Expats getting younger


Young People

The desire to move abroad and work in a foreign country is manifesting itself in people from a younger age- according to the results of a new poll.

The latest Gallup survey examined the ambitions of younger people with regards to travelling for work and the results showed that over one in five 15 to 24 year olds are strongly interested in moving abroad in the near future.

Interestingly, singletons were found to be more open to a move abroad than people who are married, with 25 percent and 11 percent respectively.

People who want to become expats were also found to have a greater level of education, with more having completed higher education.

Youth expert Adrian Jacob offered an insight into the reasons for these findings: “Job prospects in the UK are extremely gloomy for young people with youth unemployment at its highest since records began and things don’t look like they’re going to improve anytime soon. It makes sense that young people are looking to go where there are more job opportunities and quite probably a better quality of life.”