Ferris_Bueller wrote: »
Hi there, this forum doesn't seem very active anymore but maybe on the off chance someone will see this and be able to offer a bit of advice!
Recently myself and my partner have gotten the itch to move abroad for a year or two, but I would need to move to a country where I could work as a teacher. I completed the PME with Hibernia College in Primary teaching in 2020 and this is my first year working full time as a primary teacher (just about finished with Droichead).
The middle east was one of the places that sprang to mind as you hear of so many Irish going over there to work as teachers and it is also somewhere my partner might be able to find work (she works and has a masters degree in HR/Recruitment).
How difficult is it to find a teaching job over there? I wouldn't be going until Sept 2022 so I would have 2 years of experience under my belt along with the masters and droichead completed.
Dubai is the obvious place that jumps out, but how would other places like Abu Dhabi, Doha, Muscat, Kuwait compare? Is Dubai the only place that we would be allowed to live together as a non-married couple? That seems to be allowed now as of Nov 2020.
And on the subject of accommodation - would it be awkward moving as an unmarried couple and trying to sort a place to live? From what I can see most schools offer you accommodation or an allowance as part of the package, are these usually shared apartments or would getting a one bed apartment together be an issue?
Thanks in advance if anyone has any prior experience!
antgal23 wrote: »
I think there are recruitment fairs, well pre - Covid there were
Worth checking out
Also, do your due diligence on potential employers and their record on fulfilling contracts
I also understand there are online forums ( paid) which is used by potential employees and employers, can't remember the name off hand very useful
Key is to do get as much info as possible
Place X might pay 100 k you are in a desert compound for 12 months whereas Place Y pay 70 k but you are in a city
You save more in X but sacrifice a life, spend more in Y but have a life