Careers: Opportunities: Living in Bermuda

Due to the nature of Bermuda’s economy – dominated by the international financial services sector – a good proportion of the population is made up of expatriates, attracted by the warm climate, low taxes and – for accountants and others in professional services – the opportunity to gain experience that will stand them in good stead whether they decide to stay on the island or move their globetrotting career on elsewhere.

Should you relocate from overseas, we’ll put you in touch with the best local agencies for accommodation – and because we have sizeable number of expatriates in the office, as well as, of course, seasoned locals, you’ll never be short of first-hand advice on where to go or what to do.

The island is only just over 20 square miles, and those who come here from abroad love the beaches and natural beauty of the island, as well as its historic attractions. If you’re the outdoor type, you’ll enjoy plenty of opportunities for water sports – or simply to scoot around the island on a moped.

You’ll find you’ll be a firm part of the community in no time. Bermuda is highly sociable, with a vibrant nightlife and a variety of interesting music and cultural events – and an informal, convivial atmosphere permeating office life too. Most large employers have sports and social clubs set up for a wide variety of activities, creating further opportunities for socialising and networking. Should you wish to meet fellow expatriates, there are clubs and associations set up for most nationalities, including various sports teams that regularly play ‘friendly-competitively’ against each other.

Bermuda’s location in the Atlantic Ocean means we are in close proximity to many major gateway cities and the island is served by some of the world’s leading airlines. We are only a few hours away from the east coast cities of the United States and there are frequent flights to New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta and Miami, among others. There are also regular direct flights to Toronto and London.

The environment is highly cosmopolitan, and those who come to the island find it a more enriching experience to mix socially with everyone, local or foreign.