mitchmarshall wrote:Hi All
My husband and I are planning on moving to Cyprus. He drives a lorry and I teach mainly health and safety and employment law but currently helping young people going into construction. We will have a little savings and a small income from a rental here in the UK but we would both need to work.
We are visiting in two weeks time to have a look around and get more information. Where would be the best places to have a look at in terms of finding work and considering settling down
Thank you in advance
I could not currently recommend anyone to move to Cyprus unless they either have a firm job to come to, have an obvious marketable skill which is in short supply so would fill a gap, or do not need local employment. It is is otherwise a wonderful place (albeit with idiosyncracys) and for anybody who fits the requirements mentioned above, I would recommend it.
Firstly the economy is not in brilliant shape, so jobs are hard to come by. Most jobs are not well paid.
Secondly Cyprus is a small place and in many cases getting work is based on personal contacts. Driving jobs are likely to be hard to come by, as the local drivers will likely have everything already sewn up. As for teaching employment law and health and safety, here too I anticipate that is not a readily transferable skill. You would have to learn Cyprus law and likely be able to teach it in Greek. As for getting people into Construction.....see comments about driving being effectively a closed career without contacts. You will need to identify both possible employers and possible employees and that means contacts.