Advantages of working abroad

Working in another country is an ideal way to improve existing skills or learn new ones, making you more attractive to employers as well as being a beneficial addition to your CV.

Departures board If you have decided that you would like to work abroad, you can either do so for a short time in the form of a year out or a gap year, or relocate permanently or long-term.

As an engineer, you may specifically be able to engage in projects that just would not happen in your local area and this will both enhance your CV and allow you greater exposure to experiences for your professional development. Also, the pay rewards for engineers can be better in other countries and there may be greater chance of career advancement.


Working overseas has many advantages, including:

  • Experiencing different cultures and build cultural awareness;
  • enhancing your CV;
  • improved communication skills or language skills;
  • building confidence and self-reliance;
  • developing independence and personality;
  • gaining new qualifications and improve professional skills;
  • learning a new language;
  • employers will be impressed with your initiative and flexibility;
  • learn new working styles and build international networks.