For anyone considering emigrating abroad for work, it is crucial you know the industry you want to work in pretty much inside and out. Despite many industries suffering during the economic downturn, there is an increasing demand for employees in certain industries. Three of the fastest-growing industries in the world include; Construction, Computer Systems / Design and Creative.
During the last year, sales growth has been recorded within this industry, which as a result means there is an increased demand worldwide for builders and engineers. Despite difficult times in recent years, the construction industry continues to grow. The “green building” industry is also growing and according to entrepreneur.com ‘by 2016 more than half of all commercial and institutional construction will be environmentally sustainable, energy efficient of both’. Construction workers are particularly in demand in Christchurch as workers are needed to assist with the rebuild of the city after the 2011 earthquake and also in Dubai as building work takes place in preparation for the 2020 World Expo.
One of the fastest growing sectors around the world is the creative industry, with jobs available increasing rapidly growing over the years. The term ‘creative industries’ is fairly broad and generally covers a whole variety of areas including; film, television, music, software, digital, advertising and art. In the UK alone the design industry is worth £2.5 billion a year. Emigrating abroad for opportunities within this industry is increasing with New Zealand being a popular choice.
Computer Systems / Design
Jobs within the computer / technology industry have generally increased over recent years. With new technologies released on a daily basis, its not surprising that there is a surge of new jobs available around the world. Within this broad sector, education software and digital forensics has a growing demand for IT skilled individuals. Popular countries to emigrate to for IT professionals include: New Zealand, USA (particularly California) and Australia.