|Country||Why this country?|
|United Kingdom - why work abroad?||
The United Kingdom has one of the world's largest economies. The service sector accounts for over 70 % of GDP and, although manufacturing of the automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical sectors remain significant.|
The global downturn and high government debt have squeezed public finances, with significant job losses in both public and private sectors. Nevertheless, engineers for the automotive, electricity and green industries; engineers and technicians for the energy sector; chefs in Japanese, Thai and Asian cuisine; hospital consultants and operating-theatre nurses; certain IT professionals; and heavy goods vehicle, bus and coach drivers are still in demand. The care sector has unfilled vacancies for care workers and there is a shortage of social workers specialised in children and family work.