. Remote or freelance jobs in many cases are the answer, but, as an expat, you should pay attention to a rather important thing, namely health insurance. Today, Pacific Prime will give you a couple of ideas on where to look for the remote job with employee benefits, and what to do if you can’t secure those.

Is Your CV/Resume Up To Date?

When applying for a job abroad your CV or resume, and increasingly your LinkedIn profile, is the first contact that you have with your potential employer or their agent. You only get one opportunity to make a first impression and with most jobs attracting hundreds of applicants you need to be sure that your CV/resume and covering letter will get you to stand out and reach their initial list of candidates to be called for interview. Most CVs/resumes will get a cursory review to decide whether you are a potential candidate.

If you have any doubt about the impact your CV will make you should consider having it reviewed and professionally written to ensure you get every advantage possible.

Downtime In Middle East

When you have an expat assignment it provides you with a great opportunity to access a new part of the world easily. If your assignment takes you to the Middle East, you can travel to these recommended places in your time off? Get away from your work assignment and truly explore your new environment, its culture and unique sights.

Get A New Job

Whatever else is happening in the expat world, now might be the time to think about getting your next assignment, or preparing yourself for employment changes - foreseen or unforeseen. That is why we have been very busy making sure is packed full of the latest job vacancies, classified by role and by industry type, which you can view here. You can also browse by Industry using the buttons below.

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Here are just a few of the current vacancies available:

Customer Service Representative, Rotterdam

Experience in Customer Service, Supply Chain or Internal Sales experience in an International environment is preferred.

Knowledge of logistics processes and INCO terms plus related customs procedures

Click here to find out more and apply

Advisor - Entrepreneurship Hub of the Pan African University, Algeria

Understanding of career services, promotion of employability, labour market trends

Working or private sector cooperation experience, ideally in the water or energy sector

Find out more and apply here

Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in building facility maintenance and new works

Degree, HND/HNC minimum in Mechanical Engineering.

Expat Package, married status possible after 3 months

Click here to find out more and apply

HSE Professional, Construction Projects, Germany

QA/QC Lead – Electrical, M&E contractor, Denmark

Accountant, Oil & Gas, Senegal

Civil Superintendent, Oil & Gas, Kazakhstan

Power System Engineer, Hydropower, Tanzania

Programme Manager, Power, Japan

Marine Maritime Technical Lead, Bahrain

IT System Specialist, Oil & Gas, Malaysia

Subcontracts Manager, Oil & Gas, Russian Federation

Teachers, All Disciplines, China, Italy, UAE, Venezuela

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Expat Network's online Service Directories includes companies to assist with your life overseas. This month we profile:

Skipton International

For domestic and business customers Bespoke IT Solutions operate an internet telephony (VOIP) service for UK people travelling or resident abroad.

Standard Bank

Achieve excellent International GCSE and A Level results while becoming bilingual! Bordeaux International School offers 30 years of distinction and extended premises from September 2018.

Taunton School

The British School of Brussels (BSB) is an inclusive, international learning community for children ages 1-18. .


Clockwork’s International Moving team are committed to ensuring your move is stress free, so you can relax and enjoy starting your new life abroad.

William Russell

Greenback Expat Tax Services offers a full range of accounting services for US expats living abroad.

American Tax Group

We’re Integra Global: a different breed of health plan provider. Smaller, more flexible. Intelligent and personal. We create tailored insurance plans for expats, and for others with unique insurance needs.

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Your Free Guide To Living In Portugal

Very popular with retiring Britons, Portugal offers sunny living, an interesting property market and important tax advantages for retirees from overseas.

Portugal is divided into seven provinces or regions with the enchanting city of Porto and a craggy landscape of montanhas e serras in the frequently chilly north, and the balmy coastline of the Algarve in the south. In addition to mainland Portugal, the country also includes two autonomous island territories in the Atlantic Ocean, the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores. Of the country’s regions the Algarve is still by some distance the most popular choice for Britons. But it isn’t the only choice.

In this guide, we will provide you with guidance on the issues you will need to address as you plan your move, whether that is to retire, buy a second home or simply enjoy a new lifestyle. We have also identified partners to help you with the move and you can access these through the Expat Network site.

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