All About The Falklands Islands Company
The Falkland Islands Company was granted its Royal Charter in 1852, and since then has been supplying the Falkland Islands with a wide range of essential services.
The company’s main areas of activity embrace retailing (including food, clothing, electrical goods, home furnishings, gifts and DIY), residential and commercial property, the sale and hire of 4×4 vehicles, travel services, including flight bookings, airport transfers and luxury coach and walking tours for tourists, insurance, agency services for cruise ships and fishing vessels, and the provision of freight and shipping services to and from the islands.
‘’ I came to The Falklands from St Helena in June 2014 for a two year contract as Foreman with FIC. My wife and I, who also works has a job with FIC, have now been here for over seven years now.
The job I do is very interesting and varied because I am involved in construction works, concreting, woodwork, drainage basically what ever comes along. I am here with my family and am happy to be living and working in The Falklands.’’
Clarence Peters, FBS Foreman
This is a fantastic opportunity for construction professionals to experience a different culture while broadening their expertise and knowledge. If you'd like to find out more about the Falkland Islands just follow this link.
The Falkland Islands Company provides the platform to make it extremely easy for someone to make this temporary move that may even become permanent if the candidate wishes. This leading business has always actively sourced people from further afield and found it to be a straightforward transition due to their construction processes being similar to leading housebuilders in the UK. These processes allowing candidates to easily slot in within the housebuilding leg of the business while making the most of their time in a country that is a must-visit for many tourists while enjoying exciting projects.
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‘’ I came to The Falkland Islands in 2001, I wanted to work to save money to build a house back home in St Helena. Initially I worked on the military base at Mount Pleasant Camp before joining FIC.
I saved and completed my house but didn’t go back to stay in it. I got used to living in Stanley and have stayed here for over twenty years now. I've recently got my PRP (Permanent Residence Permit) and have made The Falklands my new home.’’
Paul Green, Plant Operator/ Labourer
Information About The Opportunities
The positions are permanent positions for two years. Flights at the start and end of the contract are covered by the FIC, with travel at other times being at the individual's own expense.
At present transport to the islands is limited to transfers from RAF Brize Norton. There are no commercial flights at the moment due to pandemic conditions in South America. At normal times, flights back to the UK are via Santiago de Chile or San Paulo (Brazil) and cost around £800 one way.
You will enjoy the benefits of more favourable tax conditions i.e. no higher tax band and the package also includes a 4x4 vehicle, 5% pension, dental and health cover. Holiday allowance will be three working weeks plus nine days bank holiday. There is also a staff discount scheme that sees colleagues entitled to a 10% discount in the island’s retail stores up to a spending cap of £500 per month, so available discount £50 PCM/ £600 pa.
Accommodation is available to rent from the company at reduced rates with no deposits required. Prices ranging from £400/mth for a hotel room (with shared kitchen), £1000/mth for a 2 bedroom property and houses with 2,3,4 and 5 bed with various charges up to £2k pcm.
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