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Happy Job Hunting In 2017 With Expat Network

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

In this edition we are keen to help you make sure you register or re-register with Expat Network so that you can fully enjoy all the many benefits available to you on registering.

We consider likely pay rises in different parts of the world for 2017 and wonder if Brexit might actually boost expat pensions.

We would also like to remind you that we are here to help. 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!

A happy and prosperous New Year to you all!

Shona Farrell

Shona Farrell


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Are There Pay Rises To Come In 2017?

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According to company predictions from around the globe, nominal wages will rise 5 per cent on average in 2017, slightly up on 2016’s 4.8 per cent average. In terms of real salary increases, the global average is forecasted to be 1.5 per cent, which is slightly down on 2016’s average of 1.6 per cent. Find out about forecast pay rises in different parts of the world.

Do You Need To Re-Register?

Some long-term Expat Network members may not realise you have to register or re-register at www.expatnetwork.com to make sure you get access to all the Network’s resources. Sign up for free at Expat Network to enjoy the following benefits: access the latest overseas jobs; get help with writing winning CVs and social media profiles; and upload your CV so that our unique network of recruiters and employers can find you.

You will also find expert answers to the most frequently asked expat questions and receive regular news bulletins on contract awards and other expat news. Registration is free of charge – and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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Is Brexit An Expat Pensions Bonus?

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With Brexit uncertainty and a range of options available, pensions can be a source of concern and confusion. For expats, however, there are opportunities on offer. Pensions are complex, yet often the cornerstone of a comfortable retirement. Today, with Brexit looming and more options than ever for what you can do with your funds, it is difficult to establish the best approach – there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for expats.

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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 expatnetwork.com is packed full of the latest job vacancies, classified by role and by industry type, which you can view here.

Here are just a few of the other current vacancies available:

Overhaul Supervisors, Alstom Heavy duty GTG’s, Middle East & North Africa

Sales Consultant, Finance, Mexico City

Road Safety Engineer, Infrastructure, Dammam

Safety Supervisor, Oil & Gas, Kuwait

Mechanical Site Manager, Hydropower, Rwanda

Signalling Quality Manager, Rail, Singapore

Shift Superintend, Refinery, Saudi Arabia

Draftsmen, Piping & Mechanical, UAE

Senior Claims Consultant, Construction, Hong Kong

Drilling and Completions Materials and Logistics Co-ordinator, Chad

Construction Electrical Supervisor, CPP, Argetina

Educational Inspectors, College, UAE

Administration Manager, Finance, Mexico City

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Premiums Fall On Expat Contractor Health Plan

Living & Working In China

Insurance specialists Bellwood Prestbury have negotiated reductions of up to 25% on the Contractors International Health Plan for expats. The new rates came into force on 1 October and will deliver savings of 25% for contractors aged up to 49 years and 20% for anyone over the age of 50, the company say. The plan offers a range of medical insurance plans designed for expatriates working in the oil & gas, energy, aviation, engineering, security, NGO, humanitarian, telecommunications and technology industries.

Contract News

All the latest news for expat contractors is loaded every working day at expatnetwork.com. Here is just a small selection of the latest contract awards. If any of these interest you just click through from the heading.

Frontica Advantage joins NES Global Talent to create a leading staffing service provider for the Oil and Gas sector

Orion Group strikes pioneering recruitment deal in China

Hyundai Heavy Industries scoops $700m order from Iran

CH2M win work to combat Kazakhstan’s drug trade

Jacobs Awarded Contract Extension by Saudi Aramco

Amec Foster Wheeler joins Heathrow’s third runway bid

UK’s Biwater bags $1.2bn Kurdistan water project

Höegh LNG awarded long term Ghana contract

HLG wins Al Mutahidah Towers construction project

What To Look For In A Contract

There are a few key points to consider when signing a contract. Fortunately, most expats have been on the circuit long enough to know them, but for those who have recently become expats these prompts might help.

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New: Your Guide To Living In Spain

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Your Guide To Living In Spain by Expat Network provides guidance on the issues you will need to address as you plan your move, whether that is to retire, buy a second property or simply enjoy a whole new life in Spain. Your Guide To Living In Spain (priced £4.99 on Amazon) is available to download, free of charge.

Questions On Expat Healthcare? New Help Here

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A new website, www.expathealthcare.com, provides fully-independent answers to the many questions you may raise as an expat about making sure you are healthy - and have proper insurance cover - while overseas.

Expathealthcare.com is a resource you can use to find out all about healthcare and insurance cover for expats, what you need to know and where to find assistance.

Read Your Free Expat Living Magazine

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The Winter edition of Expat Living magazine is now available to read completely free of charge. In this edition we have brought together a range of features and news which address the expat experience, whether you are heading to Singapore or Spain. Plus, are you sure you are properly insured if you head off to a danger zone?

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