Im a BSc graduate from Oxford Brookes, studied IT Management for Business, and I am looking into ways to move across the atlantic to Peru. I am currently learning Spanish, I have a basic understanding of the language from frequent visits to Spain to see my partner (who is Spanish and now living/working in Lima) but I am currently really trying to improve my level of proficiency.
I currently have a pretty good job in Oxford working as an IT Project Manager, however I have been considering the possibility of taking a lesser job to really immerse myself in the Spanish-Peruvian language and culture, seeing as I am still early in my career at 24. I also think this would be a good way to get my Spanish up to the level required to apply/take on jobs that are relevant to my degree and field of expertise.
Really im looking for any advise on moving to Lima, Peru, places to look for jobs and potential accommodation, how likely it is that I would find work as just an English Speaker, anything along these lines.
The more information I can get, the better equipped I will be when making this decision!
Thanks in advance, I look forward to hearing from you =]
There are a few companies here that work with english speaking clients that you'd probably have a decent chance of getting a job (relatively speaking). As long as your salary expectations are realistic for Lima I think you might be able to make it work. Being able to interface with developers in Spanish will probably be a requirement and the sponsorship of a business visa can be a little bit of an impediment for a company to take you on. Just a few things to think about with regards to work in your field as opposed to teaching english which is always an option.