In a short space of time, the small peninsula of Qatar has been transformed through an investment programme and has rapidly become one of the world’s most competitive economies. As recently as 2013, it was named the richest country in the world*.
With an expected spend of QAR54.5bn over the next ten years in order to achieve the country’s National Vision 2030 (By 2030, Qatar aims to be an advanced society capable of sustaining its development and providing a high standard of living for all of its people); there is huge pressure on businesses to meet the ambitious infrastructure targets.
To meet infrastructure demands, businesses in Qatar are putting together their recruitment plans which include employing skilled talent from all corners of the globe. Some companies are choosing to focus their efforts on recruiting from the UK as it is recognised as a talented engineering market and are undertaking campaigns to catch the eye of the best talent the UK has to offer.
Are we about to see a sudden migration of UK workers enticed by the tax-free living and sunnier climes (we’re having a great summer, who would want to leave)? Maybe, the rewards could be lucrative, none more so than the opportunity to become part of and contribute to something quite special (with Qatar hosting the World Cup in 2022, the construction of brand new cities and new high speed train links to name a few).
We’ve created a short comparison table to compare different variants between the UK and Qatar. We have also created a short candidate guide to Qatar which goes into a bit more depth about what you can expect.
Fancy working in Qatar?
There are approximately 20,000 British expats who currently live in Qatar. If you want to join them, then the public works authority Ashghal are looking for UK talent in disciplines including Highways Design Engineers. Lighting Engineers, Traffic Engineers and Sewerage Engineers.
Ashghal is responsible for planning, design and delivery of infrastructure projects estimated to be worth in the region of £7bn. As an experienced recruiter in the Middle East, we understand the logistics of moving to and working in Qatar and have assisted candidates throughout the entire process.
For more information on how our recruitment specialists may be able to help you find a role in Qatar, please get in touch today by either using our contact us form, calling +44(0)118 932 0100 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.