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Working in Angola

Angola is located on the southwestern Atlantic coast of Africa. Angola has a population of approximately 16 million and its capital city is Luanda. The capital though expensive has a very active nightlife owing to its proximity to the beaches.

Angola produces a significant amount of petroleum products and for people looking for work in Angola; these companies are a great place to start.

Angola is the second largest petroleum producing country in Africa after Nigeria.). The petroleum industry is financed largely by huge multinationals such as BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Total. All these have websites where both internal and external candidates can apply for openings in Angola.

In addition to the Petroleum industry, diamond mining and extraction of minerals also makes a major contribution to the Angolan economy. There are also major construction projects such as the road upgrading scheme run by a Brazilian corporation and Chinese housing construction schemes.

Angola is mainly Portuguese speaking and opportunities exist to teach English with TEFL certification.

Angola is a suitable place to work given that the nation is working hard to recover from civil strife that ended in 2002. This has contributed to a large number of its people employed in subsistence farming leaving significant opportunities for highly skilled staff from abroad.

Highly skilled engineers, technicians and consultants are commonly sought after. Many expats with major firms in Angola are provided secure accommodation in communities and compounds in Luanda’s suburbs. This often includes security and drivers. For more information on work permits and visas consult the nearest Angolan embassy.

 

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