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Welcome to the Expat Network Jobs newsletter for October. 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.

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 the effect the UK’s decision to leave the EU is having on job searches and report on how expats may now have electoral votes for life.

There’s also a reminder that you can get detailed information on buying expat medical insurance.

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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The Brexit Effect On Job Search

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Freedom of movement, long-enshrined as a key pillar of the EU, will soon be a thing of the past for UK citizens following the Brexit vote. But what, if anything, will replace it? Businesses and banks dislike uncertainty, of course - and so do jobseekers. After the results were announced international job portal Indeed saw a huge spike in job searches for leaving the UK, and surges of interest towards EU-member Ireland but also other English-speaking job markets.

British Expats Regain Right To Vote

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The UK government has published plans on how it will deliver its commitment to allow all British expats to vote in parliamentary elections. It sets out how the government will remove the current 15-year time limit on British citizens who live abroad registering as overseas electors. The changes would give all eligible British citizens who have lived in the UK a lifelong right to vote in parliamentary elections.

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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 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:

ESL Teachers, Saudi Arabia

Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Airport, Saudi Arabia

Head - Mechanical Division, Facilities O & M, Saudi Arabia

Head - Civil Engineering Division, Facilities, Saudi Arabia

Welding Instructors, Saudi Arabia

Contract Administrator, Hydropower, Canada

Safety Coordinator, Oil & Gas, Turkey

Electrical Engineer, Power/Utilities, Saudi Arabia

Maintenance Manager, Power Plants, Saudi Arabia

Buyer, Oil & Gas, Australia

Safety & Risk Consultant, UAE

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Older Expats Count Twice In Saudi Arabia

Living & Working In China

Any expat in Saudi Arabia who is 60 years of age or more will be counted as two expat staff in the Nitaqat Saudisation programme. The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has initiated a long-term strategy to equip Saudis to dominate the job market over the period of 25 years which started in 2010. The unemployment rate has dropped since the implementation of the strategy and in 2015 the number of unemployed Saudis was 647,000.

Contract News

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

Jacobs JV awarded Abidjan PMC contract

JGC wins Woodfibre LNG FEED services job

SPIE Oil and Gas bag KNPC Clean Fuels Contract

Sea Trucks scoops West Africa work

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Egypt

MacGregor secures major AHTS equipment contract

Sepco awards Saudi pipeline contract to Exova

Aker Solutions wins Mongstad pipleline upgrade

Technip awarded a subsea contract in Malaysia

Wood Group secure contract with Suncor Energy

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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Questions On Expat Healthcare? New Help Here

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A new website,, 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. 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.

Expats Miss Marmite The Most

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A poll has revealed the foods people living abroad miss the most from back home - and home-cooked classics are nowhere to be seen. The survey shows English and Welsh people living abroad miss Marmite the most, followed by Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate, Branston Pickle and Warburtons crumpets. Scots missed the iconic Mortons crispy roll, a breakfast favourite, and, of course, fizzy drink Irn Bru.

Read Your Free Expat Living Magazine

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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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