Working in the UK

If you are looking to develop your career internationally, there is always a demand for high quality candidates in the UK market. There are huge benefits to be gained from progressing your career in a different country. We can help you find the perfect role based on your requirements, taking both your qualifications and experience into consideration.

There are certain practicalities to consider when working in a different country; see below for information on visas, bank accounts and accommodation.

Visas

If you are interested in working in the UK, you will need to apply for a working visa and have received it before you start work.  The type of visa you can apply for will depend on your circumstances, the details of your stay and your country of origin.

For more information please visit the UK Border Agency website:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/

Bank accounts

If you are seeking employment as an interim, temporary or permanent candidate in the UK you will need a UK bank account.  It is difficult to set up a bank account in the UK unless you have proof of income and a utility bill in your name, to prove you are a UK resident.  Your current bank overseas should be able to help you to set something up in the UK.

The website below has a useful guide to setting up a UK bank account:

http://money.workgateways.com/working-uk-banking.html

Accommodation

Once you have secured a new role you will need to find some accommodation. It is always worthwhile to factor in the time it will take you to commute to your new job and find a suitable place to stay that is near a good bus route, railway or underground station.

A good starting point would be to check out the websites below that advertise both rental and properties for sale.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk

http://www.primelocation.co.uk