Salaam Alaykum Poland,
Hope you are all doing extremely well. Apologies for not addressing you in your language. I don’t speak Polish
I’m writing to you today because I am interested in your view of the UK market. For the last 4 years I’ve been a prolific Ruby recruiter. Roughly 40% of everyone I’ve ever recruited for has been Polish so I am most appreciative of Poland for helping me pay my bills and eat
I work with a huge range of UK based companies and have Permanent, Contract (Temporary) & remote roles for Ruby developers working for them. I help developers rewrite their CVs, tailoring them for the UK market and arrange a range of interviews (typically, 4-5 in person interviews) for developers who come over for a week, meet a bunch of companies, then pick the best offer for them.
When I first got to grips with Ruby in 2011 & 2012 the majority of my Polish placements were people of all ages moving over to the UK for permanent roles and with plans to move to the UK permanently.
From late 2012 to mid-2014 I saw the majority of Polish placements being either developers coming over to take on short (3-6 month) contracts but with the view of moving back to the UK as soon as the work was completed. There were still some developers looking to relocate permanently.
From mid-2014 til now the only Polish developers who’ve been approaching me for permanent roles have pretty much been youngish developers (20-25 years old), who have aqured a good ammount of expeirence and are now looking for a Mid-level roles in London. I’m not getting the older developers want to make the switch, these developers are looking to either just come over for a short peiod of time or to work remotely.
What I’m interested to know is, have all the senior Ruby developers in Poland who are open to moving to the UK already done so or is there another explanation for this phenomenon?
Thank you for your time, and once again, sorry for speaking English on a Polish forum