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Advice On Moving to Singapore

Postby Phoe1993 » Tue, 26 Apr 2016 5:19 am

Hi There my name is Samuel myself and my Fiancée (Zoe) are looking to move to Singapore early 2017. I think firstly to start would be to give a background of us both and look at potential's of employment.

Samuel Phipps 24 yrs of age- currently I am working for Moorgate Finance Linited, working on an array of different projects, from asset finance to full construction/development finance. Examples would include, yellow plant machinery, £300K bridging facilities and £6m construction/development funding. The reason for taking on this psotion stems from my Father of whom has extensive experience in the financial industry from being CEO at ABN Amro and UBS.

Previous to this i worked as an international account manager/sales manger. Managing a team of up to 5 as well as my own Individual duties. Clients I typically managed ranged from new starts to blue chip companies such as Amazon, Tesco, Castorama.

In the earlier stages of my life I played professional academy rugby for Northampton Saints here in the UK. I would love to look at potential's in getting back involved in the sporting industry as well as pursuing my career in the financial Industry.

Zoe Doyle - currently works as a promotional model for many of the UKs leading Motorsport teams both cars and motorbikes, she also has dealings within a lot of hospitality events and would love to continue this work when we move to Singapore.

Previous to this she has a background on account management for a construction company, managing day to day duties of labours as well as liasing with end client.

Based on the above information I would welcome any comments in best places to look, or if anyone has direct connections to speak with please advise and I would be more than happy to pass over our details for further discussions.

Thank you all for your time on this post and I look forward to your responses.

Kindest Regards

Samuel Phipps & Zoe Doyle

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Re: Advice On Moving to Singapore

Postby PNGMK » Tue, 26 Apr 2016 6:57 am

I would use every existing contact you have to find a position here before moving out. Second Rugby is well supported here (Singapore Cricket Club etc). As for your wife I don't have much to say - I'm sure she'll find something though.
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Re: Advice On Moving to Singapore

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 26 Apr 2016 9:02 am

The only thing I can say is it might be wise to get married before trying to come here as Singapore doesn't always look favourably at unwed couples. This can be overcome, however, if you can get a notarized statement from your embassy or whatever attesting to a de facto marriage where it can be verified that you two have been living as a couple for at least several years. Of course, if both can find a job here on their own Employment Passes (applied for by the employers) it will not make any difference whether you are married or not.

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Re: Advice On Moving to Singapore

Postby Phoe1993 » Mon, 02 May 2016 3:04 pm

Thank you both for the replies, sorry for my delay in getting back to you I have been away on business.

I have started to try and utilise the contacts I have out there already but there is only so much oh can before you feel like an annoyance. With that said I have begun applying for jobs myself and should hear back from a few during the later part of this week.

Any advice on best job sites would be much appreciated.

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Sam

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Re: Advice On Moving to Singapore

Postby okonu » Mon, 02 May 2016 5:53 pm

http://www.jobstreet.com.sg/ and linkedin

Why do you want to move here? Career or family?

What sector are you looking at?

You also have to get a job paying more than 3,300, and 4,000 if you want to bring a partner. In general salaries in Singapore are lower than the UK, offset by lower tax

Here is survey of graduate salaries that might give you an idea

http://www.salary.sg/2016/graduate-empl ... shed-2016/

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Re: Advice On Moving to Singapore

Postby Phoe1993 » Mon, 02 May 2016 6:05 pm

Hi Okonu

Thank you for the reply, my partner currently has family that live in Singapore, I personally would like to further my career in Finance.

I currently earn the equilivant of SD7,000, which I hope with my experience will be achievable.

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Sam

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Re: Advice On Moving to Singapore

Postby okonu » Mon, 02 May 2016 6:59 pm

If she is Singapore passport holder, that will obviously help!

Can't help you on the finance front I am afraid. All our finance roles need accountancy qualification or MBA. Have you thought of doing MBA at INSEAD Singapore campus?

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Re: Advice On Moving to Singapore

Postby Phoe1993 » Mon, 02 May 2016 7:34 pm

I have extensive experience in sales management also. Which is where my CV is strongest. Would you have an email address Okonu of which I could send you my experience?

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Sam

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Re: Advice On Moving to Singapore

Postby okonu » Tue, 03 May 2016 11:51 am

Sent you a PM.

If you haven't started already, I would recommend you start on getting CFA qualifications. Good way of showing employers that you are serious about a career in finance. Level 1 is possible with self study - I wouldn't want to do level 2&3 without company support though!

Singapore govt and firms are very credential focused. Once you have a foot in the door, they don't matter, but they help to get the foot in the door.

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Re: Advice On Moving to Singapore

Postby Phoe1993 » Tue, 03 May 2016 9:33 pm

Okonu sent you my CV comments welcome.

This is brilliant advise thank you, i have looked into qualifications here in the UK most take several years to complete and costs are high. with that said you can do intense smaller courses with a shorter period of time but these will effect my job at present which would not be effective for me.

My father has an extensive background in commodities from being CEO at ABN AMRO and UBS during his career, which inspired me to purse a career in Finance. but as mentioned i have an extensive background in sales on a national and international scale.


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