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Welcome to the Expat Network Jobs newsletter for November. 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 which employers are rated best by professionals in the oil and gas industry.

There’s also a rating of which European countries are best for working conditions and pay.

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!

Shona Farrell

Shona Farrell


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Oil Professionals Rate Supermajors As Best

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A study of oil and gas workforce perceptions since the start of the global downturn has revealed which operators and service companies are rated highest by oil and gas professionals - based on key issues including values, performance and pay rates.

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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Premiums Fall On Expat Contractor Health Plan

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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.

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.

Kempton Asset Management have the following positions based in Mexico City:

Sales Consultant

Financial Coordinator

Administration Manager

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

Commissioning Manager, Oil & Gas, Vietnam

Principal Buyer, Oil & Gas, South Africa

Maths & Science Teachers, College, UAE

Head Mechanical Division, Facilities, Saudi Arabia

Instrument & Control Engineer, Power Plant, Bahrain

Head of Safety, Oil & Gas, Bahrain

Snr. Project Manager, Highways, Qatar

Security & Risk Consultant, UAE

Educational Inspectors, Ofsted, UAE

Rail Power Supply Designer, Engineering Consultant, Indonesia

Electrical Maintenance Superintendent, Power, Cambodia

Capital Consulting

New: Your Guide To Living In Spain

Living & Working In China

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.

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.

Saudi Aramco extend KBR’s General Engineering Services contract

Keller awarded major South African contract

Gulf Marine Services awarded new MENA deal

Wärtsilä to supply power plant to Argentina

Black and Veatch picked for Brazilian power station

Saipem Awarded USD 1 Billion in New Contracts

Protechnique bag $80m Iraq water project deal

Hochtief wins $180m Australian airbase upgrade

Aldar awards US$8.2 million Yas Island contract

Vattenfall to build largest wind farm in Nordics

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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East African Skills Gaps Opens Energy Market

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With over 100,000 locals needing to be trained over the next ten years to support East Africa’s oil and gas, mining and construction ambition, a delegation of ten Scottish oil and gas training providers have been visiting Tanzania and Mozambique to offer their skills and experience to these markets and to capitalise on the significant growth opportunities.

Workers Heading For Brexit?

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A new jobs infographic shows how European countries compare to one another, based on salary, average hours worked per week, and paid leave. The research, by credit comparison website TotallyMoney.com, is based on the top ten countries in Europe that Britons migrate to.

Oman To Raise Expat Visa Fees By Half

Living & Working In China

Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has announced work visa fees for expats will increase by 50%. Fees for private sector workers will rise from OMR201 ($522) to OMR301 ($782).

Times of Oman cited an official as saying the change would become law when it is published in the official Gazette. The official told the publication a fee of OMR5 would also be charged to change a worker’s status or to switch their sponsor.

Questions On Expat Healthcare? New Help Here

Living & Working In China

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

Living & Working In China

The Autumn edition of Expat Living magazine is now available to read completely free of charge. You can learn about life in China and Italy, property purchase in North America, whether you are properly insured, and why an offshore bank account may be useful.

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