EC Harris assistant project manager Shyam Visavadia opens up on why he believes his move to the Middle East has accelerated his career.
With less than two years of experience in project management, I decided to take my career into my own hands by taking up an opportunity to relocate from the UK to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). My decision to relocate came up partially through my Arcadis’ Quest journey to Shanghai and Hong Kong which I undertook in January 2014.
It was from this experience which allowed me to realise the value of international experience, and motivated me to gain further exposure in a dynamic and competitive market outside the UK. For young Generation Y professionals, this is the time to take these chances as we are less bound to long-term commitments. The business was very supportive, and I approached a number of leaders within the business to gain some useful advice on my long term aspirations.