Working in Saudi Arabia

What about working in Saudi Arabia

working in Saudi Arabia, UK graduates seeking work in Saudi Arabia could find jobs in the oil industry, with opportunities also available in areas such as healthcare, teaching and IT.

moreover It’s easy to find an opportunity

Major industries

Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas industry is a major employer and the most likely area for UK graduates to find work. Jobs may also be available in IT, banking and telecommunications. The current focus on diversifying the economy and reducing ownership restrictions on foreign firms may also open up opportunities in healthcare, education, tourism and engineering. Most jobs will be found in Riyadh, the capital city, or Jeddah, the second-largest city.

Working in Saudi Arabia
Working in Saudi Arabia


Where could you working in Saudi Arabia?

As expected, the majority of job opportunities are in Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas industry. However, as part of its ‘Vision 2030’, efforts are being made to develop other industries in order to diversify its economy and reduce its reliance on oil.

Apart from the oil and gas industry, other prominent industries are:

  • construction
  • education
  • finance
  • healthcare
  • IT
  • manufacturing
  • mining
  • petrochemicals
  • telecoms

Skills in demand

It can be difficult to land a job in Saudi Arabia straight after you graduate, as its policy is only to permit recruitment of foreign nationals who bring in specialist skills where there is a shortage. Skills in demand include engineering, IT, teaching, healthcare and construction professionals, so graduates in these areas stand the best chance.


Teaching English as a foreign language in Saudi Arabia

If you have a teaching degree and experience, you could look for full-time work at one of the privately-run international schools based in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. this an equally important job.

Working in Saudi Arabia
Working in Saudi Arabia


Where to find jobs

You’ll need to have a job offer before you leave for Saudi Arabia. as well as using online job websites such as AlJazeera Jobs, Bayt and Gulf Talent, you could sign up with recruitment agencies that operate in Saudi Arabia. Holden Knight and Regent Personnel, for example, both recruit for healthcare jobs in the Middle East. finally You can find more recruitment agencies in the Saudian Yellow Pages.


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