Press Release
July 9, 2017

Over 17,000 jobs await Filipinos in UK - Villanueva

On his meeting with officials from the United Kingdom, Senator Joel Villanueva has learned that more than 17,000 jobs are available in UK which are open for Filipinos who are seeking employment opportunities abroad.

Villanueva, who chairs the Senate committee on labor, employment, and human resources development, met with Philippine ambassador to United Kingdom Antonio Lagdameo, and UK business household names Bruno De Penanster, chief operating officer of Ananas Anam and Dr. Michael Cheong, chief operating officer of Manning Impex to discuss the employment opportunities available for Filipinos in the UK.

At present, the UK is looking for civil engineers, foremen, nurses, caregivers, computer programmers, cooks, bookkeepers, cashiers, among others. These are in-demand jobs with highest pay.

"The United Kingdom has generously offered us a variety of job opportunities fit for our world-class skilled workers. This is the best time for our fellow kababayans looking for employment abroad to grab this opportunity," Villanueva shared.

The monthly salary for civil engineers may reach up to P139,000 while nurses may get as much as P113,000 per month.

Meanwhile, caregivers are offered as high as P61,000 monthly and cooks receive an hourly rate of P350. Bookkeepers and cashiers may receive as much as P286 per hour.

"The world needs a lot of skilled workers. I believe our country possesses a highly-skilled workforce that are very much qualified to meet the international standards and fill in the demands of the global job market," Villanueva said.

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