Why Relocate To The Isle Of Man

The Isle of Man offers so much where everyone will find the right environment where they will reach their full potential.  The Island offers financial and taxation benefits, low crime rate, excellent health care and the quality of life is high. Residents of the Isle of Man are either happy or very happy with the Isle of Man as a place to live. With little commuting, diverse career opportunities and low taxation. 

The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency of which Queen Elizabeth II is the head of the state and who is represented by a Lieutenant Governor.

The Isle of Man capital town is Douglas, the seat of the Manx Government and main centre of population. Other major settlements are Onchan, Ramsey, Peel, Port Erin, Castletown and Port St Mary. New housing in estates and village outskirts is gradually changing the traditional look of the Island but there is still plenty of 'green' space and quiet, unspoilt countryside.  It really is a beautiful Island and if you are considering relocating this Island is a gem!

There are a lot of good reasons to relocate to the Isle of Man. We have great schools, amazing scenery, good travel connections, friendly people and our own Government.  All of this means we can enjoy a superb quality of life both personally and professionally.

Moving to the Isle of Man is so easy and we at Aspire will help you make your move. When it comes to relocation, a bit of local knowledge goes a long way.  If you want any more information please give Aspire a call on 01624 or email us at info@aspirehr.im

Immigration.  EU passport holders are welcome to live in the Isle of Man; unlike the Channel Islands there are no residency requirements. Non-EU nationals are able to apply for visas based on certain criteria. Isle of Man visa holders benefit from the Isle of Man being a part of the UK Common Travel Area (CTA) which covers UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands. This is important because it means Isle of Man visa holders are not restricted to residence / travel in the Isle of Man. Our immigration legislation closely mirrors that of the UK but is not identical so local Isle of Man advice is recommended.

Work permits – There is a work permit system in place, and you do require a work permit for a period of 5 years to work on the Island.   We at Aspire will help you through your application. Please see the link below for more information. Or if you would like to speak to Work Permit Office direct you can contact them on 01624 682393 or drop them an email at workpermit.gov.

Personal Tax –The personal allowance is £9500 and then earned income is taxed at 10% (next £10,500) with a 20% flat rate above that.   Most importantly – there is no capital gains tax and no inheritance tax. High net worth people can also apply to be ‘tax capped’ which means their income tax liability is capped at £120K regardless of the level of their income.

Housing and residency – We have space to breathe in the Isle of Man; there are no special permits required to buy houses anyone with the right of abode in the UK (or EU) can buy a house and live in the Isle of Man. There is plenty of office accommodation available in Douglas and elsewhere on the Island.

Working With a Recruitment Consultant

We thought it might be helpful for you to know how to maximise the benefits of using a recruitment consultant. It really is our job to find the best person for each role, but by partnering with a recruiting expert you will have someone who will promote your strengths and expertise to potential employers.

Recruitment is a people business so we are passionate about creating valuable relationships with everyone we work with. We want to make sure you find the right job, the one that fits with your goals and objectives and finding you a role that you will love but most of all ticks as many boxes for you as possible. We pride (and measure) our success on great service, because one day you might be looking again, and we want it to be Aspire that you contact!

Sometimes we make our job look easy, but our expert recruiters invest many hours in building relationships with employers so that when they are thinking of hiring they call us. We work hard to find out who the best candidates are on the market, and who will be the best fit for their organisation and the role.

We make a point of getting to know our clients, so as well as promoting you to potential employers, we can give you advice on what it’s like to work at the organisation you’re applying for and the type of questions you are likely to be asked in the interview.  

Insights gained from our research provides us with an in-depth knowledge on the type of salary you can expect from a new role and we can also provide advice on what you need to do in order to secure higher remuneration. 

We understand the importance of social media in your job search and can advise you on your personal brand and online profile so that you can make a good impression on a prospective employer. In addition, our unique relationship with LinkedIn allows us to further access the platform so that we can connect millions of people globally with relevant job opportunities, materials and employment-related content. This can be of great value when it comes to your career advancement. 

We aim for a "win win" situation between candidate and company. It is our role to ensure we provide an impressive shortlist of candidates who meet the criteria the vacancy requires.   It is, however, sometimes not possible to submit all suitable candidates, as the company want a limited shortlist in order to save them time. We must therefore determine the strongest candidates. But even if one initial role is not right for you, we will remember you when other relevant roles come along.

On meeting with you, your consultant will give you feedback on your interview technique and CV Layout It is our role to ensure you have all of the information about a role to enable you to decide whether you are interested in it. 

Employers are always keen to understand how you thought your interview went, so please provide feedback to your consultant immediately after to establish your interest in them and the role. 

If you are not the successful candidate, we will give you feedback from the company as to why you were not selected. If you are the lucky one, we will negotiate to secure you the package you are after, without jeopardising the offer of employment.

We are there to guide and assist you and the better we understand your career objectives the more likely we are to be able to help you achieve them. Therefore, we want to collaborate with you to get the best results possible.

Keep us informed as to which jobs appeal and which do not is important.   Never go to an interview to make us happy - go to it because you are interested. If you are in a temporary assignment, let us know how to contact you. Also advise us if you are nearing the final stage with another role.

Do let us know your honest salary and benefit expectations throughout the negotiation process so we can ensure there is no misunderstanding when we speak to employers.

By building a trusting relationship with us, we can tell your story to potential companies, and will advise you of every role before your resume is submitted (unless you have agreed otherwise). You can be sure that your current employer will not find out about your job search through us. No reference check would be taken up with them until you advise us we are able to do so.

If you’re not sure about leaving your current job we are more than happy to discuss the trends, and types of roles available. You should not book a whole interview slot, but instead request a discussion during which we can assist you in determining whether you are better off moving or staying where you are. 

Above all we are passionate about people and our enthusiasm compels us to match the right person to the right job. We believe this is fundamental to improving people lives and allows people to be all they can be.   We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your full potential.

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