So, Trump has won, the H1b visa might fizzle up and work permits could become practically impossible. What are the alternatives? While America experiences a major turning point, other countries still embrace the benefits of hiring skilled individuals from all over the globe.

As global award holders for international recruitment, FPG have recognised that the telecoms & technology industry is booming everywhere. Opportunities can be found in the most diverse economies, so here are our top 3 alternative locations for telecoms & technology professionals looking to broaden their career abroad:


China’s visa process can be as quick as 4 days (sometimes even quicker) with most nationalities able to apply to work for 2 years.

Depending on what way you look at it, China has already potentially overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy, and has a massive booming tech economy that craves overseas expertise.

Huawei, headquartered just 30 min from Hong Kong in Shenzhen, has some 60,000 staff in its Chinese campus and 180,000 globally, and spends an enormous $9.2 billion, or 15% of revenue on R&D each year, bettering the mighty Apple’s spend in 2015!

China Telecom, headquartered in Beijing with a total of 291,526 employees, are consistently expanding with acquisitions and collaborations with emerging 5G technologies and more.

Chinese cities now match US and European cities for entertainment and facilities, and with FPG offices in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, we are perfectly placed if you would like to explore opportunities in China. Contact our consultants today or apply for one of our industry specialist jobs in China/ Asia.



The UAE is booming again leading up to the Expo 2020 where there is massive amounts of investment across the country in technology, infrastructure, and much more.

In Telecoms & IT all the major companies are present in UAE, often with regional HQ’s here. It is the largest ex-pat community in the world, plus a stunning climate and world class entertainment all in the Middle East’s playground!

FPG is a Tier 1 registered agency in UAE with access to hundreds of work visas for our contractors and clients use. Our Dubai office has been established since 2009 and there has been over 400 successful contracts completed just last year. If you’re looking to join this thriving location, get in touch.

Africa’s telecoms and tech growth has increased investment within emerging technologies which has resulted in a significant rise in opportunities.

Similarly to China, Africa is one of the fastest growing markets with massive opportunities in Telecoms, Mobile Banking, Data Centres, Fibre and Cloud technologies.

FPG currently supports clients in 43 African countries and we’re experts in relocation to this part of the world. Our regional team will be attending this year’s AfricaCOM, so if you want to have a confidential conversation with one of our consultants about opportunities in this exciting part of the world, get in touch with our Johannesburg office today.


Whilst the US will always be an attractive location, the telecoms and technology industry is continuously expanding in all corners of the globe. First Point Group have 11 offices (one in America also!) dedicated to providing the best recruitment solutions in over 160 countries worldwide.

Where do you want your career to take you to? Contact First Point Group today.

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