University of Essex.
He was one of the first students admitted to Bayside Comprehensive School. His first job was at the House of Sacarello coffeehouse. After his time at Bayside, Searle travelled to the United Kingdom to study at the University of Essex, where he graduated in Literature, and earned a Master of Arts in Sociology of literature.
In 1984, the couple returned to Gibraltar, where Searle began working for the Gibraltar Chronicle.
In 1996, he became editor of the newspaper, replacing Francis Cantos. In 2004, during the Tercentenary year of British Gibraltar, Searle received an Administration Member of the Order of the British Empire for his work at the Chronicle.