One in three would quit the UK to work abroad

Nearly one in three employees would consider leaving the country to work abroad in the next five years in pursuit of better career prospects, according to a new study from

The research shows that 86% of would-be emigrants are drawn by the hope of a better work / life balance while 83% are attracted to the prospect of a higher salary. 49% would consider moving in the pursuit of better job security. 42% fear that losing their job will drive them to pursue opportunities overseas.

Younger workers are most likely to consider moving overseas: 55% of 18-24 year olds and 42% of 25-34% year olds would consider leaving the UK, chiefly for better career prospects.

Australia and New Zealand are by far the most popular destinations, attracting 70% of would-be emigrants with the prospect of better economic conditions, an attractive work / life balance and a better climate.  North America was in second place while one in three would consider moving to Asia.


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