World Cup boots construction industry
Britain’s built environment professionals have eyes on Qatar, with 89% believing that the World Cup could create new career opportunities for skilled professionals.
Research conducted by CareerStructure.com found four in five professionals would consider moving to Qatar for work (84%), due to the country investing heavily in new projects and infrastructure developments ahead of it hosting the World Cup in 2020.
With the on-going development in Qatar, 61% of built environment professionals believe that the country now presents more opportunities than the UK, and 82% are considering a move as a direct result. A better pay packet was also a big lure, with 88% of professionals expecting to be paid more than, or equal to, their current salary.
Rob Searle, commercial director of CareerStructure.com, stated, “Qatar is renowned for oil and gas, but with the World Cup coming investment in new projects and infrastructure is far and wide, opening up a whole host of new opportunities for built environment professionals looking to kick start their careers.”