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Old 04-20-2005, 08:49 AM   #1
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I'm waiting for my working holiday maker visa to go through then I'm heading to the UK on a tour and probably gonna stay the summer to work. I was leaning towards being in/around Edinburgh to find work...

I'm collecting leads of places to beg for a seasonal job I posted at some other travel forum so far and got the advice to go to Waverly bridge and ask for a bridge operator concerning selling tickets for a tour company with hourly wage and commission. I've heard that hotels hire travellers on the spot sometimes and also that construction is a possibility. True?

I just want someone who's from Scotland (or the UK for that matter) to tell me what to look for and where and what seasonal jobs to avoid. I'm only there for two months, I don't have bartending/restaurant experience, my work experience is mainly manual labor based (Marquee tent company for 4 years during my undergrad) but I'm willing to do anything... any input's appreciated

Oh ya... and does the employer upon your hiring deal with the work permit for you? I've got the visa figured out but not sure about the permit... never been to the UK

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if you have experience try and use it, would be my advice.
i searched google and there seem to be quite a few companies doung marquee's, i would try getting in contact with a few i think it should be good money. there are quite a few outdoor music festivals around the UK and im sure they need alot of workers for that kind of thing, there should be a good supply of jobs over the summer.

im not really sure about visa's and permits, but it may be hard to find work without one, if you can't get one try small firms as they will be far more likely to hire you with no visa.
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A friend of mine is leaving (tomorrow actually) to work in the UK, Isle of Sark I believe, for the next 4 months as a receptionist and a hostess in one of their hotels. She basically went on the net and e-mailed a bunch of places asking if they need maids, waitresses, receptionists, etc... She got a few responces and she went from there. If you really want to do it - it might be worth a try. Good luck!
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Thanks for the input everyone...

... but in a turn of events, my brother's now meeting me in London after I'm finished a tour of Scotland and Northern Ireland so I won't be staying the summer. We're gonna hit up Greece and maybe Spain, travelling around for 3 weeks to a month. I'm stoked



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