The brain drain from England

Young unemployed people are standing in line at the employment center in central London (AFP Photo / Leon Neal)

Over the last 10 years of the United Kingdom, millions of people have emigrated, most of them left in search of work in a more favorable economic climate. Emigration is growing among college graduates in the British press nicknamed the "talent drain".

According to the National Bureau of Statistics of Great Britain, in the last ten years of the British left more than 3 and a half million people.

In the last decade, their number has increased from 363,000 per year to 427,000 in 2008. However, over the last 4 years has leveled off statistics on the level of 350,000 people a year.

The main reason for the departure of the British is to find work, as 89% of leaving the country for a long time — people of working age, said the Ministry of the Interior.

"In the last 10 years, more than a third of British citizens, the European Union and other countries emigrated to arrange a pre-known work, but a much smaller number of British citizens [18 percent] in comparison with the other two groups [34protsenta EU citizens and 42 percent of other countries) left just looking for a job"- Said in a report released late 23012, the report of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Britain.

Traditionally, the most desirable destination for Britons of working age in the last two decades has remained in Australia, followed by the U.S.. Emigrants retirement age prefer to move within the EU, such as France or Spain.

Among decided to leave most of Britain — highly educated professionals who are looking for work in the pharmaceutical, aerospace, engineering and creative companies located abroad.

Member of Parliament for the Conservative Nick de Bois said in an interview with the newspaper "Daily Telegraph", a growing number of immigrants is an indication of leakage of talent that hits the economy "Enormous damage".

In addition, last year in Britain in search of work has left a record number of graduates.

Statistics show that in 2011, one in ten students expect after graduation to find a job abroad. The report provides information on the most successful educational institutions in the country, including Cambridge, Derham, Exeter and Oxford.

In British society have expressed alarm at the same time, the departure of young professionals will lead to the formation of the vacuum specialists, which in the future will cause serious problems in the British economy. Emigration Group director Paul Arthur told the Yorkshire Post that now "The best time to emigrate."

"In the United Kingdom continues to brain drain, many British professionals, industrialists and managers emigrate to build a career abroad. "

Moved to Australia three years ago Briton John Lucas said in an interview with this newspaper that "He do not plan to return to England."

"During the global crisis of 2008, the UK market has been sluggish, and in Australia, he continued to develop, and there is great potential for the construction business", — Said the 32-year-old former resident of England.

Currently, the unemployment rate in the UK is almost 8 percent, while the government conducts mass layoffs in the economy in order to reduce the country's deficit. The economic crisis has hit the most graduates, unemployment among them is 9 per cent and 8 per cent of graduates could not find work six months after graduation.

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