International Assignees

Relocating employees internationally is acknowledged to be an expensive option, particularly if the assignment subsequently fails. To prepare you for a successful assignment we offer a wide range of pre-assignment preparation, family sessions, country briefings, post-arrival support and repatriation counselling.

These services can also be offered to inpats arriving in the UK to help them gain an understanding of British culture, communication style and working practices.  For more information read our Case Study 'Living and Working in the UK'.

Our relocation briefings are designed to enable you to perform your job and behave appropriately in the new culture, to handle unexpected events and to develop realistic expectations about day-to-day life in the new country.

Practical advice can be given around renting a property, arranging bank accounts, setting up direct debits, accessing health and emergency services, children’s issues, exploring work opportunities or volunteering. Advice is offered for managing culture shock, the transition experience and developing a personal strategy for your success.

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Country Briefings
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Expat Family Briefings

If you need to quickly improve your language skills we also offer intensive lessons at a convenient time for assignees and their families. You can opt for face-to-face sessions with our tutor coming to you, on-line learning with a ‘live’ tutor or residential immersion training at one of our partner language schools. 

Need inspiration? Read our case study on the value of 'In-company & Online Language Learning' and visit our Cultural Newsletter section for handy individual country summaries.


"We really enjoyed the workshop. To be honest I was a little bit sceptical beforehand but any thoughts like that were very quickly banished, and certain subjects were discussed that I hadn’t even thought about. We both got a lot out of the day and would highly recommend to everyone."

International Assignee: Living & Working in France

EDF Energy

"I have been having very intensive French lessons over the last 5 weeks in preparation for my expat move. Our tutor did a fantastic job of developing a lesson plan, prepping me for the essentials and covering the basics, giving me a strong French foundation on which I can build over the coming years. She was very flexible with lesson times, working around my schedule and always brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm, no matter how early in the morning or late in the evening it was!"

Intensive French Programme

EDF Energy

"Thank you for your advice, help and support."

Expat Family Briefing: Living & Working in Tokyo

Wife of Expat - Mundipharma Research Ltd

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