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Old 08-26-2006, 12:09 PM   #1
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so in the past week me and my current job have come to the point where we NEED to part company. my last day is a week before i leave for england. so i have nothing to come home to but my family. family is great and everything but i have no problem leaving them, even if it's only for a while. so my question is what is the best way to move there?
i know being from the states that a work visa isn't the easiest or cheapest thing. any comments welcome.

i'm hoping to get some help so if you've done it feel free to tell me how. i'll be your best friend
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I wish I could help you out more but I had it really easy moving to England, being English and having a passport and NI card. But here's a good site for finding a flatmate to live with.

www.flatemateclick.co.uk
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If youve been a student in the past 6 months you can get a 6 month work visa for England. If you get a decent job and you want to stay longer, they could mabye sponser you to get an extended visa or just pay you under the table.
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If you find someone willing to hire you BEFORE you apply for a visa it takes like NO time to get one. its just finding someone to offer you a job without a visa lol
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:43 AM   #5
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I would consult your nearest British embassy. unfortunatly like MG I too have a British passport so in this aspect I am not much help. however if you decide to move and you need help ajusting just PM me and I will happily help you.
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I may be moving to England in January myself (if I don't get into Uni in Aus) so i may be there to help ya out as well. And finally meet my girl Beergal.. dunno what happened the last time I lived there..
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once you get to the uk the first thing you should do is go to a employment agency - likelyhood is they can fix you up with a crappy wee job to get you on your feet in 2 or 3 days
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(BelfastFlyer @ Aug 27 2006, 04:30 PM) [snapback]136952[/snapback]</div>
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once you get to the uk the first thing you should do is go to a employment agency - likelyhood is they can fix you up with a crappy wee job to get you on your feet in 2 or 3 days
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is there one better then the other to go to?
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i guess it depends on what field you work in. but itís hard. i interviewed at a couple of places and they were all interested but just didn't want to hassle with sponsoring a work visa.
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i also had heaps of trouble getting a job. I'm just out of uni with a couple of degrees and a PhD, and while i had very broad areas to look in it took me 6 months to find a job. One thing i found was that ppl were unwilling to hire me if i would need to relocate, even though i said quite clearly that i was willing to relocate.

Also many people have said now that recruitment companies are really slow. They will contact you quickly to ask if they can put your application in, but then you wont here from them for weeks (if at all).

Try to apply for work if you can before you arrive in the UK. and look at various sources. For big companies go directly to the company. For smaller companies try the jobcentre.gov.uk (?) and recruitment agencies. Also try magazines of the industry you work in.

And if you cant find a decent job before you arrive, do some temp work to keep you going (and show that you want to work)

hope this helps.

Oh and try to get an NI number as soon as you can.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(zylah @ Sep 2 2006, 09:32 AM) [snapback]138020[/snapback]</div>
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i also had heaps of trouble getting a job. I'm just out of uni with a couple of degrees and a PhD, and while i had very broad areas to look in it took me 6 months to find a job. One thing i found was that ppl were unwilling to hire me if i would need to relocate, even though i said quite clearly that i was willing to relocate.

Also many people have said now that recruitment companies are really slow. They will contact you quickly to ask if they can put your application in, but then you wont here from them for weeks (if at all).

Try to apply for work if you can before you arrive in the UK. and look at various sources. For big companies go directly to the company. For smaller companies try the jobcentre.gov.uk (?) and recruitment agencies. Also try magazines of the industry you work in.

And if you cant find a decent job before you arrive, do some temp work to keep you going (and show that you want to work)

hope this helps.

Oh and try to get an NI number as soon as you can.
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what's a NI number? and how do you get one?
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Is studying an option? I had very little trouble getting a student visa for the UK...
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An NI number is similar to a Social Insurance Number or a Green Card (well not as much like that)

and it's a bitch to get.

I am English (by birth) I have my passport, I lived in England. and it still took me MONTHS and a lot of hassel to get my card.
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