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Has anyone on here ever thought about moving abroad with their folks or that? im not experienced in trade or anything like that but do have some computer knowledge and done a bit of shop work and cal… Read More
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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
Has anyone on here ever thought about moving abroad with their folks or that?

im not experienced in trade or anything like that but do have some computer knowledge and done a bit of shop work and call centre etc.

My mum and dad might move out to portugal in about 4-5 years and we might be going with them, Mrs saxo is alright as she is a receptionist and works in a bar plus serving food so she'l get a job no problem.

Im just worried i wont be able to find anything when im across there plus im a bit late of thinking about an apprenticeship.
Im 30 now and there is no way anyone would start an apprenticeship training at my age, or has anyone started one late on?

I thought about bar work and that so that might be an option altho its not really getting me anywhere
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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
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#1
im an IT (security) professional and have thought about moving to Canada but for me its too early as I have just started my career. I want to move to Canada and am looking to do that in around 3 years but if you have experience behind you then I am sur ePortugal should work !

good luck
#2
Retirement is one thing, career is another.

I doubt Portugal has the same amount of English companies as the likes of Spain does so learning Portuguese would be a minimum requirement and most likely the work enviroment would not be welcoming to you until you spoke it fluently.

Done any research on Portgual? Personally I wouldn't raise a family there, I doubt their education system is on a par with UKs, despite how bad ours does look, should you decide to have kids there and they have some of the most dangerous driving statistics in Europe.

From relatives and friends I have seen, moving anywhere abroad, the older you get the harder it is. IMO I would find your biggest strength and try and invest in that here in the UK or US/Canada/Australia unless you have a flair for learning languages you haven't mentioned.
#3
Well iv already learned

Ola'


hehe
#4
saxo_appeal
Well iv already learned

Ola'


hehe

Are kids on the horizon a possibility?

I suppose if you stuck to a touristy bar place for work it would be ok short term, but as a career move? I'd be surprised if your quality of life improved over what you have in the UK, suppose it depends on how much you crave the sun.

Can I ask why you want to follow your parents out there?
Can't you stay here after they leave?

It sounds like a good idea for a gap year student or someone in their 20s who wants a break from a boring 9-5 jon, but permanently? Without a nice career path in front of you?

I know people who have moved, mostly to English speaking countries, Spain, Germany, but the people who went to those last 2, natively spoke those languages and were graduates with a consistent work history on their C.V.
#5
Save up some money, open a bar/nightclub in Portugal and let everyone here go over for a FREE HUKD party!

Seriously, if it was me, I'd open a bar myself...one of my ambitions in life! :thumbsup:

Other than that...what the others said :? :thinking: :giggle:
#6
nothing on kids at the moment, i thot about moving across there with Mrs saxo for a coule of years and seen what it was like, we can always move back.

We just want to go out there with them, there getting old now so its really a choice on wanting to spend as much time with them as possible.
#7
schizoboy




Done any research on Portgual? Personally I wouldn't raise a family there, I doubt their education system is on a par with UKs, despite how bad ours does look, should you decide to have kids there and they have some of the most dangerous driving statistics in Europe.
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I would say that the education system is better than in the UK, most youngsters can speak a second language, many English kids cannot even speak English properly when they leave our schools.:whistling:
#8
I really am coming accross as the sceptic here, but UKs socioeconomic index isn't as high as it is for no reason, but family incentives play a big part of that.

With the 5year timeline you mentioned, I'd suggest investing into whatever career you have now, with the experience you have now see where it takes you opportunities wise, career wise etc, but leave the option open to follow your parents. Even then let them go 1st, settle in, go out and see them for a few weeks, judge for yourself etc then do it if you fancy it. Just don't follow them blindly in would be my suggestion, come outside the tourist season you might find no work at all depending where you are etc

Long term, I cannot see 10years+ in Portugal doing bar work or whatever outdoing the benefits of 10years+ in the UK climbing a career ladder, providing security etc.

I'm sure there are plenty of other forums with alot more experience on this type of thing.
#9
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I would say that the education system is better than in the UK, most youngsters can speak a second language, many English kids cannot even speak English properly when they leave our schools.:whistling:


English is 2nd langauge in every developed nation on the Planet, it's even the 1st langauge in most of India, UK is just too arrogant and insular to impliment such a 2nd language system an make it mandatory, and you're right, alot here can't speak/write it properly. But then with our ever grostesque wannabe/celeb culture growing and noone doing anything about it, what do you expect?

I would not say their education is better than ours, from what I have seen though.
#10
to be honest with you there was a couple of places we visited in portugal and it was english run, so with that in mind im sure trying to get a job might not just as be hard as what people might think.
I think there is more and more people moving abroad and setting up business, even if i were to start somewhere at the bottom and work my way up within an english run business that would be fine.

yes i will look into what i can do just now and seriously think about trying to improve on what iv got, or start something new and go at it within the next 5 years
#11
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I would say that the education system is better than in the UK, most youngsters can speak a second language, many English kids cannot even speak English properly when they leave our schools.:whistling:



Yeah rite!

:)
#12
saxo_appeal
to be honest with you there was a couple of places we visited in portugal and it was english run, so with that in mind im sure trying to get a job might not just as be hard as what people might think.
I think there is more and more people moving abroad and setting up business, even if i were to start somewhere at the bottom and work my way up within an english run business that would be fine.

yes i will look into what i can do just now and seriously think about trying to improve on what iv got or start something new and go at it within the next 5 years


If you have the money starting a bar there would be good, even over 5years, you get a mortgage now, use/rent the house, sell in 5years, have enough left over to put a deposit on a place there, rest from a bank.

I traveled alot as a kid & teenager around Europe over summers and generally speaking, I like UKs infrastructure and reliability too much and I'm not obcessed by the sun like so many Brits every summer are so I'm quite biased, nice to visit, not to stay, though with no kids and good research and money to be your own boss, I wouldn't blame you I suppose.
#13
saxo_appeal
to be honest with you there was a couple of places we visited in portugal and it was english run, so with that in mind im sure trying to get a job might not just as be hard as what people might think.
I think there is more and more people moving abroad and setting up business, even if i were to start somewhere at the bottom and work my way up within an english run business that would be fine.



I wouldn't count on gainful employment in the English sector/s without any qualifications.

There are so many similar Brits willing to do the same, the pay is worthless.

Get a trade, or good qualifications, learn the language etc. is the best advice I can offer.
#14
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I wouldn't count on gainful employment in the English sector/s without any qualifications.

There are so many similar Brits willing to do the same, the pay is worthless.

Get a trade, or good qualifications, learn the language etc. is the best advice I can offer.


^ Nice sound simple advice, Ignore my stretched out rubbish :)
[mod]#15
Check out the Open University and see if anything takes your fancy.

http://www.open.ac.uk/

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