John Mason +44 (0)151 449 3938 International House 35 Wilson Road Huyton Business Park $$$
COVID-19 MIGRATION GUIDE

Features

Generation Y and Moving Abroad

Generation Y Moving Abroad

Since their arrival in the 80s and 90s, Generation Y has grown up in a globally aware society and has seen more of the world than any generation before, both through direct travel and on their televisions, smart phones and tablets. Naturally, they have become a cohort curious to explore and experience life in another culture, whether through extended travel or more long term relocation. These Millennials are more inquisitive and adventurous than their parents and more aware of the advantages of moving abroad.

The generation with the world at its fingertips

Generation Y are the first to grow up in a society in which global travel is the norm, the internet is ubiquitous and news and media covers every country in the world. They have not experienced the hardships and conflict of their parents and grandparents and subsequently have few constraints on their ambition and vision. This environment has fostered a generation that typically do not see borders as barriers and have an insatiable interest in the world around them.

A Global Job Market

This generation came of age at a time of financial turbulence and uncertain work prospects. For many, this simply meant an opportunity to broaden their horizons and look further afield for that decisive career move. Savvy employers are looking outside their native talent pool to boost their workforce and so it is no surprise that, in a recent survey, 93% of Millennials said that they expect to work abroad at some point in their careers. 85% would even consider moving to a country they had never visited if required to for work, particularly important as new economies such as Brazil, Russia, India and China continue to grow and thrive.

Where are Generation Y Moving to?

Australia and the US still top the list of destinations for young Britons moving abroad, with their enticing combination of diverse job opportunities, modern infrastructure and an English speaking population. However, expat numbers in Canada, South Africa and the UAE continue to rise and emerging markets are beginning to entice more and more Millenials. There are now almost 40,000 Brits living in China and over 11,000 in Brazil, all enjoying an exciting new life in these flourishing destinations.

A Generation Working to Live

As with previous generations, Millennials are aware of the need to work in order to support themselves, yet many aspire to more than just high salaries. They want fulfilling, rewarding lives and international relocation can offer not only a rich, exciting, change of scene but also a better work-life balance. With the world at the feet and the chance to improve their quality of life, it is their aspiration and ambition that will keep Generation Y moving abroad.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Australia

John Mason International Featured on BBC One’s ‘Wanted Down Under’

9 February 2021

News

Top 10 Destinations in the Middle East for UK Expats

15 April 2021

News

Tips to International Moves Post Lockdown

8 April 2021

News

Moving guide for expats from the UK to Abu Dhabi

7 April 2021

Moving Tips

Deciding what to pack when moving overseas

6 April 2021

Australia

Move to Australia for just £10 – ‘The Ten Pound Pom’

29 March 2021

Covid-19

Covid-19 Testing Programme starts for Crews and Employees at John Mason International

26 March 2021

Our Credentials

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals services on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from ourhighly trained and competent team. We have been recognised as one of the leading international moving companies by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials and the quality standard they represent.

Some of our Customer Reviews

If anyone asks me to recommend a removal company, you and your team are absolutely first on my list. You guys have been super helpful plus, all the way from initial contact to the end and so approachable.

Surrey, UK to Sydney, Australia - December 2020

We have been so impressed with the care taken and the quality of packing, and also realise perhaps how lucky we have been to instigate the move when we did, and then to ask John Mason to do it for us.

D.P. Leeds, UK to Perth, Australia – November 2020

Absolutely one of the best movers I have worked with. Pleasant helpful admin staff and the delivery drivers were absolute angels sorting and moving the boxes where I asked them to. Arrived exactly when they said it would.

Selby, UK to Sydney, Australia - September 2020

Read more independent reviews about us on TrustPilot