UK workers stay put despite rewards of working abroad

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A skills shortage at home and less generous conditions in some overseas markets mean less movement

Lucrative construction jobs overseas are failing to tempt UK workers to go abroad, despite a sluggish outlook for the domestic market and concerns around the impact of Brexit, according to new research.

The latest annual Hays International Salary Survey has highlighted that while there are strong opportunities for UK construction professionals in several other countries, including New Zealand and Ireland, workers are opting to stick with what they know.

Roles looking to be filled in Australasia and elsewhere include quantity surveyors, civil engineers and site and project managers, thanks to local skills shortages and the start of several large projects.

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