Working abroad

Moving abroad is a big step and one that needs to be considered carefully. This section is here to guide you in your research and preparation.

Physics has never been more global and collaborative. At CERN alone, academics come from more than 600 institutions spread over 100 countries. The physics output of developing countries is also picking up pace.

In the modern information age, the global jobs market offers a vast range of opportunities to physicists and many people who work overseas find the experience highly rewarding on both a professional and personal level.

Working abroad can help longer-term professional development too, demonstrating flexibility, adaptability and soft skills to future potential employers. Gaining a global perspective and an extended international network can also enhance the development of your career. You may also be thinking about studying abroad.

However, moving abroad is a big step and one that needs to be considered carefully. This section is here to guide you in your research and preparation. You'll hear from fellow physicists who have made the leap, as well as finding valuable information about relevant career sectors. There are tips on how to settle in to a new culture, as well as advice about readjusting should you decide to return home.